The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 110 106 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.14% 12.41% 10.09%
As % of the Applications category 61.45% 66.25% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 28
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£295 £238 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.21% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £130 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
179 160 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.14% 18.74% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 77 46
Average daily rate £300 £271 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.59% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £130 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 123 (58.85%) Microsoft
2 88 (42.11%) MS Office
3 80 (38.28%) Finance
4 53 (25.36%) ITIL
4 53 (25.36%) Security Cleared
5 51 (24.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 48 (22.97%) Windows
7 41 (19.62%) Project Management
8 39 (18.66%) SC Cleared
9 38 (18.18%) SQL
10 31 (14.83%) MS Project
11 28 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (12.92%) ATM
12 27 (12.92%) Data Analysis
12 27 (12.92%) Banking
13 25 (11.96%) SharePoint
13 25 (11.96%) HP
14 24 (11.48%) SLA
14 24 (11.48%) Project Planning
14 24 (11.48%) DV Cleared
15 23 (11.00%) Management Information System
15 23 (11.00%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.05%) Windows 7
17 20 (9.57%) MS Visio
18 19 (9.09%) Financial Institution
18 19 (9.09%) PowerShell
19 18 (8.61%) SCCM
19 18 (8.61%) .NET
19 18 (8.61%) PRINCE2
20 16 (7.66%) Active Directory

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.91%) Lync
3 4 (1.91%) IIS
4 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.96%) SAS
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Documentum
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 88 (42.11%) MS Office
2 51 (24.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (14.83%) MS Project
4 20 (9.57%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.92%) ATM
2 13 (6.22%) LDAP
3 10 (4.78%) Internet
4 5 (2.39%) Firewall
4 5 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.91%) SAN
6 3 (1.44%) WAN
6 3 (1.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.96%) VoIP
7 2 (0.96%) ADSL
7 2 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.96%) DNS
7 2 (0.96%) MPLS
7 2 (0.96%) Wireless
7 2 (0.96%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.48%) X.500
8 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.74%) DB2
2 12 (5.74%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.96%) Base SAS
5 2 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) MSI
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.48%) Selenium
2 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 80 (38.28%) Finance
2 27 (12.92%) Banking
3 19 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.87%) Retail
6 5 (2.39%) Automotive
7 3 (1.44%) Advertising
7 3 (1.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.96%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (43.54%) Analyst
2 20 (9.57%) Project Manager
3 19 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 13 (6.22%) Coordinator
5 12 (5.74%) Test Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 9 (4.31%) Project Coordinator
8 8 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (3.83%) Report Analyst
8 8 (3.83%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (3.35%) Administrator
9 7 (3.35%) Consultant
10 6 (2.87%) Architect
10 6 (2.87%) MI Analyst
10 6 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (2.39%) PMO Analyst
11 5 (2.39%) PMO Manager
11 5 (2.39%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.39%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) .NET
2 10 (4.78%) HTML
2 10 (4.78%) SOAP
3 9 (4.31%) XML
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.96%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.96%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.48%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.48%) WCF
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.48%) J2EE
5 1 (0.48%) SAML
5 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.00%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.18%) Statistics
3 15 (7.18%) CMDB
4 12 (5.74%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.31%) Data Structures
6 8 (3.83%) Data Extraction
7 7 (3.35%) Economics
8 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.87%) Clustering
9 4 (1.91%) PMI
10 3 (1.44%) User Experience
11 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.96%) NHS
11 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.96%) e-Health
12 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.97%) Windows
2 21 (10.05%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.39%) UNIX
3 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.39%) Linux
4 3 (1.44%) AIX
4 3 (1.44%) Solaris
5 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.36%) ITIL
2 41 (19.62%) Project Management
3 27 (12.92%) Data Analysis
4 24 (11.48%) Project Planning
5 18 (8.61%) PRINCE2
6 15 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.70%) Change Control
8 13 (6.22%) ITSM
9 12 (5.74%) Service Management
9 12 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.74%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (5.26%) Process Improvement
10 11 (5.26%) Data Protection
10 11 (5.26%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.78%) Information Security
11 10 (4.78%) Security Management
11 10 (4.78%) CRM
12 9 (4.31%) Test Scripting
13 8 (3.83%) Logistics
13 8 (3.83%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.18%) SQL
2 19 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.74%) VB
4 5 (2.39%) C#
5 4 (1.91%) VBA
6 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.44%) VBScript
7 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (25.36%) Security Cleared
2 39 (18.66%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.48%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.26%) ISEB
5 9 (4.31%) CISSP
6 7 (3.35%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.35%) Degree
6 7 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.91%) CCNA
8 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.91%) PMP
8 4 (1.91%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.44%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.96%) MCP
10 2 (0.96%) MCSE
10 2 (0.96%) CCNP
10 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.48%) SLA
2 8 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.35%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.39%) BS25999
5 4 (1.91%) QA
6 1 (0.48%) P3O
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
4 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (8.61%) SCCM
2 8 (3.83%) OVSD
3 7 (3.35%) SCOrch
4 5 (2.39%) SCOM
5 3 (1.44%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.44%) OpenView
6 2 (0.96%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.48%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.48%) Control-M
7 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 123 (58.85%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.96%) HP
3 10 (4.78%) VMware
4 9 (4.31%) Citrix
5 6 (2.87%) NetApp
5 6 (2.87%) Oracle
6 5 (2.39%) Cisco
7 4 (1.91%) IBM
8 3 (1.44%) EMC
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe
8 3 (1.44%) Remedy
8 3 (1.44%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (1.44%) Brocade
8 3 (1.44%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.44%) Lumension
9 2 (0.96%) CA
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.48%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec
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