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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 7 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 117 99 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.10% 11.16% 9.78%
As % of the Applications category 60.62% 66.89% 54.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 28
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +57.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £233 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Average hourly rate £9.00 £11.50 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £8.89 £8.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.56 £15.97 £117.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +4.46%
MS Excel
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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
193 148 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.61% 16.69% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 53
Average daily rate £290 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £240 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.25 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £8.79 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.67 £14.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 145 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 100 (43.10%) MS Office
3 84 (36.21%) Finance
4 74 (31.90%) ITIL
5 62 (26.72%) Security Cleared
6 55 (23.71%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (23.28%) SC Cleared
8 52 (22.41%) Windows
9 48 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
10 35 (15.09%) Project Management
11 31 (13.36%) SLA
12 29 (12.50%) ATM
12 29 (12.50%) Service Management
13 27 (11.64%) MS Project
14 26 (11.21%) SQL
14 26 (11.21%) Management Information System
14 26 (11.21%) Banking
15 25 (10.78%) Financial Institution
15 25 (10.78%) Active Directory
15 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (10.34%) Change Management
17 21 (9.05%) VMware
17 21 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (9.05%) Windows 7
18 20 (8.62%) Project Planning
18 20 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (8.62%) VBA
18 20 (8.62%) SharePoint
18 20 (8.62%) MS Visio
19 19 (8.19%) DV Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (3.45%) IIS
4 6 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.86%) SAS
7 2 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 100 (43.10%) MS Office
2 48 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (11.64%) MS Project
4 20 (8.62%) MS Visio
5 12 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.50%) ATM
2 11 (4.74%) Internet
3 7 (3.02%) LAN
3 7 (3.02%) WAN
4 6 (2.59%) SAN
5 5 (2.16%) NAS
6 4 (1.72%) Wireless
6 4 (1.72%) Intranet
6 4 (1.72%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.72%) MPLS
6 4 (1.72%) LDAP
6 4 (1.72%) ADSL
7 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.29%) Firewall
7 3 (1.29%) 4G
8 2 (0.86%) Modbus
8 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.86%) DNS
8 2 (0.86%) X.500
8 2 (0.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.31%) MS Access
3 9 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.86%) DB2
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) JIRA
1 1 (0.43%) Yeoman
General
1 84 (36.21%) Finance
2 26 (11.21%) Banking
3 25 (10.78%) Financial Institution
4 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Automotive
6 4 (1.72%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 95 (40.95%) Analyst
2 22 (9.48%) Support Analyst
3 21 (9.05%) Administrator
4 17 (7.33%) Data Analyst
5 16 (6.90%) Coordinator
6 15 (6.47%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.03%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.17%) MI Analyst
8 12 (5.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 10 (4.31%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.45%) IT Administrator
11 7 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (3.02%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (2.59%) Consultant
13 5 (2.16%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.59%) Middleware
2 4 (1.72%) .NET
3 3 (1.29%) SOAP
4 2 (0.86%) Web Services
4 2 (0.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.86%) REST
4 2 (0.86%) SAML
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 55 (23.71%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.31%) CMDB
4 9 (3.88%) Statistics
4 9 (3.88%) Clustering
5 6 (2.59%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.16%) Economics
7 4 (1.72%) e-Health
7 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) IVR
10 1 (0.43%) PMI
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) NHS
10 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.43%) Telematics
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.41%) Windows
2 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.05%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.90%) UNIX
6 12 (5.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.31%) Windows 2000
7 10 (4.31%) Windows NT
8 7 (3.02%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.02%) Linux
9 3 (1.29%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) HPUX
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.90%) ITIL
2 35 (15.09%) Project Management
3 29 (12.50%) Service Management
4 24 (10.34%) Change Management
5 20 (8.62%) Project Planning
6 17 (7.33%) Configuration Management
6 17 (7.33%) PRINCE2
7 16 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 15 (6.47%) ITSM
8 15 (6.47%) Line Management
9 14 (6.03%) Change Control
9 14 (6.03%) Data Analysis
10 13 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (3.45%) Logistics
13 7 (3.02%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.02%) Release Management
13 7 (3.02%) ITIL V3
14 6 (2.59%) PRINCE
15 5 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.21%) SQL
2 20 (8.62%) VBA
3 13 (5.60%) C
4 7 (3.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.43%) Korn
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.28%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (8.19%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.33%) MCSE
6 12 (5.17%) MCP
6 12 (5.17%) Degree
7 10 (4.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.59%) CCNA
8 6 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.72%) ISEB
10 3 (1.29%) PMP
10 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.86%) CCNP
11 2 (0.86%) HNC
11 2 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.36%) SLA
2 9 (3.88%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.17%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.59%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.72%) Firmware
5 4 (1.72%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.86%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.43%) UAG
7 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.43%) NFS
7 1 (0.43%) Samba
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) SCCM
2 10 (4.31%) SCOM
3 8 (3.45%) OVSD
4 7 (3.02%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.59%) BladeLogic
5 6 (2.59%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.29%) OpenView
7 3 (1.29%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.43%) WSUS
9 1 (0.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.43%) YaST
9 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 145 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.05%) VMware
3 18 (7.76%) HP
3 18 (7.76%) Remedy
4 11 (4.74%) Citrix
5 10 (4.31%) Oracle
6 9 (3.88%) Cisco
7 6 (2.59%) McAfee
8 5 (2.16%) Intel
9 4 (1.72%) IBM
9 4 (1.72%) BMC
9 4 (1.72%) CA
10 3 (1.29%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.29%) SAP
10 3 (1.29%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.86%) Lumension
11 2 (0.86%) Adobe
11 2 (0.86%) NetApp
11 2 (0.86%) Sophos
12 1 (0.43%) Websense
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