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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 45 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.39% 11.18% 13.16%
As % of the Applications category 46.88% 60.73% 66.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 47
Median daily rate £425 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £209 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.84 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -7.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.66%
MS Excel
Buckinghamshire

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
96 191 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.76% 18.40% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 94 73
Median daily rate £396 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £201 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 63 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 34 (39.08%) MS Office
3 28 (32.18%) Windows
4 25 (28.74%) Project Management
5 24 (27.59%) ITIL
6 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
8 16 (18.39%) Finance
9 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (16.09%) MS Visio
11 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
11 13 (14.94%) Oracle
11 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (14.94%) Banking
12 12 (13.79%) MS Project
12 12 (13.79%) Citrix
13 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
13 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
13 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (11.49%) Retail
14 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
14 10 (11.49%) SQL
15 9 (10.34%) Internet
15 9 (10.34%) Remedy
16 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
16 8 (9.20%) Unix
16 8 (9.20%) HP
16 8 (9.20%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.30%) Apache
5 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.30%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.30%) SAS
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (39.08%) MS Office
2 20 (22.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (16.09%) MS Visio
4 12 (13.79%) MS Project
5 2 (2.30%) ProjectWise
5 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) IaaS
2 2 (2.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) FTP
3 6 (6.90%) SMTP
3 6 (6.90%) VPN
4 5 (5.75%) Firewall
4 5 (5.75%) SAN
5 4 (4.60%) IPsec
5 4 (4.60%) SSH
6 3 (3.45%) ATM
6 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.30%) LDAP
7 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.30%) SSL
8 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.15%) Network Security
8 1 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) DB2
2 2 (2.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Selenium
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.30%) MSTest
3 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (18.39%) Finance
2 13 (14.94%) Banking
3 10 (11.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Analyst
2 16 (18.39%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Service Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Administrator
5 4 (4.60%) Architect
5 4 (4.60%) Consultant
5 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.45%) Developer
6 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (3.45%) IT Administrator
6 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Security Advisor
6 3 (3.45%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) SOAP
2 3 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) CSS
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.30%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.30%) jQuery
3 2 (2.30%) Laravel
3 2 (2.30%) Middleware
3 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.30%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.15%) CSS3
4 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) CESG
3 4 (4.60%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.60%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.30%) CMDB
5 2 (2.30%) DataPower
5 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Unix
2 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.05%) Linux
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.60%) Android
5 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.60%) CentOS
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.60%) zOS
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.30%) Solaris
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Project Management
2 24 (27.59%) ITIL
3 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.20%) Migration
6 7 (8.05%) Capacity Management
6 7 (8.05%) Change Control
7 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.90%) Workflow
8 5 (5.75%) Change Management
8 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.75%) Logistics
8 5 (5.75%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (5.75%) Scrum
8 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.75%) Service Management
8 5 (5.75%) System Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (4.60%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) C#
3 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) PHP
4 2 (2.30%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.60%) CEH
7 4 (4.60%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (4.60%) CISSP
7 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.60%) MCSE
8 3 (3.45%) ISEB
8 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.15%) CISM
10 1 (1.15%) HNC
10 1 (1.15%) HND
10 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) SLA
2 5 (5.75%) QA
3 4 (4.60%) RMADS
4 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.30%) BS25999
5 2 (2.30%) ISO22301
5 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) Sendmail
3 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) vCloud
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.15%) Docker
6 1 (1.15%) NFS
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) SCOM
3 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.30%) OVSD
4 2 (2.30%) vMotion
5 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.15%) Puppet
5 1 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Oracle
3 12 (13.79%) Citrix
4 9 (10.34%) Remedy
5 8 (9.20%) HP
5 8 (9.20%) VMware
6 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco
7 4 (4.60%) IBM
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.60%) Veeam
8 3 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.45%) F5
9 2 (2.30%) EMC
9 2 (2.30%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.30%) IronPort
9 2 (2.30%) NetApp
9 2 (2.30%) Symantec
10 1 (1.15%) Avaya
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
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