The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 10 28
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 17 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.61% 9.58% 3.24%
As % of the Applications category 44.74% 58.97% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £165 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% -66.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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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 Oxford region.

Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.30% 16.25% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 5
Average daily rate £450 £220 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -34.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £104 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £394 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (60.42%) MS Office
3 21 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (29.17%) Windows
5 12 (25.00%) Degree
6 11 (22.92%) Publishing
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
8 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.50%) German Language
9 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 6 (12.50%) User Stories
9 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.50%) UML
9 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 6 (12.50%) ITIL
9 6 (12.50%) CRM
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) ISEB
9 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.42%) Migration
10 5 (10.42%) Marketing
10 5 (10.42%) MS Project
10 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
10 5 (10.42%) SQL
10 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.42%) Analytics

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Lync
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.08%) GroupWise
Applications
1 29 (60.42%) MS Office
2 21 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 5 (10.42%) MS Project
5 2 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.08%) Primavera
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Boomi
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Intranet
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) WebEx
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Extranet
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) PABX
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MS Access
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.08%) UltraEdit
General
1 11 (22.92%) Publishing
2 6 (12.50%) German Language
3 5 (10.42%) Marketing
4 4 (8.33%) Games
4 4 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Finance
5 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.25%) Advertising
6 2 (4.17%) Multimedia
7 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Product Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Service Management Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Management Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Data Conversion
3 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) NetWare
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Fedora
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
3 6 (12.50%) User Stories
3 6 (12.50%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 6 (12.50%) UML
3 6 (12.50%) CRM
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.42%) Analytics
5 4 (8.33%) Product Management
5 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.33%) Web Analytics
5 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.08%) C
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Adobe
2 3 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.08%) Remedy
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.08%) Kaseya
4 1 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.08%) Novell