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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.58% 4.64% 4.37%
As % of the Applications category 55.10% 30.00% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £175 £151
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.28% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £106 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £225 £152
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
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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
49 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.76% 15.46% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 3
Average daily rate £420 £260 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% +73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £126 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £152
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £30.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.89% +175.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £39.30 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (64.00%) MS Office
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 19 (38.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (22.00%) Degree
5 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.00%) Publishing
7 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.00%) CRM
9 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
9 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (12.00%) UML
9 6 (12.00%) ITIL
9 6 (12.00%) ISEB
9 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
9 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (12.00%) German Language
9 6 (12.00%) User Stories
10 5 (10.00%) Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Marketing
10 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (10.00%) SQL
11 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 32 (64.00%) MS Office
2 19 (38.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) WAN
1 3 (6.00%) DHCP
1 3 (6.00%) LAN
1 3 (6.00%) Intranet
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) Extranet
2 2 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) PABX
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MS Access
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) UltraEdit
General
1 10 (20.00%) Publishing
2 6 (12.00%) German Language
3 5 (10.00%) Marketing
4 4 (8.00%) Games
4 4 (8.00%) Retail
5 3 (6.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (2.00%) Finance
6 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Product Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) IT Support
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.00%) Data Conversion
3 2 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) NetWare
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Fedora
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
3 6 (12.00%) UML
3 6 (12.00%) CRM
3 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.00%) User Stories
4 5 (10.00%) Analytics
5 4 (8.00%) Product Management
5 4 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Web Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) ISEB
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.00%) VCP4
5 1 (2.00%) HNC
5 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec
4 1 (2.00%) Sophos
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.00%) Novell
4 1 (2.00%) Apple
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