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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 35 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.51% 8.29% 2.21%
As % of the Applications category 23.33% 57.69% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 3
Average daily rate £325 £450 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +157.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £240 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £534 £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
MS Excel
Oxfordshire

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
30 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.75% 14.36% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 12
Average daily rate £300 £430 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +65.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -50.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £23.20 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Publishing
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) ISEB
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) ETL Development
7 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (10.00%) PBX
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (5.00%) OLAP
6 1 (5.00%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (5.00%) Power BI
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) Ajax
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.00%) X-Windows
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Informatics
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Time Management
3 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) AAT
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Samba
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Acronis
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Lumension
3 1 (5.00%) Tableau
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