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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 29 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.88% 10.96% 12.81%
As % of the Applications category 69.05% 63.16% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +105.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £220 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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
42 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.41% 17.35% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 16
Average daily rate £300 £369 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +163.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £160 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £21.87 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.25% +82.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.75 £22.37 £12.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) MS Office
3 14 (31.82%) Windows
4 13 (29.55%) SQL
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 11 (25.00%) Degree
7 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
7 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
8 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 8 (18.18%) Publishing
8 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (13.64%) MS Project
9 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
10 5 (11.36%) .NET
10 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
10 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
11 4 (9.09%) Validation
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.09%) HTML
11 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 15 (34.09%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (13.64%) MS Project
3 3 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.27%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) OLAP
4 3 (6.82%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (18.18%) Publishing
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Support
7 2 (4.55%) Report Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Programme Coordinator
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) jQuery
3 3 (6.82%) MDX
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) WPF
5 1 (2.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 2 (4.55%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Life Science
5 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.09%) Validation
3 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.82%) ERP
4 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Scrum
4 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.82%) Web Development
4 3 (6.82%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (6.82%) Data Validation
4 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (4.55%) ETL Development
5 2 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) VBA
3 3 (6.82%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Adobe
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Acronis
5 1 (2.27%) Lumension