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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 18 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.95% 7.92% 7.20%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 53.33% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate
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£328 £140 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.92% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £95 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £300 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £10.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.66%
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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
36 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.90% 14.85% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 11
Average daily rate £419 £140 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+199.10% -49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £95 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £355 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.32 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £12.40 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.67%) Windows
3 18 (30.00%) MS Office
4 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 14 (23.33%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (21.67%) Windows 8
8 11 (18.33%) SQL
9 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (15.00%) Migration
11 7 (11.67%) Finance
12 6 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (10.00%) CRM
13 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
13 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (6.67%) .NET
14 4 (6.67%) MS Project
14 4 (6.67%) MS Access
14 4 (6.67%) Project Management
15 3 (5.00%) Lotus
15 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
15 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
15 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
15 3 (5.00%) XML
15 3 (5.00%) Visualforce
15 3 (5.00%) Atlassian

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Confluence
5 2 (3.33%) SAS
6 1 (1.67%) IIS
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (3.33%) FastStats
3 2 (3.33%) SPSS
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) DHCP
1 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.67%) DNS
1 1 (1.67%) SAN
1 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) MS Access
3 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Automotive
2 1 (1.67%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Billing
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Arabic Language
2 1 (1.67%) French Language
2 1 (1.67%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Developer
1 12 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 12 (20.00%) Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) IT Support
6 2 (3.33%) Development Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) Visualforce
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) CRM
3 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.33%) MVC
5 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.33%) Business Transformation
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (1.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL
6 1 (1.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.67%) User Stories
6 1 (1.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (1.67%) Information Security
6 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.00%) Apex Code
4 2 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) ISEB
1 2 (3.33%) PMP
1 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.33%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.00%) Lotus
3 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.33%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (3.33%) Alterian
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec
5 1 (1.67%) Sophos
5 1 (1.67%) Hummingbird
5 1 (1.67%) VMware