The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 23 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.54% 3.23% 3.08%
As % of the Applications category 52.27% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £165 £498 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.83% +206.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
44 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.26% 11.29% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Average daily rate £375 £411 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.81% +21.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £168 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £498 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) MS Office
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
4 12 (44.44%) Windows 8
5 6 (22.22%) MS Access
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Visualforce
7 3 (11.11%) Apex Code
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (11.11%) MS Project
8 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
8 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
9 1 (3.70%) Hummingbird
9 1 (3.70%) Information Security
9 1 (3.70%) Financial Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.70%) Data Management
9 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (3.70%) Project Planning

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MS Access
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 3 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Graduate
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Visualforce
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 12 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Web Development
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Apex Code
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Hummingbird
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
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