The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 62 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.49% 9.89% 8.84%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 65.00% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £196 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
MS Excel
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
93 80 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.74% 15.21% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 40
Average daily rate £293 £350 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +115.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.99 £16.50
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 Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxfordshire region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxfordshire region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -17 29 £380 +8.57% 12
Banbury +2 3 £263 -
Kidlington - 2 £450 -
Wallingford - 2 £238 -
Abingdon +6 1 £400 +70.21% 4
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 74 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.37%) Windows
3 23 (22.55%) SQL Server
3 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
4 20 (19.61%) SQL
4 20 (19.61%) MS Office
5 18 (17.65%) MS Project
5 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
6 16 (15.69%) VMware
6 16 (15.69%) Windows 7
7 14 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
8 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (11.76%) Degree
10 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
10 11 (10.78%) Backup Exec
10 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.80%) Finance
11 10 (9.80%) Symantec
11 10 (9.80%) Apple
11 10 (9.80%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (9.80%) Project Management
11 10 (9.80%) Client/Server
11 10 (9.80%) Windows 8
11 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.96%) Lync
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) MS Office
2 18 (17.65%) MS Project
3 7 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.98%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.98%) Primavera
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.98%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) DHCP
1 6 (5.88%) Internet
2 5 (4.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) VoIP
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
3 2 (1.96%) Intranet
3 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) SAN
4 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.94%) OLAP
5 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.96%) MS Access
6 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) ERwin
4 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (9.80%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Publishing
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (43.14%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (10.78%) Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Coordinator
7 7 (6.86%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Data Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.88%) Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.92%) Report Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Consultant
11 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) .NET
2 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.92%) HTML
3 4 (3.92%) XML
3 4 (3.92%) jQuery
4 3 (2.94%) MDX
5 2 (1.96%) Web Services
6 1 (0.98%) CSS
6 1 (0.98%) WCF
6 1 (0.98%) WPF
6 1 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Client/Server
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
3 3 (2.94%) Statistics
3 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) PMI
5 1 (0.98%) Life Science
5 1 (0.98%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.37%) Windows
2 16 (15.69%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.80%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.92%) Linux
7 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.96%) UNIX
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.98%) CentOS
9 1 (0.98%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
3 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.80%) Project Management
5 9 (8.82%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.84%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.84%) Migration
7 7 (6.86%) Programme Management
7 7 (6.86%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.88%) Validation
8 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.88%) Data Mapping
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.92%) Performance Improvement
10 4 (3.92%) Data Validation
10 4 (3.92%) ETL
10 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.94%) Supplier Management
11 3 (2.94%) Scrum
11 3 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) T-SQL
3 7 (6.86%) VBA
4 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) Java
7 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) ISEB
2 6 (5.88%) PMP
2 6 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.94%) MCSE
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.98%) CCENT
5 1 (0.98%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.98%) MCSA
5 1 (0.98%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.98%) ACSA
5 1 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) P3O
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) XenApp
4 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Backup Exec
2 10 (9.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.96%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 74 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.69%) VMware
3 10 (9.80%) Apple
3 10 (9.80%) Symantec
4 7 (6.86%) Citrix
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle
5 4 (3.92%) Adobe
6 3 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 2 (1.96%) EMC
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (0.98%) Acronis
8 1 (0.98%) Lumension
8 1 (0.98%) Meru Networks
8 1 (0.98%) Remedy
8 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.98%) Sage
8 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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