The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Oxfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 8 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 55 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.41% 9.98% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 68.75% 61.25% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 7
Average daily rate
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£303 £173 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.36% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £133 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £468 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.25 £11.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.42 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
80 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.60% 16.29% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 13
Average daily rate £305 £170 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.41% -32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.32 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
South East

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 1 August 2014.

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
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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 32 £328 +92.64% 8
Abingdon -6 2 £235 +67.85% 3
Banbury - - - - 2
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 63 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) Windows
3 33 (34.74%) MS Office
4 26 (27.37%) Windows 7
5 25 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 19 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 14 (14.74%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
8 12 (12.63%) SQL
9 10 (10.53%) MS Project
10 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
11 8 (8.42%) Migration
11 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (8.42%) Project Management
11 8 (8.42%) T-SQL
11 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
12 7 (7.37%) Windows XP
12 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.32%) CRM
13 6 (6.32%) .NET
13 6 (6.32%) Finance
14 5 (5.26%) MS Access
14 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) MS Project Server
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.16%) Confluence
6 2 (2.11%) SAS
7 1 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (34.74%) MS Office
2 10 (10.53%) MS Project
3 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.11%) FastStats
4 2 (2.11%) SPSS
5 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.11%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) LAN
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.11%) Wireless
3 1 (1.05%) Intranet
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.26%) MS Access
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.11%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Publishing
3 1 (1.05%) Automotive
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 4 (4.21%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.16%) Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.16%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.16%) Visualforce
3 2 (2.11%) SOAP
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) UDDI
4 1 (1.05%) WSDL
4 1 (1.05%) XSLT
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.05%) PMI
2 1 (1.05%) NHS
2 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.37%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.42%) Migration
1 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (8.42%) Project Management
2 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
2 6 (6.32%) CRM
3 4 (4.21%) Supplier Management
3 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.16%) Data Management
4 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.16%) ITIL
5 2 (2.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (2.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (2.11%) User Stories
5 2 (2.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.16%) C#
3 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.16%) VB
3 3 (3.16%) Apex Code
4 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.16%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) MCSE
4 1 (1.05%) MCSA
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.05%) CCENT
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.05%) ACSA
4 1 (1.05%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
3 3 (3.16%) Lotus
3 3 (3.16%) Apple
3 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
4 2 (2.11%) Symantec
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco
4 2 (2.11%) Alterian
4 2 (2.11%) Hummingbird
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle
5 1 (1.05%) Meru Networks
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