The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 18 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.78% 6.78% 7.14%
As % of the Applications category 62.07% 37.04% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Average daily rate £321 £200 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.62% -42.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £175.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-93.71% +764.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -4.27%
MS Excel
Berkshire

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

Applications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.76% 18.31% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 16
Average daily rate £300 £200 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £434 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% -13.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Slough

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 10 (30.30%) MS Office
4 8 (24.24%) MS Project
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.15%) Windows
6 5 (15.15%) DHCP
6 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
6 5 (15.15%) DNS
7 4 (12.12%) ATM
7 4 (12.12%) SDH
7 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.12%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) XML
7 4 (12.12%) 3G
7 4 (12.12%) 2G
7 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) 4G
7 4 (12.12%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 4 (12.12%) Huawei
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Tellabs
7 4 (12.12%) Virgin Media

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 10 (30.30%) MS Office
3 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (24.24%) MS Project
4 3 (9.09%) Acrobat
4 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
5 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) FinancialForce.com
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
2 4 (12.12%) 2G
2 4 (12.12%) 3G
2 4 (12.12%) 4G
2 4 (12.12%) ATM
2 4 (12.12%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (12.12%) SDH
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) HSRP
3 3 (9.09%) ICMP
3 3 (9.09%) IPsec
3 3 (9.09%) OSPF
3 3 (9.09%) RTCP
3 3 (9.09%) RTP
3 3 (9.09%) SCTP
3 3 (9.09%) VLAN
3 3 (9.09%) VRRP
3 3 (9.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Toad
2 2 (6.06%) Introscope
2 2 (6.06%) JProfiler
2 2 (6.06%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Designer
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Data Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Project Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Project Office Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Support Assistant
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Solaris
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.12%) Scrum
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Network Design
5 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.09%) Network Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Presales
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Content Management
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) HNC
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) nmon
2 2 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.03%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (3.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Huawei
2 4 (12.12%) Tellabs
2 4 (12.12%) Virgin Media
3 3 (9.09%) BMC
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Nokia
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) BT
5 1 (3.03%) Cramer
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Siemens