The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / South East
Rank 28 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 491 558 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.37% 6.44% 7.62%
As % of the Applications category 52.51% 53.45% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 315 360
Median daily rate £356 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £190 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 58 48
Median hourly rate £14.53 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £45.30 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +17.85%

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

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
935 1044 1426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.13% 12.04% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 560 727
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £480 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 116 125
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.10 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 156 £350 - 30
Hampshire +2 116 £375 +7.14% 49
Buckinghamshire +3 69 £358 +15.32% 12
Surrey -17 54 £325 -5.79% 48
West Sussex +1 34 £436 +55.71% 12
Oxfordshire +2 23 £315 +16.66% 23
Kent +9 18 £350 +12.00% 11
Middlesex -1 8 £344 -3.64% 1
East Sussex +7 5 £294 +46.87% 9
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 680 (67.59%) Microsoft
2 323 (32.11%) MS Office
3 234 (23.26%) Windows
4 216 (21.47%) Finance
5 184 (18.29%) Project Management
6 174 (17.30%) SQL
7 172 (17.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 170 (16.90%) MS Project
9 161 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 140 (13.92%) Active Directory
11 135 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
12 134 (13.32%) ITIL
13 133 (13.22%) Telecoms
14 119 (11.83%) PRINCE2
15 118 (11.73%) SQL Server
15 118 (11.73%) SC Cleared
16 108 (10.74%) SharePoint
17 105 (10.44%) Degree
18 96 (9.54%) MS Visio
19 91 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
20 90 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
21 87 (8.65%) Management Information System
21 87 (8.65%) PMO
22 84 (8.35%) Oracle
23 82 (8.15%) .NET
24 79 (7.85%) Linux
25 73 (7.26%) Office 365
26 72 (7.16%) Remedy
27 68 (6.76%) C#
28 66 (6.56%) ITIL V3

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 108 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.99%) SAS
7 8 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.70%) IIS
9 6 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.60%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.60%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.50%) CMS
10 5 (0.50%) Confluence
11 4 (0.40%) Drupal
11 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 323 (32.11%) MS Office
2 172 (17.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 170 (16.90%) MS Project
4 96 (9.54%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.20%) SPSS
10 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.099%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.099%) Maya
10 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.30%) Primavera
8 2 (0.20%) HFM
8 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.099%) Maximo
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.099%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.099%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.26%) Office 365
2 56 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.78%) IaaS
4 14 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.29%) SaaS
6 12 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.89%) PaaS
8 8 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
9 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.20%) CallidusCloud
12 2 (0.20%) GitHub
12 2 (0.20%) Yammer
13 1 (0.099%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.47%) LTE
2 41 (4.08%) LAN
3 40 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
4 35 (3.48%) VoLTE
5 34 (3.38%) WAN
6 31 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.98%) VPN
8 29 (2.88%) DNS
9 28 (2.78%) Firewall
10 18 (1.79%) SAN
11 17 (1.69%) DHCP
11 17 (1.69%) HTTP
12 15 (1.49%) Skype
12 15 (1.49%) Wireless
13 12 (1.19%) 3G
13 12 (1.19%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.19%) NetScaler
14 10 (0.99%) ATM
14 10 (0.99%) SMTP
15 8 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.57%) MS Access
3 39 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (2.29%) MySQL
8 18 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.59%) Power BI
10 14 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.80%) DB2
13 8 (0.80%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.70%) Big Data
14 7 (0.70%) GIS
15 6 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (2.39%) Visual Studio
2 21 (2.09%) JIRA
3 17 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.89%) Selenium
5 7 (0.70%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.50%) NUnit
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.50%) Subversion
7 4 (0.40%) Toad
8 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.20%) JMeter
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 216 (21.47%) Finance
2 133 (13.22%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.37%) Marketing
4 39 (3.88%) Retail
5 25 (2.49%) Banking
6 20 (1.99%) Legal
7 17 (1.69%) Advertising
8 15 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.19%) French Language
9 12 (1.19%) German Language
10 9 (0.89%) Back Office
10 9 (0.89%) Military
10 9 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.70%) Billing
12 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.60%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.60%) Publishing
13 4 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 232 (23.06%) Analyst
2 128 (12.72%) Developer
3 122 (12.13%) Project Manager
4 56 (5.57%) Architect
5 52 (5.17%) Consultant
6 50 (4.97%) Administrator
7 40 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 35 (3.48%) .NET Developer
9 34 (3.38%) SQL Developer
9 34 (3.38%) Voice Project Manager
10 31 (3.08%) Coordinator
10 31 (3.08%) Data Analyst
10 31 (3.08%) Service Analyst
11 29 (2.88%) Business Analyst
11 29 (2.88%) Support Analyst
12 26 (2.58%) IT Support
12 26 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (2.49%) PMO Analyst
14 23 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 22 (2.19%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.15%) .NET
2 30 (2.98%) XML
3 28 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 27 (2.68%) HTML
5 23 (2.29%) CSS
6 22 (2.19%) Web Services
7 13 (1.29%) Middleware
8 12 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 12 (1.19%) jQuery
8 12 (1.19%) WCF
9 10 (0.99%) CSS3
10 9 (0.89%) WinForms
11 7 (0.70%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (0.70%) Regular Expression
11 7 (0.70%) RESTful
11 7 (0.70%) Velocity
12 6 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.60%) MFC
12 6 (0.60%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 135 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.08%) Driving Licence
4 26 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.39%) Replication
8 13 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.99%) e-Learning
10 8 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.80%) PKI
10 8 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.70%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
11 7 (0.70%) EMC VNX
11 7 (0.70%) NHS
11 7 (0.70%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 6 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 234 (23.26%) Windows
2 79 (7.85%) Linux
3 66 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 53 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (5.07%) Windows 7
6 41 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (3.88%) Unix
8 28 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 20 (1.99%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.89%) Windows XP
11 18 (1.79%) Android
12 17 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.59%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.19%) Solaris
15 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.60%) AIX
16 6 (0.60%) CentOS
16 6 (0.60%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.60%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (18.29%) Project Management
2 134 (13.32%) ITIL
3 119 (11.83%) PRINCE2
4 91 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (6.56%) ITIL V3
7 65 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (5.47%) Data Analysis
8 55 (5.47%) Migration
9 52 (5.17%) Analytics
9 52 (5.17%) CRM
10 50 (4.97%) Change Management
11 45 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (4.47%) Scrum
12 36 (3.58%) ETL
13 34 (3.38%) Time Management
14 33 (3.28%) Mentoring
15 32 (3.18%) ERP
16 31 (3.08%) Programme Management
16 31 (3.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 174 (17.30%) SQL
2 68 (6.76%) C#
3 37 (3.68%) C
4 33 (3.28%) VBA
5 31 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 30 (2.98%) Python
7 27 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 25 (2.49%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.19%) VB
10 21 (2.09%) Java
11 18 (1.79%) Perl
12 15 (1.49%) C++
13 14 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.09%) R
15 10 (0.99%) VBScript
16 7 (0.70%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.60%) PHP
18 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
20 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 161 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 118 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 105 (10.44%) Degree
4 35 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.98%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.99%) PMP
7 19 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.59%) CCNA
9 15 (1.49%) MCSE
10 14 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.29%) CIMA
12 12 (1.19%) ISEB
13 11 (1.09%) ACCA
13 11 (1.09%) HND
14 10 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.80%) CCNP
16 8 (0.80%) CEH
16 8 (0.80%) MCP
17 7 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.65%) PMO
2 30 (2.98%) QA
2 30 (2.98%) SLA
3 13 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.60%) COBIT
8 5 (0.50%) GAAP
8 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.40%) RMADS
10 3 (0.30%) GDPR
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.20%) COSO
11 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.20%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.099%) P3O
System Software
1 140 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.79%) vSphere
5 15 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.89%) XenServer
7 6 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.30%) Docker
9 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.30%) vCloud
9 3 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.20%) HDFS
10 2 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (3.08%) SCCM
2 10 (0.99%) SCOM
3 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (0.70%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 6 (0.60%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.60%) Puppet
6 5 (0.50%) WMI
7 4 (0.40%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (0.40%) Ansible
7 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.30%) SCSM
8 3 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.20%) Nagios
9 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.20%) OVSD
9 2 (0.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 680 (67.59%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.35%) Oracle
3 72 (7.16%) Remedy
4 65 (6.46%) VMware
5 49 (4.87%) SAP
6 41 (4.08%) Ericsson
7 35 (3.48%) HP
8 33 (3.28%) Citrix
9 29 (2.88%) Cisco
10 28 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.69%) Tableau
12 14 (1.39%) Adobe
12 14 (1.39%) Google
13 13 (1.29%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.29%) Huawei
13 13 (1.29%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.19%) Avaya
15 11 (1.09%) Sophos
16 10 (0.99%) hybris
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