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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 760 765 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.14% 8.54% 7.53%
As % of the Applications category 54.13% 52.87% 49.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 343 282
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 60
Average hourly rate £13.88 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £10.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £84.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
MS Excel
England

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
1404 1447 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.05% 16.16% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 673 523
Average daily rate £350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 149 204
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Berkshire +4 223 £350 - 67
Buckinghamshire +2 154 £271 -9.66% 28
Hampshire 0 143 £350 +11.11% 61
Surrey +3 105 £375 +15.38% 81
West Sussex -13 48 £400 - 15
Oxfordshire -15 41 £423 +201.78% 27
East Sussex -4 22 £425 +30.76% 13
Middlesex +12 12 £356 +35.71% 2
Kent -9 11 £340 +6.25% 20
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1004 (66.49%) Microsoft
2 538 (35.63%) MS Office
3 410 (27.15%) Windows
4 316 (20.93%) Finance
5 310 (20.53%) Security Cleared
6 262 (17.35%) Project Management
7 259 (17.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 252 (16.69%) SQL
9 224 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
10 219 (14.50%) Active Directory
11 210 (13.91%) SC Cleared
12 198 (13.11%) ITIL
13 192 (12.72%) MS Project
14 182 (12.05%) SQL Server
15 181 (11.99%) Telecoms
16 159 (10.53%) MS Visio
17 157 (10.40%) SharePoint
18 148 (9.80%) Degree
19 142 (9.40%) PRINCE2
20 141 (9.34%) Windows 7
21 138 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
22 133 (8.81%) HP
23 132 (8.74%) VMware
24 129 (8.54%) Oracle
25 120 (7.95%) .NET
25 120 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
26 115 (7.62%) Migration
27 109 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
28 105 (6.95%) DV Cleared
29 103 (6.82%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 157 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 86 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 46 (3.05%) Lync
4 40 (2.65%) IIS
5 36 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
9 17 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.06%) SAS
11 15 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.60%) CMS
15 9 (0.60%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.60%) MS Project Server
16 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 538 (35.63%) MS Office
2 259 (17.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 192 (12.72%) MS Project
4 159 (10.53%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.60%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.53%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.33%) SPSS
10 4 (0.26%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.20%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 63 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.99%) SAP SRM
4 13 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.46%) Primavera
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.26%) assyst
7 4 (0.26%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.20%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.13%) Maximo
10 1 (0.066%) SmartPlant
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.72%) Office 365
2 11 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 10 (0.66%) SaaS
4 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) Boomi
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.066%) PaaS
9 1 (0.066%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.066%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.91%) SAN
2 54 (3.58%) Internet
3 50 (3.31%) Firewall
4 49 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 45 (2.98%) DNS
6 40 (2.65%) ATM
7 38 (2.52%) VPN
8 32 (2.12%) WAN
9 29 (1.92%) LAN
10 28 (1.85%) LDAP
11 26 (1.72%) 3G
12 22 (1.46%) 4G
12 22 (1.46%) Intranet
13 21 (1.39%) DHCP
13 21 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (1.26%) Ethernet
15 18 (1.19%) LTE
16 16 (1.06%) 2G
17 15 (0.99%) SSL
18 14 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.45%) MS Access
6 33 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (1.59%) DB2
9 21 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
10 20 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.93%) DB2 UDB
13 12 (0.79%) QlikView
14 11 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.60%) MySQL
16 9 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 39 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (2.32%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.46%) JIRA
5 19 (1.26%) SoapUI
6 14 (0.93%) JUnit
7 12 (0.79%) Subversion
8 11 (0.73%) Selenium
9 9 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.60%) MSI
9 9 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.53%) Maven
11 7 (0.46%) RSpec
11 7 (0.46%) JMeter
12 6 (0.40%) NUnit
13 5 (0.33%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.33%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.33%) Git (software)
General
1 316 (20.93%) Finance
2 181 (11.99%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.05%) Banking
4 39 (2.58%) Marketing
5 33 (2.19%) Publishing
5 33 (2.19%) Retail
6 31 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 31 (2.05%) Legal
7 21 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.06%) Advertising
9 13 (0.86%) Electronics
10 9 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.46%) Games
11 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.33%) Military
12 5 (0.33%) Back Office
12 5 (0.33%) Automotive
12 5 (0.33%) German Language
12 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 395 (26.16%) Analyst
2 104 (6.89%) Project Manager
3 103 (6.82%) Developer
4 86 (5.70%) Data Analyst
5 75 (4.97%) Administrator
6 74 (4.90%) Coordinator
7 68 (4.50%) Business Analyst
8 67 (4.44%) Consultant
9 61 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 51 (3.38%) Architect
11 44 (2.91%) Support Analyst
12 34 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 32 (2.12%) 1st Line Support
14 31 (2.05%) Service Desk Analyst
15 30 (1.99%) Project Coordinator
15 30 (1.99%) Service Analyst
15 30 (1.99%) Test Analyst
16 29 (1.92%) Desktop Support
17 24 (1.59%) Desktop Engineer
18 23 (1.52%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (7.95%) .NET
2 90 (5.96%) HTML
3 68 (4.50%) XML
4 50 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 46 (3.05%) Web Services
6 34 (2.25%) CSS
7 31 (2.05%) WCF
8 30 (1.99%) JSP
9 29 (1.92%) SOAP
10 26 (1.72%) .NET Framework
11 21 (1.39%) Middleware
11 21 (1.39%) jQuery
12 19 (1.26%) Application Packaging
13 16 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (1.06%) XSLT
14 14 (0.93%) REST
15 13 (0.86%) WPF
16 10 (0.66%) RESTful
16 10 (0.66%) JSON
17 9 (0.60%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 224 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.05%) Clustering
4 24 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 23 (1.52%) PKI
6 22 (1.46%) User Experience
6 22 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.32%) Statistics
8 18 (1.19%) NHS
9 15 (0.99%) CMDB
10 14 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 14 (0.93%) Replication
11 11 (0.73%) Open Source
12 10 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.66%) Social Media
13 9 (0.60%) Economics
14 8 (0.53%) PMI
14 8 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
15 7 (0.46%) GIS
15 7 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 410 (27.15%) Windows
2 141 (9.34%) Windows 7
3 109 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (6.82%) Linux
5 97 (6.42%) UNIX
6 67 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (3.71%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.06%) AIX
12 13 (0.86%) Solaris
13 12 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.73%) Android
15 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.33%) CentOS
17 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (17.35%) Project Management
2 198 (13.11%) ITIL
3 142 (9.40%) PRINCE2
4 138 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 115 (7.62%) Migration
7 92 (6.09%) CRM
7 92 (6.09%) Data Analysis
8 79 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
9 74 (4.90%) Service Management
10 70 (4.64%) Change Management
11 69 (4.57%) Project Planning
12 60 (3.97%) Business Analysis
13 56 (3.71%) Data Modelling
13 56 (3.71%) Time Management
14 46 (3.05%) Change Control
15 45 (2.98%) Service Delivery
15 45 (2.98%) Knowledge Management
16 44 (2.91%) Test Scripting
16 44 (2.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (16.69%) SQL
2 95 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 74 (4.90%) VBA
4 70 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 69 (4.57%) C#
6 51 (3.38%) VB
7 49 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 46 (3.05%) Java
9 37 (2.45%) C
10 23 (1.52%) VBScript
11 19 (1.26%) Perl
12 16 (1.06%) Python
13 14 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.66%) PHP
16 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.46%) C++
17 7 (0.46%) Ruby
18 6 (0.40%) XQuery
18 6 (0.40%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 310 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 210 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 148 (9.80%) Degree
4 105 (6.95%) DV Cleared
5 90 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (3.71%) ISEB
7 52 (3.44%) ISTQB
8 50 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (2.65%) MCITP
10 39 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 35 (2.32%) MCSE
12 30 (1.99%) PMI Certification
13 25 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.52%) PMP
16 22 (1.46%) CCNA
17 21 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 19 (1.26%) MCP
19 17 (1.13%) CISSP
19 17 (1.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.10%) SLA
2 47 (3.11%) QA
3 16 (1.06%) Solvency II
4 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.46%) P3O
7 6 (0.40%) COBIT
8 4 (0.26%) COSO
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.066%) GAAP
11 1 (0.066%) BS15000
11 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.066%) GAMP
11 1 (0.066%) GMP
System Software
1 219 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.13%) VMware ESX
4 17 (1.13%) vSphere
5 13 (0.86%) XenApp
6 9 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.40%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.33%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.33%) NFS
9 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.33%) Firmware
10 4 (0.26%) XenServer
10 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.20%) Docker
11 3 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 70 (4.64%) SCCM
2 30 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.39%) SCOM
4 15 (0.99%) OVSD
5 13 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 12 (0.79%) Puppet
7 11 (0.73%) OpenView
8 10 (0.66%) ARCserve
8 10 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.60%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.53%) WSUS
10 8 (0.53%) HP SIM
11 7 (0.46%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
13 5 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1004 (66.49%) Microsoft
2 133 (8.81%) HP
3 132 (8.74%) VMware
4 129 (8.54%) Oracle
5 93 (6.16%) Citrix
6 86 (5.70%) Cisco
7 78 (5.17%) SAP
8 43 (2.85%) Business Objects
9 29 (1.92%) Remedy
10 28 (1.85%) McAfee
11 24 (1.59%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.46%) NetApp
13 19 (1.26%) IBM
14 18 (1.19%) Dell
14 18 (1.19%) Ariba
15 15 (0.99%) Adobe
16 14 (0.93%) EMC
16 14 (0.93%) CA
17 13 (0.86%) TOWER Software
17 13 (0.86%) Google
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £21.5 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
SLR Consultants
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Immediate start
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing Group
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £280 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago