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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 745 724 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.72% 8.19% 6.96%
As % of the Applications category 52.95% 50.91% 48.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 319 218
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £146 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £27.20 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
- -4.69%
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
1407 1422 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.57% 16.08% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 650 426
Average daily rate £330 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 156 185
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.00 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -3 193 £344 +5.76% 75
Hampshire +2 165 £388 +23.01% 70
Buckinghamshire 0 144 £258 -25.36% 48
Surrey +2 102 £375 +7.14% 69
Oxfordshire 0 48 £398 +101.26% 29
West Sussex -6 39 £375 +25.00% 18
East Sussex -8 17 £320 +6.66% 17
Middlesex -3 15 £460 +73.58% 3
Kent -10 14 £375 +13.63% 13
Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1080 (68.66%) Microsoft
2 562 (35.73%) MS Office
3 449 (28.54%) Windows
4 335 (21.30%) Security Cleared
5 286 (18.18%) Finance
6 268 (17.04%) Project Management
6 268 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
7 259 (16.47%) Active Directory
8 250 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 246 (15.64%) SC Cleared
10 238 (15.13%) SQL
11 221 (14.05%) ITIL
12 201 (12.78%) MS Project
13 190 (12.08%) Telecoms
14 165 (10.49%) Degree
15 157 (9.98%) SharePoint
16 155 (9.85%) VMware
17 151 (9.60%) MS Visio
18 147 (9.35%) HP
18 147 (9.35%) Windows 7
19 143 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 141 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
21 140 (8.90%) MS Exchange
22 138 (8.77%) PRINCE2
22 138 (8.77%) SQL Server
23 132 (8.39%) Oracle
24 123 (7.82%) Citrix
25 118 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
26 114 (7.25%) SLA
26 114 (7.25%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (9.98%) SharePoint
2 140 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 50 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 41 (2.61%) IIS
6 39 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (2.29%) Lync
8 27 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.76%) CMS
12 12 (0.76%) SAS
13 11 (0.70%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (0.57%) Confluence
14 9 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 562 (35.73%) MS Office
2 250 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 201 (12.78%) MS Project
4 151 (9.60%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.64%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.51%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.38%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.38%) SPSS
9 4 (0.25%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.13%) DOC1
12 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 68 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.83%) SAP SRM
5 10 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.45%) Agresso
8 6 (0.38%) assyst
9 3 (0.19%) Changepoint
9 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.064%) SmartPlant
11 1 (0.064%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.14%) SaaS
2 17 (1.08%) Office 365
3 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.45%) PaaS
5 6 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.064%) Yammer
7 1 (0.064%) LucidChart
7 1 (0.064%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 85 (5.40%) SAN
2 55 (3.50%) WAN
3 53 (3.37%) Internet
4 50 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.12%) LAN
6 47 (2.99%) DNS
7 46 (2.92%) Firewall
8 34 (2.16%) DHCP
9 29 (1.84%) VPN
10 28 (1.78%) ATM
11 26 (1.65%) 3G
12 25 (1.59%) SMTP
12 25 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
13 21 (1.34%) Ethernet
13 21 (1.34%) 2G
14 20 (1.27%) NAS
15 19 (1.21%) 4G
16 17 (1.08%) Intranet
16 17 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.24%) MS Access
3 40 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.83%) MySQL
14 12 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.64%) QlikView
16 9 (0.57%) SAP BW
17 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
17 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 38 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 26 (1.65%) JIRA
3 20 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.08%) Subversion
5 14 (0.89%) ClearCase
6 13 (0.83%) NUnit
7 11 (0.70%) GoogleTest
7 11 (0.70%) ClearQuest
8 10 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (0.64%) CppUnit
8 10 (0.64%) Selenium
8 10 (0.64%) CruiseControl
8 10 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.57%) JUnit
9 9 (0.57%) JMeter
10 8 (0.51%) Maven
10 8 (0.51%) RSpec
11 7 (0.45%) StarTeam
General
1 286 (18.18%) Finance
2 190 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 46 (2.92%) Marketing
4 41 (2.61%) Banking
5 36 (2.29%) Retail
6 35 (2.23%) Publishing
7 23 (1.46%) Legal
8 21 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.14%) Advertising
10 13 (0.83%) Games
11 12 (0.76%) German Language
11 12 (0.76%) Billing
12 11 (0.70%) Back Office
13 10 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.51%) Automotive
15 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.38%) Local Government
17 4 (0.25%) Military
17 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 414 (26.32%) Analyst
2 105 (6.68%) Project Manager
3 89 (5.66%) Administrator
4 83 (5.28%) Data Analyst
5 78 (4.96%) Coordinator
5 78 (4.96%) Developer
6 72 (4.58%) Support Analyst
7 68 (4.32%) Support Engineer
8 55 (3.50%) Architect
9 53 (3.37%) Business Analyst
10 49 (3.12%) Consultant
11 44 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
11 44 (2.80%) Project Coordinator
12 42 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
12 42 (2.67%) Service Analyst
12 42 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 30 (1.91%) PMO Analyst
13 30 (1.91%) Desktop Support
14 26 (1.65%) Test Analyst
14 26 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (7.25%) .NET
2 64 (4.07%) HTML
3 58 (3.69%) ASP.NET
4 46 (2.92%) XML
5 42 (2.67%) Web Services
6 36 (2.29%) CSS
7 27 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 25 (1.59%) JSP
9 22 (1.40%) jQuery
9 22 (1.40%) WCF
10 18 (1.14%) Middleware
11 17 (1.08%) WPF
12 16 (1.02%) Application Packaging
13 13 (0.83%) REST
14 12 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 11 (0.70%) JSON
16 10 (0.64%) XSLT
17 9 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
18 7 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
18 7 (0.45%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 268 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 47 (2.99%) Clustering
4 28 (1.78%) Blackberry
5 24 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.14%) User Experience
7 16 (1.02%) NHS
8 15 (0.95%) Replication
9 14 (0.89%) Statistics
10 13 (0.83%) PKI
10 13 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.64%) PMI
13 9 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (0.57%) Open Source
13 9 (0.57%) CMDB
14 8 (0.51%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.51%) Data Conversion
14 8 (0.51%) Derivative
15 7 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 449 (28.54%) Windows
2 147 (9.35%) Windows 7
3 143 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (6.93%) UNIX
5 91 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (5.40%) Linux
7 60 (3.81%) Windows XP
8 59 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 26 (1.65%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 17 (1.08%) Windows NT
13 14 (0.89%) AIX
14 13 (0.83%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.64%) Android
16 5 (0.32%) Solaris
17 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.25%) CentOS
17 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (17.04%) Project Management
2 221 (14.05%) ITIL
3 141 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (8.77%) PRINCE2
5 113 (7.18%) Migration
5 113 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (6.04%) CRM
7 93 (5.91%) Change Management
8 90 (5.72%) Service Management
9 71 (4.51%) Data Analysis
10 63 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 63 (4.01%) Project Planning
11 62 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (3.56%) Configuration Management
13 55 (3.50%) Validation
14 53 (3.37%) Business Analysis
15 51 (3.24%) Incident Management
16 50 (3.18%) Time Management
17 49 (3.12%) Knowledge Management
18 46 (2.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 238 (15.13%) SQL
2 83 (5.28%) VBA
3 79 (5.02%) C#
4 68 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 58 (3.69%) PowerShell
6 50 (3.18%) C
7 44 (2.80%) Java
8 39 (2.48%) VB
9 21 (1.34%) C++
10 20 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.08%) VBScript
12 15 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.89%) Perl
14 13 (0.83%) Python
15 12 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.45%) Ruby
18 6 (0.38%) ABAP
18 6 (0.38%) Korn
19 5 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 335 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 246 (15.64%) SC Cleared
3 165 (10.49%) Degree
4 118 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (6.48%) DV Cleared
6 61 (3.88%) ISTQB
7 54 (3.43%) ISEB
8 51 (3.24%) MCSE
9 44 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 40 (2.54%) MCP
12 39 (2.48%) VCP4
13 37 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (1.97%) MCITP
15 28 (1.78%) PMI Certification
16 22 (1.40%) CCNA
17 20 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 17 (1.08%) CCNP
18 17 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.25%) SLA
2 48 (3.05%) QA
3 7 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) P3O
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 2 (0.13%) GMP
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) BS25999
8 1 (0.064%) COSO
System Software
1 259 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 89 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.10%) VMware ESX
5 23 (1.46%) vSphere
6 22 (1.40%) XenApp
7 17 (1.08%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.57%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.51%) Firmware
11 5 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.25%) UAG
13 3 (0.19%) KVM
13 3 (0.19%) XenServer
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (4.01%) SCCM
2 31 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.21%) ARCserve
6 18 (1.14%) SCOM
7 15 (0.95%) HP SIM
8 14 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (0.89%) OVSD
9 10 (0.64%) BladeLogic
10 9 (0.57%) Puppet
11 8 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.51%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (0.45%) OpenView
13 6 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.38%) SAP Afaria
14 5 (0.32%) Unicenter
14 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1080 (68.66%) Microsoft
2 155 (9.85%) VMware
3 147 (9.35%) HP
4 132 (8.39%) Oracle
5 123 (7.82%) Citrix
6 79 (5.02%) Cisco
7 78 (4.96%) SAP
8 53 (3.37%) Remedy
9 42 (2.67%) Business Objects
10 32 (2.03%) CA
11 23 (1.46%) McAfee
12 22 (1.40%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.21%) IBM
14 18 (1.14%) Dell
15 17 (1.08%) Symantec
15 17 (1.08%) Ariba
16 16 (1.02%) Primavera
16 16 (1.02%) NetApp
17 15 (0.95%) Apple
18 14 (0.89%) Adobe
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