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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 706 767 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.27% 8.27% 7.43%
As % of the Applications category 53.81% 52.32% 52.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 365 299
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 £190 £136 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
- +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 79 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.00 £9.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £24.70 £24.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
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
1312 1466 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.50% 15.80% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 722 586
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 156 139
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -12.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.22 £29.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Hampshire +4 178 £365 +24.78% 42
Berkshire -2 161 £350 -3.78% 61
Buckinghamshire +1 126 £300 +20.00% 29
Surrey -17 77 £350 -6.66% 67
Oxfordshire -6 61 £300 -14.28% 33
West Sussex -5 54 £368 +47.00% 14
East Sussex -9 25 £360 +1.05% 5
Kent +5 16 £413 +100.00% 13
Middlesex 0 12 £395 +12.85%
M4 Corridor +1 1 £550 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 966 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 491 (33.06%) MS Office
3 416 (28.01%) Windows
4 322 (21.68%) SQL
5 305 (20.54%) Finance
6 281 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 257 (17.31%) MS PowerPoint
8 234 (15.76%) SQL Server
9 229 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
10 226 (15.22%) Active Directory
11 221 (14.88%) Project Management
12 210 (14.14%) ITIL
13 195 (13.13%) Telecoms
14 183 (12.32%) MS Project
15 180 (12.12%) SC Cleared
16 178 (11.99%) SharePoint
17 156 (10.51%) VMware
18 150 (10.10%) MS Visio
18 150 (10.10%) Windows 7
19 129 (8.69%) Agile Software Development
20 128 (8.62%) Degree
21 126 (8.48%) Migration
21 126 (8.48%) .NET
22 120 (8.08%) PRINCE2
23 119 (8.01%) Management Information System
24 118 (7.95%) Oracle
25 116 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
26 113 (7.61%) HP
27 106 (7.14%) MS Exchange
28 104 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 178 (11.99%) SharePoint
2 106 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (3.77%) Lync
5 36 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (2.22%) IIS
7 25 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.35%) SAS
10 18 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.47%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.40%) Apache
16 5 (0.34%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.34%) CMS
16 5 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 491 (33.06%) MS Office
2 257 (17.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 183 (12.32%) MS Project
4 150 (10.10%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.67%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
8 7 (0.47%) Maya
9 6 (0.40%) SPSS
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.20%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.067%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 66 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.67%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.27%) Primavera
7 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CCM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.20%) Metrica
8 2 (0.13%) Maximo
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.067%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.49%) Office 365
2 28 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.94%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.74%) SaaS
5 9 (0.61%) IaaS
6 6 (0.40%) PaaS
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.20%) Taleo
9 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.13%) Yammer
10 1 (0.067%) Boomi
10 1 (0.067%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.77%) DNS
2 55 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 55 (3.70%) Firewall
3 51 (3.43%) SAN
3 51 (3.43%) Internet
4 42 (2.83%) ATM
5 40 (2.69%) LAN
6 39 (2.63%) VPN
7 38 (2.56%) DHCP
8 34 (2.29%) WAN
9 26 (1.75%) LDAP
10 25 (1.68%) 3G
10 25 (1.68%) Radio Access Network
11 22 (1.48%) 4G
12 21 (1.41%) LTE
13 20 (1.35%) VoIP
14 18 (1.21%) VLAN
14 18 (1.21%) Unified Communications
15 17 (1.14%) 2G
15 17 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 54 (3.64%) MS Access
6 41 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 28 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.75%) DB2
11 23 (1.55%) QlikView
12 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.94%) DB2 UDB
15 13 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.81%) Big Data
17 11 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 50 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 14 (0.94%) Selenium
5 13 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.54%) JIRA
6 8 (0.54%) JUnit
7 7 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (0.47%) MSI
7 7 (0.47%) Fiddler
8 6 (0.40%) ERwin
9 5 (0.34%) TestComplete
9 5 (0.34%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.34%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.27%) Hudson
10 4 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.27%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
General
1 305 (20.54%) Finance
2 195 (13.13%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.64%) Banking
4 46 (3.10%) Retail
5 44 (2.96%) Marketing
6 34 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.82%) Legal
8 19 (1.28%) Publishing
9 17 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.08%) Electronics
11 15 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.67%) Law
13 8 (0.54%) German Language
14 7 (0.47%) French Language
14 7 (0.47%) Back Office
15 6 (0.40%) Automotive
15 6 (0.40%) Military
15 6 (0.40%) Billing
15 6 (0.40%) Local Government
16 5 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 429 (28.89%) Analyst
2 146 (9.83%) Developer
3 102 (6.87%) Data Analyst
4 99 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 79 (5.32%) Support Engineer
6 70 (4.71%) Business Analyst
7 66 (4.44%) Coordinator
8 64 (4.31%) Administrator
9 63 (4.24%) Consultant
10 55 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 54 (3.64%) Architect
12 44 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 41 (2.76%) Test Analyst
14 37 (2.49%) Desktop Support
14 37 (2.49%) Service Analyst
15 33 (2.22%) Project Coordinator
16 32 (2.15%) Service Desk Analyst
17 31 (2.09%) C# Developer
17 31 (2.09%) Desktop Engineer
18 29 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.48%) .NET
2 81 (5.45%) HTML
3 64 (4.31%) XML
4 56 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 36 (2.42%) Web Services
6 31 (2.09%) CSS
6 31 (2.09%) WCF
7 30 (2.02%) SOAP
8 25 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (1.48%) jQuery
10 20 (1.35%) JSP
11 18 (1.21%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.94%) Middleware
13 12 (0.81%) Ajax
13 12 (0.81%) HTML5
13 12 (0.81%) WPF
13 12 (0.81%) Application Packaging
14 11 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.61%) XSD
15 9 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 229 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (8.01%) Management Information System
3 67 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.15%) Statistics
5 31 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.82%) Clustering
6 27 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.55%) NHS
8 21 (1.41%) CMDB
9 18 (1.21%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.21%) Replication
10 17 (1.14%) PKI
11 16 (1.08%) User Experience
12 14 (0.94%) PMI
13 13 (0.88%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.88%) Data Extraction
14 12 (0.81%) Economics
15 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.67%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 416 (28.01%) Windows
2 150 (10.10%) Windows 7
3 116 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (6.13%) UNIX
5 90 (6.06%) Linux
6 67 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (3.77%) Windows XP
9 42 (2.83%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.21%) AIX
10 18 (1.21%) Solaris
11 17 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.81%) Android
14 9 (0.61%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (14.88%) Project Management
2 210 (14.14%) ITIL
3 129 (8.69%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (8.48%) Migration
5 120 (8.08%) PRINCE2
6 103 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
6 103 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 93 (6.26%) CRM
8 92 (6.20%) Data Analysis
9 64 (4.31%) Change Management
10 58 (3.91%) Time Management
11 55 (3.70%) Business Analysis
12 53 (3.57%) Project Planning
13 50 (3.37%) Test Scripting
14 48 (3.23%) Analytics
15 47 (3.16%) Service Management
16 44 (2.96%) Change Control
17 40 (2.69%) Configuration Management
17 40 (2.69%) Data Modelling
18 39 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 322 (21.68%) SQL
2 86 (5.79%) C#
3 74 (4.98%) PowerShell
4 67 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 66 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 48 (3.23%) VBA
7 42 (2.83%) VB
8 35 (2.36%) Java
9 30 (2.02%) C
10 27 (1.82%) Perl
11 21 (1.41%) VBScript
12 15 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.74%) Python
15 9 (0.61%) PHP
16 7 (0.47%) C++
16 7 (0.47%) XQuery
17 6 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 281 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 180 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 128 (8.62%) Degree
4 85 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (5.19%) DV Cleared
6 58 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (3.23%) MCSE
8 45 (3.03%) ISEB
9 38 (2.56%) MCITP
10 36 (2.42%) ISTQB
11 34 (2.29%) PMI Certification
12 31 (2.09%) CCNA
13 29 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (1.89%) PMP
15 25 (1.68%) CCNP
16 19 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 18 (1.21%) MCTS
18 17 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 17 (1.14%) HND
18 17 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.32%) SLA
2 42 (2.83%) QA
3 16 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.67%) P3O
5 10 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.47%) COBIT
6 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.40%) COSO
8 5 (0.34%) BS25999
9 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.067%) GAAP
12 1 (0.067%) BS15000
System Software
1 226 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 104 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.22%) vSphere
4 32 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.09%) XenApp
6 19 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 16 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.47%) Docker
12 6 (0.40%) NFS
13 5 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.34%) vCloud
13 5 (0.34%) Shibboleth
13 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.20%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 71 (4.78%) SCCM
2 27 (1.82%) SCOM
3 20 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (0.94%) WSUS
6 13 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.74%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.67%) OVSD
8 10 (0.67%) Puppet
9 9 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.54%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.40%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 966 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.51%) VMware
3 118 (7.95%) Oracle
4 113 (7.61%) HP
5 92 (6.20%) Cisco
6 80 (5.39%) Citrix
7 72 (4.85%) SAP
8 34 (2.29%) Remedy
9 24 (1.62%) EMC
9 24 (1.62%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.48%) IBM
10 22 (1.48%) McAfee
11 21 (1.41%) Symantec
11 21 (1.41%) NetApp
12 20 (1.35%) SolarWinds
13 19 (1.28%) Ericsson
14 18 (1.21%) CA
14 18 (1.21%) Apple
14 18 (1.21%) Adobe
15 16 (1.08%) Google
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