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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 736 664 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.93% 7.60% 7.27%
As % of the Applications category 50.20% 54.03% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 304 304
Average daily rate
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£315 £336 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £144 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 42 80
Average hourly rate £15.94 £14.32 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% +6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £22.40 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
1466 1229 1477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.80% 14.07% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 569 622
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £148 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 130 189
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £25.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -1 197 £365 -1.35% 72
Hampshire +1 154 £290 -17.14% 71
Buckinghamshire -1 119 £225 -20.70% 37
Surrey -4 106 £375 +15.38% 61
West Sussex +14 44 £226 -43.43% 14
East Sussex +16 41 £310 -9.48% 10
Oxfordshire +3 40 £355 +144.82% 26
Kent -20 17 £255 -11.30% 18
Middlesex +1 15 £350 +3.62% 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1008 (64.37%) Microsoft
2 504 (32.18%) MS Office
3 500 (31.93%) Windows
4 299 (19.09%) Finance
5 273 (17.43%) Security Cleared
6 271 (17.31%) Active Directory
7 248 (15.84%) Project Management
8 245 (15.64%) MS Project
9 228 (14.56%) SQL
10 221 (14.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 196 (12.52%) Windows 7
12 194 (12.39%) Telecoms
13 193 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
14 189 (12.07%) SC Cleared
15 182 (11.62%) SharePoint
16 179 (11.43%) PRINCE2
17 178 (11.37%) ITIL
18 177 (11.30%) SQL Server
19 148 (9.45%) MS Exchange
20 135 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
21 127 (8.11%) VMware
22 124 (7.92%) Degree
23 123 (7.85%) .NET
24 114 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
25 112 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
26 109 (6.96%) Oracle
27 108 (6.90%) Windows XP
27 108 (6.90%) Migration
28 107 (6.83%) MS Visio
29 102 (6.51%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 182 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 148 (9.45%) MS Exchange
3 53 (3.38%) IIS
4 50 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (1.98%) Lync
9 27 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 21 (1.34%) Apache
12 20 (1.28%) SAS
13 19 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.89%) MS Project Server
16 8 (0.51%) Confluence
17 7 (0.45%) ArcGIS
17 7 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 504 (32.18%) MS Office
2 245 (15.64%) MS Project
3 221 (14.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 107 (6.83%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.51%) SPSS
7 7 (0.45%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.19%) FastStats
9 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.064%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.064%) InDesign
10 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 32 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.064%) Magento
8 1 (0.064%) Agresso
8 1 (0.064%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.064%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.66%) Office 365
2 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.77%) SaaS
4 9 (0.57%) PaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) Taleo
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.064%) IaaS
7 1 (0.064%) GitHub
7 1 (0.064%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.70%) DNS
1 58 (3.70%) SAN
2 57 (3.64%) Firewall
3 48 (3.07%) LAN
3 48 (3.07%) Internet
4 47 (3.00%) WAN
5 46 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 37 (2.36%) DHCP
7 31 (1.98%) VPN
8 23 (1.47%) LTE
8 23 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
8 23 (1.47%) VoIP
9 22 (1.40%) 3G
10 21 (1.34%) Intranet
11 20 (1.28%) NAS
12 17 (1.09%) 2G
13 16 (1.02%) LDAP
14 14 (0.89%) Wireless
14 14 (0.89%) SSL
15 13 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.53%) MS Access
3 48 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.92%) MySQL
8 23 (1.47%) Data Mining
9 19 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.09%) QlikView
11 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.83%) DTS
13 12 (0.77%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.70%) IDOL
15 10 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (2.75%) Visual Studio
2 24 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (0.64%) JIRA
5 6 (0.38%) Subversion
5 6 (0.38%) MSTest
6 5 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.19%) RSpec
8 3 (0.19%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.19%) JUnit
8 3 (0.19%) JMeter
8 3 (0.19%) Maven
8 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 299 (19.09%) Finance
2 194 (12.39%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.13%) Banking
4 46 (2.94%) Marketing
5 30 (1.92%) Retail
6 26 (1.66%) Billing
7 25 (1.60%) Military
8 21 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.15%) Back Office
11 14 (0.89%) Advertising
11 14 (0.89%) Publishing
12 12 (0.77%) Legal
13 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.57%) Automotive
15 9 (0.57%) Korean Language
16 6 (0.38%) Law
17 5 (0.32%) Games
17 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (24.20%) Analyst
2 123 (7.85%) Developer
3 107 (6.83%) Administrator
4 103 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 92 (5.87%) Coordinator
6 84 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 77 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 71 (4.53%) Consultant
9 66 (4.21%) Data Analyst
10 56 (3.58%) Business Analyst
10 56 (3.58%) Project Coordinator
11 54 (3.45%) Architect
12 48 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
13 42 (2.68%) 1st Line Support
14 40 (2.55%) Project Administrator
15 37 (2.36%) Service Analyst
16 35 (2.23%) Tester
16 35 (2.23%) Service Desk Analyst
16 35 (2.23%) PMO Analyst
17 33 (2.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (7.85%) .NET
2 72 (4.60%) XML
3 60 (3.83%) ASP.NET
4 58 (3.70%) HTML
5 39 (2.49%) Web Services
6 33 (2.11%) .NET Framework
7 27 (1.72%) JSP
8 23 (1.47%) CSS
9 22 (1.40%) REST
10 20 (1.28%) jQuery
10 20 (1.28%) WCF
11 15 (0.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (0.89%) Software Packaging
12 14 (0.89%) SOAP
13 13 (0.83%) WPF
14 11 (0.70%) Middleware
14 11 (0.70%) Application Packaging
15 10 (0.64%) XSLT
16 9 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 193 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 30 (1.92%) Clustering
5 28 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.40%) Open Source
7 20 (1.28%) NHS
8 15 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 15 (0.96%) PKI
9 13 (0.83%) iPad
10 12 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.70%) Statistics
12 10 (0.64%) PMI
12 10 (0.64%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.57%) Replication
13 9 (0.57%) iPhone
14 8 (0.51%) CMDB
14 8 (0.51%) Data Extraction
14 8 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 500 (31.93%) Windows
2 196 (12.52%) Windows 7
3 135 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 108 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 81 (5.17%) UNIX
7 76 (4.85%) Linux
8 53 (3.38%) Windows 8
9 34 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 23 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.09%) Android
13 15 (0.96%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (0.83%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.83%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.32%) Solaris
17 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (15.84%) Project Management
2 179 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 178 (11.37%) ITIL
4 108 (6.90%) Migration
5 93 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (4.60%) Project Planning
8 68 (4.34%) CRM
9 64 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (3.51%) Service Management
11 54 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 49 (3.13%) Validation
13 48 (3.07%) Change Management
14 47 (3.00%) Workflow
15 44 (2.81%) Time Management
16 42 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (2.62%) Data Analysis
17 41 (2.62%) Data Management
18 39 (2.49%) Programme Management
19 38 (2.43%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (14.56%) SQL
2 89 (5.68%) C#
3 60 (3.83%) VBA
4 58 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 55 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 44 (2.81%) VB
7 42 (2.68%) Java
8 37 (2.36%) T-SQL
9 32 (2.04%) C
10 27 (1.72%) VBScript
11 22 (1.40%) C++
12 20 (1.28%) PHP
13 19 (1.21%) Python
14 18 (1.15%) Perl
15 15 (0.96%) Ruby
16 14 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.38%) VB6
17 6 (0.38%) VC++
18 5 (0.32%) Apex Code
19 4 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 273 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 189 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 124 (7.92%) Degree
4 112 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (4.79%) DV Cleared
6 54 (3.45%) MCSE
7 51 (3.26%) ISTQB
8 43 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 38 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 36 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (1.92%) MCITP
11 30 (1.92%) PMP
12 29 (1.85%) MCP
13 23 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 22 (1.40%) ISEB
15 20 (1.28%) MOS
15 20 (1.28%) CISSP
16 15 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.30%) SLA
2 65 (4.15%) QA
3 15 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.32%) P3O
6 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) BS7799
7 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) BS25999
9 1 (0.064%) GAAP
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 271 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 69 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.36%) vSphere
4 31 (1.98%) VMware ESX
5 21 (1.34%) Terminal Services
6 20 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.89%) XenApp
9 13 (0.83%) Snort
10 12 (0.77%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.51%) vCloud
13 7 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.26%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.19%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.13%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 53 (3.38%) SCCM
2 31 (1.98%) SCOM
3 20 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 15 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.83%) HP SIM
6 13 (0.83%) ARCserve
6 13 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.57%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.45%) WMI
8 7 (0.45%) WSUS
9 5 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.32%) Unicenter
9 5 (0.32%) Netcool
9 5 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.32%) OVSD
10 4 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1008 (64.37%) Microsoft
2 127 (8.11%) VMware
3 109 (6.96%) Oracle
4 102 (6.51%) HP
5 81 (5.17%) Citrix
6 78 (4.98%) Cisco
7 58 (3.70%) SAP
8 45 (2.87%) Business Objects
9 29 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.66%) Lotus
11 25 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.60%) Symantec
12 23 (1.47%) Remedy
13 22 (1.40%) CA
14 20 (1.28%) Apple
15 17 (1.09%) IBM
16 16 (1.02%) McAfee
17 15 (0.96%) EMC
18 14 (0.89%) Planview
19 12 (0.77%) BMC
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum + attractive rates of pay
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £225 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Code Red Associates
Rate: £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago