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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 587 679 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.02% 6.84% 8.09%
As % of the Applications category 53.66% 53.01% 51.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 338 360
Median daily rate £350 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £189 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 99
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.90 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.66%
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
1094 1281 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.08% 12.90% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 688 724
Median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 116 187
Median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.90 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.32
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -5.33%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +8 173 £335 -10.66% 40
Berkshire +1 164 £345 +7.81% 26
Surrey 0 71 £375 +2.04% 28
Buckinghamshire -9 61 £419 +39.58% 21
Oxfordshire -14 44 £350 +27.27% 25
West Sussex -15 32 £400 +3.89% 10
Kent +11 20 £345 +53.33% 11
East Sussex -1 13 £203 -43.75% 10
Middlesex -4 2 £120 -65.86%
Sussex - 1 £220 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 832 (69.28%) Microsoft
2 423 (35.22%) MS Office
3 348 (28.98%) Windows
4 216 (17.99%) SQL
5 213 (17.74%) Finance
6 193 (16.07%) Security Cleared
7 190 (15.82%) Active Directory
8 184 (15.32%) MS PowerPoint
9 176 (14.65%) ITIL
10 174 (14.49%) Project Management
11 170 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
12 156 (12.99%) SQL Server
13 154 (12.82%) SC Cleared
14 145 (12.07%) Windows Server
15 143 (11.91%) SharePoint
16 135 (11.24%) .NET
17 131 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
18 128 (10.66%) Telecoms
19 125 (10.41%) Degree
20 123 (10.24%) C#
21 120 (9.99%) MS Visio
22 109 (9.08%) Office 365
23 107 (8.91%) Oracle
23 107 (8.91%) Linux
24 102 (8.49%) MS Project
25 101 (8.41%) Management Information System
26 98 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
27 97 (8.08%) PRINCE2
28 94 (7.83%) VMware
29 87 (7.24%) CRM

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
1 143 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 36 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 34 (2.83%) IIS
5 23 (1.92%) CMS
6 16 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.08%) SAS
9 12 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.75%) Apache
11 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.67%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.25%) Documentum
15 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 423 (35.22%) MS Office
2 184 (15.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 120 (9.99%) MS Visio
4 102 (8.49%) MS Project
5 18 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.58%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.083%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.50%) SAP hybris
6 5 (0.42%) Maximo
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.42%) Primavera
7 4 (0.33%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.33%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.25%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 109 (9.08%) Office 365
2 58 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.50%) IaaS
4 27 (2.25%) SaaS
5 14 (1.17%) PaaS
6 12 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.33%) Yammer
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.17%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.083%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.91%) DNS
2 55 (4.58%) VPN
3 48 (4.00%) DHCP
3 48 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 43 (3.58%) Internet
5 42 (3.50%) Firewall
6 39 (3.25%) SAN
7 25 (2.08%) LDAP
8 24 (2.00%) IPsec
8 24 (2.00%) WAN
9 22 (1.83%) LAN
10 21 (1.75%) HTTP
11 20 (1.67%) Skype
12 19 (1.58%) MPLS
12 19 (1.58%) Wireless
13 18 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (1.42%) Network Security
15 16 (1.33%) SSH
16 15 (1.25%) NetScaler
17 14 (1.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (2.58%) MS Access
6 30 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
8 24 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.17%) MySQL
13 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.92%) QlikView
15 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 30 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.67%) Selenium
4 17 (1.42%) NUnit
5 14 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.08%) JIRA
6 13 (1.08%) SpecFlow
7 12 (1.00%) Subversion
8 10 (0.83%) Xcode
9 8 (0.67%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.67%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.42%) Maven
12 5 (0.42%) MSI
13 4 (0.33%) FxCop
13 4 (0.33%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.33%) StyleCop
13 4 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 213 (17.74%) Finance
2 128 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 68 (5.66%) Marketing
4 50 (4.16%) Retail
5 34 (2.83%) Banking
6 28 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.25%) German Language
8 25 (2.08%) French Language
9 19 (1.58%) Advertising
10 17 (1.42%) Back Office
11 16 (1.33%) Spanish Language
12 15 (1.25%) Military
13 13 (1.08%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.83%) Electronics
15 9 (0.75%) Legal
16 8 (0.67%) Law
17 7 (0.58%) Billing
18 5 (0.42%) Publishing
19 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
20 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 240 (19.98%) Analyst
2 167 (13.91%) Developer
3 95 (7.91%) Project Manager
4 79 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 68 (5.66%) Administrator
6 64 (5.33%) Architect
7 58 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 54 (4.50%) Consultant
9 40 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 38 (3.16%) Desktop Support
10 38 (3.16%) Service Analyst
11 37 (3.08%) C# Developer
12 36 (3.00%) Coordinator
13 33 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
14 32 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
15 31 (2.58%) Support Analyst
16 30 (2.50%) Data Analyst
17 28 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
18 26 (2.16%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (11.24%) .NET
2 71 (5.91%) ASP.NET
2 71 (5.91%) HTML
3 70 (5.83%) CSS
4 64 (5.33%) Web Services
5 56 (4.66%) XML
6 35 (2.91%) jQuery
7 24 (2.00%) REST
8 23 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (1.50%) .NET Framework
9 18 (1.50%) Middleware
10 17 (1.42%) SAML
10 17 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (1.33%) J2EE
12 15 (1.25%) JSON
12 15 (1.25%) OpenID
13 14 (1.17%) Node.js
14 13 (1.08%) WCF
15 12 (1.00%) HTML5
15 12 (1.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 170 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.16%) PKI
7 16 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.25%) Clustering
8 15 (1.25%) Replication
9 14 (1.17%) iPad
9 14 (1.17%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.00%) e-Learning
11 12 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.92%) iPhone
12 11 (0.92%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.83%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.83%) Social Media
13 10 (0.83%) Statistics
13 10 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 348 (28.98%) Windows
2 145 (12.07%) Windows Server
3 107 (8.91%) Linux
4 69 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (5.50%) Windows 7
6 58 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (3.33%) Unix
8 33 (2.75%) Apple iOS
9 31 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 27 (2.25%) Windows 10
11 25 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.50%) Windows 8
14 17 (1.42%) Solaris
15 14 (1.17%) Android
16 12 (1.00%) AIX
17 10 (0.83%) CentOS
18 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.58%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (14.65%) ITIL
2 174 (14.49%) Project Management
3 131 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (8.08%) PRINCE2
6 87 (7.24%) CRM
7 69 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (5.33%) Migration
9 63 (5.25%) Change Management
10 47 (3.91%) Analytics
11 45 (3.75%) Mentoring
12 43 (3.58%) MVC
13 42 (3.50%) Data Analysis
14 40 (3.33%) SDLC
14 40 (3.33%) Service Delivery
15 39 (3.25%) Project Planning
15 39 (3.25%) Scrum
16 37 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (3.08%) Service Management
16 37 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 216 (17.99%) SQL
2 123 (10.24%) C#
3 78 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 61 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 60 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 59 (4.91%) Java
7 44 (3.66%) VB
8 39 (3.25%) VBScript
9 36 (3.00%) C
10 26 (2.16%) C++
11 22 (1.83%) Python
12 19 (1.58%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.33%) VBA
14 14 (1.17%) Perl
14 14 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.00%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.58%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.58%) PHP
18 5 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 193 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 154 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 125 (10.41%) Degree
4 78 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (3.91%) MCSE
6 33 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (2.66%) MCP
8 31 (2.58%) DV Cleared
9 25 (2.08%) CCNA
10 22 (1.83%) ISTQB
11 19 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.42%) MCSA
13 15 (1.25%) PMI Certification
14 14 (1.17%) PMP
15 13 (1.08%) CISSP
15 13 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (1.00%) ISEB
16 12 (1.00%) MCSD
17 11 (0.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.00%) SLA
2 22 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.58%) QA
4 10 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.58%) GAAP
6 7 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.50%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.42%) COSO
8 5 (0.42%) RMADS
8 5 (0.42%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.33%) SDET
10 3 (0.25%) MiFID
11 2 (0.17%) BS25999
11 2 (0.17%) FATCA
11 2 (0.17%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.083%) P3O
System Software
1 190 (15.82%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (1.67%) vSphere
6 19 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.58%) XenApp
7 12 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.92%) XenServer
9 10 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.42%) Firmware
11 5 (0.42%) NFS
11 5 (0.42%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.33%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 68 (5.66%) SCCM
2 38 (3.16%) SCOM
3 13 (1.08%) OpenAM
3 13 (1.08%) OpenIDM
4 10 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
5 9 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.75%) WSUS
6 8 (0.67%) Netcool
7 7 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.50%) SCSM
8 6 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.42%) OVSD
Vendors
1 832 (69.28%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.91%) Oracle
3 94 (7.83%) VMware
4 71 (5.91%) Citrix
5 64 (5.33%) SAP
6 63 (5.25%) Cisco
7 56 (4.66%) HP
8 45 (3.75%) Remedy
9 29 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.83%) IBM
12 19 (1.58%) Huawei
13 18 (1.50%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.33%) hybris
15 14 (1.17%) EMC
15 14 (1.17%) Ericsson
16 13 (1.08%) ForgeRock
16 13 (1.08%) Intel Security
16 13 (1.08%) Sophos
16 13 (1.08%) Tellabs
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: From £17,797 to £20,837 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.20 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £24,400 Pro-Rata
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £167 - £168 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £471 - £521 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £251 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £32000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
TOTO energy
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago