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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 556 715 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.47% 7.28% 8.24%
As % of the Applications category 52.50% 54.08% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 354 364
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £186 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 77
Median hourly rate £19.52 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.90 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+12.37% -7.81%
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
1059 1322 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.32% 13.45% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 697 718
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 130 154
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.65 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +7 188 £330 -9.58% 57
Berkshire -4 139 £375 +9.09% 35
Surrey +7 76 £375 +7.14% 33
Buckinghamshire -19 51 £425 +41.66% 13
West Sussex -13 38 £370 +0.68% 9
Kent +18 28 £335 -18.78% 8
Oxfordshire -33 18 £400 +33.33% 18
East Sussex -6 11 £203 -43.75% 9
Middlesex -10 3 £120 -69.62% 1
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 28 August 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.

1 830 (67.32%) Microsoft
2 418 (33.90%) MS Office
3 362 (29.36%) Windows
4 237 (19.22%) SQL
5 218 (17.68%) Security Cleared
6 211 (17.11%) Active Directory
7 203 (16.46%) Finance
8 187 (15.17%) ITIL
9 186 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
10 179 (14.52%) Project Management
11 175 (14.19%) SQL Server
12 169 (13.71%) SC Cleared
13 162 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
14 149 (12.08%) Windows Server
15 143 (11.60%) .NET
16 140 (11.35%) Telecoms
17 128 (10.38%) SharePoint
18 123 (9.98%) Degree
19 122 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
19 122 (9.89%) MS Project
20 118 (9.57%) C#
21 116 (9.41%) MS Visio
22 111 (9.00%) PRINCE2
23 107 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
24 105 (8.52%) Management Information System
24 105 (8.52%) Linux
24 105 (8.52%) Oracle
25 97 (7.87%) CRM
26 95 (7.70%) VMware
27 94 (7.62%) PowerShell

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
1 128 (10.38%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 42 (3.41%) IIS
4 34 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 26 (2.11%) CMS
6 18 (1.46%) SAS
7 16 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.81%) Apache
9 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.65%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.24%) Documentum
13 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 418 (33.90%) MS Office
2 186 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 122 (9.89%) MS Project
4 116 (9.41%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.49%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.41%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.24%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.16%) SPSS
12 1 (0.081%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 47 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.49%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.41%) Maximo
6 5 (0.41%) Primavera
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.32%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.24%) Aligne
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.24%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.73%) Office 365
2 53 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.46%) SaaS
4 17 (1.38%) IaaS
5 15 (1.22%) PaaS
6 9 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
10 2 (0.16%) Yammer
11 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.00%) DNS
2 65 (5.27%) VPN
3 54 (4.38%) DHCP
4 53 (4.30%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.97%) Internet
6 45 (3.65%) SAN
7 40 (3.24%) Firewall
8 33 (2.68%) IPsec
9 32 (2.60%) LDAP
10 27 (2.19%) HTTP
11 24 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (1.87%) WAN
13 22 (1.78%) Skype
14 20 (1.62%) LAN
14 20 (1.62%) LTE
15 19 (1.54%) MPLS
16 17 (1.38%) SSH
16 17 (1.38%) Wireless
17 16 (1.30%) IPv6
17 16 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
5 33 (2.68%) MS Access
6 30 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.89%) QlikView
11 10 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.73%) MySQL
12 9 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 30 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.38%) JIRA
3 17 (1.38%) Selenium
4 16 (1.30%) NUnit
5 15 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.05%) Subversion
7 12 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.81%) Xcode
9 8 (0.65%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.57%) MSI
11 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.49%) Maven
12 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.32%) Grunt
13 4 (0.32%) Moq
13 4 (0.32%) NDepend
General
1 203 (16.46%) Finance
2 140 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 62 (5.03%) Marketing
4 46 (3.73%) Retail
5 33 (2.68%) Banking
6 29 (2.35%) German Language
6 29 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.03%) French Language
8 23 (1.87%) Spanish Language
9 16 (1.30%) Advertising
10 15 (1.22%) Italian Language
11 14 (1.14%) Military
12 13 (1.05%) Back Office
13 12 (0.97%) Electronics
14 10 (0.81%) Legal
15 9 (0.73%) Law
16 5 (0.41%) Billing
17 4 (0.32%) Publishing
18 3 (0.24%) Automotive
18 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 240 (19.46%) Analyst
2 162 (13.14%) Developer
3 95 (7.70%) Project Manager
3 95 (7.70%) Support Engineer
4 69 (5.60%) Consultant
5 68 (5.52%) Administrator
6 52 (4.22%) .NET Developer
6 52 (4.22%) Architect
7 47 (3.81%) Coordinator
8 39 (3.16%) Business Analyst
8 39 (3.16%) C# Developer
9 36 (2.92%) Desktop Support
10 35 (2.84%) Data Analyst
11 33 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 32 (2.60%) Service Analyst
13 31 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 31 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
14 29 (2.35%) Service Desk Analyst
14 29 (2.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (11.60%) .NET
2 83 (6.73%) HTML
3 79 (6.41%) CSS
4 76 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 67 (5.43%) Web Services
5 67 (5.43%) XML
6 37 (3.00%) jQuery
7 26 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (2.03%) REST
9 23 (1.87%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.70%) SAML
10 21 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (1.46%) HTML5
12 17 (1.38%) J2EE
13 16 (1.30%) OpenID
14 15 (1.22%) JSON
15 14 (1.14%) Node.js
15 14 (1.14%) WCF
16 13 (1.05%) OAuth
17 12 (0.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 25 (2.03%) PKI
7 20 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.30%) Clustering
9 16 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.30%) Replication
10 15 (1.22%) Mathematics
11 14 (1.14%) iPad
11 14 (1.14%) NHS
12 13 (1.05%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.89%) iPhone
14 10 (0.81%) Cryptography
14 10 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.73%) Statistics
15 9 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 362 (29.36%) Windows
2 149 (12.08%) Windows Server
3 105 (8.52%) Linux
4 69 (5.60%) Windows 7
5 66 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (4.38%) Unix
8 34 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (2.43%) Apple iOS
9 30 (2.43%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.95%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.46%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.22%) Solaris
15 12 (0.97%) CentOS
16 11 (0.89%) AIX
16 11 (0.89%) Android
17 7 (0.57%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (15.17%) ITIL
2 179 (14.52%) Project Management
3 122 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (9.00%) PRINCE2
5 107 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (7.87%) CRM
7 80 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 68 (5.52%) Migration
9 64 (5.19%) Change Management
10 51 (4.14%) ITIL V3
10 51 (4.14%) Service Management
11 46 (3.73%) Mentoring
12 44 (3.57%) Analytics
13 43 (3.49%) Data Analysis
13 43 (3.49%) MVC
14 41 (3.33%) Workflow
15 40 (3.24%) SDLC
16 39 (3.16%) Project Planning
16 39 (3.16%) Time Management
17 37 (3.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 237 (19.22%) SQL
2 118 (9.57%) C#
3 94 (7.62%) PowerShell
4 86 (6.97%) JavaScript
5 67 (5.43%) Java
5 67 (5.43%) T-SQL
6 61 (4.95%) VBScript
7 60 (4.87%) VB
8 43 (3.49%) C
9 31 (2.51%) C++
10 22 (1.78%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.54%) Python
12 14 (1.14%) VBA
13 13 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.97%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.89%) PHP
16 10 (0.81%) Perl
17 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.57%) R
19 5 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 218 (17.68%) Security Cleared
2 169 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 123 (9.98%) Degree
4 92 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (4.38%) MCSE
6 38 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 30 (2.43%) MCP
9 29 (2.35%) ISTQB
10 26 (2.11%) MCSA
11 24 (1.95%) CCNA
12 22 (1.78%) ISEB
13 20 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.62%) PMI Certification
14 17 (1.38%) MCITP
15 16 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 16 (1.30%) MCSD
16 14 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.16%) SLA
2 20 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.30%) QA
4 10 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.57%) GAAP
7 6 (0.49%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.49%) RMADS
8 4 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.32%) COSO
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.32%) SDET
9 3 (0.24%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) BS25999
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.16%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 211 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.87%) XenApp
5 21 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.30%) vSphere
7 12 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.65%) NFS
9 8 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.49%) Docker
11 6 (0.49%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.41%) Firmware
12 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.32%) XenServer
14 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.16%) iptables
Systems Management
1 75 (6.08%) SCCM
2 48 (3.89%) SCOM
3 15 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (1.14%) OpenAM
4 14 (1.14%) OpenIDM
5 12 (0.97%) WSUS
6 11 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.89%) Netcool
7 9 (0.73%) SCSM
7 9 (0.73%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.65%) SCDPM
8 8 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
9 7 (0.57%) OVSD
10 6 (0.49%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.49%) Puppet
11 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 830 (67.32%) Microsoft
2 105 (8.52%) Oracle
3 95 (7.70%) VMware
4 77 (6.24%) HP
5 76 (6.16%) Cisco
6 71 (5.76%) Citrix
7 60 (4.87%) SAP
8 45 (3.65%) Remedy
9 30 (2.43%) IBM
10 25 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.87%) Ericsson
12 17 (1.38%) Amdocs
12 17 (1.38%) Huawei
13 15 (1.22%) EMC
14 14 (1.14%) Adobe
14 14 (1.14%) BMC
14 14 (1.14%) ForgeRock
14 14 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.05%) F5
16 12 (0.97%) Google
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.20 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £8.00 - £11.79 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.20 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £7.22 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International
Rate: 400
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum £32,000 - £42,000 plus £6,000 car al
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £145 - £155 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Sovereign Housing Association
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + 33 days' holiday, discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
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Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
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