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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 581 732 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.53% 7.66% 8.65%
As % of the Applications category 54.50% 54.63% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 367 361
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £189 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 80 55
Median hourly rate £19.44 £15.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -5.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.03 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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
1066 1340 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.98% 14.02% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 683 698
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 148 142
Median hourly rate £19.44 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.52 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Berkshire -3 172 £355 +1.42% 47
Hampshire +2 163 £328 -10.13% 50
Surrey +7 92 £369 +1.72% 41
Buckinghamshire -21 52 £425 +41.66% 20
West Sussex -10 32 £273 -24.04% 15
Kent +14 31 £375 +43.54% 13
Oxfordshire -27 19 £310 -18.42% 20
East Sussex -6 10 £195 -51.85% 5
Middlesex -12 3 £325 -17.72% 3
Sussex - 1 £525 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 841 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 438 (34.09%) MS Office
3 394 (30.66%) Windows
4 256 (19.92%) SQL
5 235 (18.29%) Security Cleared
6 233 (18.13%) Active Directory
7 220 (17.12%) Finance
8 212 (16.50%) ITIL
9 203 (15.80%) Project Management
10 196 (15.25%) SQL Server
11 184 (14.32%) MS PowerPoint
12 181 (14.09%) SC Cleared
13 172 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
14 167 (13.00%) Windows Server
15 154 (11.98%) .NET
16 151 (11.75%) MS Project
17 144 (11.21%) Telecoms
18 143 (11.13%) Degree
19 132 (10.27%) SharePoint
20 131 (10.19%) PRINCE2
21 130 (10.12%) Oracle
22 129 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
23 123 (9.57%) C#
24 117 (9.11%) MS Visio
25 114 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
26 112 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
27 110 (8.56%) Linux
27 110 (8.56%) Management Information System
28 107 (8.33%) VMware
28 107 (8.33%) 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
1 132 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 80 (6.23%) MS Exchange
3 59 (4.59%) IIS
4 33 (2.57%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.71%) SAS
6 20 (1.56%) CMS
7 15 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.09%) Apache
8 14 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.62%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.47%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 438 (34.09%) MS Office
2 184 (14.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 151 (11.75%) MS Project
4 117 (9.11%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.54%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.31%) SPSS
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (0.23%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.078%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 50 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Primavera
2 10 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.70%) Maximo
4 6 (0.47%) ResourceLink
4 6 (0.47%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.23%) Aligne
7 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.06%) Office 365
2 55 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.32%) SaaS
4 15 (1.17%) IaaS
4 15 (1.17%) PaaS
5 12 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.078%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 80 (6.23%) DNS
2 73 (5.68%) VPN
3 59 (4.59%) TCP/IP
4 57 (4.44%) DHCP
5 51 (3.97%) SAN
6 46 (3.58%) Internet
7 45 (3.50%) Firewall
8 34 (2.65%) IPsec
9 28 (2.18%) HTTP
9 28 (2.18%) LDAP
10 26 (2.02%) WAN
11 24 (1.87%) LAN
12 23 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (1.63%) Skype
13 21 (1.63%) Wireless
14 20 (1.56%) SMTP
15 18 (1.40%) IPv6
15 18 (1.40%) LTE
15 18 (1.40%) MPLS
15 18 (1.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
4 41 (3.19%) MS Access
5 39 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.86%) QlikView
15 9 (0.70%) Big Data
15 9 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.48%) JIRA
4 16 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.25%) NUnit
4 16 (1.25%) Subversion
5 15 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.01%) Selenium
7 10 (0.78%) Xcode
8 9 (0.70%) SpecFlow
9 8 (0.62%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.62%) LoadRunner
9 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.47%) Maven
10 6 (0.47%) MSI
11 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.31%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 220 (17.12%) Finance
2 144 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 60 (4.67%) Marketing
4 42 (3.27%) Banking
5 40 (3.11%) Retail
6 27 (2.10%) German Language
7 26 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.71%) French Language
9 20 (1.56%) Spanish Language
10 15 (1.17%) Back Office
11 14 (1.09%) Military
12 13 (1.01%) Advertising
13 12 (0.93%) Electronics
14 11 (0.86%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.62%) Law
15 8 (0.62%) Legal
16 5 (0.39%) Billing
17 4 (0.31%) Games
17 4 (0.31%) Publishing
18 3 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 273 (21.25%) Analyst
2 158 (12.30%) Developer
3 103 (8.02%) Support Engineer
4 100 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 72 (5.60%) Consultant
6 65 (5.06%) Administrator
7 50 (3.89%) .NET Developer
7 50 (3.89%) Data Analyst
8 44 (3.42%) Coordinator
9 40 (3.11%) Architect
10 39 (3.04%) C# Developer
11 36 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (2.72%) Business Analyst
12 35 (2.72%) SQL Developer
13 33 (2.57%) Desktop Support
13 33 (2.57%) Service Analyst
14 32 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
14 32 (2.49%) Support Analyst
15 27 (2.10%) Network Engineer
15 27 (2.10%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (11.98%) .NET
2 85 (6.61%) CSS
2 85 (6.61%) HTML
3 80 (6.23%) ASP.NET
4 78 (6.07%) XML
5 68 (5.29%) Web Services
6 40 (3.11%) jQuery
7 29 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (2.10%) .NET Framework
9 25 (1.95%) HTML5
10 24 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (1.56%) REST
12 15 (1.17%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.17%) SAML
12 15 (1.17%) SOAP
13 14 (1.09%) JSON
14 13 (1.01%) ADO.NET
15 12 (0.93%) Middleware
15 12 (0.93%) WCF
16 11 (0.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 172 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 51 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 24 (1.87%) PKI
7 21 (1.63%) Clustering
8 20 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 17 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.25%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.17%) iPad
12 14 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.09%) NHS
12 14 (1.09%) Smart Meter
13 13 (1.01%) Replication
13 13 (1.01%) Statistics
14 12 (0.93%) iPhone
15 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 394 (30.66%) Windows
2 167 (13.00%) Windows Server
3 110 (8.56%) Linux
4 77 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 68 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (5.21%) Unix
8 54 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 25 (1.95%) Windows 10
11 24 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 17 (1.32%) Windows 8
14 16 (1.25%) AIX
15 13 (1.01%) CentOS
16 12 (0.93%) Solaris
17 8 (0.62%) Android
17 8 (0.62%) zOS
18 5 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (16.50%) ITIL
2 203 (15.80%) Project Management
3 131 (10.19%) PRINCE2
4 129 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 107 (8.33%) CRM
7 89 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
8 85 (6.61%) Migration
9 69 (5.37%) Service Management
10 64 (4.98%) Change Management
11 55 (4.28%) Data Analysis
12 53 (4.12%) ITIL V3
13 51 (3.97%) Workflow
14 50 (3.89%) Mentoring
15 49 (3.81%) Analytics
15 49 (3.81%) Project Planning
16 44 (3.42%) MVC
16 44 (3.42%) Time Management
17 43 (3.35%) SDLC
18 41 (3.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (19.92%) SQL
2 123 (9.57%) C#
3 90 (7.00%) PowerShell
4 87 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 63 (4.90%) Java
6 61 (4.75%) T-SQL
6 61 (4.75%) VB
7 53 (4.12%) VBScript
8 51 (3.97%) C
9 24 (1.87%) C++
10 22 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.63%) Python
12 16 (1.25%) PHP
13 14 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.01%) VBA
15 12 (0.93%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.86%) Perl
17 10 (0.78%) R
18 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 235 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 181 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 143 (11.13%) Degree
4 112 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (4.98%) MCSE
6 46 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 32 (2.49%) MCSA
9 31 (2.41%) CCNA
9 31 (2.41%) MCP
10 30 (2.33%) MCITP
11 28 (2.18%) ISTQB
12 26 (2.02%) ISEB
13 22 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (1.56%) PMI Certification
14 20 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 19 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.48%) MCSD
16 16 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 16 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.99%) SLA
2 17 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.32%) QA
3 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.54%) GAAP
5 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.47%) RMADS
6 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.31%) COBIT
7 4 (0.31%) COSO
7 4 (0.31%) SAS 70
7 4 (0.31%) SDET
8 3 (0.23%) BS25999
8 3 (0.23%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.23%) MiFID
8 3 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 233 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (2.02%) vSphere
6 24 (1.87%) XenApp
7 18 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.62%) NFS
9 8 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.47%) Docker
11 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.47%) XenServer
12 5 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.39%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.31%) Firmware
13 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 76 (5.91%) SCCM
2 48 (3.74%) SCOM
3 20 (1.56%) WSUS
4 17 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 13 (1.01%) Netcool
6 13 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.78%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.70%) SCSM
9 8 (0.62%) Amdocs OSS
9 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.62%) OpenAM
9 8 (0.62%) OpenIDM
9 8 (0.62%) OVSD
9 8 (0.62%) SCDPM
10 6 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 841 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 130 (10.12%) Oracle
3 107 (8.33%) VMware
4 86 (6.69%) HP
5 82 (6.38%) Citrix
6 80 (6.23%) Cisco
7 77 (5.99%) SAP
8 55 (4.28%) Remedy
9 32 (2.49%) IBM
10 28 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.87%) Ericsson
12 20 (1.56%) EMC
12 20 (1.56%) Huawei
13 15 (1.17%) Amdocs
13 15 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.09%) BMC
14 14 (1.09%) Google
14 14 (1.09%) Intel Security
15 13 (1.01%) Adobe
15 13 (1.01%) Blue Coat
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