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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 664 758 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.26% 8.11% 8.45%
As % of the Applications category 57.49% 54.07% 52.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 385 343
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 53
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.30% -13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £9.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £24.12 £84.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
1155 1402 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.63% 15.00% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 667 673
Median daily rate £350 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 140 150
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £10.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £26.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -5 216 £350 - 33
Hampshire +1 158 £350 - 56
Surrey -1 109 £363 -4.91% 39
Buckinghamshire -12 74 £425 +56.82% 11
West Sussex -29 45 £400 - 13
Kent -5 24 £375 +10.29% 8
Oxfordshire -6 21 £310 -22.50% 13
East Sussex -13 6 £313 -26.47% 12
Middlesex -11 4 £338 -5.12%
Sussex - 3 £525 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 786 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 413 (33.50%) MS Office
3 370 (30.01%) Windows
4 266 (21.57%) SQL
5 226 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 218 (17.68%) Project Management
7 215 (17.44%) Finance
7 215 (17.44%) SQL Server
8 212 (17.19%) Active Directory
9 183 (14.84%) ITIL
10 174 (14.11%) SC Cleared
11 169 (13.71%) MS Project
12 166 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
13 157 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
14 154 (12.49%) Windows Server
15 149 (12.08%) .NET
16 140 (11.35%) PRINCE2
17 138 (11.19%) SharePoint
18 134 (10.87%) Telecoms
19 128 (10.38%) Degree
20 126 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
20 126 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 123 (9.98%) Oracle
22 120 (9.73%) C#
23 116 (9.41%) VMware
24 106 (8.60%) CRM
25 105 (8.52%) Linux
26 101 (8.19%) Management Information System
27 97 (7.87%) HP
28 96 (7.79%) MS Visio

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
1 138 (11.19%) SharePoint
2 75 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 66 (5.35%) IIS
4 20 (1.62%) SAS
5 18 (1.46%) Apache
6 17 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.22%) CMS
7 15 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.22%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.81%) JBoss
10 9 (0.73%) Confluence
10 9 (0.73%) Node.js
10 9 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.49%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 413 (33.50%) MS Office
2 169 (13.71%) MS Project
3 166 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 96 (7.79%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.81%) Acrobat
7 9 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.41%) SPSS
10 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.32%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.081%) InDesign
12 1 (0.081%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.081%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 54 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.73%) Maximo
4 8 (0.65%) Primavera
5 7 (0.57%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.41%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.24%) Aligne
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.081%) HFM
10 1 (0.081%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.081%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (3.81%) Office 365
3 13 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.97%) IaaS
5 11 (0.89%) PaaS
6 8 (0.65%) SaaS
7 6 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) AdWords
10 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.16%) Yammer
11 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.081%) Scribe Online
11 1 (0.081%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.65%) DNS
2 71 (5.76%) VPN
3 60 (4.87%) DHCP
4 51 (4.14%) SAN
4 51 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 48 (3.89%) Firewall
6 36 (2.92%) Internet
7 34 (2.76%) IPsec
8 28 (2.27%) LDAP
9 24 (1.95%) HTTP
10 23 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (1.78%) SMTP
12 19 (1.54%) WAN
13 18 (1.46%) Skype
14 17 (1.38%) IPv6
14 17 (1.38%) Wireless
15 16 (1.30%) ATM
15 16 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
15 16 (1.30%) VLAN
16 15 (1.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (3.49%) MS Access
5 39 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 34 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.05%) MySQL
13 12 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.89%) Big Data
15 10 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.81%) DB2
15 10 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 26 (2.11%) JIRA
4 21 (1.70%) Subversion
5 18 (1.46%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.14%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.05%) Selenium
8 10 (0.81%) NUnit
9 9 (0.73%) Maven
10 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.57%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.49%) Toad
13 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.41%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.41%) JUnit
13 5 (0.41%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.41%) Xcode
14 4 (0.32%) Grunt
14 4 (0.32%) Moq
General
1 215 (17.44%) Finance
2 134 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 65 (5.27%) Marketing
4 45 (3.65%) Banking
5 36 (2.92%) Retail
6 28 (2.27%) German Language
7 25 (2.03%) French Language
8 23 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.87%) Spanish Language
9 12 (0.97%) Publishing
10 10 (0.81%) Advertising
10 10 (0.81%) Electronics
10 10 (0.81%) Italian Language
10 10 (0.81%) Military
11 9 (0.73%) Legal
11 9 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.65%) Back Office
12 8 (0.65%) Law
13 7 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 265 (21.49%) Analyst
2 161 (13.06%) Developer
3 97 (7.87%) Support Engineer
4 92 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 68 (5.52%) Consultant
6 58 (4.70%) Data Analyst
7 55 (4.46%) Coordinator
8 53 (4.30%) Administrator
9 42 (3.41%) .NET Developer
10 39 (3.16%) SQL Developer
11 34 (2.76%) Support Analyst
12 33 (2.68%) Architect
12 33 (2.68%) Business Analyst
13 32 (2.60%) C# Developer
14 31 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (2.51%) Service Analyst
15 28 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (2.27%) Project Coordinator
16 27 (2.19%) Network Engineer
17 26 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (12.08%) .NET
2 78 (6.33%) HTML
3 77 (6.24%) XML
4 72 (5.84%) ASP.NET
5 68 (5.52%) CSS
6 54 (4.38%) Web Services
7 36 (2.92%) jQuery
8 28 (2.27%) HTML5
9 27 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 27 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (1.70%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.38%) ADO.NET
13 16 (1.30%) SOAP
14 15 (1.22%) Entity Framework
15 13 (1.05%) Laravel
16 12 (0.97%) Middleware
16 12 (0.97%) SAML
17 10 (0.81%) REST
18 8 (0.65%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 71 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 42 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 25 (2.03%) PKI
7 18 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.14%) Clustering
9 14 (1.14%) Statistics
10 13 (1.05%) NHS
11 12 (0.97%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.89%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.73%) Cryptography
14 9 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.73%) iPad
14 9 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.65%) Contactless
15 8 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 370 (30.01%) Windows
2 154 (12.49%) Windows Server
3 105 (8.52%) Linux
4 82 (6.65%) Unix
5 78 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (5.27%) Windows 7
7 64 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.87%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.30%) AIX
12 15 (1.22%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.97%) CentOS
13 12 (0.97%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.89%) Solaris
14 11 (0.89%) zOS
15 5 (0.41%) Android
15 5 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (17.68%) Project Management
2 183 (14.84%) ITIL
3 140 (11.35%) PRINCE2
4 126 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (8.60%) CRM
6 89 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
8 83 (6.73%) Migration
9 67 (5.43%) Data Analysis
9 67 (5.43%) Service Management
10 58 (4.70%) Change Management
11 50 (4.06%) Time Management
12 48 (3.89%) ITIL V3
12 48 (3.89%) Programme Management
13 45 (3.65%) Analytics
13 45 (3.65%) Workflow
14 43 (3.49%) Mentoring
14 43 (3.49%) Project Planning
14 43 (3.49%) SDLC
15 41 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 266 (21.57%) SQL
2 120 (9.73%) C#
3 95 (7.70%) PowerShell
4 76 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 66 (5.35%) T-SQL
5 66 (5.35%) VB
6 63 (5.11%) Java
7 56 (4.54%) C
8 52 (4.22%) VBScript
9 30 (2.43%) C++
10 24 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 22 (1.78%) Python
11 22 (1.78%) VBA
12 21 (1.70%) PHP
13 19 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.30%) Perl
15 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.57%) Jython
16 7 (0.57%) R
17 5 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 226 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 174 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 128 (10.38%) Degree
4 126 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (5.52%) MCSE
6 48 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 36 (2.92%) MCITP
8 36 (2.92%) MCSA
9 30 (2.43%) ISEB
10 29 (2.35%) CCNA
11 28 (2.27%) ISTQB
12 25 (2.03%) MCP
13 21 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (1.62%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 19 (1.54%) MCSD
16 17 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 17 (1.38%) PMP
17 15 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.03%) SLA
2 19 (1.54%) QA
3 16 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.49%) COBIT
6 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.32%) COSO
7 4 (0.32%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.32%) RMADS
7 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.24%) MiFID
8 3 (0.24%) SDET
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.081%) BS25999
10 1 (0.081%) GAMP
10 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 212 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 74 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.68%) vSphere
5 18 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.38%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.22%) XenApp
8 9 (0.73%) XenServer
9 8 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.57%) Docker
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.57%) NFS
11 6 (0.49%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.41%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.24%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.081%) Samba
Systems Management
1 57 (4.62%) SCCM
2 37 (3.00%) SCOM
3 29 (2.35%) WSUS
4 17 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (1.05%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.89%) Netcool
9 7 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.57%) OVSD
9 7 (0.57%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.49%) Ansible
10 6 (0.49%) BMC Marimba
10 6 (0.49%) Puppet
10 6 (0.49%) SCSM
10 6 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.41%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 786 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 123 (9.98%) Oracle
3 116 (9.41%) VMware
4 97 (7.87%) HP
5 79 (6.41%) Cisco
6 66 (5.35%) SAP
7 60 (4.87%) Citrix
8 43 (3.49%) Remedy
9 38 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.51%) IBM
11 20 (1.62%) Ericsson
12 19 (1.54%) Intel Security
13 17 (1.38%) Amdocs
13 17 (1.38%) EMC
14 16 (1.30%) Dell
15 14 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.14%) Tableau
16 13 (1.05%) Google
17 12 (0.97%) Huawei
18 11 (0.89%) Blue Coat
South East
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £85 - £110 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Premier IT
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £326.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £17.00 per hour + Please quote
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Circa £30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9 - £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Nego
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computacenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago