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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 726 783 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.62% 8.51% 7.08%
As % of the Applications category 54.75% 52.83% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 372 274
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.88 £14.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.00 £9.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £29.20 £24.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.24%
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
1326 1482 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.91% 16.11% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 710 568
Average daily rate £338 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 148 165
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 0 190 £350 +5.26% 57
Hampshire -1 167 £365 +21.66% 50
Buckinghamshire +2 126 £275 +0.91% 40
Surrey -15 87 £355 -4.69% 54
Oxfordshire -7 60 £380 +25.61% 22
West Sussex -13 41 £350 +9.37% 13
East Sussex -7 27 £360 +60.00% 8
Kent -4 19 £261 +4.50% 15
Middlesex +2 13 £395 +12.05% 1
M4 Corridor +5 1 £550 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 993 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 514 (33.62%) MS Office
3 428 (27.99%) Windows
4 322 (21.06%) Finance
5 302 (19.75%) SQL
6 294 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 254 (16.61%) MS PowerPoint
8 237 (15.50%) Active Directory
9 233 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
10 231 (15.11%) Project Management
11 226 (14.78%) SQL Server
12 217 (14.19%) ITIL
13 197 (12.88%) Telecoms
14 189 (12.36%) MS Project
15 180 (11.77%) SC Cleared
16 174 (11.38%) SharePoint
17 165 (10.79%) MS Visio
18 157 (10.27%) Windows 7
19 150 (9.81%) VMware
20 139 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
21 135 (8.83%) Degree
22 134 (8.76%) Migration
23 132 (8.63%) .NET
24 127 (8.31%) HP
25 123 (8.04%) PRINCE2
26 122 (7.98%) Oracle
27 119 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
28 116 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
29 113 (7.39%) Management Information System
30 101 (6.61%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 174 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 101 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 59 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (3.73%) Lync
5 36 (2.35%) IIS
6 35 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.44%) SAS
9 19 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.59%) Confluence
15 8 (0.52%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.39%) Apache
17 6 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
18 5 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 514 (33.62%) MS Office
2 254 (16.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 189 (12.36%) MS Project
4 165 (10.79%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.72%) PowerPivot
6 11 (0.72%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.33%) SPSS
9 4 (0.26%) Maya
10 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.20%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 59 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.46%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.39%) Primavera
6 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.26%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.20%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) Maximo
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CCM
9 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.065%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.22%) Office 365
2 22 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 12 (0.78%) SaaS
5 8 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.52%) IaaS
6 6 (0.39%) PaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.13%) Yammer
8 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.065%) Boomi
9 1 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.065%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.60%) Internet
2 53 (3.47%) DNS
3 50 (3.27%) SAN
3 50 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.27%) Firewall
4 45 (2.94%) ATM
5 36 (2.35%) VPN
6 35 (2.29%) LAN
7 30 (1.96%) DHCP
8 28 (1.83%) WAN
9 27 (1.77%) LDAP
10 23 (1.50%) 3G
10 23 (1.50%) 4G
11 20 (1.31%) Unified Communications
12 19 (1.24%) VoIP
12 19 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
13 18 (1.18%) LTE
14 16 (1.05%) VLAN
14 16 (1.05%) MPLS
14 16 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.34%) MS Access
6 50 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.57%) DB2
12 22 (1.44%) QlikView
13 21 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
16 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.65%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 25 (1.64%) SoapUI
4 20 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.24%) JIRA
6 15 (0.98%) JUnit
7 13 (0.85%) Selenium
8 9 (0.59%) HP UFT
8 9 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.52%) MSI
9 8 (0.52%) Maven
10 7 (0.46%) RSpec
10 7 (0.46%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.46%) JMeter
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.33%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.33%) ERwin
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.33%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 322 (21.06%) Finance
2 197 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 55 (3.60%) Banking
4 46 (3.01%) Marketing
5 45 (2.94%) Retail
6 41 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.70%) Legal
8 20 (1.31%) Publishing
9 18 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.11%) Electronics
11 10 (0.65%) German Language
12 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.59%) Automotive
13 8 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.46%) French Language
15 6 (0.39%) Billing
15 6 (0.39%) Back Office
16 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.26%) Games
17 4 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 413 (27.01%) Analyst
2 140 (9.16%) Developer
3 100 (6.54%) Project Manager
4 94 (6.15%) Data Analyst
5 76 (4.97%) Support Engineer
6 71 (4.64%) Coordinator
7 70 (4.58%) Administrator
8 67 (4.38%) Consultant
9 64 (4.19%) Business Analyst
10 55 (3.60%) Architect
11 51 (3.34%) Support Analyst
12 42 (2.75%) Test Analyst
13 33 (2.16%) Desktop Support
13 33 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support
14 32 (2.09%) Project Coordinator
14 32 (2.09%) Service Analyst
15 31 (2.03%) C# Developer
15 31 (2.03%) Service Desk Analyst
16 30 (1.96%) Desktop Engineer
17 28 (1.83%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.63%) .NET
2 84 (5.49%) HTML
3 70 (4.58%) XML
4 59 (3.86%) ASP.NET
5 36 (2.35%) Web Services
6 32 (2.09%) CSS
7 31 (2.03%) SOAP
7 31 (2.03%) WCF
8 27 (1.77%) .NET Framework
9 23 (1.50%) jQuery
10 22 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (1.44%) JSP
11 14 (0.92%) Application Packaging
12 13 (0.85%) REST
12 13 (0.85%) HTML5
13 12 (0.78%) Middleware
14 11 (0.72%) Entity Framework
14 11 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (0.72%) WPF
15 10 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 233 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (7.39%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 31 (2.03%) Clustering
5 27 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 27 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.64%) User Experience
6 25 (1.64%) Statistics
7 24 (1.57%) CMDB
8 19 (1.24%) NHS
9 18 (1.18%) Replication
9 18 (1.18%) PKI
10 16 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 12 (0.78%) Economics
11 12 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.78%) PMI
12 10 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.59%) Data Extraction
13 9 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 428 (27.99%) Windows
2 157 (10.27%) Windows 7
3 119 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (6.21%) UNIX
5 89 (5.82%) Linux
6 70 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.27%) Windows XP
9 42 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.05%) Solaris
11 15 (0.98%) AIX
11 15 (0.98%) Android
12 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.33%) CentOS
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (15.11%) Project Management
2 217 (14.19%) ITIL
3 139 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (8.76%) Migration
5 123 (8.04%) PRINCE2
6 116 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 101 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
8 93 (6.08%) Data Analysis
9 88 (5.76%) CRM
10 75 (4.91%) Change Management
11 62 (4.05%) Service Management
11 62 (4.05%) Project Planning
12 57 (3.73%) Time Management
13 52 (3.40%) Business Analysis
14 51 (3.34%) Data Modelling
15 48 (3.14%) Incident Management
16 47 (3.07%) Test Scripting
16 47 (3.07%) Service Delivery
17 46 (3.01%) Change Control
18 45 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (19.75%) SQL
2 89 (5.82%) C#
3 81 (5.30%) PowerShell
4 67 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 63 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 56 (3.66%) VBA
7 44 (2.88%) VB
8 40 (2.62%) Java
9 24 (1.57%) Perl
10 20 (1.31%) VBScript
10 20 (1.31%) C
11 12 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.72%) Python
13 10 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.59%) PHP
14 9 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.46%) Ruby
15 7 (0.46%) XQuery
16 6 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 294 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 180 (11.77%) SC Cleared
3 135 (8.83%) Degree
4 92 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (5.62%) DV Cleared
6 58 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (3.34%) ISEB
8 47 (3.07%) MCSE
9 40 (2.62%) ISTQB
10 36 (2.35%) MCITP
11 32 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 29 (1.90%) CCNA
13 28 (1.83%) PMI Certification
14 24 (1.57%) PMP
15 23 (1.50%) CCNP
16 21 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 20 (1.31%) HND
18 19 (1.24%) MCP
18 19 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
19 17 (1.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.17%) SLA
2 54 (3.53%) QA
3 13 (0.85%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.52%) P3O
7 7 (0.46%) COBIT
8 6 (0.39%) COSO
9 5 (0.33%) BS25999
10 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.065%) GAAP
12 1 (0.065%) BS15000
System Software
1 237 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 96 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.77%) XenApp
4 27 (1.77%) vSphere
5 17 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.46%) Docker
10 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.39%) NFS
11 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.33%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.33%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.33%) vCloud
11 5 (0.33%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.26%) XenServer
12 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 86 (5.62%) SCCM
2 24 (1.57%) SCOM
3 21 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.05%) Puppet
4 16 (1.05%) OVSD
5 13 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.78%) WSUS
7 11 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.72%) OpenView
8 10 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.52%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.46%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
11 7 (0.46%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.39%) vMotion
12 6 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 993 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 150 (9.81%) VMware
3 127 (8.31%) HP
4 122 (7.98%) Oracle
5 93 (6.08%) Cisco
6 77 (5.04%) Citrix
7 70 (4.58%) SAP
8 31 (2.03%) Remedy
9 24 (1.57%) McAfee
10 21 (1.37%) NetApp
11 20 (1.31%) CA
11 20 (1.31%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.24%) IBM
12 19 (1.24%) Adobe
13 17 (1.11%) EMC
14 16 (1.05%) Symantec
14 16 (1.05%) Google
15 15 (0.98%) SolarWinds
16 14 (0.92%) Dell
17 13 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £295.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Amersham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 450 per day + D.O.E
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago