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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 769 655 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.28% 7.49% 7.27%
As % of the Applications category 52.14% 53.17% 48.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 294 307
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £140 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 52 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.12 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £24.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
1475 1232 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.88% 14.08% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 580 612
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 136 177
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £25.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 190 £370 +27.58% 54
Hampshire +6 151 £290 -17.14% 57
Buckinghamshire +1 133 £253 -3.80% 28
Surrey +3 125 £375 +15.38% 66
Oxfordshire +1 52 £350 +27.27% 33
West Sussex +9 43 £250 -37.50% 12
East Sussex +17 38 £338 -1.45% 7
Middlesex -6 15 £340 +0.74% 3
Kent -23 15 £188 -34.78% 21
Sussex - 1 £420 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 977 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 510 (33.25%) MS Office
3 488 (31.81%) Windows
4 315 (20.53%) Finance
5 264 (17.21%) Active Directory
6 257 (16.75%) Security Cleared
7 247 (16.10%) Project Management
8 243 (15.84%) SQL
9 227 (14.80%) MS Project
10 218 (14.21%) MS PowerPoint
11 194 (12.65%) SQL Server
12 192 (12.52%) Windows 7
13 183 (11.93%) PRINCE2
14 181 (11.80%) Telecoms
15 180 (11.73%) SharePoint
16 179 (11.67%) ITIL
17 177 (11.54%) SC Cleared
18 129 (8.41%) MS Exchange
19 125 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 123 (8.02%) Degree
21 121 (7.89%) .NET
22 112 (7.30%) VMware
23 111 (7.24%) Oracle
23 111 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 108 (7.04%) Migration
25 106 (6.91%) Windows XP
26 105 (6.84%) MS Visio
27 104 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
28 95 (6.19%) HP
29 83 (5.41%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 180 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 129 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.06%) IIS
4 42 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 31 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 26 (1.69%) Lync
8 23 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (1.43%) IBM Notes
10 21 (1.37%) Apache
11 18 (1.17%) SAS
11 18 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.85%) MS Project Server
15 8 (0.52%) Confluence
16 7 (0.46%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 510 (33.25%) MS Office
2 227 (14.80%) MS Project
3 218 (14.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (6.84%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.46%) SPSS
8 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.20%) FastStats
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.065%) InDesign
11 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.065%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 29 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.065%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.065%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.065%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.69%) Office 365
2 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.52%) SaaS
4 3 (0.20%) PaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.065%) Taleo
6 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.065%) GitHub
6 1 (0.065%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.65%) Firewall
2 53 (3.46%) DNS
3 52 (3.39%) LAN
4 51 (3.32%) SAN
5 48 (3.13%) WAN
6 46 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 42 (2.74%) Internet
8 33 (2.15%) VPN
8 33 (2.15%) DHCP
9 23 (1.50%) LTE
10 22 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (1.37%) 3G
11 21 (1.37%) Intranet
11 21 (1.37%) VoIP
12 17 (1.11%) LDAP
13 16 (1.04%) NAS
13 16 (1.04%) 2G
14 14 (0.91%) Wireless
14 14 (0.91%) SSL
15 12 (0.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.15%) MS Access
3 54 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (1.76%) MySQL
9 22 (1.43%) QlikView
10 21 (1.37%) Data Mining
11 19 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.91%) DTS
14 12 (0.78%) SAP BW
14 12 (0.78%) IDOL
15 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 26 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (0.72%) JIRA
5 10 (0.65%) Subversion
6 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.39%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.26%) Selenium
8 4 (0.26%) MSTest
8 4 (0.26%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.20%) RSpec
9 3 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.20%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.20%) JUnit
9 3 (0.20%) Maven
9 3 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 315 (20.53%) Finance
2 181 (11.80%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.19%) Marketing
3 49 (3.19%) Banking
4 32 (2.09%) Retail
5 27 (1.76%) Military
6 24 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.37%) Billing
9 17 (1.11%) Legal
10 15 (0.98%) Back Office
11 13 (0.85%) Advertising
11 13 (0.85%) Publishing
12 11 (0.72%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.59%) Automotive
13 9 (0.59%) Korean Language
14 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.39%) Law
15 6 (0.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 377 (24.58%) Analyst
2 129 (8.41%) Developer
3 104 (6.78%) Administrator
4 98 (6.39%) Project Manager
5 87 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 85 (5.54%) Coordinator
7 76 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 75 (4.89%) Consultant
9 65 (4.24%) Data Analyst
10 57 (3.72%) Business Analyst
11 50 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
12 49 (3.19%) Architect
13 48 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
14 45 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
15 41 (2.67%) Project Administrator
16 36 (2.35%) Tester
17 35 (2.28%) Service Analyst
17 35 (2.28%) IT Support
18 34 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
19 33 (2.15%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.89%) .NET
2 75 (4.89%) XML
3 65 (4.24%) HTML
3 65 (4.24%) ASP.NET
4 40 (2.61%) Web Services
5 30 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 27 (1.76%) JSP
7 25 (1.63%) CSS
8 22 (1.43%) jQuery
9 21 (1.37%) REST
10 19 (1.24%) WCF
11 15 (0.98%) SOAP
12 12 (0.78%) Middleware
12 12 (0.78%) WPF
13 11 (0.72%) Software Packaging
13 11 (0.72%) XSLT
14 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (0.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 8 (0.52%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.24%) Management Information System
2 42 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 26 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 23 (1.50%) Clustering
5 22 (1.43%) Open Source
6 20 (1.30%) NHS
7 16 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 15 (0.98%) PKI
9 14 (0.91%) Replication
10 13 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.78%) Statistics
12 11 (0.72%) iPad
13 10 (0.65%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.65%) PMI
14 9 (0.59%) iPhone
14 9 (0.59%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.52%) EPoS
15 8 (0.52%) CMDB
16 7 (0.46%) Mathematics
17 6 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 488 (31.81%) Windows
2 192 (12.52%) Windows 7
3 125 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (6.91%) Windows XP
5 104 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (5.02%) Linux
7 75 (4.89%) UNIX
8 56 (3.65%) Windows 8
9 30 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.76%) Windows 2000
11 23 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.91%) Android
13 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.65%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.33%) Solaris
18 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (16.10%) Project Management
2 183 (11.93%) PRINCE2
3 179 (11.67%) ITIL
4 108 (7.04%) Migration
5 77 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 68 (4.43%) Project Planning
8 66 (4.30%) CRM
9 56 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 55 (3.59%) Service Management
11 47 (3.06%) Workflow
11 47 (3.06%) Validation
12 46 (3.00%) Data Analysis
13 45 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (2.87%) Change Management
15 43 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (2.74%) Data Management
17 41 (2.67%) Programme Management
18 38 (2.48%) Document Management
19 36 (2.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (15.84%) SQL
2 83 (5.41%) C#
3 64 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 63 (4.11%) VBA
5 55 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 52 (3.39%) VB
7 47 (3.06%) T-SQL
8 45 (2.93%) Java
9 31 (2.02%) C
10 30 (1.96%) VBScript
11 20 (1.30%) PHP
12 19 (1.24%) Perl
12 19 (1.24%) Python
13 17 (1.11%) C++
14 16 (1.04%) Ruby
15 14 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.59%) VB6
17 5 (0.33%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 257 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 177 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 123 (8.02%) Degree
4 111 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (4.89%) DV Cleared
6 52 (3.39%) MCSE
7 51 (3.32%) ISTQB
8 43 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 40 (2.61%) PMI Certification
10 34 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (2.09%) PMP
12 31 (2.02%) MCP
13 29 (1.89%) MCITP
14 21 (1.37%) ISEB
15 20 (1.30%) CISSP
15 20 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (1.24%) MOS
17 17 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 14 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.95%) SLA
2 70 (4.56%) QA
3 17 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.33%) P3O
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.20%) BS7799
8 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.13%) BS25999
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.065%) GAAP
System Software
1 264 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.09%) vSphere
4 23 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 18 (1.17%) Terminal Services
5 18 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.85%) Snort
8 12 (0.78%) XenApp
9 10 (0.65%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.46%) vCloud
13 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.26%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.20%) XenServer
15 2 (0.13%) NLBS
16 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 55 (3.59%) SCCM
2 29 (1.89%) SCOM
3 16 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.59%) WSUS
7 9 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.46%) ARCserve
8 7 (0.46%) WMI
9 6 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.39%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.33%) Netcool
10 5 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.26%) OVSD
11 4 (0.26%) Puppet
11 4 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 977 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 112 (7.30%) VMware
3 111 (7.24%) Oracle
4 95 (6.19%) HP
5 77 (5.02%) Cisco
6 73 (4.76%) Citrix
7 61 (3.98%) SAP
8 47 (3.06%) Business Objects
9 28 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (1.76%) Lotus
11 24 (1.56%) Symantec
12 23 (1.50%) Remedy
12 23 (1.50%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.30%) IBM
14 17 (1.11%) Apple
15 16 (1.04%) McAfee
16 15 (0.98%) CA
17 14 (0.91%) Planview
18 13 (0.85%) Juniper
18 13 (0.85%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £270 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
RBW Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Please confirm day rate expectations in your application
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago