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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 799 744 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.95% 7.97% 7.03%
As % of the Applications category 53.88% 51.88% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 315 233
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +0.87%
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
1483 1434 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.75% 15.37% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 630 453
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 162 199
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.50 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £44.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +1 239 £350 +7.69% 56
Hampshire +2 158 £375 +19.04% 52
Buckinghamshire +1 155 £275 -21.42% 31
Surrey +3 117 £396 +13.14% 75
Oxfordshire +1 48 £393 +149.20% 36
West Sussex -13 38 £395 +17.91% 15
East Sussex -4 20 £400 +33.33% 11
Middlesex 0 10 £446 +65.00% 1
Kent -18 10 £363 +9.84% 13
Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1061 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 569 (36.06%) MS Office
3 419 (26.55%) Windows
4 336 (21.29%) Security Cleared
5 316 (20.03%) Finance
6 272 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 263 (16.67%) Project Management
8 256 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 252 (15.97%) SQL
10 239 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 235 (14.89%) Active Directory
12 222 (14.07%) ITIL
13 194 (12.29%) MS Project
14 192 (12.17%) Telecoms
15 182 (11.53%) MS Visio
16 174 (11.03%) Degree
17 159 (10.08%) SharePoint
18 152 (9.63%) SQL Server
19 143 (9.06%) Oracle
20 142 (9.00%) Windows 7
21 141 (8.94%) PRINCE2
22 138 (8.75%) HP
23 137 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
24 130 (8.24%) VMware
25 120 (7.60%) Migration
25 120 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
26 117 (7.41%) DV Cleared
27 116 (7.35%) .NET
28 115 (7.29%) Citrix
29 113 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 159 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 112 (7.10%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (2.34%) IIS
5 35 (2.22%) Lync
6 30 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 30 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (0.89%) SAS
12 12 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.63%) CMS
14 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.57%) Confluence
14 9 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 569 (36.06%) MS Office
2 272 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 194 (12.29%) MS Project
4 182 (11.53%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.63%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.51%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.38%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.32%) SPSS
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.063%) DOC1
12 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 71 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.76%) SAP SRM
3 12 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.44%) Agresso
6 5 (0.32%) assyst
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.19%) Maximo
8 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.063%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.063%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.01%) Office 365
2 12 (0.76%) SaaS
3 11 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.063%) Taleo
6 1 (0.063%) IaaS
6 1 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.063%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.69%) SAN
2 64 (4.06%) Internet
3 50 (3.17%) WAN
4 49 (3.11%) Firewall
5 48 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 44 (2.79%) LAN
7 43 (2.72%) DNS
8 40 (2.53%) ATM
9 35 (2.22%) VPN
10 32 (2.03%) 3G
11 29 (1.84%) DHCP
11 29 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
12 25 (1.58%) 4G
13 24 (1.52%) 2G
14 22 (1.39%) Ethernet
14 22 (1.39%) Intranet
15 19 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.20%) LTE
16 17 (1.08%) SMTP
17 15 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.49%) MS Access
3 53 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.89%) QlikView
12 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.57%) SAP BW
15 8 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 8 (0.51%) MySQL
16 7 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 29 (1.84%) JIRA
3 28 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.08%) Subversion
6 14 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 13 (0.82%) NUnit
8 12 (0.76%) JUnit
8 12 (0.76%) ClearCase
9 11 (0.70%) Selenium
9 11 (0.70%) GoogleTest
10 10 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.63%) CppUnit
10 10 (0.63%) CruiseControl
10 10 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (0.57%) ClearQuest
11 9 (0.57%) JMeter
11 9 (0.57%) Maven
12 8 (0.51%) RSpec
13 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 316 (20.03%) Finance
2 192 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 45 (2.85%) Marketing
4 42 (2.66%) Banking
5 37 (2.34%) Retail
5 37 (2.34%) Publishing
6 28 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.58%) Legal
8 18 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.08%) Advertising
10 13 (0.82%) German Language
11 11 (0.70%) Games
12 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.51%) Automotive
14 7 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.44%) Electronics
15 6 (0.38%) Back Office
15 6 (0.38%) Billing
15 6 (0.38%) Local Government
16 4 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 413 (26.17%) Analyst
2 101 (6.40%) Project Manager
3 95 (6.02%) Developer
4 93 (5.89%) Data Analyst
5 75 (4.75%) Administrator
6 70 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 69 (4.37%) Support Engineer
8 66 (4.18%) Support Analyst
9 57 (3.61%) Architect
10 55 (3.49%) Consultant
11 54 (3.42%) Business Analyst
12 45 (2.85%) 1st Line Support
13 39 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 35 (2.22%) Project Coordinator
14 35 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
15 34 (2.15%) Service Analyst
16 31 (1.96%) Desktop Support
16 31 (1.96%) Test Analyst
17 27 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
17 27 (1.71%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (7.35%) .NET
2 70 (4.44%) HTML
3 61 (3.87%) XML
4 60 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 44 (2.79%) Web Services
6 39 (2.47%) CSS
7 28 (1.77%) JSP
8 25 (1.58%) jQuery
9 23 (1.46%) WCF
9 23 (1.46%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.33%) Middleware
11 15 (0.95%) WPF
12 14 (0.89%) REST
13 13 (0.82%) Application Packaging
13 13 (0.82%) SOAP
13 13 (0.82%) XSLT
14 11 (0.70%) JSON
15 9 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.51%) HTML5
17 7 (0.44%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 256 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.47%) Clustering
4 24 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.33%) User Experience
5 21 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 19 (1.20%) NHS
6 19 (1.20%) PKI
7 16 (1.01%) Statistics
7 16 (1.01%) Replication
8 14 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 12 (0.76%) PMI
9 12 (0.76%) CMDB
10 10 (0.63%) Open Source
10 10 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.57%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.57%) Economics
12 8 (0.51%) e-Health
12 8 (0.51%) Derivative
12 8 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 419 (26.55%) Windows
2 142 (9.00%) Windows 7
3 120 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (7.10%) UNIX
5 92 (5.83%) Linux
6 77 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (3.55%) Windows XP
8 52 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (0.95%) Windows 2000
12 13 (0.82%) AIX
13 10 (0.63%) Windows NT
13 10 (0.63%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.57%) Android
14 9 (0.57%) Solaris
15 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.32%) SUSE
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (16.67%) Project Management
2 222 (14.07%) ITIL
3 141 (8.94%) PRINCE2
4 137 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (7.60%) Migration
6 113 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 99 (6.27%) CRM
8 88 (5.58%) Change Management
9 87 (5.51%) Service Management
10 82 (5.20%) Data Analysis
11 70 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (3.80%) Project Planning
13 59 (3.74%) Configuration Management
14 57 (3.61%) Business Analysis
15 55 (3.49%) Service Delivery
16 53 (3.36%) Data Modelling
16 53 (3.36%) Knowledge Management
16 53 (3.36%) Time Management
17 47 (2.98%) Incident Management
17 47 (2.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 252 (15.97%) SQL
2 87 (5.51%) VBA
3 73 (4.63%) JavaScript
3 73 (4.63%) C#
4 62 (3.93%) PowerShell
5 49 (3.11%) C
6 48 (3.04%) Java
7 38 (2.41%) VB
8 30 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.27%) VBScript
10 17 (1.08%) Perl
10 17 (1.08%) C++
11 16 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.95%) Python
13 13 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.44%) Ruby
16 6 (0.38%) Korn
16 6 (0.38%) ABAP
17 5 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 336 (21.29%) Security Cleared
2 239 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 174 (11.03%) Degree
4 117 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 112 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 62 (3.93%) ISTQB
7 56 (3.55%) ISEB
8 54 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (2.92%) MCSE
10 44 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 38 (2.41%) MCP
11 38 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (2.15%) PMI Certification
13 32 (2.03%) MCITP
14 29 (1.84%) CCNA
15 25 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 23 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 23 (1.46%) PMP
17 21 (1.33%) CCNP
17 21 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (6.40%) SLA
2 48 (3.04%) QA
3 16 (1.01%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.38%) P3O
7 3 (0.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) COSO
9 1 (0.063%) GAAP
9 1 (0.063%) GAMP
9 1 (0.063%) GMP
System Software
1 235 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 18 (1.14%) XenApp
6 15 (0.95%) vSphere
7 10 (0.63%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.44%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.38%) Firmware
10 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.25%) UAG
12 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.19%) XenServer
14 2 (0.13%) NFS
14 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (4.56%) SCCM
2 38 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.39%) SCOM
4 17 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (0.95%) Backup Exec
5 15 (0.95%) OVSD
6 14 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (0.70%) ARCserve
8 9 (0.57%) OpenView
8 9 (0.57%) Puppet
8 9 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (0.51%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.51%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.44%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.44%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.38%) SAP Afaria
11 6 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
13 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1061 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 143 (9.06%) Oracle
3 138 (8.75%) HP
4 130 (8.24%) VMware
5 115 (7.29%) Citrix
6 80 (5.07%) Cisco
6 80 (5.07%) SAP
7 49 (3.11%) Business Objects
7 49 (3.11%) Remedy
8 26 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.52%) CA
10 21 (1.33%) McAfee
11 19 (1.20%) Dell
12 16 (1.01%) Ariba
12 16 (1.01%) NetApp
13 15 (0.95%) IBM
14 14 (0.89%) Adobe
15 13 (0.82%) Primavera
15 13 (0.82%) Apple
15 13 (0.82%) TOWER Software
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Rate: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
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Hampshire
LA International
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Advantage XPO
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Lorien Resourcing
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West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £315 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Randstad Technologies
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Hampshire
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