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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 614 743 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.89% 7.88% 9.02%
As % of the Applications category 57.28% 54.79% 54.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 389 373
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £189 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 70 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.44 £9.95 £9.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £24.12 £26.80
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
1072 1356 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.02% 14.38% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 665 712
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 154 130
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £10.41 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £24.12 £34.30
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 June 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 June 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 June 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 0 192 £375 +7.14% 34
Hampshire -1 156 £350 - 60
Surrey +4 106 £360 -2.70% 48
Buckinghamshire -23 55 £400 +36.75% 14
West Sussex -23 38 £310 -17.33% 16
Kent +16 28 £400 +25.00% 13
Oxfordshire -16 23 £310 -14.48% 16
East Sussex -6 9 £190 -58.91% 3
Middlesex -19 3 £325 -16.12%
Sussex - 1 £525 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 797 (64.59%) Microsoft
2 421 (34.12%) MS Office
3 386 (31.28%) Windows
4 259 (20.99%) SQL
5 233 (18.88%) Security Cleared
6 231 (18.72%) Active Directory
7 210 (17.02%) Finance
8 208 (16.86%) Project Management
9 196 (15.88%) ITIL
10 192 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 181 (14.67%) SC Cleared
12 173 (14.02%) MS PowerPoint
13 159 (12.88%) Windows Server
14 157 (12.72%) MS Project
15 156 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
16 147 (11.91%) .NET
17 140 (11.35%) Telecoms
18 137 (11.10%) PRINCE2
19 135 (10.94%) Degree
20 128 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
21 126 (10.21%) Oracle
22 124 (10.05%) C#
23 119 (9.64%) SharePoint
24 117 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 112 (9.08%) VMware
26 107 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
26 107 (8.67%) CRM
26 107 (8.67%) Linux
27 102 (8.27%) MS Visio
28 97 (7.86%) Management Information System

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
1 119 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 78 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 63 (5.11%) IIS
4 22 (1.78%) SAS
5 19 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.38%) Apache
7 17 (1.38%) CMS
8 16 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.57%) JBoss
13 6 (0.49%) Confluence
13 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.49%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 421 (34.12%) MS Office
2 173 (14.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 157 (12.72%) MS Project
4 102 (8.27%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.41%) PaintShop Pro
9 4 (0.32%) SPSS
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.24%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.081%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 52 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Primavera
3 9 (0.73%) Maximo
3 9 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.57%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.49%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.24%) Aligne
7 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.13%) Office 365
2 50 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.30%) SaaS
4 14 (1.13%) PaaS
5 13 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.05%) IaaS
6 7 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) AdWords
9 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
9 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.16%) Yammer
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.081%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 81 (6.56%) DNS
2 76 (6.16%) VPN
3 60 (4.86%) DHCP
4 52 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 50 (4.05%) SAN
6 46 (3.73%) Firewall
7 38 (3.08%) Internet
8 36 (2.92%) IPsec
9 31 (2.51%) LDAP
10 25 (2.03%) HTTP
11 24 (1.94%) WAN
12 23 (1.86%) LAN
12 23 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (1.78%) SMTP
14 21 (1.70%) Wireless
15 19 (1.54%) LTE
16 18 (1.46%) IPv6
16 18 (1.46%) Network Security
16 18 (1.46%) Skype
17 17 (1.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (3.81%) MS Access
4 40 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
4 40 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 22 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.73%) Big Data
15 9 (0.73%) QlikView
16 8 (0.65%) DB2
17 7 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.86%) JIRA
4 19 (1.54%) Subversion
5 15 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.13%) NUnit
7 13 (1.05%) Selenium
8 10 (0.81%) Xcode
9 9 (0.73%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.57%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.57%) Maven
12 6 (0.49%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.32%) MSI
14 3 (0.24%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.24%) JUnit
14 3 (0.24%) StarTeam
General
1 210 (17.02%) Finance
2 140 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 62 (5.02%) Marketing
4 47 (3.81%) Banking
5 37 (3.00%) Retail
6 27 (2.19%) German Language
7 24 (1.94%) French Language
8 20 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.54%) Spanish Language
10 15 (1.22%) Back Office
11 14 (1.13%) Military
12 11 (0.89%) Advertising
12 11 (0.89%) Electronics
13 10 (0.81%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.65%) Law
14 8 (0.65%) Legal
15 7 (0.57%) Publishing
16 6 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.41%) Local Government
18 4 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 253 (20.50%) Analyst
2 159 (12.88%) Developer
3 97 (7.86%) Support Engineer
4 90 (7.29%) Project Manager
5 72 (5.83%) Consultant
6 60 (4.86%) Administrator
7 48 (3.89%) .NET Developer
7 48 (3.89%) Data Analyst
8 43 (3.48%) Coordinator
9 38 (3.08%) SQL Developer
10 37 (3.00%) Architect
10 37 (3.00%) C# Developer
11 33 (2.67%) Service Analyst
12 32 (2.59%) Business Analyst
12 32 (2.59%) Support Analyst
13 31 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
14 30 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (2.35%) Desktop Support
16 26 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
17 25 (2.03%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (11.91%) .NET
2 79 (6.40%) HTML
3 77 (6.24%) XML
4 75 (6.08%) ASP.NET
4 75 (6.08%) CSS
5 63 (5.11%) Web Services
6 39 (3.16%) jQuery
7 29 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (2.11%) HTML5
9 23 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 23 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (1.38%) AngularJS
10 17 (1.38%) SOAP
11 16 (1.30%) REST
12 15 (1.22%) ADO.NET
13 13 (1.05%) Laravel
14 12 (0.97%) Entity Framework
14 12 (0.97%) SAML
15 11 (0.89%) JSON
16 10 (0.81%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 156 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 50 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 24 (1.94%) PKI
7 18 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.38%) Mathematics
8 17 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 16 (1.30%) Clustering
10 15 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.22%) iPad
10 15 (1.22%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.05%) Replication
13 12 (0.97%) iPhone
13 12 (0.97%) NHS
14 11 (0.89%) Statistics
15 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.73%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 386 (31.28%) Windows
2 159 (12.88%) Windows Server
3 107 (8.67%) Linux
4 78 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (6.08%) Unix
6 70 (5.67%) Windows 7
7 68 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 24 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.70%) Windows 10
12 17 (1.38%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.13%) AIX
14 13 (1.05%) CentOS
14 13 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.89%) zOS
16 10 (0.81%) Solaris
17 8 (0.65%) Android
18 5 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (16.86%) Project Management
2 196 (15.88%) ITIL
3 137 (11.10%) PRINCE2
4 128 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (8.67%) CRM
5 107 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (6.97%) Migration
7 81 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 67 (5.43%) Service Management
9 61 (4.94%) Change Management
10 55 (4.46%) Data Analysis
11 52 (4.21%) Workflow
12 49 (3.97%) ITIL V3
13 48 (3.89%) Time Management
14 47 (3.81%) Project Planning
15 46 (3.73%) Analytics
15 46 (3.73%) Programme Management
16 44 (3.57%) Mentoring
17 41 (3.32%) SDLC
18 40 (3.24%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 259 (20.99%) SQL
2 124 (10.05%) C#
3 92 (7.46%) PowerShell
4 83 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 68 (5.51%) VB
6 60 (4.86%) T-SQL
7 59 (4.78%) Java
8 51 (4.13%) C
8 51 (4.13%) VBScript
9 24 (1.94%) C++
10 21 (1.70%) Python
10 21 (1.70%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.54%) PHP
12 14 (1.13%) Perl
12 14 (1.13%) VBA
13 13 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.89%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.81%) R
16 6 (0.49%) Ruby
17 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 233 (18.88%) Security Cleared
2 181 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 135 (10.94%) Degree
4 117 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (5.51%) MCSE
6 45 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.00%) MCSA
8 35 (2.84%) DV Cleared
9 34 (2.76%) MCITP
10 30 (2.43%) CCNA
11 29 (2.35%) ISTQB
12 26 (2.11%) ISEB
13 24 (1.94%) MCP
14 22 (1.78%) PMI Certification
14 22 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (1.46%) MCSD
16 18 (1.46%) PMP
17 17 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.24%) SLA
2 17 (1.38%) QA
3 13 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.32%) RMADS
8 4 (0.32%) SDET
9 3 (0.24%) COSO
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.24%) MiFID
9 3 (0.24%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.16%) GAAP
10 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.081%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 231 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 71 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (2.51%) vSphere
6 23 (1.86%) XenApp
7 18 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.30%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.73%) XenServer
10 8 (0.65%) NFS
10 8 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.57%) Docker
12 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.24%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 71 (5.75%) SCCM
2 43 (3.48%) SCOM
3 28 (2.27%) WSUS
4 19 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 19 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.05%) Netcool
6 13 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.73%) SCSM
9 8 (0.65%) Amdocs OSS
9 8 (0.65%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.57%) OVSD
10 7 (0.57%) Puppet
10 7 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
11 5 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 797 (64.59%) Microsoft
2 126 (10.21%) Oracle
3 112 (9.08%) VMware
4 94 (7.62%) HP
5 76 (6.16%) Citrix
6 74 (6.00%) Cisco
7 71 (5.75%) SAP
8 51 (4.13%) Remedy
9 33 (2.67%) IBM
10 32 (2.59%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.86%) Ericsson
12 19 (1.54%) Huawei
13 18 (1.46%) Intel Security
14 15 (1.22%) Amdocs
14 15 (1.22%) EMC
14 15 (1.22%) Google
15 14 (1.13%) Dell
15 14 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.05%) Adobe
17 12 (0.97%) Nokia
South East
Public Sector
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £8.50 - £9.20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £21.87 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £32000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
EDWARD CARTER SOLUTIONS
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
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Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 22 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 24 days ago