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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 725 679 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.91% 8.06% 6.91%
As % of the Applications category 53.90% 49.63% 48.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 307 229
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 46 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £11.75 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £27.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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
1345 1368 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.67% 16.24% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 617 435
Average daily rate £319 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 140 170
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.75 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -9 160 £287 -18.14% 71
Hampshire +1 158 £350 +14.19% 56
Buckinghamshire -2 137 £250 -23.07% 34
Surrey +2 117 £375 -6.25% 55
Oxfordshire +5 50 £415 +137.14% 27
West Sussex +13 41 £375 -1.31% 13
East Sussex -8 22 £340 +13.33% 8
Kent -5 16 £375 +11.94% 17
Middlesex 0 14 £455 +70.09% 1
Sussex +2 1 £400 -5.88% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1035 (67.43%) Microsoft
2 530 (34.53%) MS Office
3 457 (29.77%) Windows
4 316 (20.59%) Security Cleared
5 268 (17.46%) Project Management
6 257 (16.74%) Active Directory
7 255 (16.61%) Finance
8 253 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
9 242 (15.77%) SQL
10 233 (15.18%) SC Cleared
11 229 (14.92%) MS PowerPoint
12 211 (13.75%) ITIL
13 203 (13.22%) MS Project
14 184 (11.99%) Telecoms
15 164 (10.68%) MS Exchange
16 161 (10.49%) VMware
17 157 (10.23%) Degree
18 153 (9.97%) Windows 7
19 147 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
19 147 (9.58%) PRINCE2
20 146 (9.51%) SharePoint
21 145 (9.45%) MS Visio
22 140 (9.12%) SQL Server
23 129 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
24 127 (8.27%) HP
24 127 (8.27%) Citrix
25 126 (8.21%) Oracle
26 122 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
27 119 (7.75%) SLA
28 117 (7.62%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 164 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 146 (9.51%) SharePoint
3 62 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 51 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (2.61%) IIS
7 30 (1.95%) Lync
8 28 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.98%) SAS
14 13 (0.85%) CMS
15 10 (0.65%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
16 9 (0.59%) MS Project Server
17 8 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
18 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 530 (34.53%) MS Office
2 229 (14.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 203 (13.22%) MS Project
4 145 (9.45%) MS Visio
5 31 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.65%) SPSS
7 6 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.13%) DOC1
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.065%) FastStats
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 61 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.85%) SAP SRM
4 12 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.52%) Agresso
5 8 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.33%) assyst
8 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.065%) SmartPlant
10 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.30%) Office 365
2 18 (1.17%) SaaS
3 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.65%) PaaS
6 8 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.065%) LucidChart
8 1 (0.065%) Yammer
8 1 (0.065%) GitHub
8 1 (0.065%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.06%) SAN
2 61 (3.97%) WAN
3 58 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 56 (3.65%) LAN
4 56 (3.65%) DNS
5 55 (3.58%) Firewall
6 54 (3.52%) Internet
7 41 (2.67%) DHCP
8 29 (1.89%) NAS
9 28 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
10 27 (1.76%) 3G
11 26 (1.69%) VPN
11 26 (1.69%) 2G
12 23 (1.50%) SMTP
13 21 (1.37%) Ethernet
14 20 (1.30%) LTE
15 17 (1.11%) 4G
16 16 (1.04%) VoIP
17 15 (0.98%) ATM
18 14 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.71%) MS Access
3 39 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
7 30 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.98%) MySQL
12 14 (0.91%) QlikView
12 14 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (0.65%) SAP BW
17 7 (0.46%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 28 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 21 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.24%) Subversion
4 16 (1.04%) JIRA
5 14 (0.91%) ClearCase
6 11 (0.72%) GoogleTest
6 11 (0.72%) NUnit
6 11 (0.72%) ClearQuest
7 10 (0.65%) CppUnit
7 10 (0.65%) CruiseControl
7 10 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.52%) Ant
8 8 (0.52%) Selenium
9 7 (0.46%) StarTeam
10 6 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.39%) MSTest
10 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 255 (16.61%) Finance
2 184 (11.99%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.19%) Marketing
4 45 (2.93%) Retail
5 38 (2.48%) Banking
6 31 (2.02%) Publishing
7 20 (1.30%) Advertising
7 20 (1.30%) Legal
8 17 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.04%) Billing
10 14 (0.91%) Back Office
11 12 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.72%) German Language
12 11 (0.72%) Games
13 10 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.52%) Automotive
15 6 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.33%) Military
17 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (25.80%) Analyst
2 98 (6.38%) Project Manager
3 95 (6.19%) Administrator
4 88 (5.73%) Developer
5 87 (5.67%) Coordinator
6 77 (5.02%) Data Analyst
7 74 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 70 (4.56%) Support Analyst
9 57 (3.71%) Business Analyst
10 55 (3.58%) Project Coordinator
11 52 (3.39%) Consultant
12 48 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 47 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
14 46 (3.00%) Architect
15 43 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
16 41 (2.67%) Service Analyst
17 36 (2.35%) Desktop Support
18 28 (1.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
19 27 (1.76%) PMO Analyst
20 25 (1.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.62%) .NET
2 64 (4.17%) HTML
3 56 (3.65%) ASP.NET
3 56 (3.65%) XML
4 43 (2.80%) Web Services
5 33 (2.15%) CSS
6 25 (1.63%) JSP
7 23 (1.50%) WCF
8 21 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.30%) WPF
10 18 (1.17%) jQuery
11 15 (0.98%) Application Packaging
12 14 (0.91%) Middleware
13 13 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (0.78%) REST
15 11 (0.72%) SOAP
15 11 (0.72%) XSLT
16 9 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (0.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
17 8 (0.52%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 253 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 45 (2.93%) Clustering
4 42 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 24 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.04%) NHS
7 15 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (0.78%) Replication
8 12 (0.78%) PMI
8 12 (0.78%) PKI
8 12 (0.78%) Statistics
9 10 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (0.59%) Open Source
11 8 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.52%) Data Conversion
11 8 (0.52%) Derivative
11 8 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 457 (29.77%) Windows
2 153 (9.97%) Windows 7
3 147 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (7.30%) UNIX
5 97 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (5.34%) Linux
7 73 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 57 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.76%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 18 (1.17%) Windows NT
13 15 (0.98%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.91%) AIX
15 7 (0.46%) Android
16 4 (0.26%) Solaris
17 3 (0.20%) HPUX
18 2 (0.13%) Debian
18 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (17.46%) Project Management
2 211 (13.75%) ITIL
3 147 (9.58%) PRINCE2
4 129 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (6.97%) Migration
6 90 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (5.73%) CRM
8 86 (5.60%) Change Management
9 71 (4.63%) Service Management
10 62 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (3.84%) Validation
12 54 (3.52%) Project Planning
12 54 (3.52%) Time Management
13 52 (3.39%) Business Analysis
14 51 (3.32%) Data Analysis
15 50 (3.26%) Configuration Management
16 49 (3.19%) Service Delivery
17 47 (3.06%) Incident Management
17 47 (3.06%) Knowledge Management
18 40 (2.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 242 (15.77%) SQL
2 82 (5.34%) C#
3 67 (4.36%) VBA
4 63 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.39%) C
5 52 (3.39%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.48%) Java
7 36 (2.35%) VB
8 28 (1.82%) C++
9 17 (1.11%) Perl
9 17 (1.11%) VBScript
10 15 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.85%) Python
11 13 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.52%) ABAP
15 6 (0.39%) VC++
15 6 (0.39%) Korn
16 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 316 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 233 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 157 (10.23%) Degree
4 122 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 83 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 58 (3.78%) ISTQB
7 53 (3.45%) MCSE
8 45 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (2.87%) ISEB
9 44 (2.87%) MCP
10 35 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 31 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.89%) PMI Certification
13 28 (1.82%) MCITP
14 22 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 21 (1.37%) CCNA
16 20 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 19 (1.24%) CCNP
18 18 (1.17%) PMP
19 16 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.75%) SLA
2 37 (2.41%) QA
3 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) P3O
6 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 2 (0.13%) GMP
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.065%) BS25999
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.065%) COSO
System Software
1 257 (16.74%) Active Directory
2 95 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.41%) VMware ESX
5 28 (1.82%) vSphere
6 24 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 20 (1.30%) XenApp
8 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.85%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.39%) Firmware
12 5 (0.33%) vCloud
12 5 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.26%) UAG
13 4 (0.26%) KVM
14 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
15 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (3.00%) SCCM
2 28 (1.82%) Backup Exec
3 27 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (1.76%) SCOM
4 19 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (1.11%) ARCserve
6 14 (0.91%) BladeLogic
6 14 (0.91%) HP SIM
7 12 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
10 7 (0.46%) OVSD
10 7 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.39%) Netcool
11 6 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.33%) Nagios
13 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1035 (67.43%) Microsoft
2 161 (10.49%) VMware
3 127 (8.27%) HP
3 127 (8.27%) Citrix
4 126 (8.21%) Oracle
5 85 (5.54%) Cisco
6 73 (4.76%) SAP
7 50 (3.26%) Business Objects
8 45 (2.93%) Remedy
9 29 (1.89%) CA
10 21 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.24%) McAfee
12 18 (1.17%) IBM
13 17 (1.11%) Symantec
14 16 (1.04%) Ariba
14 16 (1.04%) F5
15 15 (0.98%) Avaya
15 15 (0.98%) Sophos
16 14 (0.91%) Primavera
16 14 (0.91%) Apple
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