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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 784 709 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.22% 8.25% 6.59%
As % of the Applications category 53.81% 57.09% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 332 265
Average daily rate
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£305 £327 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.58% +12.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 55 92
Average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £21.25 £22.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
1457 1242 1315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.27% 14.46% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 578 533
Average daily rate £320 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 135 224
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £25.90 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -6.45%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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
Hampshire +8 183 £300 -14.28% 85
Berkshire -6 182 £325 -13.33% 53
Buckinghamshire 0 138 £225 -21.39% 33
Surrey +6 133 £325 +1.56% 60
West Sussex +8 41 £350 -17.64% 12
East Sussex +10 34 £324 -31.84% 14
Oxfordshire -5 33 £305 +27.08% 28
Kent -7 21 £255 -15.00% 12
Middlesex +1 16 £306 +9.10%
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1012 (64.79%) Microsoft
2 522 (33.42%) MS Office
3 487 (31.18%) Windows
4 287 (18.37%) Finance
5 286 (18.31%) Security Cleared
6 267 (17.09%) Active Directory
7 251 (16.07%) Project Management
8 233 (14.92%) SQL
9 230 (14.72%) MS Project
10 224 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
11 220 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
12 199 (12.74%) SC Cleared
13 197 (12.61%) ITIL
14 193 (12.36%) Windows 7
15 188 (12.04%) Telecoms
16 178 (11.40%) MS Exchange
17 177 (11.33%) SharePoint
18 166 (10.63%) PRINCE2
19 154 (9.86%) SQL Server
20 152 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 146 (9.35%) VMware
22 121 (7.75%) MS Visio
23 120 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
23 120 (7.68%) Migration
24 118 (7.55%) HP
25 113 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
26 112 (7.17%) Degree
27 110 (7.04%) Oracle
28 109 (6.98%) .NET
29 107 (6.85%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 178 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 177 (11.33%) SharePoint
3 63 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (3.39%) IIS
7 35 (2.24%) Lync
8 32 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
9 30 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 24 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.41%) SAS
13 21 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (1.22%) Apache
15 18 (1.15%) IBM Notes
16 16 (1.02%) MS Project Server
17 11 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
18 9 (0.58%) Confluence
18 9 (0.58%) CMS
19 7 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 522 (33.42%) MS Office
2 230 (14.72%) MS Project
3 220 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 121 (7.75%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.64%) SPSS
7 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) FastStats
8 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.13%) DOC1
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.064%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 44 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) Agresso
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.13%) assyst
8 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.064%) SAP SEM
9 1 (0.064%) Maximo
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.73%) Office 365
2 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.77%) SaaS
4 10 (0.64%) PaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) Taleo
6 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.064%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.064%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.35%) SAN
2 67 (4.29%) Firewall
3 66 (4.23%) DNS
4 61 (3.91%) WAN
5 59 (3.78%) Internet
6 58 (3.71%) LAN
7 48 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 45 (2.88%) DHCP
9 29 (1.86%) VPN
10 26 (1.66%) NAS
11 23 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
12 22 (1.41%) LTE
13 21 (1.34%) VoIP
13 21 (1.34%) 3G
14 20 (1.28%) 2G
15 19 (1.22%) Intranet
16 17 (1.09%) Wireless
17 16 (1.02%) SMTP
18 14 (0.90%) 4G
19 13 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.35%) MS Access
3 44 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (2.05%) MySQL
6 29 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.02%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.90%) QlikView
14 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.58%) SAP BW
17 8 (0.51%) DTS
17 8 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (1.86%) Visual Studio
2 25 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (0.83%) JIRA
5 8 (0.51%) Subversion
6 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.38%) NUnit
7 6 (0.38%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.38%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.38%) MSTest
8 5 (0.32%) GoogleTest
8 5 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.32%) Ant
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.26%) Selenium
9 4 (0.26%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.26%) CppUnit
9 4 (0.26%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 287 (18.37%) Finance
2 188 (12.04%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.01%) Banking
4 42 (2.69%) Marketing
5 33 (2.11%) Retail
6 26 (1.66%) Billing
7 23 (1.47%) Back Office
8 18 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (1.02%) Military
9 16 (1.02%) Advertising
10 14 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.83%) Legal
12 12 (0.77%) Publishing
13 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.58%) Korean Language
15 7 (0.45%) Automotive
16 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Law
17 5 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 387 (24.78%) Analyst
2 114 (7.30%) Developer
3 113 (7.23%) Administrator
4 103 (6.59%) Coordinator
5 100 (6.40%) Project Manager
6 81 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 77 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 70 (4.48%) Consultant
9 65 (4.16%) Project Coordinator
10 64 (4.10%) Data Analyst
11 54 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
12 53 (3.39%) Business Analyst
13 51 (3.27%) Architect
14 46 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
15 40 (2.56%) Project Administrator
16 38 (2.43%) Service Analyst
17 36 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
18 34 (2.18%) Tester
19 32 (2.05%) Desktop Support
19 32 (2.05%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (6.98%) .NET
2 67 (4.29%) XML
3 61 (3.91%) HTML
4 56 (3.59%) ASP.NET
5 33 (2.11%) Web Services
6 28 (1.79%) JSP
7 25 (1.60%) CSS
8 23 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.28%) WCF
10 17 (1.09%) jQuery
11 14 (0.90%) SOAP
11 14 (0.90%) REST
12 12 (0.77%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.77%) WPF
12 12 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (0.58%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.51%) DCOM
15 8 (0.51%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 224 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.27%) Blackberry
4 32 (2.05%) Clustering
5 22 (1.41%) Open Source
6 19 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.15%) NHS
8 15 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (0.83%) PMI
10 13 (0.83%) PKI
11 12 (0.77%) iPad
11 12 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.70%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.58%) Statistics
14 7 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
14 7 (0.45%) CMDB
14 7 (0.45%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 487 (31.18%) Windows
2 193 (12.36%) Windows 7
3 152 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 107 (6.85%) Windows XP
6 89 (5.70%) UNIX
7 79 (5.06%) Linux
8 47 (3.01%) Windows 8
9 41 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (2.11%) Windows 2000
11 26 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.96%) Android
14 14 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (0.90%) Windows NT
15 12 (0.77%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.38%) AIX
16 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (16.07%) Project Management
2 197 (12.61%) ITIL
3 166 (10.63%) PRINCE2
4 120 (7.68%) Migration
5 102 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (5.06%) CRM
8 68 (4.35%) Change Management
9 63 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (3.91%) Service Management
11 60 (3.84%) Validation
12 57 (3.65%) Service Delivery
13 56 (3.59%) Project Planning
14 50 (3.20%) Time Management
15 44 (2.82%) Workflow
16 41 (2.62%) Data Analysis
16 41 (2.62%) Mentoring
17 39 (2.50%) Business Analysis
18 38 (2.43%) Incident Management
19 35 (2.24%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (14.92%) SQL
2 82 (5.25%) C#
3 63 (4.03%) VBA
4 62 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 49 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.43%) VB
7 33 (2.11%) Java
8 31 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.92%) C
10 24 (1.54%) C++
11 23 (1.47%) Python
12 21 (1.34%) VBScript
13 20 (1.28%) Perl
14 19 (1.22%) PHP
15 16 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.90%) Ruby
17 6 (0.38%) VC++
17 6 (0.38%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 286 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 199 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 120 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (7.17%) Degree
5 77 (4.93%) DV Cleared
6 54 (3.46%) MCSE
7 53 (3.39%) ISTQB
8 43 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (2.62%) MCP
9 41 (2.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 38 (2.43%) PMI Certification
11 28 (1.79%) MCITP
11 28 (1.79%) PMP
12 23 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 21 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.28%) ISEB
15 18 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (1.15%) CISSP
15 18 (1.15%) CCNA
16 16 (1.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.27%) SLA
2 58 (3.71%) QA
3 16 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.38%) P3O
7 3 (0.19%) BS7799
7 3 (0.19%) BS25999
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.064%) GAAP
9 1 (0.064%) GAMP
9 1 (0.064%) GMP
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 267 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.37%) vSphere
4 34 (2.18%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.92%) Terminal Services
6 28 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 21 (1.34%) XenApp
8 14 (0.90%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.83%) Snort
9 13 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.45%) vCloud
13 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.26%) KVM
15 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (3.20%) SCCM
2 32 (2.05%) SCOM
3 30 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 17 (1.09%) HP SIM
4 17 (1.09%) ARCserve
5 15 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.45%) WMI
8 7 (0.45%) OVSD
8 7 (0.45%) WSUS
9 6 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.32%) Puppet
10 5 (0.32%) Netcool
10 5 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1012 (64.79%) Microsoft
2 146 (9.35%) VMware
3 118 (7.55%) HP
4 110 (7.04%) Oracle
5 94 (6.02%) Citrix
6 88 (5.63%) Cisco
7 50 (3.20%) SAP
8 45 (2.88%) Business Objects
9 30 (1.92%) Symantec
9 30 (1.92%) Remedy
10 29 (1.86%) CA
11 28 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.47%) Lotus
13 18 (1.15%) McAfee
14 17 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (1.02%) Apple
15 16 (1.02%) Avaya
16 14 (0.90%) IBM
16 14 (0.90%) EMC
17 13 (0.83%) Intel
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8.00 - £8.50 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Whitebridge Group
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 a shift + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27.83 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago