The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 806 629 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.15% 7.40% 6.15%
As % of the Applications category 53.24% 50.20% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 273 284
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 £140 £153 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 75
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -6.66%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1514 1253 1454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.31% 14.75% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 495 608
Average daily rate £325 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 216 211
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.75 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Excel
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 264 £325 -1.14% 74
Hampshire -1 156 £311 -9.78% 61
Buckinghamshire +1 122 £325 +44.44% 26
Surrey -7 111 £350 +55.55% 56
West Sussex +2 43 £336 -3.92% 22
Oxfordshire +15 40 £220 -41.33% 29
Kent +3 26 £335 +15.51% 18
East Sussex -8 23 £313 -10.71% 11
Middlesex -6 10 £285 +14.00% 2
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
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 16 April 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.

1 916 (62.78%) Microsoft
2 490 (33.58%) Windows
3 475 (32.56%) MS Office
4 303 (20.77%) SQL
5 290 (19.88%) Active Directory
6 286 (19.60%) Finance
7 228 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 226 (15.49%) Security Cleared
9 223 (15.28%) Project Management
10 204 (13.98%) Windows 7
11 186 (12.75%) MS Project
12 185 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
13 183 (12.54%) ITIL
14 163 (11.17%) Telecoms
15 162 (11.10%) SharePoint
16 153 (10.49%) PRINCE2
17 152 (10.42%) Degree
18 139 (9.53%) .NET
19 123 (8.43%) SC Cleared
20 122 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
21 115 (7.88%) Oracle
22 113 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
23 107 (7.33%) C#
24 106 (7.27%) MS Exchange
25 105 (7.20%) Migration
26 98 (6.72%) Windows XP
27 96 (6.58%) MS Visio
28 90 (6.17%) MS Access
28 90 (6.17%) VMware
29 89 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 162 (11.10%) SharePoint
2 106 (7.27%) MS Exchange
3 46 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (2.54%) IIS
5 33 (2.26%) Lync
6 29 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
7 27 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.17%) MS Project Server
11 17 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.75%) CMS
15 8 (0.55%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.48%) Apache
17 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 475 (32.56%) MS Office
2 186 (12.75%) MS Project
3 185 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 96 (6.58%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.069%) FastStats
11 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.069%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.069%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.34%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) CA Clarity
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.14%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.069%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.069%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.069%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.069%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.85%) Office 365
2 21 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.62%) SaaS
4 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.069%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.32%) VPN
2 60 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 58 (3.98%) LAN
4 52 (3.56%) WAN
5 45 (3.08%) DNS
6 43 (2.95%) Internet
7 40 (2.74%) Firewall
8 39 (2.67%) SAN
9 29 (1.99%) DHCP
10 28 (1.92%) LDAP
11 25 (1.71%) 3G
12 24 (1.64%) Ethernet
13 23 (1.58%) HTTP
14 21 (1.44%) LTE
15 20 (1.37%) MPLS
16 19 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
17 17 (1.17%) ATM
18 16 (1.10%) SMTP
18 16 (1.10%) Network Security
18 16 (1.10%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.17%) MS Access
3 79 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (1.51%) MySQL
11 18 (1.23%) QlikView
12 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.96%) OLAP
13 14 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.82%) DTS
14 12 (0.82%) Relational Database
15 11 (0.75%) SAP BW
16 10 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 41 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.75%) Subversion
4 8 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.48%) Selenium
6 6 (0.41%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.41%) JIRA
7 5 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.34%) Hudson
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.27%) StarTeam
8 4 (0.27%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.21%) Toad
9 3 (0.21%) MSI
9 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.21%) MSTest
General
1 286 (19.60%) Finance
2 163 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.50%) Marketing
4 46 (3.15%) Retail
5 37 (2.54%) Banking
6 30 (2.06%) Games
7 23 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.44%) Military
9 20 (1.37%) Publishing
10 16 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.03%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.96%) Local Government
12 14 (0.96%) Legal
13 11 (0.75%) Automotive
14 9 (0.62%) Billing
15 8 (0.55%) German Language
16 7 (0.48%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
17 6 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 364 (24.95%) Analyst
2 145 (9.94%) Developer
3 108 (7.40%) Support Engineer
4 90 (6.17%) Consultant
5 80 (5.48%) Project Manager
6 73 (5.00%) Coordinator
7 69 (4.73%) Support Analyst
8 67 (4.59%) Data Analyst
9 66 (4.52%) Architect
10 62 (4.25%) Administrator
11 53 (3.63%) Business Analyst
12 49 (3.36%) Desktop Support
12 49 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
13 46 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
15 35 (2.40%) Service Analyst
16 30 (2.06%) PMO Analyst
17 29 (1.99%) IT Support
17 29 (1.99%) Desktop Engineer
18 27 (1.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (9.53%) .NET
2 69 (4.73%) HTML
3 60 (4.11%) ASP.NET
4 50 (3.43%) XML
5 39 (2.67%) Web Services
6 31 (2.12%) .NET Framework
7 29 (1.99%) CSS
8 25 (1.71%) jQuery
9 22 (1.51%) WCF
10 21 (1.44%) REST
11 17 (1.17%) Middleware
12 15 (1.03%) MDX
13 12 (0.82%) WPF
13 12 (0.82%) Ajax
14 10 (0.69%) JSON
15 9 (0.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.62%) HTML5
16 8 (0.55%) JSP
17 7 (0.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.39%) Management Information System
2 53 (3.63%) Blackberry
3 35 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.12%) NHS
5 28 (1.92%) Replication
6 23 (1.58%) Clustering
7 17 (1.17%) Statistics
8 15 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (0.82%) EPoS
10 10 (0.69%) PKI
10 10 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.55%) PMI
12 7 (0.48%) Graphic Design
12 7 (0.48%) Blog
12 7 (0.48%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.41%) Data Extraction
14 5 (0.34%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.34%) Economics
14 5 (0.34%) Informatics
14 5 (0.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 490 (33.58%) Windows
2 204 (13.98%) Windows 7
3 113 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (6.72%) Windows XP
5 85 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (5.00%) Linux
7 55 (3.77%) UNIX
8 42 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.69%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.21%) Solaris
14 3 (0.21%) Android
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
15 2 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (15.28%) Project Management
2 183 (12.54%) ITIL
3 153 (10.49%) PRINCE2
4 122 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
5 105 (7.20%) Migration
6 89 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (4.66%) Service Management
8 67 (4.59%) Project Planning
9 65 (4.46%) CRM
10 62 (4.25%) Data Analysis
11 52 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (3.56%) Change Management
12 47 (3.22%) Service Delivery
13 45 (3.08%) Workflow
14 40 (2.74%) Data Modelling
15 39 (2.67%) ETL
15 39 (2.67%) Configuration Management
16 37 (2.54%) Programme Management
17 36 (2.47%) Change Control
18 35 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 303 (20.77%) SQL
2 107 (7.33%) C#
3 68 (4.66%) JavaScript
3 68 (4.66%) PowerShell
4 61 (4.18%) VBA
5 57 (3.91%) VB
6 51 (3.50%) T-SQL
7 42 (2.88%) Java
8 34 (2.33%) C
9 28 (1.92%) VBScript
10 24 (1.64%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.44%) C++
12 14 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.75%) Perl
13 11 (0.75%) VB6
14 10 (0.69%) Python
15 9 (0.62%) PHP
16 8 (0.55%) Delphi
17 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 226 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 152 (10.42%) Degree
3 123 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 39 (2.67%) MCSE
7 31 (2.12%) PMI Certification
8 30 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (2.06%) ISEB
9 26 (1.78%) PMP
10 24 (1.64%) ISTQB
11 22 (1.51%) MCP
12 21 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (1.10%) MCITP
16 13 (0.89%) HND
17 12 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
18 11 (0.75%) CCNA
19 10 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.76%) SLA
2 57 (3.91%) QA
3 11 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.41%) P3O
5 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.21%) GxP
9 2 (0.14%) GAAP
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
System Software
1 290 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 17 (1.17%) vSphere
4 16 (1.10%) XenApp
5 14 (0.96%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.62%) vCloud
8 8 (0.55%) XenServer
9 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.34%) NLBS
10 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.34%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (3.56%) SCCM
2 18 (1.23%) SCOM
3 16 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 16 (1.10%) WSUS
4 13 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.55%) HP SIM
6 6 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.27%) OpenView
8 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.14%) MOM
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.069%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 916 (62.78%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.88%) Oracle
3 90 (6.17%) VMware
4 74 (5.07%) HP
4 74 (5.07%) Citrix
5 65 (4.46%) SAP
6 58 (3.98%) Cisco
7 47 (3.22%) Business Objects
8 39 (2.67%) IBM
9 35 (2.40%) Remedy
10 27 (1.85%) Symantec
11 17 (1.17%) Apple
12 15 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.82%) MobileIron
14 11 (0.75%) Planview
14 11 (0.75%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.75%) Huawei
14 11 (0.75%) JBoss
14 11 (0.75%) Adobe
15 10 (0.69%) Blue Coat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 16 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £360 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £60 - £80 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago