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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 537 747 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.27% 7.83% 8.05%
As % of the Applications category 53.27% 53.94% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 341 298
Average daily rate £339 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 51
Average hourly rate £16.38 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £32.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.44%
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
1008 1385 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.77% 14.51% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 672 621
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 138 150
Average hourly rate £16.10 £15.79 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £32.50 £34.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 168 £350 +16.66% 68
Hampshire 0 138 £350 -6.66% 56
Surrey -6 103 £369 -1.66% 64
Buckinghamshire -20 56 £300 +20.00% 33
West Sussex -9 23 £284 -24.33% 17
Kent -7 17 £313 -16.66% 9
Oxfordshire -29 13 £313 -24.69% 31
Middlesex -11 8 £375 -17.58% 1
East Sussex -4 5 £200 -41.17% 2
M4 Corridor -3 2 £306 -12.50%
Home Counties - 2 £250 -
Sussex 0 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 763 (63.42%) Microsoft
2 438 (36.41%) MS Office
3 341 (28.35%) Windows
4 290 (24.11%) Finance
5 245 (20.37%) SQL
6 237 (19.70%) Security Cleared
7 213 (17.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 210 (17.46%) SQL Server
9 206 (17.12%) Project Management
10 188 (15.63%) SC Cleared
10 188 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 175 (14.55%) Active Directory
12 171 (14.21%) MS Project
13 160 (13.30%) ITIL
14 153 (12.72%) SharePoint
15 137 (11.39%) Oracle
16 136 (11.31%) PRINCE2
17 123 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
18 117 (9.73%) Degree
19 111 (9.23%) Telecoms
20 109 (9.06%) VMware
21 107 (8.89%) MS Visio
21 107 (8.89%) Windows 7
22 96 (7.98%) Windows Server
23 90 (7.48%) .NET
24 89 (7.40%) Data Analysis
25 85 (7.07%) Management Information System
26 82 (6.82%) C#
26 82 (6.82%) CRM
27 81 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 153 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.24%) IIS
4 36 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 16 (1.33%) SAS
8 14 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.91%) Documentum
11 10 (0.83%) JBoss
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.75%) Apache
13 8 (0.67%) Confluence
13 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.58%) CMS
14 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.42%) TPMS
Applications
1 438 (36.41%) MS Office
2 213 (17.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 171 (14.21%) MS Project
4 107 (8.89%) MS Visio
5 27 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (1.33%) PaintShop Pro
7 10 (0.83%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.67%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.58%) SPSS
10 6 (0.50%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.42%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.25%) Maya
13 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.083%) MicroStation
14 1 (0.083%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 38 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.58%) SAP SRM
3 11 (0.91%) Primavera
4 10 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.58%) Maximo
7 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.42%) Data Workbench
9 4 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.17%) HFM
10 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.083%) Dynamics SL
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.083%) SAP CCM
11 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.083%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.91%) Office 365
3 11 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.25%) SaaS
5 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.17%) AdWords
6 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.17%) IaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Taleo
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.083%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.74%) DNS
2 40 (3.33%) ATM
3 37 (3.08%) Firewall
3 37 (3.08%) SAN
4 36 (2.99%) DHCP
4 36 (2.99%) VPN
5 27 (2.24%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.16%) Internet
6 26 (2.16%) LAN
7 24 (2.00%) WAN
8 20 (1.66%) Wireless
9 17 (1.41%) 3G
9 17 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (1.25%) Skype
11 13 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (1.08%) SSL
12 12 (1.00%) Intranet
12 12 (1.00%) LDAP
12 12 (1.00%) LTE
13 11 (0.91%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
5 49 (4.07%) MS Access
6 43 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (2.08%) Oracle Database
12 24 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (1.41%) DB2
15 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (1.16%) MySQL
17 13 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 10 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (2.49%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.91%) JIRA
4 18 (1.50%) Selenium
5 16 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
6 14 (1.16%) Subversion
7 13 (1.08%) Toad
8 12 (1.00%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.83%) JDeveloper
9 10 (0.83%) NUnit
9 10 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.67%) Maven
11 7 (0.58%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.50%) Moq
12 6 (0.50%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 290 (24.11%) Finance
2 111 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.74%) Marketing
4 51 (4.24%) Banking
5 26 (2.16%) Retail
6 22 (1.83%) Publishing
7 19 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.33%) Military
9 15 (1.25%) German Language
10 12 (1.00%) Legal
11 11 (0.91%) French Language
11 11 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.83%) Advertising
12 10 (0.83%) Electronics
13 9 (0.75%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.67%) Law
14 8 (0.67%) Local Government
15 7 (0.58%) Billing
16 6 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 330 (27.43%) Analyst
2 151 (12.55%) Developer
3 85 (7.07%) Project Manager
4 72 (5.99%) Support Engineer
5 71 (5.90%) Data Analyst
6 55 (4.57%) Coordinator
7 53 (4.41%) Administrator
8 46 (3.82%) Business Analyst
9 44 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (3.66%) Consultant
10 41 (3.41%) Support Analyst
11 38 (3.16%) Architect
11 38 (3.16%) Service Analyst
12 33 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (2.66%) Desktop Support
13 32 (2.66%) PMO Analyst
13 32 (2.66%) Project Coordinator
13 32 (2.66%) SQL Developer
14 31 (2.58%) Financial Analyst
15 25 (2.08%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.48%) .NET
2 75 (6.23%) HTML
3 65 (5.40%) XML
4 49 (4.07%) ASP.NET
5 41 (3.41%) Web Services
6 38 (3.16%) CSS
7 24 (2.00%) jQuery
8 20 (1.66%) Middleware
9 19 (1.58%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.50%) XSLT
11 17 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (1.33%) HTML5
13 14 (1.16%) AngularJS
13 14 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (1.00%) SOAP
15 11 (0.91%) Ajax
16 9 (0.75%) WCF
17 8 (0.67%) Entity Framework
18 7 (0.58%) SAML
18 7 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 188 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 58 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 38 (3.16%) Statistics
5 28 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.91%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.41%) NHS
9 16 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.25%) Data Extraction
10 15 (1.25%) PMI
10 15 (1.25%) User Experience
11 14 (1.16%) Visualisation
12 12 (1.00%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.00%) PKI
13 10 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.75%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.67%) Replication
15 8 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 341 (28.35%) Windows
2 107 (8.89%) Windows 7
3 96 (7.98%) Windows Server
4 79 (6.57%) Unix
5 72 (5.99%) Linux
5 72 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (2.58%) Windows 8
8 31 (2.58%) Windows XP
9 18 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.25%) AIX
12 14 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.83%) Solaris
14 7 (0.58%) Android
15 6 (0.50%) SUSE
16 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (17.12%) Project Management
2 160 (13.30%) ITIL
3 136 (11.31%) PRINCE2
4 123 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (7.40%) Data Analysis
6 82 (6.82%) CRM
7 80 (6.65%) Migration
8 77 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
10 70 (5.82%) Change Management
11 61 (5.07%) Programme Management
12 57 (4.74%) Analytics
13 49 (4.07%) SDLC
14 48 (3.99%) Test Scripting
14 48 (3.99%) Time Management
15 44 (3.66%) Business Analysis
15 44 (3.66%) Validation
16 41 (3.41%) Change Control
16 41 (3.41%) Workflow
17 40 (3.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 245 (20.37%) SQL
2 82 (6.82%) C#
3 58 (4.82%) PowerShell
4 53 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 51 (4.24%) JavaScript
6 49 (4.07%) VB
7 48 (3.99%) VBA
8 45 (3.74%) C
9 35 (2.91%) Java
10 22 (1.83%) C++
10 22 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 20 (1.66%) VBScript
12 13 (1.08%) Python
13 12 (1.00%) Perl
14 11 (0.91%) PHP
15 10 (0.83%) C-shell
15 10 (0.83%) Korn
16 9 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.67%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.58%) Jython
Qualifications
1 237 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 188 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 117 (9.73%) Degree
4 81 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.74%) MCSE
6 44 (3.66%) DV Cleared
7 35 (2.91%) PMI Certification
8 34 (2.83%) ISEB
9 27 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 26 (2.16%) MCITP
10 26 (2.16%) PMP
11 25 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 21 (1.75%) ISTQB
14 20 (1.66%) MCP
15 18 (1.50%) MCSA
16 15 (1.25%) CCNA
16 15 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 12 (1.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.32%) SLA
2 27 (2.24%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.24%) QA
3 12 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.58%) COBIT
4 7 (0.58%) Def Stans
4 7 (0.58%) P3O
5 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.42%) COSO
6 5 (0.42%) SAS 70
7 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.25%) Basel II
8 3 (0.25%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.17%) GxP
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.083%) GAMP
System Software
1 175 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.74%) vSphere
4 22 (1.83%) XenApp
5 15 (1.25%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.50%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.50%) XenServer
10 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.33%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.17%) Samba
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (3.57%) SCCM
2 21 (1.75%) WSUS
3 14 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.16%) SCOM
4 12 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 12 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.75%) vRealize
6 8 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
7 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.58%) Sysprep
8 6 (0.50%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.50%) Puppet
8 6 (0.50%) SCSM
8 6 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 763 (63.42%) Microsoft
2 137 (11.39%) Oracle
3 109 (9.06%) VMware
4 78 (6.48%) SAP
5 68 (5.65%) HP
6 66 (5.49%) Citrix
7 48 (3.99%) Cisco
8 30 (2.49%) Red Hat
8 30 (2.49%) Remedy
9 23 (1.91%) EMC
10 18 (1.50%) Ericsson
10 18 (1.50%) IBM
11 17 (1.41%) Adobe
12 16 (1.33%) Intel Security
13 15 (1.25%) Apple
14 14 (1.16%) Nokia
15 13 (1.08%) Tableau
16 12 (1.00%) Amdocs
16 12 (1.00%) Ariba
16 12 (1.00%) Dell
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