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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 807 778 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.09% 8.34% 7.60%
As % of the Applications category 53.84% 54.18% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 332 286
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 63
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.16 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
1499 1436 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.03% 15.40% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 660 505
Average daily rate £350 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 153 218
Average hourly rate £13.67 £15.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -22.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £47.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 +1 232 £350 +7.69% 60
Buckinghamshire 0 168 £275 -15.38% 34
Hampshire +2 160 £375 +20.48% 79
Surrey +2 104 £388 +12.31% 65
West Sussex -12 50 £400 +18.95% 10
Oxfordshire -11 42 £375 +70.45% 36
East Sussex -4 23 £419 +28.92% 8
Kent -12 14 £350 +7.69% 22
Middlesex +10 11 £392 +43.10% 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1046 (67.79%) Microsoft
2 548 (35.52%) MS Office
3 397 (25.73%) Windows
4 315 (20.41%) Finance
5 313 (20.29%) Security Cleared
6 275 (17.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 267 (17.30%) Project Management
8 239 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
9 234 (15.17%) SQL
10 225 (14.58%) Active Directory
11 221 (14.32%) SC Cleared
12 212 (13.74%) ITIL
13 198 (12.83%) MS Project
14 180 (11.67%) Telecoms
15 174 (11.28%) Degree
16 168 (10.89%) MS Visio
17 164 (10.63%) SQL Server
18 157 (10.17%) SharePoint
19 149 (9.66%) PRINCE2
20 143 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
21 135 (8.75%) Oracle
21 135 (8.75%) HP
22 128 (8.30%) Windows 7
23 127 (8.23%) VMware
24 121 (7.84%) .NET
25 115 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
26 111 (7.19%) Migration
27 107 (6.93%) DV Cleared
28 104 (6.74%) UNIX
29 103 (6.68%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 157 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 84 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 38 (2.46%) IIS
4 34 (2.20%) Lync
5 29 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
7 22 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (1.04%) SAS
9 15 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.58%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.52%) CMS
14 8 (0.52%) Confluence
14 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 548 (35.52%) MS Office
2 275 (17.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 198 (12.83%) MS Project
4 168 (10.89%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.32%) SPSS
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 67 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.97%) SAP SRM
4 13 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.52%) Primavera
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.26%) assyst
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.19%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.19%) Maximo
8 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.065%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.97%) Office 365
2 12 (0.78%) SaaS
3 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.13%) Boomi
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.065%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.065%) Taleo
9 1 (0.065%) PaaS
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.67%) SAN
2 54 (3.50%) Internet
3 43 (2.79%) Firewall
3 43 (2.79%) DNS
3 43 (2.79%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.59%) ATM
5 33 (2.14%) VPN
6 31 (2.01%) WAN
7 30 (1.94%) LAN
8 28 (1.81%) 3G
9 24 (1.56%) DHCP
10 22 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (1.36%) Intranet
12 20 (1.30%) LDAP
12 20 (1.30%) 4G
13 19 (1.23%) 2G
14 17 (1.10%) LTE
14 17 (1.10%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (2.85%) MS Access
3 44 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.91%) DB2
11 13 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (0.84%) QlikView
11 13 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.71%) MySQL
12 11 (0.71%) SAP BW
13 10 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 29 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.75%) JIRA
4 21 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 13 (0.84%) Subversion
6 13 (0.84%) Selenium
7 12 (0.78%) JUnit
8 9 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 8 (0.52%) JMeter
9 8 (0.52%) NUnit
9 8 (0.52%) Maven
10 7 (0.45%) StarTeam
10 7 (0.45%) RSpec
10 7 (0.45%) MSI
10 7 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.45%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.39%) GoogleTest
11 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 315 (20.41%) Finance
2 180 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.18%) Marketing
4 41 (2.66%) Banking
5 38 (2.46%) Retail
6 36 (2.33%) Publishing
7 30 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.56%) Legal
9 20 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.97%) Advertising
11 13 (0.84%) German Language
12 11 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.71%) Electronics
13 10 (0.65%) Games
14 7 (0.45%) Automotive
14 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.39%) Back Office
15 6 (0.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.32%) Military
16 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 398 (25.79%) Analyst
2 106 (6.87%) Project Manager
3 99 (6.42%) Developer
4 86 (5.57%) Data Analyst
5 75 (4.86%) Administrator
6 69 (4.47%) Coordinator
7 63 (4.08%) Consultant
8 62 (4.02%) Business Analyst
9 60 (3.89%) Support Engineer
10 53 (3.43%) Support Analyst
10 53 (3.43%) Architect
11 41 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
12 37 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
13 36 (2.33%) Service Analyst
14 31 (2.01%) Test Analyst
15 30 (1.94%) Project Coordinator
16 29 (1.88%) 2nd Line Support
17 26 (1.69%) PMO Analyst
18 24 (1.56%) Design Engineer
18 24 (1.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.84%) .NET
2 81 (5.25%) HTML
3 57 (3.69%) XML
4 55 (3.56%) ASP.NET
5 45 (2.92%) Web Services
6 37 (2.40%) CSS
7 30 (1.94%) JSP
8 25 (1.62%) WCF
9 24 (1.56%) jQuery
9 24 (1.56%) Middleware
10 23 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.10%) SOAP
12 15 (0.97%) WPF
13 14 (0.91%) REST
13 14 (0.91%) XSLT
13 14 (0.91%) Application Packaging
14 10 (0.65%) JSON
15 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 239 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.33%) Clustering
4 27 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.49%) PKI
6 22 (1.43%) User Experience
7 20 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.10%) Replication
9 16 (1.04%) Statistics
9 16 (1.04%) NHS
9 16 (1.04%) CMDB
10 13 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 11 (0.71%) Open Source
12 10 (0.65%) Economics
13 9 (0.58%) Social Media
14 8 (0.52%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.45%) Life Science
15 7 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 397 (25.73%) Windows
2 128 (8.30%) Windows 7
3 104 (6.74%) UNIX
4 103 (6.68%) Linux
5 102 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (3.31%) Windows XP
7 51 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.81%) Windows 8
9 19 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (0.91%) Windows 2000
10 14 (0.91%) AIX
11 11 (0.71%) Solaris
12 10 (0.65%) Android
13 9 (0.58%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.32%) SUSE
14 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (17.30%) Project Management
2 212 (13.74%) ITIL
3 149 (9.66%) PRINCE2
4 143 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 111 (7.19%) Migration
7 97 (6.29%) CRM
8 86 (5.57%) Data Analysis
9 82 (5.31%) Change Management
10 78 (5.06%) Service Management
11 69 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
12 65 (4.21%) Project Planning
13 58 (3.76%) Configuration Management
14 55 (3.56%) Business Analysis
15 53 (3.43%) Data Modelling
16 52 (3.37%) Knowledge Management
17 48 (3.11%) Time Management
17 48 (3.11%) Change Control
18 47 (3.05%) Service Delivery
19 45 (2.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 234 (15.17%) SQL
2 78 (5.06%) VBA
3 77 (4.99%) PowerShell
4 73 (4.73%) JavaScript
4 73 (4.73%) C#
5 54 (3.50%) Java
6 44 (2.85%) C
7 43 (2.79%) VB
8 35 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.36%) VBScript
10 20 (1.30%) Perl
11 14 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.84%) Python
13 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.78%) C++
14 9 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.52%) PHP
16 7 (0.45%) ABAP
16 7 (0.45%) Ruby
17 6 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 313 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 221 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 174 (11.28%) Degree
4 107 (6.93%) DV Cleared
5 96 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (3.89%) ISEB
6 60 (3.89%) ISTQB
7 47 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (2.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (2.27%) MCSE
10 34 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (2.20%) MCITP
11 28 (1.81%) PMI Certification
12 25 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (1.49%) MCP
14 22 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 21 (1.36%) PMP
16 19 (1.23%) HND
16 19 (1.23%) CCNA
17 15 (0.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.31%) SLA
2 49 (3.18%) QA
3 16 (1.04%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.32%) P3O
6 5 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) COSO
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) GAMP
9 1 (0.065%) GMP
9 1 (0.065%) GAAP
9 1 (0.065%) BS15000
System Software
1 225 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.17%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.97%) vSphere
6 12 (0.78%) XenApp
7 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.39%) Firmware
8 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.32%) NFS
9 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.32%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.26%) XenServer
10 4 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.19%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 68 (4.41%) SCCM
2 34 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.49%) SCOM
4 15 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (0.78%) OVSD
7 10 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.58%) Puppet
8 9 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.58%) ARCserve
8 9 (0.58%) OpenView
9 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.39%) SAP Afaria
10 6 (0.39%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.32%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.32%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1046 (67.79%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.75%) HP
2 135 (8.75%) Oracle
3 127 (8.23%) VMware
4 95 (6.16%) Citrix
5 89 (5.77%) SAP
6 80 (5.18%) Cisco
7 51 (3.31%) Business Objects
8 41 (2.66%) Remedy
9 24 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.43%) NetApp
11 21 (1.36%) McAfee
12 19 (1.23%) Ariba
12 19 (1.23%) IBM
13 18 (1.17%) Dell
14 17 (1.10%) CA
15 15 (0.97%) Juniper
16 14 (0.91%) TOWER Software
17 13 (0.84%) Adobe
18 12 (0.78%) Apple
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