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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 827 724 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.34% 8.49% 6.62%
As % of the Applications category 56.96% 55.35% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 334 240
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% +8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 63 82
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.15 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £27.14 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
1452 1308 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.65% 15.34% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 595 460
Average daily rate £310 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 139 205
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.68 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 191 £305 +1.56% 59
Buckinghamshire -1 175 £250 -9.09% 34
Berkshire -15 168 £275 -21.42% 60
Surrey +11 149 £325 +0.15% 39
Oxfordshire -7 38 £300 +25.00% 17
West Sussex +7 37 £388 -6.11% 6
East Sussex +7 24 £244 -25.00% 7
Kent -2 19 £400 +33.33% 5
Middlesex 0 16 £396 +49.43% 2
Sussex 0 2 £400 -5.88%
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1046 (66.92%) Microsoft
2 528 (33.78%) MS Office
3 482 (30.84%) Windows
4 302 (19.32%) Security Cleared
5 281 (17.98%) Active Directory
6 261 (16.70%) SQL
6 261 (16.70%) Project Management
7 257 (16.44%) Finance
8 249 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
9 230 (14.72%) MS PowerPoint
10 224 (14.33%) ITIL
11 220 (14.08%) SC Cleared
12 212 (13.56%) MS Project
13 197 (12.60%) Telecoms
14 179 (11.45%) MS Exchange
15 174 (11.13%) Windows 7
16 167 (10.68%) VMware
17 159 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 152 (9.72%) SharePoint
19 151 (9.66%) Degree
20 149 (9.53%) SQL Server
21 145 (9.28%) PRINCE2
22 141 (9.02%) MS Visio
23 127 (8.13%) Oracle
23 127 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
24 125 (8.00%) HP
25 122 (7.81%) Citrix
26 118 (7.55%) Migration
27 116 (7.42%) SLA
28 114 (7.29%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 179 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 152 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 65 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 60 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 48 (3.07%) IIS
7 41 (2.62%) Lync
8 26 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.41%) SAS
11 20 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.90%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.83%) MS Project Server
15 12 (0.77%) CMS
15 12 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.45%) Confluence
16 7 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
17 6 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 528 (33.78%) MS Office
2 230 (14.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 212 (13.56%) MS Project
4 141 (9.02%) MS Visio
5 36 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.77%) SPSS
7 5 (0.32%) PaintShop Pro
8 4 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.19%) FastStats
9 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) DOC1
10 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 48 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.51%) Agresso
4 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.45%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.26%) assyst
7 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Maximo
8 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.064%) SmartPlant
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.41%) Office 365
2 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.96%) SaaS
4 13 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.64%) PaaS
6 7 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.064%) GitHub
8 1 (0.064%) LucidChart
8 1 (0.064%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.63%) SAN
2 69 (4.41%) DNS
3 64 (4.09%) Firewall
4 63 (4.03%) WAN
5 61 (3.90%) LAN
5 61 (3.90%) Internet
6 56 (3.58%) TCP/IP
7 48 (3.07%) DHCP
8 32 (2.05%) NAS
9 27 (1.73%) Radio Access Network
10 25 (1.60%) 3G
10 25 (1.60%) VPN
11 24 (1.54%) 2G
12 21 (1.34%) LTE
12 21 (1.34%) SMTP
13 20 (1.28%) VoIP
14 16 (1.02%) 4G
15 15 (0.96%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.90%) ATM
17 11 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.22%) MS Access
3 41 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
5 29 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.41%) MySQL
8 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.96%) QlikView
10 14 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (0.83%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (1.60%) Visual Studio
1 25 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.15%) JIRA
3 14 (0.90%) Subversion
4 11 (0.70%) ClearCase
5 10 (0.64%) Selenium
6 9 (0.58%) GoogleTest
6 9 (0.58%) NUnit
6 9 (0.58%) ClearQuest
6 9 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (0.51%) CruiseControl
7 8 (0.51%) StarTeam
7 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.51%) CppUnit
8 7 (0.45%) Ant
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.38%) MSTest
10 5 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 257 (16.44%) Finance
2 197 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 46 (2.94%) Marketing
4 44 (2.82%) Banking
5 41 (2.62%) Retail
6 24 (1.54%) Publishing
7 22 (1.41%) Back Office
8 19 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.15%) Billing
10 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.96%) Legal
12 14 (0.90%) Advertising
13 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.77%) German Language
14 9 (0.58%) Games
15 8 (0.51%) Automotive
16 6 (0.38%) Local Government
16 6 (0.38%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.26%) Military
17 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (25.98%) Analyst
2 101 (6.46%) Administrator
3 99 (6.33%) Developer
4 98 (6.27%) Project Manager
5 87 (5.57%) Coordinator
6 81 (5.18%) Support Engineer
7 79 (5.05%) Support Analyst
8 75 (4.80%) Data Analyst
9 58 (3.71%) Project Coordinator
10 48 (3.07%) Business Analyst
11 47 (3.01%) Consultant
11 47 (3.01%) Service Analyst
11 47 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 47 (3.01%) 1st Line Support
12 46 (2.94%) Architect
12 46 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
13 36 (2.30%) Desktop Support
14 35 (2.24%) PMO Analyst
15 29 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (1.86%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (7.29%) .NET
2 64 (4.09%) HTML
3 59 (3.77%) XML
4 58 (3.71%) ASP.NET
5 35 (2.24%) Web Services
6 29 (1.86%) CSS
7 23 (1.47%) WCF
7 23 (1.47%) JSP
8 21 (1.34%) jQuery
9 17 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 16 (1.02%) WPF
11 12 (0.77%) SOAP
11 12 (0.77%) Application Packaging
11 12 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (0.70%) REST
13 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (0.58%) Software Packaging
13 9 (0.58%) Middleware
14 8 (0.51%) Unity DI Container
14 8 (0.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 249 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 43 (2.75%) Clustering
5 26 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.09%) PKI
6 17 (1.09%) NHS
7 14 (0.90%) Replication
7 14 (0.90%) Statistics
7 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.83%) PMI
9 12 (0.77%) Open Source
10 11 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (0.58%) User Experience
12 8 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.51%) Data Conversion
13 7 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 482 (30.84%) Windows
2 174 (11.13%) Windows 7
3 159 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 102 (6.53%) UNIX
6 87 (5.57%) Windows XP
7 81 (5.18%) Linux
8 59 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 32 (2.05%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.09%) Windows Vista
13 16 (1.02%) Windows NT
14 15 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (0.83%) Android
16 9 (0.58%) AIX
17 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (16.70%) Project Management
2 224 (14.33%) ITIL
3 145 (9.28%) PRINCE2
4 118 (7.55%) Migration
5 110 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (5.44%) Change Management
8 74 (4.73%) CRM
9 70 (4.48%) Service Management
10 65 (4.16%) Validation
11 64 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 51 (3.26%) Time Management
14 50 (3.20%) Project Planning
14 50 (3.20%) Incident Management
14 50 (3.20%) Configuration Management
15 49 (3.13%) Data Analysis
16 41 (2.62%) Knowledge Management
16 41 (2.62%) Business Analysis
17 40 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 261 (16.70%) SQL
2 85 (5.44%) C#
3 64 (4.09%) VBA
4 61 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 60 (3.84%) JavaScript
6 43 (2.75%) C
7 39 (2.50%) VB
8 35 (2.24%) Java
9 30 (1.92%) C++
10 23 (1.47%) VBScript
11 19 (1.22%) Perl
12 18 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.77%) Python
14 11 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.45%) PHP
18 6 (0.38%) VC++
18 6 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 302 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 220 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 151 (9.66%) Degree
4 127 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 58 (3.71%) MCSE
7 52 (3.33%) ISTQB
8 46 (2.94%) MCP
9 42 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.98%) ISEB
11 28 (1.79%) MCITP
11 28 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 25 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 22 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 19 (1.22%) PMP
15 18 (1.15%) CCNP
15 18 (1.15%) CCNA
16 17 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.42%) SLA
2 49 (3.13%) QA
3 9 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.38%) P3O
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) BS7799
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 2 (0.13%) GMP
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.064%) BS25999
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.064%) GAAP
System Software
1 281 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 98 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.43%) VMware ESX
5 34 (2.18%) vSphere
6 25 (1.60%) Terminal Services
7 22 (1.41%) XenApp
8 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.83%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.38%) vCloud
12 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.26%) Firmware
12 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.26%) KVM
12 4 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.26%) UAG
13 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 56 (3.58%) SCCM
2 32 (2.05%) SCOM
3 30 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.28%) ARCserve
5 19 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (1.09%) HP SIM
7 14 (0.90%) BladeLogic
8 12 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.51%) OVSD
11 7 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.32%) Puppet
13 5 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
13 5 (0.32%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1046 (66.92%) Microsoft
2 167 (10.68%) VMware
3 127 (8.13%) Oracle
4 125 (8.00%) HP
5 122 (7.81%) Citrix
6 89 (5.69%) Cisco
7 50 (3.20%) SAP
8 45 (2.88%) Business Objects
8 45 (2.88%) Remedy
9 35 (2.24%) CA
10 24 (1.54%) Symantec
11 22 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.09%) McAfee
13 16 (1.02%) Lotus
13 16 (1.02%) IBM
13 16 (1.02%) F5
14 15 (0.96%) Adobe
14 15 (0.96%) Juniper
14 15 (0.96%) Avaya
14 15 (0.96%) Sophos
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £110 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago