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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 786 604 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.56% 7.14% 6.84%
As % of the Applications category 52.75% 48.48% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 277 294
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 58 59
Average hourly rate £15.88 £14.98 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.15 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1490 1246 1436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.23% 14.73% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 582 603
Average daily rate £320 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 170
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £27.80 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Berkshire +7 189 £349 +17.31% 70
Hampshire +7 172 £295 -14.49% 51
Buckinghamshire +3 127 £255 +2.00% 33
Surrey +3 122 £375 +15.38% 59
Oxfordshire 0 55 £303 +75.36% 23
West Sussex +9 52 £325 -18.75% 16
East Sussex +8 28 £225 -14.28% 12
Kent -18 15 £175 -38.86% 22
Middlesex -7 14 £353 +8.46% 1
Sussex - 2 £420 -
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1000 (63.90%) Microsoft
2 535 (34.19%) MS Office
3 514 (32.84%) Windows
4 327 (20.89%) Finance
5 287 (18.34%) Active Directory
6 261 (16.68%) Security Cleared
7 253 (16.17%) Project Management
8 247 (15.78%) SQL
9 229 (14.63%) MS Project
10 214 (13.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 207 (13.23%) Windows 7
12 196 (12.52%) SQL Server
12 196 (12.52%) SharePoint
13 185 (11.82%) PRINCE2
14 179 (11.44%) ITIL
15 177 (11.31%) Telecoms
16 173 (11.05%) SC Cleared
17 133 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 129 (8.24%) Degree
19 123 (7.86%) Windows XP
20 121 (7.73%) MS Exchange
21 116 (7.41%) .NET
22 115 (7.35%) Migration
23 107 (6.84%) Oracle
24 104 (6.65%) MS Visio
24 104 (6.65%) VMware
25 102 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 102 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
26 96 (6.13%) HP
27 83 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 196 (12.52%) SharePoint
2 121 (7.73%) MS Exchange
3 51 (3.26%) IIS
4 39 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (1.98%) Lync
7 29 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (1.34%) Apache
10 21 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (1.28%) IBM Notes
11 20 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.89%) MS Project Server
15 12 (0.77%) SAS
16 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.51%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 535 (34.19%) MS Office
2 229 (14.63%) MS Project
3 214 (13.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 104 (6.65%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.32%) SPSS
8 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.26%) FastStats
9 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.064%) InDesign
11 1 (0.064%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 27 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.13%) Agresso
7 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.064%) Magento
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.064%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.47%) Office 365
2 11 (0.70%) SaaS
3 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.064%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.064%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.96%) TCP/IP
2 57 (3.64%) LAN
2 57 (3.64%) DNS
3 52 (3.32%) Firewall
4 50 (3.19%) WAN
5 48 (3.07%) SAN
6 45 (2.88%) VPN
7 40 (2.56%) Internet
8 36 (2.30%) DHCP
9 24 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (1.34%) VoIP
11 20 (1.28%) LTE
11 20 (1.28%) Intranet
11 20 (1.28%) 3G
12 19 (1.21%) LDAP
13 17 (1.09%) ATM
14 15 (0.96%) Wireless
14 15 (0.96%) 2G
15 14 (0.89%) HTTP
15 14 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.24%) MS Access
3 55 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (1.73%) MySQL
9 25 (1.60%) QlikView
10 22 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 19 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.96%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.83%) IDOL
15 12 (0.77%) DTS
16 11 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.70%) SAP BW
17 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.58%) OLAP
19 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 45 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 22 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (0.58%) Subversion
5 8 (0.51%) JIRA
6 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.32%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.19%) Hudson
10 3 (0.19%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.19%) Toad
10 3 (0.19%) NUnit
10 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.13%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 327 (20.89%) Finance
2 177 (11.31%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.07%) Marketing
3 48 (3.07%) Banking
4 30 (1.92%) Military
5 26 (1.66%) Retail
6 24 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 24 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.21%) Billing
8 18 (1.15%) Legal
9 16 (1.02%) Publishing
9 16 (1.02%) Back Office
10 13 (0.83%) Spanish Language
11 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.70%) Advertising
12 10 (0.64%) Games
13 9 (0.58%) Korean Language
14 8 (0.51%) Automotive
15 7 (0.45%) Law
16 6 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 375 (23.96%) Analyst
2 121 (7.73%) Developer
3 104 (6.65%) Administrator
4 98 (6.26%) Support Engineer
5 97 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 84 (5.37%) Support Analyst
7 79 (5.05%) Coordinator
8 74 (4.73%) Consultant
9 56 (3.58%) Business Analyst
9 56 (3.58%) Data Analyst
10 53 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
11 52 (3.32%) Architect
12 50 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 44 (2.81%) Project Coordinator
14 36 (2.30%) PMO Analyst
14 36 (2.30%) Project Administrator
15 35 (2.24%) Tester
15 35 (2.24%) IT Support
16 34 (2.17%) Help Desk Support
17 32 (2.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (7.41%) .NET
2 68 (4.35%) HTML
3 66 (4.22%) ASP.NET
4 62 (3.96%) XML
5 29 (1.85%) Web Services
5 29 (1.85%) .NET Framework
6 28 (1.79%) CSS
7 27 (1.73%) JSP
8 26 (1.66%) jQuery
9 19 (1.21%) WCF
10 18 (1.15%) REST
11 12 (0.77%) Middleware
11 12 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (0.70%) XSLT
13 10 (0.64%) WPF
14 9 (0.58%) HTML5
14 9 (0.58%) SOAP
14 9 (0.58%) Software Packaging
15 8 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 8 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 35 (2.24%) Blackberry
3 29 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.66%) Clustering
5 23 (1.47%) Open Source
6 21 (1.34%) NHS
7 18 (1.15%) Replication
8 16 (1.02%) PKI
8 16 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 15 (0.96%) Statistics
10 14 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.64%) Data Extraction
12 9 (0.58%) iPad
12 9 (0.58%) EPoS
13 8 (0.51%) CMDB
13 8 (0.51%) iPhone
13 8 (0.51%) PMI
13 8 (0.51%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 514 (32.84%) Windows
2 207 (13.23%) Windows 7
3 133 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 123 (7.86%) Windows XP
5 102 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 81 (5.18%) Linux
7 73 (4.66%) UNIX
8 58 (3.71%) Windows 8
9 25 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.41%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.70%) Android
12 11 (0.70%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.45%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.32%) Solaris
15 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (16.17%) Project Management
2 185 (11.82%) PRINCE2
3 179 (11.44%) ITIL
4 115 (7.35%) Migration
5 83 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
7 72 (4.60%) Project Planning
8 69 (4.41%) CRM
9 62 (3.96%) Service Management
10 60 (3.83%) Service Delivery
11 48 (3.07%) Data Analysis
12 47 (3.00%) Change Management
12 47 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (2.75%) Validation
13 43 (2.75%) Workflow
14 41 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (2.56%) Change Control
16 38 (2.43%) Time Management
17 37 (2.36%) Data Management
17 37 (2.36%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (15.78%) SQL
2 82 (5.24%) C#
3 73 (4.66%) JavaScript
4 65 (4.15%) PowerShell
5 63 (4.03%) VBA
6 60 (3.83%) VB
7 49 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 40 (2.56%) Java
9 34 (2.17%) C
10 29 (1.85%) VBScript
11 20 (1.28%) Python
11 20 (1.28%) PHP
12 18 (1.15%) Perl
13 16 (1.02%) Ruby
14 15 (0.96%) C++
15 14 (0.89%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.77%) VB6
17 7 (0.45%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.38%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 261 (16.68%) Security Cleared
2 173 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 129 (8.24%) Degree
4 102 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (4.98%) DV Cleared
6 51 (3.26%) ISTQB
7 48 (3.07%) MCSE
8 42 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 39 (2.49%) PMI Certification
10 32 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (1.92%) MCITP
11 30 (1.92%) PMP
12 27 (1.73%) MCP
13 22 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (1.28%) ISEB
14 20 (1.28%) CISSP
15 19 (1.21%) MOS
16 17 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.73%) SLA
2 69 (4.41%) QA
3 21 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 18 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.45%) P3O
7 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.19%) BS7799
9 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) BS25999
11 1 (0.064%) GAAP
System Software
1 287 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.73%) vSphere
4 21 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 15 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.83%) Snort
8 12 (0.77%) XenApp
9 11 (0.70%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.32%) Shibboleth
13 5 (0.32%) vCloud
13 5 (0.32%) NLBS
14 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.19%) XenServer
16 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (3.64%) SCCM
2 26 (1.66%) SCOM
3 14 (0.89%) Backup Exec
4 11 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.58%) WSUS
7 8 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (0.45%) WMI
9 6 (0.38%) ARCserve
9 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.26%) OVSD
10 4 (0.26%) OPNET
10 4 (0.26%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.19%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1000 (63.90%) Microsoft
2 107 (6.84%) Oracle
3 104 (6.65%) VMware
4 96 (6.13%) HP
5 77 (4.92%) Citrix
5 77 (4.92%) Cisco
6 64 (4.09%) SAP
7 47 (3.00%) Business Objects
8 29 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.60%) Lotus
10 24 (1.53%) Symantec
11 23 (1.47%) IBM
12 22 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.41%) Remedy
13 19 (1.21%) McAfee
13 19 (1.21%) Apple
14 18 (1.15%) Planview
15 14 (0.89%) CA
15 14 (0.89%) MobileIron
16 12 (0.77%) Juniper
Berkshire
Conspicuous
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £21.82 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Volaris Exec
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £365.3 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £13 to £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £20 to £26 per hour For 3 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago