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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 721 792 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.89% 8.87% 7.30%
As % of the Applications category 55.38% 53.69% 49.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 368 277
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £130 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.35 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
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
1302 1475 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.25% 16.53% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 696 538
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £141 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 188
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £29.40 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +2 187 £350 -6.66% 76
Hampshire +4 170 £363 +11.53% 67
Buckinghamshire +2 116 £293 -2.50% 32
Surrey -7 95 £385 +18.46% 62
Oxfordshire -16 55 £380 +24.08% 20
West Sussex -9 45 £368 +1.37% 18
Kent -4 20 £261 +49.28% 14
East Sussex -9 20 £463 +15.62% 11
Middlesex +15 17 £391 +11.70% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1037 (66.52%) Microsoft
2 527 (33.80%) MS Office
3 451 (28.93%) Windows
4 320 (20.53%) Finance
5 302 (19.37%) Security Cleared
6 292 (18.73%) SQL
7 251 (16.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 249 (15.97%) Active Directory
9 238 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
10 232 (14.88%) Project Management
11 219 (14.05%) SQL Server
12 215 (13.79%) ITIL
13 204 (13.09%) Telecoms
14 194 (12.44%) MS Project
15 193 (12.38%) SC Cleared
16 167 (10.71%) MS Visio
17 164 (10.52%) SharePoint
18 158 (10.13%) Windows 7
19 148 (9.49%) Degree
19 148 (9.49%) VMware
20 145 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
21 130 (8.34%) .NET
21 130 (8.34%) PRINCE2
22 129 (8.27%) Oracle
23 128 (8.21%) HP
23 128 (8.21%) Migration
24 123 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
25 119 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
26 110 (7.06%) MS Exchange
27 107 (6.86%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 164 (10.52%) SharePoint
2 110 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 57 (3.66%) Lync
3 57 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (2.37%) IIS
5 35 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.03%) SAS
9 16 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (0.58%) Confluence
13 8 (0.51%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 527 (33.80%) MS Office
2 251 (16.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 194 (12.44%) MS Project
4 167 (10.71%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (0.58%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.32%) SPSS
10 4 (0.26%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.19%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 66 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.77%) SAP SRM
3 12 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.45%) Primavera
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.13%) Maximo
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.064%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.05%) Office 365
2 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.90%) SaaS
4 12 (0.77%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.45%) IaaS
6 5 (0.32%) PaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.13%) Yammer
8 2 (0.13%) Boomi
8 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.064%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.53%) TCP/IP
1 55 (3.53%) Internet
2 54 (3.46%) SAN
2 54 (3.46%) DNS
3 46 (2.95%) Firewall
4 40 (2.57%) ATM
5 38 (2.44%) VPN
6 34 (2.18%) LAN
7 30 (1.92%) WAN
7 30 (1.92%) DHCP
8 28 (1.80%) 3G
9 27 (1.73%) LDAP
10 24 (1.54%) 4G
11 22 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
12 21 (1.35%) Ethernet
13 20 (1.28%) VoIP
13 20 (1.28%) LTE
14 19 (1.22%) Unified Communications
15 18 (1.15%) 2G
16 16 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.27%) MS Access
6 46 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.60%) DB2
11 23 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 22 (1.41%) QlikView
13 17 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.90%) DB2 UDB
16 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (0.58%) MySQL
17 9 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.54%) SoapUI
4 20 (1.28%) JIRA
5 15 (0.96%) JUnit
6 12 (0.77%) Selenium
7 9 (0.58%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.51%) MSI
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.51%) Subversion
8 8 (0.51%) Maven
9 7 (0.45%) Fiddler
9 7 (0.45%) RSpec
9 7 (0.45%) JMeter
10 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.32%) NUnit
10 5 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 320 (20.53%) Finance
2 204 (13.09%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.40%) Banking
4 48 (3.08%) Marketing
5 46 (2.95%) Retail
6 40 (2.57%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.60%) Publishing
8 24 (1.54%) Legal
9 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.09%) Electronics
11 10 (0.64%) Advertising
11 10 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.58%) Automotive
13 8 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.38%) Back Office
14 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.38%) Games
14 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 4 (0.26%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 408 (26.17%) Analyst
2 132 (8.47%) Developer
3 101 (6.48%) Project Manager
4 90 (5.77%) Data Analyst
5 78 (5.00%) Administrator
5 78 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 70 (4.49%) Consultant
7 69 (4.43%) Coordinator
8 65 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 57 (3.66%) Architect
10 50 (3.21%) Support Analyst
11 40 (2.57%) Test Analyst
12 36 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support
13 35 (2.25%) Desktop Support
14 32 (2.05%) Service Analyst
14 32 (2.05%) Service Desk Analyst
15 31 (1.99%) Desktop Engineer
16 30 (1.92%) 1st Line Support
17 28 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
18 26 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (8.34%) .NET
2 83 (5.32%) HTML
3 75 (4.81%) XML
4 56 (3.59%) ASP.NET
5 42 (2.69%) Web Services
6 34 (2.18%) SOAP
7 31 (1.99%) WCF
8 29 (1.86%) CSS
9 27 (1.73%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.60%) jQuery
10 25 (1.60%) JSP
11 18 (1.15%) Middleware
11 18 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (0.96%) REST
13 14 (0.90%) XSLT
14 13 (0.83%) Application Packaging
14 13 (0.83%) WPF
15 10 (0.64%) JSON
15 10 (0.64%) RESTful
16 9 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 238 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 35 (2.25%) Clustering
5 25 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.54%) User Experience
6 24 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.48%) CMDB
8 22 (1.41%) NHS
9 21 (1.35%) Statistics
10 19 (1.22%) PKI
11 15 (0.96%) Replication
12 13 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.64%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.64%) Social Media
14 10 (0.64%) Economics
15 8 (0.51%) GIS
15 8 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 451 (28.93%) Windows
2 158 (10.13%) Windows 7
3 119 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (6.86%) UNIX
5 99 (6.35%) Linux
6 71 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (3.46%) Windows XP
9 43 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 20 (1.28%) AIX
11 19 (1.22%) Solaris
12 15 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.90%) Windows 2000
14 13 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (0.83%) Android
15 11 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.32%) CentOS
16 5 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (14.88%) Project Management
2 215 (13.79%) ITIL
3 145 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (8.34%) PRINCE2
5 128 (8.21%) Migration
6 123 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (6.29%) CRM
9 92 (5.90%) Data Analysis
10 78 (5.00%) Change Management
11 68 (4.36%) Service Management
12 63 (4.04%) Project Planning
13 61 (3.91%) Time Management
14 55 (3.53%) Data Modelling
15 54 (3.46%) Business Analysis
16 48 (3.08%) Incident Management
16 48 (3.08%) Service Delivery
17 47 (3.01%) Test Scripting
18 45 (2.89%) Configuration Management
19 44 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 292 (18.73%) SQL
2 81 (5.20%) C#
3 80 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 66 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.91%) T-SQL
5 61 (3.91%) VBA
6 46 (2.95%) Java
7 43 (2.76%) VB
8 26 (1.67%) C
9 24 (1.54%) Perl
10 19 (1.22%) VBScript
11 14 (0.90%) Python
12 12 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.58%) PHP
14 8 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.45%) XQuery
15 7 (0.45%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.45%) Ruby
16 6 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 302 (19.37%) Security Cleared
2 193 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 148 (9.49%) Degree
4 96 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 92 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 53 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (3.08%) ISEB
7 48 (3.08%) MCSE
8 44 (2.82%) ISTQB
9 37 (2.37%) MCITP
10 34 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (1.73%) PMI Certification
11 27 (1.73%) CCNA
12 23 (1.48%) HND
12 23 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.48%) PMP
13 22 (1.41%) MCP
14 20 (1.28%) CCNP
14 20 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 17 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.07%) SLA
2 49 (3.14%) QA
3 15 (0.96%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.51%) COBIT
7 7 (0.45%) P3O
8 6 (0.38%) COSO
9 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.064%) GAAP
11 1 (0.064%) BS15000
System Software
1 249 (15.97%) Active Directory
2 90 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.60%) vSphere
5 23 (1.48%) XenApp
6 16 (1.03%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.45%) Docker
9 7 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.32%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.32%) NFS
11 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.32%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.26%) XenServer
12 4 (0.26%) Firmware
12 4 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (5.20%) SCCM
2 26 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.54%) SCOM
4 17 (1.09%) Puppet
5 16 (1.03%) OVSD
6 11 (0.71%) SCVMM
6 11 (0.71%) WSUS
6 11 (0.71%) OpenView
7 9 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.51%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.45%) HP SIM
9 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.38%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1037 (66.52%) Microsoft
2 148 (9.49%) VMware
3 129 (8.27%) Oracle
4 128 (8.21%) HP
5 89 (5.71%) SAP
6 88 (5.64%) Citrix
7 84 (5.39%) Cisco
8 35 (2.25%) Business Objects
9 29 (1.86%) Remedy
10 27 (1.73%) McAfee
11 21 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.35%) NetApp
12 18 (1.15%) Adobe
13 17 (1.09%) IBM
14 16 (1.03%) Dell
14 16 (1.03%) EMC
14 16 (1.03%) CA
15 15 (0.96%) Ariba
15 15 (0.96%) Google
16 13 (0.83%) SolarWinds
Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Addlestone, Surrey
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Addlestone, Surrey
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: £22,000 - £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £18.68 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago