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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / South East
Rank 30 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 430 518 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.01% 6.20% 8.11%
As % of the Applications category 51.07% 51.49% 55.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 265 324
Median daily rate £370 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £472 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 76
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.42 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £45.50 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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
842 1006 1353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.77% 12.05% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 512 635
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 119 143
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £9.73 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 166 £350 +7.69% 30
Hampshire -12 84 £390 +11.42% 41
Buckinghamshire +10 61 £275 +12.24% 16
Surrey -16 43 £419 +19.57% 38
Kent 0 21 £363 +16.00% 7
West Sussex -4 21 £388 +3.33% 10
Oxfordshire +5 19 £400 +33.33% 31
East Sussex +9 7 £306 +2.08% 10
Middlesex +1 5 £220 -34.91%
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 678 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 322 (33.20%) MS Office
3 239 (24.64%) Windows
4 208 (21.44%) Finance
5 183 (18.87%) Project Management
6 171 (17.63%) SQL
7 167 (17.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 158 (16.29%) MS Project
9 145 (14.95%) Security Cleared
10 134 (13.81%) Active Directory
11 126 (12.99%) ITIL
12 124 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
13 116 (11.96%) Telecoms
14 111 (11.44%) SQL Server
15 109 (11.24%) PRINCE2
16 107 (11.03%) SharePoint
17 103 (10.62%) SC Cleared
18 97 (10.00%) Degree
19 92 (9.48%) MS Visio
20 91 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
21 88 (9.07%) .NET
22 87 (8.97%) Office 365
23 86 (8.87%) Management Information System
24 83 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
25 78 (8.04%) Oracle
26 76 (7.84%) Linux
27 69 (7.11%) C#
28 68 (7.01%) VMware
29 66 (6.80%) Windows Server
30 62 (6.39%) Remedy

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 107 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.71%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.03%) CMS
5 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.93%) IIS
5 9 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.82%) SAS
7 6 (0.62%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.52%) Confluence
8 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.31%) Documentum
9 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 322 (33.20%) MS Office
2 167 (17.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 158 (16.29%) MS Project
4 92 (9.48%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.21%) SPSS
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.10%) Maya
10 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.62%) SAP hybris
5 5 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.52%) Oracle TCA
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.10%) Primavera
8 1 (0.10%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.10%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 87 (8.97%) Office 365
2 59 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.89%) IaaS
4 14 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.24%) SaaS
6 8 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
6 8 (0.82%) PaaS
7 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.21%) Yammer
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.54%) LTE
2 42 (4.33%) Wi-Fi
3 35 (3.61%) VoLTE
4 33 (3.40%) DNS
5 30 (3.09%) Firewall
6 27 (2.78%) LAN
7 25 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.58%) WAN
8 24 (2.47%) DHCP
9 23 (2.37%) SAN
9 23 (2.37%) VPN
10 17 (1.75%) Skype
11 15 (1.55%) HTTP
12 13 (1.34%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.24%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.13%) 3G
14 11 (1.13%) ATM
14 11 (1.13%) Internet
15 10 (1.03%) LDAP
15 10 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.23%) MS Access
3 39 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.37%) MySQL
7 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.93%) Power BI
11 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.82%) Big Data
12 8 (0.82%) DB2
13 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 5 (0.52%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (3.09%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.96%) JIRA
3 18 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.03%) Selenium
5 8 (0.82%) NUnit
6 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.31%) Toad
10 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.21%) MSTest
10 2 (0.21%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.21%) Subversion
10 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.10%) git-flow
General
1 208 (21.44%) Finance
2 116 (11.96%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.85%) Marketing
4 42 (4.33%) Retail
5 23 (2.37%) Banking
5 23 (2.37%) German Language
6 21 (2.16%) French Language
7 19 (1.96%) Legal
8 18 (1.86%) Advertising
9 17 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.34%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.03%) Italian Language
12 9 (0.93%) Military
12 9 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.82%) Back Office
13 8 (0.82%) Billing
14 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.52%) Publishing
16 4 (0.41%) Electronics
17 3 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 214 (22.06%) Analyst
2 130 (13.40%) Developer
3 114 (11.75%) Project Manager
4 60 (6.19%) Architect
5 55 (5.67%) Consultant
6 48 (4.95%) Administrator
7 43 (4.43%) Support Engineer
8 38 (3.92%) .NET Developer
9 34 (3.51%) Voice Project Manager
10 33 (3.40%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.20%) SQL Developer
12 30 (3.09%) Support Analyst
13 29 (2.99%) Coordinator
14 28 (2.89%) Desktop Support
15 27 (2.78%) Service Analyst
16 24 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
16 24 (2.47%) Data Analyst
17 23 (2.37%) PMO Analyst
17 23 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
18 22 (2.27%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.07%) .NET
2 37 (3.81%) HTML
3 33 (3.40%) XML
4 32 (3.30%) CSS
5 30 (3.09%) ASP.NET
6 23 (2.37%) Web Services
7 15 (1.55%) jQuery
8 13 (1.34%) .NET Framework
8 13 (1.34%) Middleware
9 10 (1.03%) CSS3
9 10 (1.03%) WCF
10 9 (0.93%) WinForms
11 8 (0.82%) REST
12 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
12 7 (0.72%) RESTful
13 6 (0.62%) OpenID
13 6 (0.62%) SAML
13 6 (0.62%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 124 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.68%) Driving Licence
5 24 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.55%) e-Learning
8 14 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.34%) Replication
10 11 (1.13%) PKI
10 11 (1.13%) Social Media
11 9 (0.93%) Data Extraction
12 8 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.82%) Statistics
13 7 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
13 7 (0.72%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.72%) NHS
13 7 (0.72%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 239 (24.64%) Windows
2 76 (7.84%) Linux
3 66 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 52 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.15%) Windows 7
6 43 (4.43%) Unix
7 41 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (2.89%) Apple iOS
9 25 (2.58%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.96%) Android
11 16 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.55%) Solaris
13 14 (1.44%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.82%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.72%) AIX
16 7 (0.72%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (18.87%) Project Management
2 126 (12.99%) ITIL
3 109 (11.24%) PRINCE2
4 91 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (6.08%) Data Analysis
7 57 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 50 (5.15%) Change Management
10 49 (5.05%) CRM
10 49 (5.05%) Migration
11 46 (4.74%) Analytics
12 45 (4.64%) Scrum
13 37 (3.81%) ERP
14 35 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 35 (3.61%) Project Planning
15 31 (3.20%) Validation
16 30 (3.09%) Programme Management
17 29 (2.99%) Mentoring
17 29 (2.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (17.63%) SQL
2 69 (7.11%) C#
3 38 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 34 (3.51%) T-SQL
5 32 (3.30%) C
6 30 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 28 (2.89%) Java
7 28 (2.89%) VBA
8 26 (2.68%) VB
9 20 (2.06%) C++
9 20 (2.06%) VBScript
10 17 (1.75%) Perl
10 17 (1.75%) Python
11 11 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.72%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.62%) PHP
14 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.31%) XPath
16 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 145 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 103 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 97 (10.00%) Degree
4 37 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.86%) PMP
8 17 (1.75%) CCNA
8 17 (1.75%) MCSE
9 14 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.24%) ISEB
11 11 (1.13%) HND
12 10 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.03%) MCITP
12 10 (1.03%) MCP
13 9 (0.93%) CEH
14 8 (0.82%) CCNP
14 8 (0.82%) CIMA
15 7 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
16 6 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.51%) SLA
2 31 (3.20%) QA
3 14 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.52%) COBIT
7 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.52%) RMADS
8 4 (0.41%) GAAP
9 2 (0.21%) COSO
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.21%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.10%) GMP
10 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 134 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.75%) vSphere
5 15 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.93%) XenServer
7 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.31%) vCloud
10 3 (0.31%) XenApp
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.92%) SCCM
2 16 (1.65%) SCOM
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (0.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 6 (0.62%) OpenAM
5 6 (0.62%) OpenIDM
6 5 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.52%) Puppet
6 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.52%) WMI
7 4 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.31%) SCSM
8 3 (0.31%) WSUS
9 2 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 678 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.04%) Oracle
3 68 (7.01%) VMware
4 62 (6.39%) Remedy
5 50 (5.15%) SAP
6 41 (4.23%) Ericsson
7 36 (3.71%) Cisco
8 32 (3.30%) Citrix
9 27 (2.78%) HP
9 27 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.44%) Google
12 13 (1.34%) Adobe
12 13 (1.34%) Huawei
13 12 (1.24%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.13%) Avaya
14 11 (1.13%) F5
14 11 (1.13%) hybris
14 11 (1.13%) Juniper
14 11 (1.13%) Sophos
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.38 - £10.38 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day + subsidised restaurant & gym
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £380 - £411 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago