The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 202 208 181
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 54 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.43% 0.63%
As % of the Applications category 3.59% 2.82% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 14
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£180 £325 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +101.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £123 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £280 £194
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +44.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £33.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.12% +135.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £131.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +9.09%
Spreadsheet
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
1505 1454 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.03% 15.37% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 668 513
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 155 223
Average hourly rate £13.67 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £46.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South East region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South East region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire +12 21 £263 +7.14% 1
Berkshire -11 11 £120 -63.07% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £128 - 3
Oxfordshire -13 8 £180 -
Surrey -8 2 £425 +21.42% 4
Kent - 2 £250 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
3 15 (17.24%) MS Office
3 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (16.09%) ATM
5 13 (14.94%) Degree
5 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
6 12 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (12.64%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (12.64%) Network Security
7 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
7 11 (12.64%) Web Design
7 11 (12.64%) Apple
7 11 (12.64%) OO
7 11 (12.64%) Cisco
7 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.64%) CSS
7 11 (12.64%) HTML
7 11 (12.64%) Raspberry Pi
7 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.64%) Cyber Security
8 8 (9.20%) Project Management
8 8 (9.20%) Windows
8 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.05%) Validation
9 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
10 6 (6.90%) CMS
10 6 (6.90%) Data Validation
10 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.90%) MS Visio

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.90%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.15%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.24%) MS Office
3 12 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) ATM
2 11 (12.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) 3G
3 1 (1.15%) DMZ
3 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.15%) FTP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.45%) Essbase
3 1 (1.15%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) QlikView
3 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) StarTeam
General
1 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Coordinator
3 11 (12.64%) Web Developer
3 11 (12.64%) Administrator
4 9 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Architect
6 3 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.30%) Head of Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.30%) Data Administrator
7 2 (2.30%) Marketing Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Project Administrator
7 2 (2.30%) Procurement Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.30%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Junior
8 1 (1.15%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) CSS
1 11 (12.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.64%) Raspberry Pi
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) New Media
5 2 (2.30%) Statistics
5 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) PMI
6 1 (1.15%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.15%) PDA
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
6 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.60%) UNIX
4 1 (1.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.64%) Systems Analysis
1 11 (12.64%) Web Design
1 11 (12.64%) OO
1 11 (12.64%) Cyber Security
2 8 (9.20%) Project Management
3 7 (8.05%) Validation
4 6 (6.90%) Data Validation
4 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.75%) ITIL
5 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
5 5 (5.75%) Time Management
5 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.60%) Service Management
7 3 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (3.45%) Change Management
7 3 (3.45%) Information Security
7 3 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.75%) SQL
2 4 (4.60%) C
3 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.15%) C#
3 1 (1.15%) C++
3 1 (1.15%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.15%) AWK
3 1 (1.15%) Korn
3 1 (1.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Degree
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.15%) CIPD
4 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.15%) Basel III
1 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) WMI
1 3 (3.45%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Apple
1 11 (12.64%) Cisco
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.45%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.45%) SAP
4 3 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) Borland
5 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Sun
6 1 (1.15%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.15%) Alias
6 1 (1.15%) Anaplan
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