The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 48 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.40% 6.59% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 45.10% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 5
Average daily rate
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£393 £315 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% +103.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £347 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £15.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.00 £15.00 £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Applications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
72 51 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.10% 14.61% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 10
Average daily rate £365 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.46 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £16.80 £18.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Southampton region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Southampton region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.83%) MS Office
3 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.06%) Knowledge Management
6 13 (18.06%) Windows
7 12 (16.67%) Finance
7 12 (16.67%) Project Management
8 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (15.28%) MS Project
8 11 (15.28%) HP
8 11 (15.28%) Citrix
8 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (15.28%) ISTQB
8 11 (15.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 9 (12.50%) CRM
10 9 (12.50%) .NET
10 9 (12.50%) Java
10 9 (12.50%) Migration
11 8 (11.11%) HTML
11 8 (11.11%) Oracle
11 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (11.11%) JIRA
12 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
12 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
12 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.39%) Lync
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (45.83%) MS Office
2 11 (15.28%) MS Project
3 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.33%) Agresso
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) Extranet
3 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.78%) Intranet
3 2 (2.78%) LAN
3 2 (2.78%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) WLAN
4 1 (1.39%) ADSL
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
2 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.33%) JUnit
4 5 (6.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.94%) JMeter
4 5 (6.94%) RSpec
4 5 (6.94%) Maven
4 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Games
2 3 (4.17%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 9 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 9 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (6.94%) Test Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
5 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.17%) Administrator
6 2 (2.78%) Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Siebel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (11.11%) HTML
3 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.94%) JSP
5 2 (2.78%) CSS
5 2 (2.78%) XHTML
5 2 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (2.78%) RESTful
5 2 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
6 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.39%) PKI
3 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) UNIX
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.94%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Knowledge Management
3 12 (16.67%) Project Management
4 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.50%) CRM
5 9 (12.50%) Migration
6 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.72%) ITIL
8 6 (8.33%) ERP
8 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.94%) Security Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.94%) Time Management
10 4 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.56%) Content Management
10 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.50%) Java
3 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) VBA
5 5 (6.94%) Ruby
5 5 (6.94%) SQL
6 2 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (1.39%) COBOL
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (15.28%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.94%) ISEB
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.94%) MCITP
4 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.17%) CAPM
5 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.78%) MCDST
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 2 (2.78%) MCSA
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.17%) SCCM
4 2 (2.78%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) HP
2 11 (15.28%) Citrix
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle
4 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco
5 2 (2.78%) Nintex
5 2 (2.78%) Apple
5 2 (2.78%) Mitel
5 2 (2.78%) Telerik
5 2 (2.78%) Siebel
5 2 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.39%) Altiris
6 1 (1.39%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.39%) McAfee