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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 14 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.90% 10.06% 8.90%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 61.54% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 18
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £151 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £432 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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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
24 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.69% 16.35% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 24
Average daily rate £345 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £137 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 24
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) MS Office
5 6 (19.35%) MS Project
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (12.90%) NHS
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.90%) ERP
7 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
8 3 (9.68%) VMware
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (9.68%) Revenue Management
8 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.45%) SAP
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) VB
9 2 (6.45%) VBA
9 2 (6.45%) Workflow
9 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (6.45%) Firewall
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Project
3 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Agresso
1 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WLAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) MS Access
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.23%) QlikView
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
1 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
1 1 (3.23%) RSpec
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Coordinator
1 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.23%) Procurement Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) MPEG
3 1 (3.23%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) STB
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Revenue Management
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Document Management
6 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
1 2 (6.45%) VB
1 2 (6.45%) VBA
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCDST
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.23%) Dell KACE
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Borland
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint