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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 28 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.09% 8.45% 5.03%
As % of the Applications category 62.22% 53.33% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 0
Average daily rate
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£231 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £36.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £36.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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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
45 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.01% 15.85% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 4
Average daily rate £200 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £118 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.70 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.39% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £12.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.78 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

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 23 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) MS Office
3 12 (26.09%) Project Management
4 10 (21.74%) Finance
5 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) MS Project
5 9 (19.57%) Windows
5 9 (19.57%) ERP
6 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 8 (17.39%) Migration
7 7 (15.22%) Agresso
7 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
8 6 (13.04%) Citrix
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL
9 5 (10.87%) CRM
10 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
10 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
10 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.70%) SQL
10 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco
10 4 (8.70%) Time Management
10 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (8.70%) SCCM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Lync
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (45.65%) MS Office
2 9 (19.57%) MS Project
3 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Agresso
2 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
1 2 (4.35%) LAN
1 2 (4.35%) WAN
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) WLAN
2 1 (2.17%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.17%) MS Access
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Coordinator
2 8 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Project Management
2 9 (19.57%) ERP
3 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) CRM
6 4 (8.70%) Time Management
7 3 (6.52%) System Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.35%) Workflow
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.35%) Content Management
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) CAPM
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCSA
5 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) MCDST
5 2 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Citrix
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Dell KACE
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (2.17%) Borland
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Informatica
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle