The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3302 3345 2903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.28% 6.59% 6.37%
As % of the Applications category 52.68% 49.50% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1850 1722 1484
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 254 310
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.07 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6268 6758 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.92% 13.32% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3514 3513 3058
Average daily rate £340 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 627 687
Average hourly rate £15.74 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 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
England -3 2964 £350 +7.69% 1520
London -2 1161 £375 - 485
South East -2 760 £350 +8.02% 364
City of London -8 279 £375 +5.63% 162
North West +10 233 £300 +16.39% 162
Berkshire -5 199 £350 +7.69% 74
Scotland +4 181 £370 +9.62% 46
Yorkshire -4 176 £340 +17.24% 109
West Midlands -1 172 £310 +3.33% 94
Hampshire +1 170 £386 +23.10% 79
East of England -5 152 £295 -9.23% 109
South West -14 147 £335 +8.06% 102
Buckinghamshire +1 144 £270 -22.85% 48
West Yorkshire -3 128 £350 +16.66% 76
East Midlands -7 121 £325 +364.28% 56
Manchester +9 108 £310 +60.00% 92
Surrey 0 106 £375 +7.14% 72
Milton Keynes -3 106 £250 -28.57% 32
Edinburgh +18 97 £395 +21.53% 19
Reading -1 97 £325 +8.33% 34
Leeds -10 70 £329 +11.91% 49
Birmingham +1 54 £298 +12.26% 33
Cheshire -1 54 £275 -6.77% 45
Southampton +6 53 £384 +27.70% 27
Bristol -6 53 £350 -3.44% 32
Oxfordshire +3 49 £386 +95.56% 27
Glasgow -6 46 £325 -5.79% 15
Hertfordshire 0 45 £305 +1.66% 39
Wales -4 45 £350 +33.97% 31
North East +13 44 £275 +12.24% 26

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4650 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 2503 (34.91%) MS Office
3 1941 (27.07%) Windows
4 1732 (24.16%) Finance
5 1473 (20.54%) SQL
6 1254 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 1135 (15.83%) SQL Server
8 1116 (15.56%) Active Directory
9 1086 (15.15%) Project Management
10 970 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
11 969 (13.51%) MS Project
12 924 (12.89%) ITIL
13 864 (12.05%) Security Cleared
14 801 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
15 769 (10.73%) SharePoint
16 740 (10.32%) .NET
17 719 (10.03%) Windows 7
18 639 (8.91%) PRINCE2
18 639 (8.91%) MS Visio
19 616 (8.59%) Oracle
20 591 (8.24%) Banking
21 582 (8.12%) SC Cleared
22 580 (8.09%) CRM
23 561 (7.82%) C#
24 557 (7.77%) Degree
25 523 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
26 511 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
27 509 (7.10%) Citrix
28 495 (6.90%) Migration
29 493 (6.88%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 769 (10.73%) SharePoint
2 413 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 176 (2.45%) IIS
4 159 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (1.83%) Lync
6 104 (1.45%) IBM Notes
7 99 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 94 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 87 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 80 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 78 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 76 (1.06%) CMS
13 75 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
14 70 (0.98%) MS Project Server
15 64 (0.89%) SAS
16 61 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
17 42 (0.59%) Apache
18 39 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
19 28 (0.39%) WorkSite
20 27 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2503 (34.91%) MS Office
2 1254 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 969 (13.51%) MS Project
4 639 (8.91%) MS Visio
5 167 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 32 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.31%) SPSS
10 18 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.20%) Acrobat
11 14 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 13 (0.18%) Mingle
13 12 (0.17%) InDesign
13 12 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
14 11 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 9 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
16 6 (0.084%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
18 2 (0.028%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 258 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 16 (0.22%) SAP SRM
9 16 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.21%) assyst
11 14 (0.20%) Agresso
11 14 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.18%) Markit EDM
13 12 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.13%) ResourceLink
15 9 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
16 8 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 119 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (1.13%) Office 365
3 47 (0.66%) PaaS
4 35 (0.49%) SaaS
5 31 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.11%) IaaS
9 6 (0.084%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.056%) Trello
10 4 (0.056%) Taleo
11 3 (0.042%) GitHub
11 3 (0.042%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.028%) Yammer
12 2 (0.028%) LucidChart
12 2 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.014%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.014%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 227 (3.17%) DNS
2 210 (2.93%) SAN
3 204 (2.85%) WAN
4 199 (2.78%) LAN
5 188 (2.62%) Firewall
6 174 (2.43%) TCP/IP
7 170 (2.37%) VPN
8 167 (2.33%) DHCP
9 161 (2.25%) Internet
10 72 (1.00%) Intranet
11 71 (0.99%) VoIP
12 69 (0.96%) FTP
13 66 (0.92%) Wireless
14 62 (0.86%) HTTP
15 49 (0.68%) Network Security
16 46 (0.64%) 3G
17 44 (0.61%) NAS
18 43 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
19 41 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
20 39 (0.54%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1135 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 381 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 338 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 318 (4.44%) MS Access
5 289 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 287 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 174 (2.43%) Relational Database
9 137 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 137 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 92 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 91 (1.27%) QlikView
12 75 (1.05%) MySQL
13 65 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 63 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 54 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
16 51 (0.71%) Data Mining
17 47 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
18 43 (0.60%) RDBMS
19 40 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 210 (2.93%) Visual Studio
2 159 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 107 (1.49%) JIRA
4 61 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 50 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 46 (0.64%) Maven
7 42 (0.59%) NUnit
7 42 (0.59%) Subversion
7 42 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 26 (0.36%) Selenium
9 25 (0.35%) MSI
10 23 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
11 21 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 20 (0.28%) ClearCase
13 18 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (0.24%) Toad
14 17 (0.24%) ClearQuest
15 15 (0.21%) Hudson
16 14 (0.20%) Moq
16 14 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 1732 (24.16%) Finance
2 591 (8.24%) Banking
3 430 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 275 (3.84%) Retail
5 194 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 191 (2.66%) Legal
7 155 (2.16%) Marketing
8 120 (1.67%) Law
9 107 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 91 (1.27%) Publishing
11 78 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 66 (0.92%) Advertising
13 65 (0.91%) Front Office
14 63 (0.88%) Back Office
15 53 (0.74%) Billing
16 45 (0.63%) French Language
17 42 (0.59%) German Language
18 38 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 34 (0.47%) Automotive
20 31 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2144 (29.90%) Analyst
2 898 (12.52%) Developer
3 490 (6.83%) Project Manager
4 427 (5.96%) Business Analyst
5 377 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 351 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 339 (4.73%) Data Analyst
8 302 (4.21%) Support Analyst
9 290 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 274 (3.82%) Administrator
11 268 (3.74%) Consultant
12 253 (3.53%) Architect
13 211 (2.94%) Technical Support
14 177 (2.47%) Coordinator
15 170 (2.37%) 1st Line Support
16 167 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
17 150 (2.09%) Desktop Support
18 148 (2.06%) SQL Developer
19 120 (1.67%) PMO Analyst
20 114 (1.59%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (10.32%) .NET
2 368 (5.13%) HTML
3 296 (4.13%) ASP.NET
4 237 (3.31%) XML
5 235 (3.28%) Web Services
6 229 (3.19%) CSS
7 186 (2.59%) jQuery
8 165 (2.30%) .NET Framework
9 118 (1.65%) HTML5
10 107 (1.49%) WCF
11 101 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 77 (1.07%) REST
12 77 (1.07%) JSON
13 70 (0.98%) Ajax
14 62 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 60 (0.84%) WPF
16 54 (0.75%) Middleware
17 47 (0.66%) Application Packaging
18 45 (0.63%) JSP
18 45 (0.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 970 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 214 (2.98%) Blackberry
4 162 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 150 (2.09%) NHS
6 129 (1.80%) Clustering
7 79 (1.10%) E-Learning
8 68 (0.95%) User Experience
9 61 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 60 (0.84%) Visualisation
11 59 (0.82%) Replication
12 57 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 54 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 54 (0.75%) Fat Client
13 54 (0.75%) Derivative
14 49 (0.68%) Open Source
15 48 (0.67%) PMI
16 47 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 47 (0.66%) Statistics
17 43 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1941 (27.07%) Windows
2 719 (10.03%) Windows 7
3 461 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 399 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 303 (4.23%) Linux
6 302 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 288 (4.02%) UNIX
8 215 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 137 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 77 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 75 (1.05%) Windows Vista
12 69 (0.96%) Android
13 52 (0.73%) Solaris
14 51 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 48 (0.67%) Windows 2000
16 34 (0.47%) CentOS
17 33 (0.46%) AIX
18 32 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
19 30 (0.42%) Ubuntu
20 29 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (15.15%) Project Management
2 924 (12.89%) ITIL
3 801 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
4 639 (8.91%) PRINCE2
5 580 (8.09%) CRM
6 523 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 495 (6.90%) Migration
8 433 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
9 405 (5.65%) Change Management
10 356 (4.97%) Data Analysis
11 303 (4.23%) Service Management
12 288 (4.02%) Business Analysis
13 263 (3.67%) Service Delivery
14 260 (3.63%) Time Management
15 259 (3.61%) Data Modelling
16 241 (3.36%) ETL
17 237 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 236 (3.29%) Risk Management
19 220 (3.07%) Scrum
20 216 (3.01%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1473 (20.54%) SQL
2 561 (7.82%) C#
3 465 (6.49%) VBA
4 375 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 264 (3.68%) Java
6 254 (3.54%) T-SQL
7 189 (2.64%) PowerShell
8 188 (2.62%) VB
9 136 (1.90%) C
10 90 (1.26%) C++
11 79 (1.10%) Python
12 78 (1.09%) VBScript
13 74 (1.03%) PL/SQL
14 73 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 72 (1.00%) Perl
16 55 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 54 (0.75%) Bash Shell
18 52 (0.73%) Ruby
19 43 (0.60%) PHP
20 24 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 864 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 582 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 557 (7.77%) Degree
4 511 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 168 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 159 (2.22%) ISEB
7 144 (2.01%) MCSE
8 128 (1.79%) MCP
9 122 (1.70%) VCP4
10 120 (1.67%) PMI Certification
11 106 (1.48%) ISTQB
11 106 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 104 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
13 92 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 84 (1.17%) PMP
15 72 (1.00%) MCITP
16 71 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 64 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 55 (0.77%) MCSA
18 55 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (4.98%) SLA
2 255 (3.56%) QA
3 46 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.25%) COBIT
7 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.20%) P3O
8 14 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.18%) EMIR
10 12 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.084%) FATCA
14 5 (0.070%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.070%) GxP
15 4 (0.056%) GMP
16 3 (0.042%) ISO 9000
16 3 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 3 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 1116 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 293 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 92 (1.28%) vSphere
5 87 (1.21%) XenApp
6 68 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 47 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 37 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 29 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (0.24%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.21%) Firmware
13 15 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.21%) XenServer
14 12 (0.17%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.15%) NFS
16 10 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.14%) UAG
17 9 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 234 (3.26%) SCCM
2 100 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 76 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 73 (1.02%) SCOM
5 47 (0.66%) OpenView
6 42 (0.59%) Backup Exec
7 41 (0.57%) Puppet
8 32 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 32 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 30 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (0.39%) Ansible
11 26 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 24 (0.33%) ARCserve
13 23 (0.32%) NetBackup
14 22 (0.31%) OVSD
15 17 (0.24%) WSUS
16 16 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 15 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
18 12 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 4650 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 616 (8.59%) Oracle
3 509 (7.10%) Citrix
4 493 (6.88%) VMware
5 404 (5.63%) HP
6 289 (4.03%) Cisco
7 282 (3.93%) SAP
8 130 (1.81%) Business Objects
9 127 (1.77%) Remedy
10 118 (1.65%) IBM
11 103 (1.44%) Lotus
12 72 (1.00%) McAfee
13 68 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 66 (0.92%) Apple
14 66 (0.92%) Dell
15 64 (0.89%) NetApp
15 64 (0.89%) Tableau
16 63 (0.88%) Adobe
17 61 (0.85%) CheckPoint
18 60 (0.84%) CA
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