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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3918 3437 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.80% 6.51% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 52.21% 51.75% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1849 1833
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 291 364
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%

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
7505 6641 7435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.03% 12.59% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4161 3619 3881
Average daily rate £338 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 648 772
Average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -1 3610 £350 - 1517
London -1 1488 £375 - 503
South East +2 736 £315 -6.31% 320
City of London +3 404 £375 -4.94% 177
East of England -1 234 £346 +2.59% 110
South West -1 233 £315 -6.66% 105
Berkshire -1 197 £365 -1.35% 71
West Midlands +1 187 £300 -10.44% 93
Yorkshire 0 177 £350 +12.90% 120
North West +1 171 £325 +5.26% 131
Scotland -3 166 £325 - 47
Hampshire +1 154 £290 -17.14% 75
East Midlands +8 133 £318 +296.87% 54
West Yorkshire +5 128 £363 +16.93% 71
Buckinghamshire -1 119 £225 -20.70% 39
Surrey -4 106 £375 +15.38% 61
Milton Keynes +3 100 £225 -22.41% 26
Reading +3 92 £400 -3.03% 35
Leeds +6 88 £345 +7.44% 45
Manchester -1 88 £313 -0.79% 66
Wiltshire -1 73 £280 -13.84% 19
Hertfordshire -5 66 £240 -40.00% 32
Bristol -6 65 £350 -1.40% 36
North East -8 62 £325 +44.44% 31
Cambridgeshire +24 50 £220 +3.52% 36
Edinburgh -3 49 £375 +7.14% 14
Tyne and Wear -1 48 £360 +45.45% 25
Warwickshire +7 46 £300 +17.07% 9
Birmingham -5 46 £240 -28.35% 30
Glasgow -12 46 £250 -13.04% 14

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4795 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 2437 (32.58%) MS Office
3 2233 (29.85%) Windows
4 1720 (22.99%) Finance
5 1497 (20.01%) SQL
6 1277 (17.07%) SQL Server
7 1275 (17.04%) MS PowerPoint
8 1248 (16.68%) Active Directory
9 1094 (14.62%) Project Management
10 987 (13.19%) MS Project
11 968 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
12 915 (12.23%) SharePoint
13 897 (11.99%) ITIL
14 876 (11.71%) Windows 7
15 790 (10.56%) Security Cleared
16 754 (10.08%) .NET
17 733 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
18 681 (9.10%) MS Visio
19 657 (8.78%) PRINCE2
20 599 (8.01%) Degree
21 575 (7.69%) Migration
22 571 (7.63%) Banking
23 569 (7.61%) C#
24 554 (7.41%) Oracle
25 550 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
26 542 (7.25%) SC Cleared
27 539 (7.20%) VMware
28 537 (7.18%) CRM
29 521 (6.96%) MS Exchange
30 494 (6.60%) Windows XP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 915 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 521 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 244 (3.26%) IIS
4 185 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 146 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 124 (1.66%) IBM Notes
8 121 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 112 (1.50%) Lync
10 98 (1.31%) SAS
11 94 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 89 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 88 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 87 (1.16%) CMS
15 72 (0.96%) MS Project Server
16 63 (0.84%) Apache
17 49 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
18 41 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 38 (0.51%) WebSphere
20 36 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2437 (32.58%) MS Office
2 1275 (17.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 987 (13.19%) MS Project
4 681 (9.10%) MS Visio
5 209 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 39 (0.52%) InfoPath
8 31 (0.41%) PowerPivot
9 28 (0.37%) SPSS
10 20 (0.27%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
12 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.11%) FastStats
14 7 (0.094%) Stata
15 5 (0.067%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.053%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.053%) InDesign
17 3 (0.040%) RoboHelp
18 1 (0.013%) Niku Workbench
18 1 (0.013%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 245 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 21 (0.28%) CA Clarity
7 19 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 18 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 15 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 13 (0.17%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.17%) SAP BPC
12 12 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
12 12 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.15%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
14 10 (0.13%) assyst
14 10 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 103 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (1.19%) Office 365
3 40 (0.53%) PaaS
4 39 (0.52%) SaaS
5 25 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.080%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.053%) Taleo
11 3 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.027%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.013%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.013%) Heroku
13 1 (0.013%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.013%) IaaS
13 1 (0.013%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 314 (4.20%) DNS
2 253 (3.38%) Firewall
3 240 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 228 (3.05%) DHCP
5 226 (3.02%) Internet
6 224 (2.99%) SAN
7 214 (2.86%) LAN
7 214 (2.86%) WAN
8 168 (2.25%) VPN
9 114 (1.52%) Intranet
10 85 (1.14%) Wireless
11 72 (0.96%) VoIP
12 52 (0.70%) HTTP
13 51 (0.68%) LDAP
14 50 (0.67%) Network Security
15 46 (0.61%) FTP
16 44 (0.59%) SSL
17 41 (0.55%) MPLS
18 38 (0.51%) 3G
19 37 (0.49%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1277 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 397 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 355 (4.75%) MS Access
4 350 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 345 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 322 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
7 203 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 189 (2.53%) Relational Database
9 160 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 143 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 97 (1.30%) QlikView
12 85 (1.14%) MySQL
13 83 (1.11%) Data Mining
14 73 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 68 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 67 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 63 (0.84%) OLAP
18 51 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
19 45 (0.60%) Data Mart
20 38 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 170 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 163 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 99 (1.32%) JIRA
4 56 (0.75%) Subversion
5 50 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 34 (0.45%) SpecFlow
7 32 (0.43%) Toad
8 28 (0.37%) NUnit
9 26 (0.35%) MSI
10 22 (0.29%) MSTest
11 21 (0.28%) Selenium
12 20 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
13 19 (0.25%) Maven
14 18 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
15 16 (0.21%) Git (software)
16 14 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 14 (0.19%) JUnit
16 14 (0.19%) ERwin
17 13 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 1720 (22.99%) Finance
2 571 (7.63%) Banking
3 416 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 227 (3.03%) Retail
5 206 (2.75%) Marketing
6 202 (2.70%) Legal
7 175 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 122 (1.63%) Law
9 99 (1.32%) Back Office
10 96 (1.28%) Advertising
11 95 (1.27%) Publishing
12 89 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 82 (1.10%) Front Office
14 72 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 62 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 60 (0.80%) French Language
17 49 (0.65%) Billing
18 45 (0.60%) Retail Banking
19 41 (0.55%) Military
20 35 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2201 (29.42%) Analyst
2 954 (12.75%) Developer
3 454 (6.07%) Business Analyst
4 433 (5.79%) Project Manager
5 349 (4.67%) Support Analyst
6 336 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 316 (4.22%) Service Analyst
8 307 (4.10%) Data Analyst
9 302 (4.04%) Consultant
10 301 (4.02%) Administrator
11 285 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 262 (3.50%) Architect
13 213 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
14 212 (2.83%) Technical Support
15 208 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
16 206 (2.75%) Coordinator
17 165 (2.21%) Desktop Support
18 157 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
19 150 (2.01%) .NET Developer
20 129 (1.72%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 754 (10.08%) .NET
2 346 (4.63%) HTML
3 344 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 278 (3.72%) XML
5 224 (2.99%) Web Services
6 184 (2.46%) CSS
7 169 (2.26%) WCF
8 166 (2.22%) .NET Framework
9 141 (1.88%) jQuery
10 117 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 112 (1.50%) HTML5
12 80 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 72 (0.96%) Ajax
14 71 (0.95%) Middleware
15 68 (0.91%) WPF
16 67 (0.90%) JSP
17 66 (0.88%) REST
18 65 (0.87%) MDX
19 53 (0.71%) XSLT
20 48 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 968 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 330 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 244 (3.26%) Blackberry
4 170 (2.27%) NHS
5 139 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 99 (1.32%) Clustering
7 77 (1.03%) PMI
8 72 (0.96%) User Experience
9 70 (0.94%) Statistics
10 63 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 63 (0.84%) Open Source
11 61 (0.82%) E-Learning
12 60 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 55 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 52 (0.70%) Mathematics
15 51 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 48 (0.64%) iPad
17 47 (0.63%) Fixed Income
18 46 (0.61%) Thin Client
18 46 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2233 (29.85%) Windows
2 876 (11.71%) Windows 7
3 494 (6.60%) Windows XP
4 489 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 366 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 296 (3.96%) Linux
7 276 (3.69%) UNIX
8 186 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 140 (1.87%) Windows 8
10 73 (0.98%) Windows Vista
11 70 (0.94%) Windows 2000
12 68 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 45 (0.60%) Android
14 44 (0.59%) Solaris
15 34 (0.45%) Apple iOS
16 31 (0.41%) Windows NT
17 27 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 22 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1094 (14.62%) Project Management
2 897 (11.99%) ITIL
3 733 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 657 (8.78%) PRINCE2
5 575 (7.69%) Migration
6 537 (7.18%) CRM
7 472 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 448 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 351 (4.69%) Data Analysis
10 342 (4.57%) Change Management
11 300 (4.01%) Business Analysis
12 263 (3.52%) Service Management
13 256 (3.42%) Project Planning
14 253 (3.38%) Workflow
15 237 (3.17%) Time Management
16 227 (3.03%) Data Modelling
17 226 (3.02%) MVC
18 223 (2.98%) User Acceptance Testing
19 219 (2.93%) ETL
20 218 (2.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1497 (20.01%) SQL
2 569 (7.61%) C#
3 419 (5.60%) VBA
4 318 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 299 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 233 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 215 (2.87%) Java
8 200 (2.67%) VB
9 119 (1.59%) VBScript
10 116 (1.55%) C
11 98 (1.31%) Perl
12 93 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 80 (1.07%) Python
14 74 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 68 (0.91%) C++
16 60 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 41 (0.55%) Ruby
18 39 (0.52%) PHP
19 26 (0.35%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 790 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 599 (8.01%) Degree
3 550 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 542 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 190 (2.54%) MCSE
6 188 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 151 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 129 (1.72%) MCP
9 115 (1.54%) MCITP
10 112 (1.50%) ISEB
11 107 (1.43%) ISTQB
12 101 (1.35%) PMP
13 99 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
14 96 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 88 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 86 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 61 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 59 (0.79%) MCTS
19 53 (0.71%) MOS
20 48 (0.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (4.54%) QA
2 319 (4.26%) SLA
3 63 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 38 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.39%) P3O
6 28 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.19%) COBIT
10 10 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.11%) Basel III
12 4 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.053%) HL7
12 4 (0.053%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.053%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.040%) Basel II
13 3 (0.040%) BS7799
13 3 (0.040%) TickIT
13 3 (0.040%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.040%) EMIR
System Software
1 1248 (16.68%) Active Directory
2 334 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (1.54%) vSphere
4 98 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 78 (1.04%) VMware ESX
6 60 (0.80%) XenApp
7 53 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 41 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 26 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 25 (0.33%) XenServer
13 17 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 15 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.17%) Snort
16 13 (0.17%) vCloud
17 12 (0.16%) NFS
18 9 (0.12%) Terminal Server
19 8 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 268 (3.58%) SCCM
2 120 (1.60%) SCOM
3 80 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 74 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 55 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 43 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 41 (0.55%) OpenView
8 34 (0.45%) HP SIM
9 32 (0.43%) Puppet
10 28 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 28 (0.37%) WSUS
10 28 (0.37%) OVSD
11 26 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 25 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 20 (0.27%) BladeLogic
13 20 (0.27%) Tivoli
14 18 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (0.24%) WMI
15 13 (0.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4795 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 554 (7.41%) Oracle
3 539 (7.20%) VMware
4 411 (5.49%) Citrix
5 387 (5.17%) HP
6 349 (4.67%) SAP
7 338 (4.52%) Cisco
8 152 (2.03%) Business Objects
9 140 (1.87%) IBM
10 132 (1.76%) Lotus
11 105 (1.40%) Remedy
12 98 (1.31%) Symantec
13 77 (1.03%) Tableau
14 76 (1.02%) Dell
15 74 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 71 (0.95%) McAfee
17 67 (0.90%) Adobe
17 67 (0.90%) Red Hat
18 56 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
18 56 (0.75%) CA
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