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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3149 3226 2788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.17% 6.70% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 51.46% 50.67% 49.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1721 1470
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £135 £153
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 286 248 322
Average hourly rate £14.65 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.20 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%

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
6119 6367 5664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 13.22% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3394 2918
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 615 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 2837 £350 +3.70% 1529
London -4 1146 £375 - 515
South East -2 738 £325 - 289
City of London -4 285 £375 +5.63% 176
North West -8 175 £282 +22.39% 163
Berkshire -8 168 £299 -14.57% 72
Scotland -6 164 £350 +7.69% 45
Yorkshire -2 163 £320 +0.78% 143
East of England -3 160 £300 - 113
Hampshire +2 158 £350 +14.19% 57
West Midlands -5 157 £325 +8.33% 101
South West -15 143 £300 -6.97% 105
Buckinghamshire -2 138 £250 -23.07% 35
West Yorkshire 0 122 £316 -2.69% 103
Surrey +4 119 £375 -6.25% 55
Milton Keynes -4 106 £225 -30.76% 25
East Midlands -5 101 £325 +364.28% 53
Edinburgh +6 90 £381 +27.08% 11
Manchester -6 79 £288 +25.00% 97
Reading -3 77 £250 -33.33% 28
Leeds 0 72 £340 +4.61% 62
Wales +4 53 £315 +34.04% 35
Hertfordshire +2 52 £350 +9.37% 24
North East 0 52 £350 +40.00% 16
Oxfordshire +3 51 £410 +134.28% 24
Essex -2 49 £238 -39.49% 20
South Wales +5 47 £315 +17.20% 28
Birmingham -4 46 £338 +27.35% 27
Cheshire -9 42 £138 -38.88% 46
West Sussex +13 41 £375 -1.31% 12

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4637 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 2446 (34.59%) MS Office
3 1965 (27.79%) Windows
4 1689 (23.88%) Finance
5 1469 (20.77%) SQL
6 1211 (17.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1195 (16.90%) SQL Server
8 1125 (15.91%) Active Directory
9 1018 (14.39%) Project Management
10 962 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
11 925 (13.08%) ITIL
12 894 (12.64%) MS Project
13 817 (11.55%) Security Cleared
14 779 (11.02%) SharePoint
15 762 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
16 744 (10.52%) .NET
17 728 (10.29%) Windows 7
18 654 (9.25%) MS Visio
19 630 (8.91%) Oracle
20 597 (8.44%) CRM
21 585 (8.27%) PRINCE2
22 579 (8.19%) Banking
23 573 (8.10%) C#
24 557 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 549 (7.76%) SC Cleared
26 535 (7.57%) Degree
27 523 (7.40%) VMware
28 506 (7.15%) Migration
29 486 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
30 482 (6.82%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 779 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 433 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 193 (2.73%) IIS
4 173 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 119 (1.68%) Lync
6 112 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 109 (1.54%) IBM Notes
8 103 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 99 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 85 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 80 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
12 76 (1.07%) CMS
13 69 (0.98%) SAS
14 67 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
15 61 (0.86%) MS Project Server
16 53 (0.75%) Apache
17 52 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
18 35 (0.49%) Tomcat
18 35 (0.49%) WebSphere
19 34 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2446 (34.59%) MS Office
2 1211 (17.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 894 (12.64%) MS Project
4 654 (9.25%) MS Visio
5 189 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
6 37 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 33 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.40%) SPSS
9 27 (0.38%) PowerPivot
10 20 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.21%) AutoCAD
12 13 (0.18%) Mingle
12 13 (0.18%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.17%) InDesign
14 11 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 10 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
16 6 (0.085%) PaintShop Pro
17 5 (0.071%) Open Workbench
18 3 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
19 2 (0.028%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 265 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 19 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 16 (0.23%) Agresso
9 15 (0.21%) SAP SRM
9 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.20%) Markit EDM
11 13 (0.18%) CA Clarity
11 13 (0.18%) assyst
11 13 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
12 12 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
12 12 (0.17%) SAP HR
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.14%) SAP BPC
14 9 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 125 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (1.23%) Office 365
3 53 (0.75%) PaaS
4 40 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.47%) SaaS
6 24 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.085%) IaaS
9 5 (0.071%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.057%) Trello
10 4 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.042%) Taleo
12 2 (0.028%) LucidChart
12 2 (0.028%) GitHub
13 1 (0.014%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.014%) Yammer
13 1 (0.014%) Force.com
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 254 (3.59%) DNS
2 221 (3.13%) SAN
3 212 (3.00%) WAN
4 205 (2.90%) Firewall
5 200 (2.83%) LAN
6 177 (2.50%) DHCP
6 177 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 172 (2.43%) Internet
8 166 (2.35%) VPN
9 87 (1.23%) Intranet
10 76 (1.07%) FTP
11 70 (0.99%) VoIP
12 69 (0.98%) Wireless
13 59 (0.83%) HTTP
14 53 (0.75%) Network Security
15 49 (0.69%) NAS
16 42 (0.59%) Ethernet
16 42 (0.59%) 3G
16 42 (0.59%) MPLS
17 40 (0.57%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1195 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 392 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 363 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 313 (4.43%) MS Access
5 308 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 275 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 197 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 164 (2.32%) Relational Database
9 140 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 137 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 93 (1.32%) QlikView
12 84 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 79 (1.12%) MySQL
14 70 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 62 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
16 54 (0.76%) Data Mining
16 54 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
17 43 (0.61%) OLAP
17 43 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 43 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 162 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 102 (1.44%) JIRA
4 54 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 44 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 42 (0.59%) Subversion
7 40 (0.57%) Maven
8 37 (0.52%) NUnit
9 36 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 25 (0.35%) Selenium
11 23 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
12 21 (0.30%) MSI
13 20 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 20 (0.28%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.24%) MSTest
14 17 (0.24%) Hudson
15 16 (0.23%) Toad
16 15 (0.21%) Moq
16 15 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 15 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 1689 (23.88%) Finance
2 579 (8.19%) Banking
3 426 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 266 (3.76%) Retail
5 199 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 191 (2.70%) Legal
7 149 (2.11%) Marketing
8 110 (1.56%) Law
9 94 (1.33%) Publishing
10 89 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 79 (1.12%) Advertising
12 78 (1.10%) Back Office
13 64 (0.90%) Front Office
14 59 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 52 (0.74%) Billing
16 49 (0.69%) French Language
17 45 (0.64%) Retail Banking
18 40 (0.57%) German Language
19 35 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
20 33 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2115 (29.91%) Analyst
2 895 (12.66%) Developer
3 437 (6.18%) Business Analyst
4 431 (6.09%) Project Manager
5 357 (5.05%) Service Analyst
6 342 (4.84%) Data Analyst
7 334 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 304 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 299 (4.23%) Support Engineer
10 287 (4.06%) Administrator
11 268 (3.79%) Consultant
12 257 (3.63%) Architect
13 239 (3.38%) Technical Support
14 175 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 175 (2.47%) Coordinator
15 158 (2.23%) Desktop Support
16 149 (2.11%) 1st Line Support
17 135 (1.91%) SQL Developer
18 126 (1.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 123 (1.74%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 744 (10.52%) .NET
2 357 (5.05%) HTML
3 306 (4.33%) ASP.NET
4 267 (3.78%) Web Services
5 252 (3.56%) XML
6 218 (3.08%) CSS
7 171 (2.42%) jQuery
8 159 (2.25%) .NET Framework
9 125 (1.77%) WCF
10 107 (1.51%) HTML5
11 104 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 76 (1.07%) REST
13 70 (0.99%) Ajax
14 66 (0.93%) JSON
14 66 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 57 (0.81%) Middleware
16 56 (0.79%) WPF
17 50 (0.71%) SOAP
18 49 (0.69%) JSP
19 43 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 962 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 279 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 231 (3.27%) Blackberry
4 158 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 148 (2.09%) NHS
6 120 (1.70%) Clustering
7 89 (1.26%) E-Learning
8 64 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 59 (0.83%) User Experience
10 57 (0.81%) Derivative
10 57 (0.81%) Replication
11 55 (0.78%) Fat Client
11 55 (0.78%) Thin Client
12 53 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 52 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 51 (0.72%) Statistics
14 51 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 48 (0.68%) PMI
16 45 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 45 (0.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1965 (27.79%) Windows
2 728 (10.29%) Windows 7
3 469 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 397 (5.61%) Windows XP
5 317 (4.48%) Linux
6 314 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 290 (4.10%) UNIX
8 212 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (1.87%) Windows 8
10 84 (1.19%) Windows Vista
10 84 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (0.74%) Solaris
11 52 (0.74%) Android
12 50 (0.71%) Windows 2000
13 40 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 36 (0.51%) AIX
14 36 (0.51%) Windows NT
15 35 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 28 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 28 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1018 (14.39%) Project Management
2 925 (13.08%) ITIL
3 762 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 597 (8.44%) CRM
5 585 (8.27%) PRINCE2
6 506 (7.15%) Migration
7 486 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 407 (5.76%) Change Management
9 397 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
10 333 (4.71%) Data Analysis
11 282 (3.99%) Business Analysis
12 263 (3.72%) Service Management
13 254 (3.59%) Data Modelling
14 250 (3.54%) Time Management
15 236 (3.34%) Service Delivery
15 236 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
16 232 (3.28%) ETL
17 209 (2.96%) Workflow
18 207 (2.93%) Incident Management
19 206 (2.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1469 (20.77%) SQL
2 573 (8.10%) C#
3 432 (6.11%) VBA
4 363 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 257 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 254 (3.59%) Java
7 187 (2.64%) PowerShell
8 179 (2.53%) VB
9 137 (1.94%) C
10 98 (1.39%) C++
11 83 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 81 (1.15%) Python
13 78 (1.10%) VB.NET
14 72 (1.02%) VBScript
15 70 (0.99%) Perl
16 58 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 54 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 47 (0.66%) PHP
19 45 (0.64%) Ruby
20 28 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 817 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 557 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 549 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 535 (7.57%) Degree
5 160 (2.26%) MCSE
6 153 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 142 (2.01%) ISEB
8 130 (1.84%) MCP
9 112 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 104 (1.47%) PMI Certification
11 103 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
12 100 (1.41%) ISTQB
13 93 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 80 (1.13%) MCITP
15 70 (0.99%) PMP
16 65 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 62 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 56 (0.79%) MCSA
19 52 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 52 (0.74%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (4.99%) SLA
2 249 (3.52%) QA
3 48 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.24%) COBIT
7 15 (0.21%) P3O
7 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.14%) EMIR
11 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.099%) FATCA
12 7 (0.099%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.071%) GxP
14 4 (0.057%) GMP
14 4 (0.057%) Basel III
15 3 (0.042%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 2 (0.028%) GAMP
System Software
1 1125 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 321 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (1.46%) vSphere
3 103 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 79 (1.12%) XenApp
5 77 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 41 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 38 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 38 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 28 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.24%) XenServer
11 16 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 15 (0.21%) UAG
13 14 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.20%) ISA Server
14 12 (0.17%) NFS
14 12 (0.17%) Firmware
15 9 (0.13%) Xen
15 9 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 235 (3.32%) SCCM
2 100 (1.41%) SCOM
3 96 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 70 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 50 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 43 (0.61%) Puppet
7 40 (0.57%) OpenView
8 33 (0.47%) HP SIM
8 33 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 28 (0.40%) Ansible
11 27 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 26 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (0.28%) ARCserve
14 20 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.27%) WSUS
16 18 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 17 (0.24%) OVSD
18 14 (0.20%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4637 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 630 (8.91%) Oracle
3 523 (7.40%) VMware
4 482 (6.82%) Citrix
5 403 (5.70%) HP
6 317 (4.48%) Cisco
7 281 (3.97%) SAP
8 127 (1.80%) Business Objects
9 124 (1.75%) IBM
10 110 (1.56%) Remedy
11 108 (1.53%) Lotus
12 74 (1.05%) Dell
13 69 (0.98%) McAfee
14 65 (0.92%) Tableau
15 64 (0.90%) Symantec
16 63 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
16 63 (0.89%) CheckPoint
17 59 (0.83%) NetApp
18 57 (0.81%) CA
19 55 (0.78%) Apple
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