The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3607 3321 3683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.60% 6.50% 6.37%
As % of the Applications category 50.72% 51.01% 49.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 1807 1881
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 291 368
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £33.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -6.37%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7112 6510 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.73% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 3537 3891
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 664 781
Average hourly rate £15.83 £16.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% -4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 3276 £350 -0.14% 1329
London -3 1407 £375 -6.36% 431
South East +5 784 £325 - 283
City of London -1 366 £388 -8.82% 156
East of England -3 207 £350 +7.69% 99
South West 0 192 £300 -7.69% 88
North West +16 186 £325 +8.33% 116
Berkshire +9 185 £333 +11.76% 68
West Midlands -1 179 £300 -3.22% 86
Scotland -2 174 £325 +12.06% 52
Hampshire +6 169 £300 -11.76% 49
Yorkshire -3 144 £325 - 112
Buckinghamshire +4 127 £273 +9.00% 29
Surrey +4 122 £373 +14.61% 62
East Midlands +4 117 £300 +233.33% 70
West Yorkshire +5 111 £350 +2.94% 84
Milton Keynes +6 102 £263 +5.00% 17
Manchester +7 86 £325 - 65
Reading +6 76 £390 +11.42% 23
Leeds -2 76 £315 -10.00% 59
Wiltshire 0 59 £313 -10.71% 15
Edinburgh -4 56 £350 +34.61% 16
Essex +3 54 £388 +39.63% 12
Oxfordshire 0 54 £303 +75.36% 23
West Sussex +10 53 £320 -20.00% 12
Birmingham 0 52 £273 -18.65% 32
Hertfordshire -5 52 £190 -40.62% 18
Wales -11 50 £325 +15.34% 21
Bristol -13 49 £315 -10.00% 26
Cheshire +19 47 £325 +18.18% 27

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4503 (62.23%) Microsoft
2 2430 (33.58%) MS Office
3 2178 (30.10%) Windows
4 1733 (23.95%) Finance
5 1501 (20.74%) SQL
6 1247 (17.23%) SQL Server
7 1220 (16.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 1203 (16.63%) Active Directory
9 1071 (14.80%) Project Management
10 962 (13.29%) MS Project
11 916 (12.66%) SharePoint
12 880 (12.16%) Windows 7
13 877 (12.12%) ITIL
14 801 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 714 (9.87%) .NET
16 634 (8.76%) PRINCE2
16 634 (8.76%) MS Visio
17 633 (8.75%) Degree
18 579 (8.00%) Banking
19 577 (7.97%) Migration
20 532 (7.35%) SC Cleared
21 526 (7.27%) Windows XP
21 526 (7.27%) Oracle
22 516 (7.13%) C#
23 502 (6.94%) VMware
24 486 (6.72%) MS Exchange
25 483 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
26 453 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
26 453 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
27 442 (6.11%) VBA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 916 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 486 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 221 (3.05%) IIS
4 162 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 141 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 136 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 114 (1.58%) IBM Notes
8 110 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 108 (1.49%) Lync
10 105 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 93 (1.29%) CMS
12 88 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
13 84 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 78 (1.08%) SAS
15 69 (0.95%) MS Project Server
16 49 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
17 48 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
17 48 (0.66%) Apache
18 30 (0.41%) Confluence
19 29 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2430 (33.58%) MS Office
2 1220 (16.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 962 (13.29%) MS Project
4 634 (8.76%) MS Visio
5 164 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 30 (0.41%) PowerPivot
9 23 (0.32%) SPSS
10 21 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 18 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 8 (0.11%) FastStats
13 7 (0.097%) InDesign
13 7 (0.097%) Stata
14 6 (0.083%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.069%) Open Workbench
15 5 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.041%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.041%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 235 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 30 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.19%) CA Clarity
9 13 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 10 (0.14%) SAP HR
11 10 (0.14%) SAP BPC
12 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 86 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (1.16%) Office 365
3 36 (0.50%) SaaS
4 21 (0.29%) PaaS
5 16 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.041%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.028%) Taleo
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.014%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 293 (4.05%) DNS
2 270 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 223 (3.08%) DHCP
3 223 (3.08%) Firewall
4 214 (2.96%) LAN
5 203 (2.81%) SAN
6 201 (2.78%) WAN
7 199 (2.75%) Internet
8 173 (2.39%) VPN
9 105 (1.45%) Intranet
10 86 (1.19%) Wireless
11 75 (1.04%) VoIP
12 57 (0.79%) HTTP
13 48 (0.66%) LDAP
14 45 (0.62%) Network Security
15 43 (0.59%) NAS
16 41 (0.57%) 3G
17 38 (0.53%) FTP
18 36 (0.50%) LTE
19 35 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1247 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 384 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 361 (4.99%) MS Access
4 334 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 324 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 312 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
7 196 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 182 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 179 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 136 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 93 (1.29%) MySQL
12 90 (1.24%) QlikView
12 90 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 82 (1.13%) Data Mining
14 78 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
15 67 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 61 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
17 59 (0.82%) OLAP
18 51 (0.70%) RDBMS
19 45 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 176 (2.43%) Visual Studio
2 150 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (1.17%) JIRA
4 67 (0.93%) Subversion
5 46 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 34 (0.47%) Toad
7 32 (0.44%) SpecFlow
7 32 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 27 (0.37%) MSI
9 23 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 23 (0.32%) NUnit
10 22 (0.30%) Selenium
11 20 (0.28%) Git (software)
12 18 (0.25%) Maven
12 18 (0.25%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.21%) Hudson
13 15 (0.21%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (0.21%) JDeveloper
General
1 1733 (23.95%) Finance
2 579 (8.00%) Banking
3 383 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 227 (3.14%) Retail
5 208 (2.87%) Legal
6 206 (2.85%) Marketing
7 155 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 128 (1.77%) Law
9 98 (1.35%) Publishing
10 96 (1.33%) Front Office
11 95 (1.31%) Back Office
12 90 (1.24%) Advertising
13 86 (1.19%) Manufacturing
14 85 (1.17%) Financial Institution
15 58 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 54 (0.75%) French Language
17 50 (0.69%) Billing
18 49 (0.68%) Retail Banking
19 45 (0.62%) Military
20 36 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2156 (29.80%) Analyst
2 916 (12.66%) Developer
3 450 (6.22%) Business Analyst
4 432 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 353 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 351 (4.85%) Support Analyst
7 327 (4.52%) Consultant
8 308 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 288 (3.98%) Administrator
10 275 (3.80%) Data Analyst
11 270 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
12 241 (3.33%) Architect
13 226 (3.12%) 1st Line Support
14 222 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 215 (2.97%) Coordinator
16 171 (2.36%) Desktop Support
17 161 (2.22%) PMO Analyst
18 135 (1.87%) .NET Developer
19 130 (1.80%) IT Support
19 130 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (9.87%) .NET
2 345 (4.77%) HTML
3 330 (4.56%) ASP.NET
4 297 (4.10%) XML
5 213 (2.94%) CSS
6 200 (2.76%) Web Services
7 150 (2.07%) .NET Framework
8 148 (2.05%) jQuery
9 137 (1.89%) WCF
10 107 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 97 (1.34%) HTML5
12 86 (1.19%) Ajax
13 70 (0.97%) WPF
14 69 (0.95%) MDX
15 63 (0.87%) Middleware
16 61 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 58 (0.80%) JSP
17 58 (0.80%) REST
18 57 (0.79%) XSLT
19 49 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 327 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 227 (3.14%) Blackberry
3 180 (2.49%) NHS
4 131 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 101 (1.40%) Clustering
6 80 (1.11%) PMI
7 70 (0.97%) Statistics
8 62 (0.86%) Open Source
9 60 (0.83%) Replication
10 57 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 53 (0.73%) CMDB
12 52 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 51 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 49 (0.68%) Fat Client
14 49 (0.68%) Thin Client
15 48 (0.66%) Visualisation
16 47 (0.65%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.62%) Data Extraction
18 44 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2178 (30.10%) Windows
2 880 (12.16%) Windows 7
3 526 (7.27%) Windows XP
4 483 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 338 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 271 (3.75%) Linux
7 261 (3.61%) UNIX
8 165 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 134 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 64 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 56 (0.77%) Windows 2000
12 53 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (0.48%) Solaris
14 31 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 31 (0.43%) Android
15 27 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.26%) Windows NT
17 16 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1071 (14.80%) Project Management
2 877 (12.12%) ITIL
3 634 (8.76%) PRINCE2
4 577 (7.97%) Migration
5 453 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
5 453 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 380 (5.25%) CRM
7 345 (4.77%) Data Analysis
8 338 (4.67%) Change Management
9 335 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
10 301 (4.16%) Business Analysis
11 290 (4.01%) Service Management
12 251 (3.47%) Time Management
13 247 (3.41%) Workflow
14 246 (3.40%) Project Planning
15 221 (3.05%) Service Delivery
16 219 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 208 (2.87%) ERP
18 204 (2.82%) Data Modelling
19 196 (2.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1501 (20.74%) SQL
2 516 (7.13%) C#
3 442 (6.11%) VBA
4 337 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 298 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 241 (3.33%) Java
7 233 (3.22%) VB
8 231 (3.19%) PowerShell
9 135 (1.87%) VBScript
10 117 (1.62%) C
11 103 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 96 (1.33%) Perl
13 83 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 69 (0.95%) Python
15 60 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 56 (0.77%) C++
17 43 (0.59%) Ruby
17 43 (0.59%) VB6
18 36 (0.50%) PHP
19 20 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 801 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 633 (8.75%) Degree
3 532 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 403 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 192 (2.65%) MCSE
6 189 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 152 (2.10%) PMI Certification
8 146 (2.02%) MCP
9 116 (1.60%) MCITP
10 113 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
11 110 (1.52%) ISEB
12 102 (1.41%) ISTQB
13 96 (1.33%) PMP
14 93 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 84 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
16 79 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 64 (0.88%) MCTS
18 55 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 48 (0.66%) MCSA
20 45 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (4.53%) QA
2 326 (4.51%) SLA
3 64 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 62 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.43%) P3O
7 27 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.15%) TickIT
10 9 (0.12%) EMIR
10 9 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.11%) Basel III
11 8 (0.11%) COBIT
12 7 (0.097%) HL7
12 7 (0.097%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.083%) Basel II
13 6 (0.083%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.041%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.041%) BS7799
14 3 (0.041%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1203 (16.63%) Active Directory
2 316 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (1.45%) vSphere
4 99 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 88 (1.22%) XenApp
6 67 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 64 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 50 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 47 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (0.41%) Terminal Services
11 26 (0.36%) XenServer
12 24 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.18%) Snort
16 11 (0.15%) vCloud
16 11 (0.15%) NFS
16 11 (0.15%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.083%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 263 (3.63%) SCCM
2 88 (1.22%) SCOM
3 80 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 77 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 38 (0.53%) WSUS
7 36 (0.50%) OpenView
8 31 (0.43%) NetBackup
9 28 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 25 (0.35%) Puppet
11 24 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (0.32%) OVSD
13 20 (0.28%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 18 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 17 (0.23%) WMI
17 16 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
18 15 (0.21%) SCOrch
19 14 (0.19%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4503 (62.23%) Microsoft
2 526 (7.27%) Oracle
3 502 (6.94%) VMware
4 423 (5.85%) Citrix
5 352 (4.86%) HP
6 342 (4.73%) SAP
7 307 (4.24%) Cisco
8 150 (2.07%) Business Objects
9 125 (1.73%) IBM
10 122 (1.69%) Lotus
11 107 (1.48%) Remedy
12 88 (1.22%) Symantec
13 80 (1.11%) Adobe
14 74 (1.02%) Dell
15 66 (0.91%) Tableau
15 66 (0.91%) McAfee
16 61 (0.84%) CheckPoint
17 54 (0.75%) EMC
18 53 (0.73%) Red Hat
19 52 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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