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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3670 3461 3775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.62% 6.51% 6.41%
As % of the Applications category 51.24% 51.40% 49.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2054 1887 1931
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 288 373
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £30.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
7163 6734 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.66% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3703 4024
Average daily rate £335 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £151 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 644 801
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3343 £350 - 1427
London -4 1448 £371 -7.18% 467
South East +2 762 £325 - 312
City of London 0 368 £375 -9.09% 157
South West -2 209 £300 -7.69% 90
East of England -6 206 £350 +6.06% 110
Berkshire +7 193 £360 +14.28% 78
West Midlands +2 186 £300 -4.76% 84
Scotland -5 184 £325 - 44
North West +5 181 £325 +8.33% 136
Yorkshire +1 166 £350 +9.00% 132
Hampshire 0 154 £289 -17.50% 51
Surrey +6 125 £375 +15.38% 65
West Yorkshire +3 125 £350 +7.69% 88
East Midlands +8 124 £319 +254.16% 69
Buckinghamshire +1 118 £255 -3.77% 33
Milton Keynes +1 95 £253 -3.80% 20
Manchester +6 91 £325 +1.56% 81
Leeds +6 85 £350 - 64
Reading +3 84 £400 +3.89% 23
Wiltshire -1 64 £333 +4.31% 15
Edinburgh 0 61 £350 +7.69% 15
Oxfordshire +3 56 £313 +78.57% 30
Glasgow -12 52 £250 -16.66% 14
Hertfordshire -9 51 £273 -19.25% 30
Bristol -15 51 £340 +4.61% 29
Birmingham -3 46 £213 -33.07% 26
West Sussex +14 44 £250 -37.50% 17
Warwickshire +12 44 £300 +71.42% 11
Wales -12 44 £325 - 11

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4549 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 2411 (33.19%) MS Office
3 2187 (30.11%) Windows
4 1744 (24.01%) Finance
5 1515 (20.86%) SQL
6 1295 (17.83%) SQL Server
7 1216 (16.74%) MS PowerPoint
8 1194 (16.44%) Active Directory
9 1095 (15.07%) Project Management
10 954 (13.13%) MS Project
11 928 (12.78%) SharePoint
12 887 (12.21%) ITIL
13 870 (11.98%) Windows 7
14 767 (10.56%) Security Cleared
15 735 (10.12%) .NET
16 668 (9.20%) MS Visio
17 655 (9.02%) PRINCE2
18 611 (8.41%) Degree
19 593 (8.16%) Banking
20 589 (8.11%) Migration
21 536 (7.38%) C#
22 533 (7.34%) Oracle
23 524 (7.21%) SC Cleared
24 521 (7.17%) VMware
25 517 (7.12%) Windows XP
26 504 (6.94%) MS Exchange
27 490 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
28 466 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
29 458 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
30 451 (6.21%) VBA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 928 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 504 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 230 (3.17%) IIS
4 168 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 147 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 131 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 115 (1.58%) IBM Notes
8 113 (1.56%) Lync
9 112 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 100 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 90 (1.24%) CMS
12 88 (1.21%) SAS
12 88 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 87 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 62 (0.85%) MS Project Server
15 54 (0.74%) Apache
16 46 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
17 42 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 33 (0.45%) Confluence
19 31 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2411 (33.19%) MS Office
2 1216 (16.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 954 (13.13%) MS Project
4 668 (9.20%) MS Visio
5 176 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 31 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 24 (0.33%) SPSS
10 21 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 17 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
12 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.12%) FastStats
14 7 (0.096%) Stata
15 5 (0.069%) InDesign
15 5 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.055%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.055%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.041%) RoboHelp
18 2 (0.028%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 251 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 20 (0.28%) CA Clarity
8 19 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 14 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 12 (0.17%) SAP HR
12 11 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.15%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
13 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (1.25%) Office 365
3 36 (0.50%) SaaS
4 28 (0.39%) PaaS
5 25 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.096%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
9 4 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.028%) Taleo
11 1 (0.014%) Heroku
11 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.014%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 302 (4.16%) DNS
2 243 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 233 (3.21%) Firewall
4 216 (2.97%) DHCP
5 213 (2.93%) Internet
5 213 (2.93%) SAN
6 207 (2.85%) LAN
7 203 (2.79%) WAN
8 174 (2.40%) VPN
9 107 (1.47%) Intranet
10 92 (1.27%) Wireless
11 70 (0.96%) VoIP
12 51 (0.70%) HTTP
13 47 (0.65%) Network Security
13 47 (0.65%) LDAP
14 42 (0.58%) MPLS
14 42 (0.58%) 3G
15 39 (0.54%) LTE
16 38 (0.52%) FTP
17 35 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1295 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 392 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 370 (5.09%) MS Access
4 344 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 336 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 315 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
7 204 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 193 (2.66%) Relational Database
9 175 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 140 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 97 (1.34%) QlikView
12 93 (1.28%) MySQL
13 82 (1.13%) Data Mining
13 82 (1.13%) Oracle Database
14 72 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 69 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 61 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (0.76%) OLAP
18 49 (0.67%) RDBMS
19 41 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 170 (2.34%) Visual Studio
2 156 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (1.34%) JIRA
4 70 (0.96%) Subversion
5 46 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 36 (0.50%) SpecFlow
7 28 (0.39%) NUnit
8 25 (0.34%) MSI
8 25 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 24 (0.33%) Toad
10 23 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 22 (0.30%) Selenium
12 20 (0.28%) Maven
13 19 (0.26%) Jenkins
13 19 (0.26%) Git (software)
14 17 (0.23%) JUnit
15 16 (0.22%) MSTest
16 14 (0.19%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.19%) ERwin
17 13 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 1744 (24.01%) Finance
2 593 (8.16%) Banking
3 395 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 234 (3.22%) Retail
5 209 (2.88%) Marketing
6 205 (2.82%) Legal
7 160 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 118 (1.62%) Law
9 99 (1.36%) Back Office
10 97 (1.34%) Advertising
11 91 (1.25%) Publishing
12 90 (1.24%) Front Office
13 87 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 79 (1.09%) Financial Institution
15 64 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 53 (0.73%) Retail Banking
17 51 (0.70%) French Language
18 49 (0.67%) Billing
19 42 (0.58%) Military
20 31 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2202 (30.31%) Analyst
2 941 (12.95%) Developer
3 478 (6.58%) Business Analyst
4 427 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 355 (4.89%) Support Analyst
6 345 (4.75%) Support Engineer
7 321 (4.42%) Consultant
8 301 (4.14%) Service Analyst
9 300 (4.13%) Data Analyst
10 289 (3.98%) Administrator
11 268 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
12 255 (3.51%) Architect
13 222 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
14 214 (2.95%) 1st Line Support
15 203 (2.79%) Coordinator
16 168 (2.31%) Desktop Support
17 154 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
18 145 (2.00%) .NET Developer
19 127 (1.75%) SQL Developer
20 116 (1.60%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 735 (10.12%) .NET
2 342 (4.71%) ASP.NET
3 330 (4.54%) HTML
4 284 (3.91%) XML
5 221 (3.04%) Web Services
6 193 (2.66%) CSS
7 151 (2.08%) WCF
7 151 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 145 (2.00%) jQuery
9 113 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 102 (1.40%) HTML5
11 78 (1.07%) Ajax
12 74 (1.02%) MDX
13 71 (0.98%) WPF
14 68 (0.94%) Middleware
14 68 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 66 (0.91%) JSP
16 64 (0.88%) REST
17 55 (0.76%) XSLT
18 52 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 328 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 231 (3.18%) Blackberry
3 182 (2.51%) NHS
4 136 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 85 (1.17%) Clustering
6 84 (1.16%) PMI
7 72 (0.99%) Statistics
8 62 (0.85%) Open Source
9 57 (0.78%) Data Integration
10 56 (0.77%) Replication
11 54 (0.74%) Visualisation
12 52 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 52 (0.72%) CMDB
13 50 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
14 49 (0.67%) Fixed Income
15 47 (0.65%) Mathematics
16 46 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
17 45 (0.62%) Data Extraction
17 45 (0.62%) Fat Client
17 45 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2187 (30.11%) Windows
2 870 (11.98%) Windows 7
3 517 (7.12%) Windows XP
4 490 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 342 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 276 (3.80%) Linux
7 261 (3.59%) UNIX
8 175 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 137 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 66 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 62 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 57 (0.78%) Windows 2000
13 39 (0.54%) Solaris
14 34 (0.47%) Android
15 31 (0.43%) Apple iOS
16 25 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.32%) Windows NT
18 21 (0.29%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
20 17 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1095 (15.07%) Project Management
2 887 (12.21%) ITIL
3 655 (9.02%) PRINCE2
4 589 (8.11%) Migration
5 466 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 458 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
7 396 (5.45%) CRM
8 360 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
9 356 (4.90%) Data Analysis
10 342 (4.71%) Change Management
11 313 (4.31%) Business Analysis
12 259 (3.57%) Service Management
13 245 (3.37%) Project Planning
14 239 (3.29%) Time Management
15 230 (3.17%) Workflow
16 220 (3.03%) Service Delivery
16 220 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 219 (3.01%) ERP
18 217 (2.99%) Data Modelling
19 205 (2.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1515 (20.86%) SQL
2 536 (7.38%) C#
3 451 (6.21%) VBA
4 331 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 303 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 244 (3.36%) Java
7 225 (3.10%) VB
8 224 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 128 (1.76%) VBScript
10 108 (1.49%) C
11 99 (1.36%) Perl
12 95 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 79 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 71 (0.98%) Python
15 62 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 58 (0.80%) C++
17 42 (0.58%) Ruby
18 40 (0.55%) VB6
19 36 (0.50%) PHP
20 23 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 767 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 611 (8.41%) Degree
3 524 (7.21%) SC Cleared
4 410 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 196 (2.70%) MCSE
6 174 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 157 (2.16%) PMI Certification
8 141 (1.94%) MCP
9 121 (1.67%) MCITP
10 107 (1.47%) ISEB
11 105 (1.45%) ISTQB
12 101 (1.39%) PMP
13 98 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
14 95 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 91 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
16 86 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 60 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 58 (0.80%) MCTS
19 46 (0.63%) MCSA
19 46 (0.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (4.68%) QA
2 319 (4.39%) SLA
3 61 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 53 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.41%) P3O
6 28 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.11%) Basel III
8 8 (0.11%) COBIT
9 7 (0.096%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.083%) EMIR
10 6 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.083%) HL7
11 5 (0.069%) Basel II
11 5 (0.069%) TickIT
12 4 (0.055%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.055%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.041%) BS7799
13 3 (0.041%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1194 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 328 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (1.49%) vSphere
4 97 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 77 (1.06%) XenApp
6 67 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 61 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 27 (0.37%) XenServer
12 24 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 15 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.18%) Snort
15 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.15%) vCloud
17 10 (0.14%) NFS
18 8 (0.11%) Xen
18 8 (0.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 259 (3.57%) SCCM
2 105 (1.45%) SCOM
3 81 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 74 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 47 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 39 (0.54%) OpenView
7 34 (0.47%) NetBackup
8 30 (0.41%) Puppet
8 30 (0.41%) WSUS
9 26 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (0.36%) OVSD
10 22 (0.30%) HP SIM
10 22 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 20 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (0.25%) WMI
14 16 (0.22%) BladeLogic
14 16 (0.22%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4549 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 533 (7.34%) Oracle
3 521 (7.17%) VMware
4 416 (5.73%) Citrix
5 370 (5.09%) HP
6 326 (4.49%) SAP
7 322 (4.43%) Cisco
8 153 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 125 (1.72%) IBM
10 123 (1.69%) Lotus
11 101 (1.39%) Remedy
12 92 (1.27%) Symantec
13 77 (1.06%) Dell
14 71 (0.98%) Tableau
14 71 (0.98%) Adobe
15 69 (0.95%) McAfee
16 68 (0.94%) CheckPoint
17 62 (0.85%) Red Hat
18 54 (0.74%) EMC
19 52 (0.72%) CA
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