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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3596 3542 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.53% 6.59% 6.58%
As % of the Applications category 53.83% 50.48% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 1923 1774
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £145 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 338 290
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.64 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
6680 7016 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.13% 13.06% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3821 3829 3467
Average daily rate £340 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 745 667
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 3308 £350 - 1393
London +1 1454 £375 - 449
South East -4 728 £350 +7.69% 309
City of London -1 386 £400 +6.66% 154
North West +1 229 £330 +1.53% 140
East of England +1 196 £325 +5.69% 85
Berkshire -1 183 £350 -6.66% 65
South West -4 179 £325 +8.33% 87
Yorkshire +4 175 £325 +5.69% 121
West Midlands +2 174 £373 +24.16% 121
Scotland +8 172 £325 - 45
Hampshire 0 171 £360 +24.13% 71
West Yorkshire +11 128 £344 +9.04% 88
Buckinghamshire +2 120 £300 - 29
Leeds +10 105 £335 +7.20% 62
East Midlands -4 105 £238 -15.55% 46
Surrey -7 98 £375 +15.38% 72
Manchester -5 94 £300 -7.69% 90
Milton Keynes +3 91 £300 -4.00% 19
Reading -1 73 £350 -7.28% 25
Hertfordshire -2 69 £328 +72.36% 32
Glasgow +10 64 £325 +5.69% 16
North East +2 61 £250 - 26
Edinburgh 0 53 £319 -8.92% 18
Cheshire -7 53 £366 +46.50% 31
Oxfordshire -22 53 £380 +21.60% 16
Bristol +5 52 £313 - 27
West Sussex -7 51 £368 +1.37% 22
Essex -7 50 £375 - 10
Birmingham -9 44 £375 +33.33% 51

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4521 (62.60%) Microsoft
2 2374 (32.87%) MS Office
3 1852 (25.64%) Windows
3 1852 (25.64%) Finance
4 1670 (23.12%) SQL
5 1305 (18.07%) SQL Server
6 1297 (17.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 1153 (15.97%) Project Management
8 1104 (15.29%) Active Directory
9 1006 (13.93%) MS Project
10 992 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
11 926 (12.82%) ITIL
12 790 (10.94%) SharePoint
13 764 (10.58%) Security Cleared
14 761 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
15 758 (10.50%) MS Visio
16 727 (10.07%) .NET
17 685 (9.48%) PRINCE2
18 655 (9.07%) Banking
19 651 (9.01%) Windows 7
20 594 (8.22%) Degree
21 575 (7.96%) Oracle
22 574 (7.95%) C#
23 563 (7.80%) Migration
24 559 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
25 529 (7.32%) VMware
26 509 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
27 497 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 495 (6.85%) CRM
29 462 (6.40%) SC Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 790 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 415 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 181 (2.51%) Lync
4 174 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 158 (2.19%) IIS
6 95 (1.32%) SAS
7 83 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 80 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 75 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 74 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 74 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 61 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 49 (0.68%) CMS
13 48 (0.66%) MS Project Server
13 48 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 41 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
15 40 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 39 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 35 (0.48%) WebSphere
18 29 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 2374 (32.87%) MS Office
2 1297 (17.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1006 (13.93%) MS Project
4 758 (10.50%) MS Visio
5 121 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 47 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 27 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 20 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 19 (0.26%) SPSS
11 14 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
13 9 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.12%) Open Workbench
14 7 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.055%) InDesign
17 3 (0.042%) Simulink
17 3 (0.042%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 341 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 29 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.24%) Primavera
7 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.18%) Maximo
9 13 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 13 (0.18%) SAP SRM
10 12 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.17%) Agresso
10 12 (0.17%) Markit EDM
11 11 (0.15%) Teamcenter
12 10 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
12 10 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 10 (0.14%) ResourceLink
12 10 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
13 9 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 145 (2.01%) Office 365
2 94 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (0.51%) SaaS
4 33 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (0.37%) IaaS
6 25 (0.35%) GitHub
7 22 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 20 (0.28%) PaaS
9 17 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.15%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 8 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.097%) Yammer
14 6 (0.083%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.055%) Boomi
16 3 (0.042%) Taleo
16 3 (0.042%) Google App Engine
17 2 (0.028%) Google Drive
18 1 (0.014%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 233 (3.23%) DNS
2 226 (3.13%) LAN
3 219 (3.03%) SAN
4 210 (2.91%) WAN
5 198 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 187 (2.59%) Firewall
7 184 (2.55%) VPN
8 162 (2.24%) DHCP
9 151 (2.09%) Internet
10 77 (1.07%) LDAP
11 70 (0.97%) VoIP
12 66 (0.91%) Intranet
13 63 (0.87%) 3G
14 59 (0.82%) VLAN
15 53 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
16 52 (0.72%) NAS
16 52 (0.72%) 2G
17 51 (0.71%) Wireless
18 50 (0.69%) 4G
19 49 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1305 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 497 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 418 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 383 (5.30%) MS Access
5 365 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
6 256 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 249 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 225 (3.12%) Relational Database
9 152 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 107 (1.48%) QlikView
11 92 (1.27%) MySQL
12 91 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 80 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 77 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
15 68 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 68 (0.94%) Data Mining
16 62 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
17 57 (0.79%) OLAP
18 55 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
19 44 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 192 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 181 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 110 (1.52%) JIRA
4 55 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 50 (0.69%) Subversion
6 37 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 31 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 28 (0.39%) Selenium
8 28 (0.39%) Maven
9 26 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 24 (0.33%) NUnit
11 23 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.28%) ERwin
13 19 (0.26%) JUnit
13 19 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
14 18 (0.25%) Toad
15 17 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 15 (0.21%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.19%) Ant
17 14 (0.19%) HP UFT
General
1 1852 (25.64%) Finance
2 655 (9.07%) Banking
3 400 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 274 (3.79%) Retail
5 219 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 195 (2.70%) Legal
7 169 (2.34%) Marketing
8 139 (1.92%) Law
9 131 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 103 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 102 (1.41%) Front Office
12 68 (0.94%) Advertising
13 64 (0.89%) Back Office
14 56 (0.78%) Publishing
15 40 (0.55%) French Language
16 38 (0.53%) Local Government
17 37 (0.51%) Billing
18 36 (0.50%) Automotive
19 34 (0.47%) Retail Banking
20 33 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2203 (30.50%) Analyst
2 1044 (14.46%) Developer
3 493 (6.83%) Project Manager
4 471 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 362 (5.01%) Data Analyst
6 325 (4.50%) Service Analyst
7 300 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
8 299 (4.14%) Support Analyst
9 279 (3.86%) Consultant
10 271 (3.75%) Administrator
11 268 (3.71%) Architect
12 249 (3.45%) Support Engineer
13 209 (2.89%) Coordinator
14 178 (2.46%) SQL Developer
15 164 (2.27%) Desktop Support
16 156 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support
17 139 (1.92%) 1st Line Support
18 130 (1.80%) Test Analyst
19 124 (1.72%) .NET Developer
20 118 (1.63%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (10.07%) .NET
2 337 (4.67%) HTML
3 263 (3.64%) XML
4 246 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 195 (2.70%) Web Services
6 186 (2.58%) CSS
7 160 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 127 (1.76%) jQuery
9 121 (1.68%) WCF
10 97 (1.34%) HTML5
11 87 (1.20%) SOAP
12 72 (1.00%) Middleware
13 70 (0.97%) WPF
14 66 (0.91%) REST
15 65 (0.90%) JSP
16 62 (0.86%) Entity Framework
17 59 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 59 (0.82%) JSON
18 55 (0.76%) Ajax
19 50 (0.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 992 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 368 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 233 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 188 (2.60%) NHS
5 169 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 164 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 112 (1.55%) Clustering
8 76 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 69 (0.96%) Statistics
10 68 (0.94%) User Experience
11 66 (0.91%) iPhone
12 65 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 61 (0.84%) PMI
14 57 (0.79%) Visualisation
15 54 (0.75%) Replication
16 52 (0.72%) Derivative
17 50 (0.69%) iPad
18 49 (0.68%) Client/Server
19 48 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 45 (0.62%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1852 (25.64%) Windows
2 651 (9.01%) Windows 7
3 396 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 356 (4.93%) Linux
5 312 (4.32%) Windows XP
6 290 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 287 (3.97%) UNIX
8 233 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 153 (2.12%) Windows 8
10 87 (1.20%) Android
11 67 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (0.78%) Solaris
13 52 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 42 (0.58%) AIX
15 31 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 30 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 30 (0.42%) Mac OS X
17 27 (0.37%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1153 (15.97%) Project Management
2 926 (12.82%) ITIL
3 761 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
4 685 (9.48%) PRINCE2
5 563 (7.80%) Migration
6 559 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 509 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
8 495 (6.85%) CRM
9 446 (6.18%) Data Analysis
10 385 (5.33%) Change Management
11 328 (4.54%) Business Analysis
12 302 (4.18%) Time Management
13 293 (4.06%) Service Management
14 274 (3.79%) ETL
15 264 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 253 (3.50%) Data Modelling
17 249 (3.45%) SDLC
18 217 (3.00%) Scrum
19 216 (2.99%) Project Planning
20 209 (2.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1670 (23.12%) SQL
2 574 (7.95%) C#
3 432 (5.98%) VBA
4 350 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 346 (4.79%) T-SQL
6 282 (3.90%) Java
7 228 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 216 (2.99%) VB
9 117 (1.62%) C
10 96 (1.33%) Perl
11 72 (1.00%) VBScript
12 71 (0.98%) C++
13 65 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 63 (0.87%) Python
14 63 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 49 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 31 (0.43%) PHP
17 23 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 20 (0.28%) Ruby
19 18 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 764 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 594 (8.22%) Degree
3 462 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 376 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 187 (2.59%) MCSE
6 159 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 154 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 145 (2.01%) ISEB
9 119 (1.65%) PMP
10 114 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
11 104 (1.44%) MCP
12 99 (1.37%) MCITP
13 90 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 89 (1.23%) ISTQB
15 76 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 71 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 65 (0.90%) CCNA
18 58 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 57 (0.79%) MCTS
20 45 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (4.21%) SLA
2 246 (3.41%) QA
3 55 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 38 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (0.37%) COBIT
6 25 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 20 (0.28%) P3O
10 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.15%) EMIR
12 9 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.12%) MiFID
13 8 (0.11%) COREP
14 7 (0.097%) PMBOK
14 7 (0.097%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.097%) HL7
15 6 (0.083%) COSO
16 5 (0.069%) Basel II
16 5 (0.069%) GAAP
System Software
1 1104 (15.29%) Active Directory
2 319 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (1.74%) vSphere
4 113 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 102 (1.41%) XenApp
6 64 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 44 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 43 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 21 (0.29%) Terminal Server
12 20 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (0.28%) NFS
13 19 (0.26%) XenServer
14 18 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 18 (0.25%) vCloud
15 15 (0.21%) Docker
15 15 (0.21%) VMware Server
16 13 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
17 12 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 256 (3.54%) SCCM
2 108 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (0.79%) SCOM
4 46 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 42 (0.58%) Puppet
6 30 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 28 (0.39%) OpenView
8 27 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 23 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (0.30%) WSUS
11 20 (0.28%) OVSD
12 19 (0.26%) SCVMM
13 17 (0.24%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.21%) Control-M
14 15 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (0.21%) SCOrch
15 13 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 13 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
16 12 (0.17%) WMI
16 12 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4521 (62.60%) Microsoft
2 575 (7.96%) Oracle
3 529 (7.32%) VMware
4 460 (6.37%) Citrix
5 363 (5.03%) HP
6 317 (4.39%) SAP
7 316 (4.38%) Cisco
8 149 (2.06%) Business Objects
9 121 (1.68%) IBM
10 97 (1.34%) Remedy
11 94 (1.30%) NetApp
12 84 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 79 (1.09%) Tableau
14 76 (1.05%) Dell
15 75 (1.04%) McAfee
16 72 (1.00%) Sybase
17 69 (0.96%) Adobe
17 69 (0.96%) Apple
18 68 (0.94%) CheckPoint
19 64 (0.89%) EMC
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