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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3654 3592 3332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.40% 6.57% 6.54%
As % of the Applications category 53.55% 50.17% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2150 1973 1822
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 333 295
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 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £27.95 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%

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
6824 7159 6531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 13.08% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 3955 3547
Average daily rate £345 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 746 665
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -3 3351 £350 - 1195
London +3 1456 £375 - 407
South East -4 732 £350 +7.69% 242
City of London -1 410 £388 -1.89% 126
North West +4 235 £325 -2.32% 126
East of England +1 206 £315 -10.00% 91
South West +1 195 £313 +4.16% 89
Berkshire -1 191 £350 - 55
Scotland +5 183 £325 - 35
Yorkshire -2 181 £350 +0.71% 86
West Midlands 0 166 £375 +25.00% 82
Hampshire 0 165 £363 +16.93% 48
West Yorkshire +2 133 £360 +2.85% 52
Buckinghamshire +1 128 £275 - 30
East Midlands -1 110 £231 -22.91% 43
Manchester -3 105 £325 -5.45% 72
Milton Keynes +3 103 £275 +1.85% 10
Leeds -3 102 £363 +12.40% 38
Surrey -15 91 £360 -1.36% 47
Reading +1 82 £350 -12.50% 30
Hertfordshire +1 70 £225 +18.42% 24
Edinburgh +7 65 £325 -7.14% 18
Bristol +4 65 £310 -1.58% 26
Oxfordshire -11 60 £380 +24.08% 17
Glasgow +10 56 £325 +12.06% 10
North East -12 53 £268 +0.18% 19
Essex -7 50 £375 - 17
Cheshire -5 44 £341 +24.09% 28
Wales -9 44 £325 -4.41% 16
West Sussex -12 43 £359 +10.38% 17

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 4566 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 2380 (32.51%) MS Office
3 1886 (25.76%) Finance
4 1844 (25.19%) Windows
5 1700 (23.22%) SQL
6 1330 (18.17%) SQL Server
7 1320 (18.03%) MS PowerPoint
8 1167 (15.94%) Project Management
9 1094 (14.94%) Active Directory
10 1030 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
11 1009 (13.78%) MS Project
12 928 (12.68%) ITIL
13 791 (10.80%) SharePoint
14 776 (10.60%) MS Visio
15 768 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
16 742 (10.14%) Security Cleared
17 738 (10.08%) .NET
18 680 (9.29%) Banking
19 675 (9.22%) PRINCE2
20 651 (8.89%) Windows 7
21 591 (8.07%) Degree
22 586 (8.00%) Migration
23 578 (7.90%) C#
24 559 (7.64%) Oracle
25 557 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
26 548 (7.49%) VMware
27 521 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 521 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
28 502 (6.86%) CRM
29 450 (6.15%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 791 (10.80%) SharePoint
2 419 (5.72%) MS Exchange
3 192 (2.62%) Lync
4 180 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 152 (2.08%) IIS
6 110 (1.50%) SAS
7 89 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 83 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
9 79 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 79 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 74 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 48 (0.66%) MS Project Server
13 46 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 46 (0.63%) CMS
14 39 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
15 37 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 36 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
17 34 (0.46%) Tomcat
18 29 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 2380 (32.51%) MS Office
2 1320 (18.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1009 (13.78%) MS Project
4 776 (10.60%) MS Visio
5 132 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
6 47 (0.64%) PowerPivot
7 31 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.30%) SPSS
9 21 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 20 (0.27%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
11 12 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.16%) Open Workbench
12 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 8 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.068%) InDesign
14 5 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.055%) Maya
16 3 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 347 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 29 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.23%) Primavera
5 14 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.18%) Agresso
6 13 (0.18%) Maximo
6 13 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 12 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 10 (0.14%) ResourceLink
8 10 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 9 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.11%) SAP SRM
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 160 (2.19%) Office 365
2 96 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (0.46%) SaaS
5 27 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 27 (0.37%) IaaS
6 25 (0.34%) GitHub
7 15 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.20%) PaaS
8 14 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 10 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 9 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.096%) Yammer
13 4 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.041%) Boomi
14 3 (0.041%) Taleo
14 3 (0.041%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.027%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.027%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 230 (3.14%) DNS
2 223 (3.05%) LAN
3 217 (2.96%) SAN
4 210 (2.87%) WAN
5 199 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 193 (2.64%) Firewall
7 179 (2.45%) VPN
8 166 (2.27%) DHCP
9 161 (2.20%) Internet
10 74 (1.01%) LDAP
11 66 (0.90%) Intranet
12 61 (0.83%) VoIP
12 61 (0.83%) VLAN
13 57 (0.78%) 3G
14 55 (0.75%) NAS
15 51 (0.70%) Wireless
16 50 (0.68%) ATM
16 50 (0.68%) Unified Communications
16 50 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
17 47 (0.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1330 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 521 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 429 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 391 (5.34%) MS Access
5 369 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
6 275 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 263 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 233 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 160 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 141 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
11 109 (1.49%) QlikView
12 95 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 90 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 90 (1.23%) MySQL
14 81 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 76 (1.04%) Data Mining
16 70 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 62 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
18 60 (0.82%) OLAP
19 54 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 192 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 191 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 117 (1.60%) JIRA
4 55 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 47 (0.64%) Subversion
6 35 (0.48%) Selenium
7 34 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 32 (0.44%) SoapUI
9 29 (0.40%) Git (software)
10 25 (0.34%) Toad
11 24 (0.33%) ERwin
11 24 (0.33%) NUnit
12 20 (0.27%) Maven
12 20 (0.27%) TeamCity
13 19 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.26%) JUnit
14 18 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 17 (0.23%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.22%) MSI
16 16 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 1886 (25.76%) Finance
2 680 (9.29%) Banking
3 380 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 285 (3.89%) Retail
5 226 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 201 (2.75%) Legal
7 165 (2.25%) Marketing
8 142 (1.94%) Law
9 131 (1.79%) Financial Institution
10 107 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 105 (1.43%) Front Office
12 78 (1.07%) Advertising
13 65 (0.89%) Back Office
14 42 (0.57%) Publishing
15 41 (0.56%) Local Government
15 41 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 40 (0.55%) Billing
17 35 (0.48%) French Language
17 35 (0.48%) Automotive
18 33 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2264 (30.92%) Analyst
2 1056 (14.42%) Developer
3 494 (6.75%) Project Manager
4 476 (6.50%) Business Analyst
5 364 (4.97%) Data Analyst
6 331 (4.52%) Support Analyst
7 313 (4.28%) Service Analyst
8 287 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 279 (3.81%) Administrator
10 267 (3.65%) Consultant
11 264 (3.61%) Architect
12 254 (3.47%) Support Engineer
13 219 (2.99%) Coordinator
14 177 (2.42%) SQL Developer
15 169 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support
16 168 (2.29%) Desktop Support
17 139 (1.90%) .NET Developer
17 139 (1.90%) PMO Analyst
18 138 (1.88%) 1st Line Support
19 136 (1.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (10.08%) .NET
2 330 (4.51%) HTML
3 262 (3.58%) XML
4 255 (3.48%) ASP.NET
5 185 (2.53%) CSS
6 182 (2.49%) Web Services
7 157 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 124 (1.69%) WCF
9 119 (1.63%) jQuery
10 99 (1.35%) HTML5
11 87 (1.19%) SOAP
12 72 (0.98%) Middleware
13 67 (0.92%) WPF
14 64 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (0.83%) Entity Framework
16 59 (0.81%) Ajax
17 56 (0.76%) MDX
17 56 (0.76%) JSP
18 55 (0.75%) REST
19 48 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1030 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 384 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 227 (3.10%) Data Centre
4 180 (2.46%) NHS
5 167 (2.28%) Blackberry
6 156 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 108 (1.48%) Clustering
8 78 (1.07%) Statistics
9 76 (1.04%) PMI
10 75 (1.02%) User Experience
11 66 (0.90%) iPhone
12 65 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 65 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 63 (0.86%) Visualisation
14 57 (0.78%) Replication
14 57 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 52 (0.71%) iPad
16 51 (0.70%) Derivative
17 50 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 47 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1844 (25.19%) Windows
2 651 (8.89%) Windows 7
3 404 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 346 (4.73%) Linux
5 313 (4.28%) Windows XP
6 293 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 270 (3.69%) UNIX
8 242 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 151 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 91 (1.24%) Android
11 61 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 50 (0.68%) Solaris
14 36 (0.49%) AIX
15 30 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 28 (0.38%) Windows Vista
18 27 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 16 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
20 10 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1167 (15.94%) Project Management
2 928 (12.68%) ITIL
3 768 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
4 675 (9.22%) PRINCE2
5 586 (8.00%) Migration
6 557 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 521 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
8 502 (6.86%) CRM
9 445 (6.08%) Data Analysis
10 391 (5.34%) Change Management
11 328 (4.48%) Business Analysis
12 301 (4.11%) Service Management
13 293 (4.00%) Time Management
14 282 (3.85%) ETL
15 258 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
16 247 (3.37%) SDLC
17 232 (3.17%) Data Modelling
18 224 (3.06%) Scrum
19 221 (3.02%) Project Planning
20 220 (3.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1700 (23.22%) SQL
2 578 (7.90%) C#
3 434 (5.93%) VBA
4 372 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 330 (4.51%) JavaScript
6 256 (3.50%) Java
7 235 (3.21%) PowerShell
8 222 (3.03%) VB
9 115 (1.57%) C
10 88 (1.20%) Perl
11 83 (1.13%) VBScript
12 73 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 69 (0.94%) C++
14 59 (0.81%) Python
15 57 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 51 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 31 (0.42%) PHP
18 25 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 20 (0.27%) Ruby
20 18 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 742 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 591 (8.07%) Degree
3 442 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 383 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 193 (2.64%) MCSE
6 166 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 153 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 150 (2.05%) ISEB
9 119 (1.63%) PMP
10 114 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 103 (1.41%) MCITP
12 98 (1.34%) MCP
13 94 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 87 (1.19%) ISTQB
15 72 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 69 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 65 (0.89%) CCNA
18 61 (0.83%) MCTS
19 56 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 49 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (4.11%) SLA
2 249 (3.40%) QA
3 53 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.37%) COBIT
7 25 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.29%) P3O
9 20 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.15%) EMIR
12 10 (0.14%) COREP
12 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.14%) MiFID
13 9 (0.12%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.096%) COSO
14 7 (0.096%) HL7
15 6 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.082%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.068%) Basel II
System Software
1 1094 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 343 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 132 (1.80%) vSphere
5 114 (1.56%) XenApp
6 59 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 50 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 44 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 23 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (0.31%) XenServer
12 21 (0.29%) NFS
12 21 (0.29%) vCloud
13 20 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.26%) Terminal Server
15 17 (0.23%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.20%) Docker
17 13 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
18 12 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 283 (3.87%) SCCM
2 104 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 63 (0.86%) SCOM
4 43 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (0.56%) Puppet
6 36 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 35 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 24 (0.33%) WSUS
8 24 (0.33%) OpenView
9 21 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (0.27%) SCVMM
10 20 (0.27%) Control-M
11 18 (0.25%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.25%) OVSD
12 17 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 16 (0.22%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (0.19%) AirWatch
15 13 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4566 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 559 (7.64%) Oracle
3 548 (7.49%) VMware
4 450 (6.15%) Citrix
5 351 (4.79%) HP
6 323 (4.41%) Cisco
7 299 (4.08%) SAP
8 129 (1.76%) IBM
9 106 (1.45%) Remedy
10 97 (1.32%) NetApp
11 83 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 82 (1.12%) Tableau
13 79 (1.08%) McAfee
14 78 (1.07%) Symantec
15 77 (1.05%) Dell
16 74 (1.01%) Adobe
17 73 (1.00%) CheckPoint
18 71 (0.97%) Sybase
19 70 (0.96%) EMC
20 68 (0.93%) Apple
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