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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3460 3431 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.39% 6.54% 6.23%
As % of the Applications category 52.35% 49.88% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1946 1743 1450
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 284 293
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.09 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -

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
6609 6878 5926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.21% 13.12% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3633 3560 3021
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 650 696
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.99 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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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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 -3 3120 £350 +7.69% 1435
London -1 1224 £375 - 506
South East +2 787 £350 +7.69% 294
City of London +2 302 £365 -1.08% 182
North West -1 238 £316 +5.41% 151
Berkshire +2 234 £350 +7.69% 61
West Midlands +2 199 £320 +3.64% 101
Scotland +6 192 £325 -4.41% 60
Yorkshire -5 185 £328 +11.01% 105
East of England -7 160 £295 -7.81% 98
Hampshire +3 158 £375 +19.04% 53
Buckinghamshire +1 152 £278 -20.71% 37
South West -15 148 £336 +14.46% 93
East Midlands -2 138 £300 +189.85% 51
West Yorkshire -6 126 £353 +17.50% 77
Reading +5 124 £350 +30.84% 31
Surrey +6 116 £396 +13.14% 58
Manchester +3 112 £325 -13.33% 79
Milton Keynes +1 108 £265 -24.28% 17
Edinburgh +8 88 £325 -2.98% 21
Leeds -7 72 £320 +6.66% 52
Birmingham +2 63 £320 +2.40% 33
Cheshire +3 59 £300 -1.63% 47
Glasgow -4 53 £303 -13.57% 24
Bristol -2 52 £330 +8.64% 27
Cambridgeshire +22 51 £315 -13.10% 33
Southampton +5 48 £393 +24.60% 14
Leicestershire -1 48 £135 -35.71% 12
Oxfordshire -2 47 £375 +138.09% 33
North East +9 43 £275 +19.56% 27

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4275 (62.72%) Microsoft
2 2394 (35.12%) MS Office
3 1808 (26.53%) Windows
4 1743 (25.57%) Finance
5 1464 (21.48%) SQL
6 1192 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 1167 (17.12%) SQL Server
8 1061 (15.57%) Project Management
9 1035 (15.18%) Active Directory
10 956 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
11 942 (13.82%) MS Project
12 880 (12.91%) ITIL
13 842 (12.35%) Security Cleared
14 751 (11.02%) SharePoint
15 739 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
16 721 (10.58%) .NET
17 670 (9.83%) Windows 7
18 669 (9.82%) MS Visio
19 644 (9.45%) PRINCE2
20 614 (9.01%) Banking
21 600 (8.80%) Oracle
22 575 (8.44%) Degree
23 560 (8.22%) SC Cleared
24 547 (8.03%) C#
25 512 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
26 490 (7.19%) Citrix
27 471 (6.91%) Migration
28 468 (6.87%) VBA
29 457 (6.70%) VMware
30 453 (6.65%) Business Intelligence

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 751 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 389 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 164 (2.41%) IIS
4 143 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 132 (1.94%) Lync
6 93 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
7 87 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 78 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 77 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 74 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 72 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 69 (1.01%) SAS
13 64 (0.94%) CMS
14 60 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
15 58 (0.85%) MS Project Server
15 58 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
16 45 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
17 36 (0.53%) Apache
18 26 (0.38%) Confluence
19 25 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2394 (35.12%) MS Office
2 1192 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 942 (13.82%) MS Project
4 669 (9.82%) MS Visio
5 113 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
6 38 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 34 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 24 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.26%) SPSS
10 17 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.23%) Acrobat
12 12 (0.18%) InDesign
12 12 (0.18%) Mingle
13 11 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 10 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
15 6 (0.088%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.044%) ProjectWise
16 3 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 266 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 21 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 20 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.23%) SAP SRM
8 16 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.21%) Agresso
10 13 (0.19%) assyst
11 12 (0.18%) Maximo
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
13 8 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.12%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (1.29%) Office 365
3 34 (0.50%) PaaS
4 29 (0.43%) SaaS
5 25 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.12%) GitHub
9 7 (0.10%) IaaS
10 4 (0.059%) Trello
10 4 (0.059%) Taleo
10 4 (0.059%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.029%) LucidChart
12 1 (0.015%) Yammer
12 1 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.015%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.015%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.08%) DNS
2 202 (2.96%) WAN
3 195 (2.86%) LAN
4 193 (2.83%) SAN
5 183 (2.68%) Firewall
6 173 (2.54%) TCP/IP
7 169 (2.48%) VPN
8 163 (2.39%) Internet
9 154 (2.26%) DHCP
10 72 (1.06%) VoIP
11 67 (0.98%) Wireless
12 64 (0.94%) Intranet
13 62 (0.91%) HTTP
14 58 (0.85%) FTP
15 54 (0.79%) 3G
16 52 (0.76%) Ethernet
17 47 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
18 46 (0.67%) Network Security
19 45 (0.66%) ATM
19 45 (0.66%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1167 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 415 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 363 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 334 (4.90%) MS Access
5 304 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 272 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 203 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 185 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 143 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 137 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 94 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 93 (1.36%) QlikView
13 79 (1.16%) MySQL
14 66 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 61 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
16 53 (0.78%) Data Mining
17 50 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
18 49 (0.72%) RDBMS
19 42 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
20 40 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 208 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 156 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 110 (1.61%) JIRA
4 59 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 52 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 49 (0.72%) Maven
7 48 (0.70%) Subversion
8 47 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 40 (0.59%) NUnit
10 31 (0.45%) Selenium
11 22 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 18 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
12 18 (0.26%) ClearCase
12 18 (0.26%) MSI
13 17 (0.25%) Ant
13 17 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (0.23%) ClearQuest
14 16 (0.23%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.22%) Hudson
15 15 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 1743 (25.57%) Finance
2 614 (9.01%) Banking
3 408 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 291 (4.27%) Retail
5 208 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 182 (2.67%) Legal
7 153 (2.24%) Marketing
8 108 (1.58%) Law
9 95 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 94 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 75 (1.10%) Publishing
12 66 (0.97%) Advertising
12 66 (0.97%) Front Office
13 62 (0.91%) Back Office
14 47 (0.69%) Billing
15 44 (0.65%) German Language
16 39 (0.57%) Retail Banking
17 37 (0.54%) French Language
18 33 (0.48%) Automotive
19 31 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2078 (30.49%) Analyst
2 915 (13.42%) Developer
3 461 (6.76%) Project Manager
4 431 (6.32%) Business Analyst
5 349 (5.12%) Service Analyst
6 325 (4.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 324 (4.75%) Data Analyst
8 292 (4.28%) Support Analyst
9 283 (4.15%) Support Engineer
10 261 (3.83%) Administrator
11 251 (3.68%) Consultant
12 246 (3.61%) Architect
13 176 (2.58%) Coordinator
13 176 (2.58%) 1st Line Support
14 166 (2.44%) SQL Developer
15 156 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support
16 145 (2.13%) Desktop Support
17 112 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
18 111 (1.63%) PMO Analyst
19 110 (1.61%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 721 (10.58%) .NET
2 351 (5.15%) HTML
3 268 (3.93%) ASP.NET
4 242 (3.55%) XML
5 230 (3.37%) CSS
6 215 (3.15%) Web Services
7 182 (2.67%) jQuery
8 154 (2.26%) .NET Framework
9 108 (1.58%) HTML5
10 97 (1.42%) WCF
11 86 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 74 (1.09%) Ajax
12 74 (1.09%) JSON
13 73 (1.07%) REST
14 62 (0.91%) WPF
15 60 (0.88%) JSP
16 53 (0.78%) SOAP
17 51 (0.75%) Middleware
18 50 (0.73%) Entity Framework
19 44 (0.65%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 956 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 187 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 178 (2.61%) NHS
5 165 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 112 (1.64%) Clustering
7 74 (1.09%) User Experience
8 71 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 64 (0.94%) Replication
9 64 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 61 (0.89%) Derivative
11 55 (0.81%) Visualisation
12 53 (0.78%) Open Source
13 51 (0.75%) Fat Client
13 51 (0.75%) PMI
13 51 (0.75%) Thin Client
14 47 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 47 (0.69%) Statistics
15 45 (0.66%) Data Integration
16 42 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1808 (26.53%) Windows
2 670 (9.83%) Windows 7
3 416 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 363 (5.33%) Windows XP
5 295 (4.33%) Linux
6 279 (4.09%) UNIX
7 261 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 213 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 129 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 78 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 67 (0.98%) Android
12 64 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 51 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 51 (0.75%) Solaris
14 33 (0.48%) AIX
14 33 (0.48%) CentOS
15 32 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
16 31 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 30 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 23 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (15.57%) Project Management
2 880 (12.91%) ITIL
3 739 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
4 644 (9.45%) PRINCE2
5 512 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 471 (6.91%) Migration
7 453 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
8 418 (6.13%) CRM
9 385 (5.65%) Change Management
10 365 (5.36%) Data Analysis
11 303 (4.45%) Business Analysis
12 292 (4.28%) Service Management
13 261 (3.83%) Data Modelling
14 260 (3.81%) Time Management
15 256 (3.76%) ETL
16 246 (3.61%) Service Delivery
17 239 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 216 (3.17%) Risk Management
19 212 (3.11%) Scrum
20 202 (2.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1464 (21.48%) SQL
2 547 (8.03%) C#
3 468 (6.87%) VBA
4 377 (5.53%) JavaScript
5 278 (4.08%) Java
6 269 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 189 (2.77%) PowerShell
8 176 (2.58%) VB
9 124 (1.82%) C
10 79 (1.16%) C++
11 77 (1.13%) VBScript
12 74 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 74 (1.09%) Python
13 68 (1.00%) Perl
14 55 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 54 (0.79%) Ruby
16 53 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 50 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 40 (0.59%) PHP
19 20 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 842 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 575 (8.44%) Degree
3 560 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 327 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 170 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 167 (2.45%) ISEB
7 152 (2.23%) MCSE
8 131 (1.92%) MCP
9 128 (1.88%) PMI Certification
10 115 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
11 111 (1.63%) ISTQB
12 103 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 98 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 89 (1.31%) PMP
15 73 (1.07%) MCITP
15 73 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 64 (0.94%) CCNA
17 56 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 52 (0.76%) MCSA
18 52 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (4.81%) SLA
2 248 (3.64%) QA
3 49 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.21%) COBIT
8 14 (0.21%) P3O
9 12 (0.18%) EMIR
9 12 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.088%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.073%) FATCA
11 5 (0.073%) COREP
11 5 (0.073%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.073%) GxP
12 4 (0.059%) HL7
12 4 (0.059%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.044%) COSO
System Software
1 1035 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 281 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 89 (1.31%) XenApp
5 79 (1.16%) vSphere
6 55 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 42 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 38 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 26 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (0.26%) Terminal Server
13 14 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.18%) XenServer
14 12 (0.18%) NFS
15 11 (0.16%) Firmware
15 11 (0.16%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.15%) Xen
16 10 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 228 (3.35%) SCCM
2 111 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 63 (0.92%) SCOM
3 63 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 42 (0.62%) OpenView
5 40 (0.59%) Puppet
6 30 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (0.41%) Ansible
7 28 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 27 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 24 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 22 (0.32%) OVSD
11 21 (0.31%) WSUS
12 20 (0.29%) HP SIM
13 16 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 16 (0.23%) ARCserve
14 15 (0.22%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
16 13 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4275 (62.72%) Microsoft
2 600 (8.80%) Oracle
3 490 (7.19%) Citrix
4 457 (6.70%) VMware
5 367 (5.38%) HP
6 296 (4.34%) Cisco
7 267 (3.92%) SAP
8 137 (2.01%) Business Objects
9 126 (1.85%) Remedy
10 103 (1.51%) IBM
11 88 (1.29%) Lotus
12 72 (1.06%) Apple
13 69 (1.01%) McAfee
14 68 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
14 68 (1.00%) Tableau
15 65 (0.95%) Dell
16 62 (0.91%) NetApp
17 60 (0.88%) Adobe
18 55 (0.81%) Red Hat
18 55 (0.81%) CheckPoint
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