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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4011 3387 3346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.87% 6.46% 6.14%
As % of the Applications category 52.71% 50.83% 48.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 1847 1680
Average daily rate
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£345 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £144 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 304 330
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.30 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%

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
7610 6664 6857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.70% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3629 3490
Average daily rate £330 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 644 740
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 £10.50 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.72 £26.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 3757 £350 - 1538
London +2 1482 £375 - 511
South East 0 805 £305 -7.10% 316
City of London +6 399 £375 - 171
East of England -1 252 £325 -1.51% 111
South West -5 235 £345 +6.97% 123
North West +6 197 £300 -3.22% 138
Berkshire -7 189 £325 -13.33% 51
Hampshire +12 188 £300 -11.11% 89
West Midlands +5 185 £310 -4.61% 99
Yorkshire -4 160 £345 +11.29% 142
Buckinghamshire +1 145 £225 -21.39% 34
Scotland -6 137 £315 +0.80% 39
Surrey +4 131 £323 +0.78% 63
East Midlands -6 119 £275 +155.81% 73
West Yorkshire -3 112 £335 +8.06% 89
Milton Keynes +3 110 £225 -18.55% 18
Manchester +5 90 £325 +1.56% 72
Reading -5 85 £330 -22.35% 23
Bristol -3 80 £400 +19.85% 33
North East -6 73 £350 +41.41% 24
Leeds +2 72 £325 +4.41% 53
Wiltshire 0 66 £340 +8.80% 31
Hertfordshire 0 66 £200 -45.20% 30
Cambridgeshire +24 61 £228 -35.00% 34
Cheshire +11 60 £200 -34.42% 31
Tyne and Wear +4 59 £360 +33.33% 22
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 55 £355 +14.51% 18
Bedfordshire -2 53 £363 +9.84% 19
Essex -16 51 £216 -17.61% 13

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4919 (64.70%) Microsoft
2 2522 (33.17%) MS Office
3 2205 (29.00%) Windows
4 1742 (22.91%) Finance
5 1512 (19.89%) SQL
6 1286 (16.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 1244 (16.36%) Active Directory
8 1242 (16.34%) SQL Server
9 1086 (14.28%) Project Management
10 1027 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
11 956 (12.57%) MS Project
12 926 (12.18%) ITIL
13 894 (11.76%) SharePoint
14 861 (11.32%) Windows 7
15 804 (10.57%) Security Cleared
16 751 (9.88%) .NET
17 747 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
18 670 (8.81%) MS Visio
19 632 (8.31%) PRINCE2
20 628 (8.26%) CRM
21 611 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
22 599 (7.88%) Migration
23 588 (7.73%) Oracle
24 576 (7.58%) C#
25 562 (7.39%) Degree
26 561 (7.38%) Banking
27 554 (7.29%) VMware
28 540 (7.10%) SC Cleared
29 529 (6.96%) MS Exchange
30 507 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 894 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 529 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 256 (3.37%) IIS
4 196 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 156 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 150 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 133 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 124 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 119 (1.57%) Lync
10 99 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 97 (1.28%) SAS
12 93 (1.22%) CMS
13 88 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 83 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 74 (0.97%) MS Project Server
16 71 (0.93%) Apache
17 56 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
18 35 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 35 (0.46%) WebSphere
19 33 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2522 (33.17%) MS Office
2 1286 (16.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 956 (12.57%) MS Project
4 670 (8.81%) MS Visio
5 242 (3.18%) Spreadsheet
6 45 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 34 (0.45%) SPSS
9 33 (0.43%) PowerPivot
10 15 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.18%) AutoCAD
12 12 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
14 8 (0.11%) FastStats
15 6 (0.079%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.066%) Open Workbench
17 4 (0.053%) InDesign
18 3 (0.039%) Stata
18 3 (0.039%) Mingle
19 2 (0.026%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 282 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 107 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.26%) Agresso
7 18 (0.24%) SAP HR
8 17 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.20%) CA Clarity
10 14 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 13 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.17%) SAP BPC
12 12 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 12 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 11 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 11 (0.14%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 115 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (1.14%) Office 365
3 44 (0.58%) PaaS
4 40 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (0.47%) SaaS
6 17 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.079%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
11 4 (0.053%) Taleo
12 2 (0.026%) IaaS
12 2 (0.026%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.013%) Force.com
13 1 (0.013%) Heroku
13 1 (0.013%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 331 (4.35%) DNS
2 263 (3.46%) Firewall
3 247 (3.25%) DHCP
4 238 (3.13%) WAN
5 230 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 226 (2.97%) SAN
7 222 (2.92%) LAN
8 219 (2.88%) Internet
9 169 (2.22%) VPN
10 106 (1.39%) Intranet
11 80 (1.05%) Wireless
12 68 (0.89%) VoIP
13 64 (0.84%) FTP
14 50 (0.66%) MPLS
15 45 (0.59%) HTTP
15 45 (0.59%) Network Security
16 44 (0.58%) 3G
17 43 (0.57%) LTE
18 40 (0.53%) NAS
19 38 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1242 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 391 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 353 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 345 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 334 (4.39%) MS Access
6 296 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 202 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 181 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 152 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 139 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 96 (1.26%) QlikView
12 95 (1.25%) MySQL
13 78 (1.03%) Oracle Database
14 76 (1.00%) Data Mining
15 71 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 65 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 56 (0.74%) OLAP
18 54 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
19 41 (0.54%) Data Mart
20 39 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 179 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 154 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 100 (1.32%) JIRA
4 50 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 44 (0.58%) Subversion
6 34 (0.45%) SpecFlow
7 32 (0.42%) NUnit
8 28 (0.37%) Git (software)
9 27 (0.36%) Toad
10 24 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
11 23 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (0.30%) MSI
11 23 (0.30%) MSTest
12 22 (0.29%) Jenkins
12 22 (0.29%) Maven
13 20 (0.26%) Selenium
14 17 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 15 (0.20%) Moq
16 14 (0.18%) Hudson
17 13 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1742 (22.91%) Finance
2 561 (7.38%) Banking
3 428 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 249 (3.28%) Retail
5 207 (2.72%) Legal
6 195 (2.56%) Marketing
7 189 (2.49%) Investment Banking
8 129 (1.70%) Law
9 99 (1.30%) Advertising
10 95 (1.25%) Back Office
11 91 (1.20%) Publishing
12 89 (1.17%) Front Office
13 86 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 67 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 51 (0.67%) French Language
16 49 (0.64%) Billing
17 47 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 47 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.47%) Automotive
19 31 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 2249 (29.58%) Analyst
2 964 (12.68%) Developer
3 464 (6.10%) Business Analyst
4 428 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 356 (4.68%) Support Analyst
6 340 (4.47%) Data Analyst
7 339 (4.46%) Service Analyst
8 328 (4.31%) Support Engineer
9 322 (4.24%) Administrator
10 304 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 302 (3.97%) Consultant
12 280 (3.68%) Architect
13 271 (3.56%) Technical Support
14 213 (2.80%) Coordinator
15 209 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
16 192 (2.53%) 1st Line Support
17 168 (2.21%) Desktop Support
18 156 (2.05%) PMO Analyst
19 144 (1.89%) .NET Developer
20 136 (1.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 751 (9.88%) .NET
2 355 (4.67%) HTML
3 340 (4.47%) ASP.NET
4 263 (3.46%) XML
5 220 (2.89%) Web Services
6 195 (2.56%) CSS
7 164 (2.16%) WCF
8 156 (2.05%) .NET Framework
9 154 (2.03%) jQuery
10 116 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 112 (1.47%) HTML5
12 80 (1.05%) Ajax
13 76 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 61 (0.80%) WPF
14 61 (0.80%) JSP
15 59 (0.78%) MDX
16 56 (0.74%) Middleware
17 53 (0.70%) REST
18 47 (0.62%) XSLT
19 46 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1027 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 262 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 155 (2.04%) NHS
5 131 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 106 (1.39%) Clustering
7 81 (1.07%) E-Learning
8 78 (1.03%) User Experience
9 71 (0.93%) Open Source
9 71 (0.93%) Statistics
10 68 (0.89%) PMI
10 68 (0.89%) Visualisation
11 55 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 54 (0.71%) Mathematics
12 54 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 51 (0.67%) Fat Client
13 51 (0.67%) Data Integration
13 51 (0.67%) Thin Client
13 51 (0.67%) Fixed Income
14 49 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2205 (29.00%) Windows
2 861 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 507 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 469 (6.17%) Windows XP
5 350 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 321 (4.22%) Linux
7 269 (3.54%) UNIX
8 193 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 79 (1.04%) Windows Vista
11 78 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 65 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 52 (0.68%) Solaris
14 47 (0.62%) Android
15 36 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 32 (0.42%) Windows NT
17 29 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 26 (0.34%) AIX
19 24 (0.32%) Mac OS X
20 20 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (14.28%) Project Management
2 926 (12.18%) ITIL
3 747 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
4 632 (8.31%) PRINCE2
5 628 (8.26%) CRM
6 599 (7.88%) Migration
7 484 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 447 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 394 (5.18%) Change Management
10 359 (4.72%) Data Analysis
11 299 (3.93%) Business Analysis
12 277 (3.64%) Service Management
13 261 (3.43%) Time Management
14 236 (3.10%) Service Delivery
15 235 (3.09%) Workflow
16 233 (3.06%) Project Planning
17 227 (2.99%) MVC
18 225 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
19 221 (2.91%) Incident Management
20 220 (2.89%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1512 (19.89%) SQL
2 576 (7.58%) C#
3 427 (5.62%) VBA
4 332 (4.37%) JavaScript
5 270 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 226 (2.97%) PowerShell
7 201 (2.64%) VB
8 183 (2.41%) Java
9 118 (1.55%) C
10 105 (1.38%) VBScript
11 104 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 91 (1.20%) Perl
13 89 (1.17%) Python
14 85 (1.12%) C++
15 76 (1.00%) VB.NET
16 65 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 49 (0.64%) Ruby
18 48 (0.63%) PHP
19 37 (0.49%) Bash Shell
20 18 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 804 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 611 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 562 (7.39%) Degree
4 540 (7.10%) SC Cleared
5 188 (2.47%) MCSE
6 187 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 143 (1.88%) MCP
8 130 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 120 (1.58%) ISEB
10 114 (1.50%) MCITP
11 111 (1.46%) ISTQB
12 108 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
13 99 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 91 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 85 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 85 (1.12%) PMP
16 66 (0.87%) MOS
17 59 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 53 (0.70%) CCNA
19 48 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (4.63%) SLA
2 309 (4.06%) QA
3 52 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.36%) P3O
7 23 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.20%) COBIT
10 9 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.092%) Basel III
11 7 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.053%) EMIR
12 4 (0.053%) FATCA
13 3 (0.039%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.039%) BS25999
13 3 (0.039%) Basel II
13 3 (0.039%) TickIT
13 3 (0.039%) BS7799
14 2 (0.026%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1244 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 335 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (1.54%) vSphere
4 97 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 77 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 73 (0.96%) XenApp
7 51 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 48 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 38 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 21 (0.28%) XenServer
13 17 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.20%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.17%) Snort
16 12 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.14%) NFS
18 10 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 268 (3.52%) SCCM
2 127 (1.67%) SCOM
3 85 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 75 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 67 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 47 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 45 (0.59%) OpenView
7 45 (0.59%) HP SIM
8 36 (0.47%) Puppet
9 35 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 33 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 31 (0.41%) WSUS
12 25 (0.33%) OVSD
12 25 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (0.30%) Tivoli
14 23 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 20 (0.26%) BladeLogic
16 18 (0.24%) WMI
17 17 (0.22%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4919 (64.70%) Microsoft
2 588 (7.73%) Oracle
3 554 (7.29%) VMware
4 449 (5.91%) Citrix
5 419 (5.51%) HP
6 347 (4.56%) Cisco
7 340 (4.47%) SAP
8 153 (2.01%) Business Objects
9 133 (1.75%) IBM
10 129 (1.70%) Lotus
11 110 (1.45%) Remedy
12 105 (1.38%) Symantec
13 81 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 80 (1.05%) McAfee
14 80 (1.05%) Tableau
15 78 (1.03%) Dell
16 67 (0.88%) Red Hat
17 66 (0.87%) Adobe
18 60 (0.79%) CA
19 51 (0.67%) Avaya
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