The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3504 3337 3695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.60% 6.56% 6.38%
As % of the Applications category 50.60% 51.16% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1924 1829 1874
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 294 372
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -9.71%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6925 6523 7471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.05% 12.83% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3830 3544 3862
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 677 777
Average hourly rate £15.06 £16.00 £16.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -2 3176 £350 -0.63% 1375
London -3 1356 £375 -6.25% 465
South East +5 773 £325 - 313
City of London -3 356 £389 -5.75% 168
East of England -3 210 £350 +16.66% 107
North West +12 189 £328 +9.31% 112
Berkshire +11 188 £350 +7.69% 71
South West -2 175 £300 -6.97% 84
Hampshire +5 172 £310 -7.46% 57
Scotland -1 170 £325 +4.41% 57
West Midlands -1 168 £300 +9.09% 95
Yorkshire -3 135 £325 - 103
Buckinghamshire +2 124 £275 +7.84% 29
Surrey +4 119 £346 +6.53% 65
East Midlands -2 110 £300 +160.86% 59
West Yorkshire +3 100 £350 +2.94% 70
Milton Keynes 0 98 £273 +9.00% 18
Manchester +8 92 £344 +4.16% 65
Reading +3 80 £400 +10.34% 24
Leeds -1 64 £318 -9.28% 53
Essex +4 58 £375 +66.66% 13
Hertfordshire +1 57 £190 -44.52% 21
Oxfordshire +2 54 £306 +77.53% 27
Wiltshire -2 53 £350 +10.06% 20
Edinburgh -6 53 £350 +34.61% 18
Wales -10 52 £340 +20.66% 19
West Sussex +12 50 £344 -14.06% 14
Birmingham -5 50 £275 -12.69% 38
Cheshire +16 48 £275 +12.82% 21
Glasgow -3 46 £290 -10.76% 22

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4454 (61.77%) Microsoft
2 2435 (33.77%) MS Office
3 2147 (29.77%) Windows
4 1731 (24.00%) Finance
5 1478 (20.50%) SQL
6 1246 (17.28%) SQL Server
7 1220 (16.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 1199 (16.63%) Active Directory
9 1080 (14.98%) Project Management
10 960 (13.31%) MS Project
11 910 (12.62%) SharePoint
12 865 (12.00%) ITIL
13 862 (11.95%) Windows 7
14 787 (10.91%) Security Cleared
15 711 (9.86%) .NET
16 631 (8.75%) MS Visio
17 627 (8.70%) PRINCE2
18 619 (8.58%) Degree
19 586 (8.13%) Banking
20 570 (7.90%) Migration
21 515 (7.14%) Windows XP
22 514 (7.13%) Oracle
23 513 (7.11%) SC Cleared
24 511 (7.09%) C#
25 491 (6.81%) VMware
26 490 (6.80%) MS Exchange
27 485 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
28 457 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
29 453 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
30 438 (6.07%) VBA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 910 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 490 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 209 (2.90%) IIS
4 163 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 133 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 113 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 111 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 107 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 102 (1.41%) Lync
11 91 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 90 (1.25%) CMS
13 84 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 72 (1.00%) MS Project Server
15 70 (0.97%) SAS
16 52 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
17 46 (0.64%) Apache
17 46 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
18 31 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
19 30 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 2435 (33.77%) MS Office
2 1220 (16.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 960 (13.31%) MS Project
4 631 (8.75%) MS Visio
5 165 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 36 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 32 (0.44%) PowerPivot
9 24 (0.33%) AutoCAD
10 20 (0.28%) SPSS
11 18 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
12 6 (0.083%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.083%) Stata
12 6 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.083%) InDesign
13 5 (0.069%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.055%) FastStats
14 4 (0.055%) CATIA
15 3 (0.042%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 234 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 30 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 27 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.19%) CA Clarity
9 14 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 12 (0.17%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.15%) SAP CRM
12 11 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 11 (0.15%) Markit EDM
12 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
13 9 (0.12%) SAP BPC
13 9 (0.12%) SAP SD
13 9 (0.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 84 (1.16%) Office 365
2 80 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.46%) SaaS
4 19 (0.26%) PaaS
5 16 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.042%) Taleo
11 2 (0.028%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.014%) CheetahMail
12 1 (0.014%) Pure360
12 1 (0.014%) Heroku
12 1 (0.014%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 288 (3.99%) DNS
2 268 (3.72%) TCP/IP
3 223 (3.09%) DHCP
4 215 (2.98%) LAN
5 214 (2.97%) Firewall
6 201 (2.79%) WAN
7 197 (2.73%) SAN
7 197 (2.73%) Internet
8 171 (2.37%) VPN
9 103 (1.43%) Intranet
10 86 (1.19%) Wireless
11 75 (1.04%) VoIP
12 57 (0.79%) HTTP
13 45 (0.62%) LDAP
14 44 (0.61%) Network Security
15 42 (0.58%) NAS
16 37 (0.51%) 3G
17 35 (0.49%) FTP
17 35 (0.49%) LTE
18 33 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1246 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 385 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 374 (5.19%) MS Access
4 328 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 320 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 311 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
7 200 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 178 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 176 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 134 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 90 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 89 (1.23%) QlikView
12 89 (1.23%) MySQL
13 78 (1.08%) Data Mining
14 76 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
15 72 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 61 (0.85%) OLAP
16 61 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
17 50 (0.69%) RDBMS
18 44 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 175 (2.43%) Visual Studio
2 145 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (1.18%) JIRA
4 63 (0.87%) Subversion
5 46 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 33 (0.46%) Toad
7 31 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 31 (0.43%) SpecFlow
8 27 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
9 26 (0.36%) MSI
10 23 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (0.31%) NUnit
11 22 (0.31%) Selenium
12 19 (0.26%) Maven
12 19 (0.26%) Jenkins
13 17 (0.24%) Git (software)
14 16 (0.22%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.21%) Hudson
15 15 (0.21%) JDeveloper
15 15 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1731 (24.00%) Finance
2 586 (8.13%) Banking
3 389 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 232 (3.22%) Retail
5 212 (2.94%) Legal
6 201 (2.79%) Marketing
7 155 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 131 (1.82%) Law
9 100 (1.39%) Front Office
10 96 (1.33%) Publishing
11 92 (1.28%) Back Office
12 90 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 87 (1.21%) Advertising
14 80 (1.11%) Financial Institution
15 55 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 54 (0.75%) French Language
17 53 (0.73%) Retail Banking
18 50 (0.69%) Billing
19 43 (0.60%) Military
20 38 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2163 (30.00%) Analyst
2 905 (12.55%) Developer
3 457 (6.34%) Business Analyst
4 441 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 356 (4.94%) Support Engineer
6 351 (4.87%) Support Analyst
7 332 (4.60%) Consultant
8 302 (4.19%) Service Analyst
9 281 (3.90%) Administrator
10 277 (3.84%) Data Analyst
11 263 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
12 244 (3.38%) Architect
13 223 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
14 222 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
15 215 (2.98%) Coordinator
16 168 (2.33%) Desktop Support
17 164 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
18 130 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
18 130 (1.80%) SQL Developer
19 129 (1.79%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (9.86%) .NET
2 337 (4.67%) HTML
3 324 (4.49%) ASP.NET
4 297 (4.12%) XML
5 212 (2.94%) CSS
6 198 (2.75%) Web Services
7 147 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 147 (2.04%) jQuery
8 131 (1.82%) WCF
9 107 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 93 (1.29%) HTML5
11 86 (1.19%) Ajax
12 68 (0.94%) MDX
12 68 (0.94%) WPF
13 59 (0.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 59 (0.82%) Middleware
13 59 (0.82%) XSLT
14 56 (0.78%) REST
15 55 (0.76%) JSP
16 52 (0.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 324 (4.49%) Management Information System
2 228 (3.16%) Blackberry
3 182 (2.52%) NHS
4 126 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 101 (1.40%) Clustering
6 80 (1.11%) PMI
7 64 (0.89%) Statistics
8 60 (0.83%) Replication
9 59 (0.82%) Open Source
10 52 (0.72%) Data Integration
10 52 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 52 (0.72%) CMDB
11 51 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 49 (0.68%) Thin Client
13 48 (0.67%) Fixed Income
13 48 (0.67%) Mathematics
13 48 (0.67%) Data Extraction
14 47 (0.65%) Derivative
15 44 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2147 (29.77%) Windows
2 862 (11.95%) Windows 7
3 515 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 485 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 337 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 265 (3.67%) Linux
7 260 (3.61%) UNIX
8 163 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (1.82%) Windows 8
10 61 (0.85%) Windows Vista
11 54 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 51 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (0.44%) Solaris
14 29 (0.40%) Android
14 29 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 24 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.25%) Windows NT
16 18 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
18 13 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1080 (14.98%) Project Management
2 865 (12.00%) ITIL
3 627 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 570 (7.90%) Migration
5 457 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 453 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
7 378 (5.24%) CRM
8 348 (4.83%) Data Analysis
9 345 (4.78%) Change Management
10 323 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
11 302 (4.19%) Business Analysis
12 301 (4.17%) Service Management
13 252 (3.49%) Workflow
14 250 (3.47%) Time Management
15 237 (3.29%) Project Planning
16 223 (3.09%) Service Delivery
17 222 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
18 211 (2.93%) ERP
19 200 (2.77%) Data Modelling
20 188 (2.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1478 (20.50%) SQL
2 511 (7.09%) C#
3 438 (6.07%) VBA
4 336 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 292 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 238 (3.30%) Java
7 236 (3.27%) VB
8 233 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 132 (1.83%) VBScript
10 115 (1.59%) C
11 100 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 89 (1.23%) Perl
13 80 (1.11%) VB.NET
14 66 (0.92%) Python
15 56 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 56 (0.78%) C++
16 42 (0.58%) VB6
17 41 (0.57%) Ruby
18 36 (0.50%) PHP
19 18 (0.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 787 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 619 (8.58%) Degree
3 513 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 402 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 194 (2.69%) MCSE
6 183 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 152 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 148 (2.05%) MCP
9 118 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 115 (1.59%) ISEB
11 112 (1.55%) MCITP
12 98 (1.36%) ISTQB
13 97 (1.35%) PMP
14 90 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 86 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
16 77 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 64 (0.89%) MCTS
18 53 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 49 (0.68%) MCSA
20 46 (0.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (4.58%) QA
2 317 (4.40%) SLA
3 65 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 61 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.43%) P3O
7 26 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.15%) TickIT
10 10 (0.14%) EMIR
10 10 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.12%) Basel III
11 9 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.11%) COBIT
13 7 (0.097%) HL7
13 7 (0.097%) Basel II
14 6 (0.083%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.055%) Solvency II
16 3 (0.042%) CRD IV
16 3 (0.042%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1199 (16.63%) Active Directory
2 311 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.36%) vSphere
4 97 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 88 (1.22%) XenApp
6 68 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 64 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 49 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 46 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 25 (0.35%) XenServer
12 23 (0.32%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.18%) Snort
15 11 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.15%) NFS
15 11 (0.15%) vCloud
16 10 (0.14%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 261 (3.62%) SCCM
2 81 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 79 (1.10%) SCOM
4 73 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 39 (0.54%) WSUS
7 36 (0.50%) OpenView
8 29 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 29 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 26 (0.36%) Puppet
10 24 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (0.33%) OVSD
11 18 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 17 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 16 (0.22%) WMI
14 15 (0.21%) HP SIM
15 14 (0.19%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4454 (61.77%) Microsoft
2 514 (7.13%) Oracle
3 491 (6.81%) VMware
4 420 (5.82%) Citrix
5 342 (4.74%) HP
6 332 (4.60%) SAP
7 298 (4.13%) Cisco
8 157 (2.18%) Business Objects
9 121 (1.68%) IBM
10 120 (1.66%) Lotus
11 110 (1.53%) Remedy
12 87 (1.21%) Symantec
13 79 (1.10%) Adobe
14 73 (1.01%) Dell
15 65 (0.90%) McAfee
16 62 (0.86%) Tableau
17 56 (0.78%) CheckPoint
18 55 (0.76%) ServiceNow
19 53 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
19 53 (0.73%) EMC
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