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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3727 3032 3612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.62% 6.35% 5.96%
As % of the Applications category 50.69% 48.84% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1541 1829
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 298 321
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £15.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.68 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £40.00 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7352 6208 7461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.06% 13.01% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3864 3171 3780
Average daily rate £325 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 712 795
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.94 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 3442 £325 -7.14% 1360
London -2 1449 £375 -6.25% 463
South East 0 795 £325 +1.56% 285
City of London 0 383 £375 -9.63% 158
Berkshire +5 258 £333 +1.14% 65
South West 0 240 £275 -13.79% 99
East of England -3 207 £300 +3.89% 113
North West 0 202 £325 +18.18% 142
West Midlands +3 191 £300 +4.34% 75
Yorkshire -3 176 £300 -3.22% 115
Scotland 0 165 £340 +0.74% 55
Hampshire 0 156 £310 -11.42% 57
Reading +7 127 £300 -7.69% 34
East Midlands -1 124 £145 -51.66% 41
Buckinghamshire +2 118 £325 +44.44% 22
West Yorkshire -2 118 £305 +3.38% 67
Surrey -6 112 £350 +55.55% 57
Manchester +8 95 £325 +18.18% 81
Milton Keynes +1 95 £325 +57.57% 13
Leeds -1 73 £311 +14.22% 44
Essex -3 72 £375 +35.13% 12
Hertfordshire +9 66 £250 -16.66% 31
Bristol -3 66 £288 -10.15% 42
Cheshire -4 65 £288 -4.16% 36
Edinburgh 0 58 £342 +7.71% 25
Wales +16 57 £250 -18.03% 21
Wiltshire -5 57 £275 -8.33% 13
South Wales +17 55 £238 -22.13% 18
Birmingham -5 52 £319 +6.25% 25
Glasgow -3 47 £350 +3.70% 17

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4182 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 2416 (34.52%) MS Office
3 2015 (28.79%) Windows
4 1733 (24.76%) Finance
5 1529 (21.85%) SQL
6 1190 (17.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1180 (16.86%) SQL Server
8 1130 (16.15%) Active Directory
9 1050 (15.00%) Project Management
10 898 (12.83%) MS Project
11 890 (12.72%) ITIL
12 830 (11.86%) SharePoint
13 808 (11.55%) Windows 7
14 766 (10.95%) .NET
15 703 (10.05%) Security Cleared
16 628 (8.97%) Banking
17 627 (8.96%) MS Visio
18 616 (8.80%) Degree
19 601 (8.59%) PRINCE2
20 536 (7.66%) C#
21 531 (7.59%) Migration
22 518 (7.40%) Oracle
23 506 (7.23%) Windows XP
24 493 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
25 466 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
26 448 (6.40%) MS Exchange
27 447 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
28 428 (6.12%) VBA
29 426 (6.09%) VMware
30 424 (6.06%) SC Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 830 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 448 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 164 (2.34%) IIS
4 155 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 150 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 123 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 116 (1.66%) IBM Notes
8 94 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 91 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 90 (1.29%) Lync
11 75 (1.07%) CMS
12 73 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
13 71 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 68 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
15 62 (0.89%) MS Project Server
16 49 (0.70%) SAS
17 33 (0.47%) WebSphere
18 32 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
18 32 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
19 29 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 2416 (34.52%) MS Office
2 1190 (17.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 898 (12.83%) MS Project
4 627 (8.96%) MS Visio
5 143 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.57%) PowerPivot
7 39 (0.56%) InfoPath
8 28 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 23 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
10 13 (0.19%) Acrobat
11 10 (0.14%) SPSS
12 8 (0.11%) InDesign
13 7 (0.10%) CATIA
14 6 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.071%) Mingle
16 4 (0.057%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.057%) Stata
17 3 (0.043%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 202 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 36 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 23 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
6 22 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 21 (0.30%) SAP CRM
8 17 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 15 (0.21%) Agresso
10 12 (0.17%) CA Clarity
10 12 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.11%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.11%) assyst
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
13 7 (0.10%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (1.16%) Office 365
2 63 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.49%) SaaS
4 22 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.086%) PaaS
8 5 (0.071%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.029%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.014%) Taleo
10 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 231 (3.30%) DNS
2 221 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 186 (2.66%) Internet
4 185 (2.64%) LAN
5 175 (2.50%) DHCP
6 161 (2.30%) Firewall
7 159 (2.27%) WAN
8 158 (2.26%) VPN
8 158 (2.26%) SAN
9 116 (1.66%) Intranet
10 72 (1.03%) LDAP
11 64 (0.91%) VoIP
12 55 (0.79%) Wireless
13 53 (0.76%) HTTP
14 45 (0.64%) MPLS
14 45 (0.64%) NAS
15 42 (0.60%) Ethernet
16 38 (0.54%) 3G
17 34 (0.49%) SMTP
18 32 (0.46%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1180 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 397 (5.67%) MS Access
3 388 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 338 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 326 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
6 291 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 223 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 177 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 171 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 117 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 96 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 93 (1.33%) MySQL
13 88 (1.26%) Data Mining
14 87 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 75 (1.07%) QlikView
16 71 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
16 71 (1.01%) OLAP
17 60 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
18 55 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 43 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 183 (2.62%) Visual Studio
2 104 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (0.91%) Subversion
4 51 (0.73%) JIRA
5 35 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 31 (0.44%) MSI
7 29 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
8 28 (0.40%) Selenium
9 27 (0.39%) Maven
10 26 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
10 26 (0.37%) NUnit
11 25 (0.36%) Toad
11 25 (0.36%) TeamCity
12 24 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 22 (0.31%) InstallShield
14 21 (0.30%) Jenkins
14 21 (0.30%) JUnit
15 20 (0.29%) SpecFlow
16 19 (0.27%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1733 (24.76%) Finance
2 628 (8.97%) Banking
3 379 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 247 (3.53%) Retail
5 225 (3.22%) Legal
6 187 (2.67%) Marketing
7 183 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 138 (1.97%) Law
9 121 (1.73%) Back Office
10 119 (1.70%) Financial Institution
11 108 (1.54%) Front Office
12 98 (1.40%) Publishing
13 94 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 67 (0.96%) Advertising
14 67 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 57 (0.81%) Billing
16 49 (0.70%) Games
17 44 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (0.61%) Local Government
19 36 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2168 (30.98%) Analyst
2 911 (13.02%) Developer
3 461 (6.59%) Business Analyst
4 426 (6.09%) Project Manager
5 351 (5.02%) Support Engineer
6 333 (4.76%) Consultant
7 316 (4.52%) Support Analyst
8 304 (4.34%) Administrator
9 301 (4.30%) Service Analyst
10 280 (4.00%) Data Analyst
11 264 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 245 (3.50%) Architect
13 227 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
14 214 (3.06%) Coordinator
15 183 (2.62%) Desktop Support
16 171 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
17 150 (2.14%) PMO Analyst
18 138 (1.97%) .NET Developer
19 137 (1.96%) IT Support
20 133 (1.90%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (10.95%) .NET
2 342 (4.89%) HTML
3 333 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 323 (4.62%) XML
5 226 (3.23%) Web Services
5 226 (3.23%) CSS
6 147 (2.10%) jQuery
7 144 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 134 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 105 (1.50%) WCF
10 83 (1.19%) Ajax
11 79 (1.13%) Middleware
12 73 (1.04%) MDX
12 73 (1.04%) REST
13 71 (1.01%) XSLT
13 71 (1.01%) HTML5
14 66 (0.94%) WPF
15 51 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 50 (0.71%) JSON
17 49 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 313 (4.47%) Management Information System
2 281 (4.02%) Blackberry
3 196 (2.80%) NHS
4 136 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 98 (1.40%) Clustering
6 77 (1.10%) PMI
7 62 (0.89%) Derivative
7 62 (0.89%) Replication
8 60 (0.86%) Data Integration
9 57 (0.81%) Statistics
9 57 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 51 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 51 (0.73%) Fat Client
11 46 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 44 (0.63%) Mathematics
13 42 (0.60%) Data Extraction
14 41 (0.59%) Hedge funds
15 40 (0.57%) Credit Risk
16 38 (0.54%) Fixed Income
17 35 (0.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2015 (28.79%) Windows
2 808 (11.55%) Windows 7
3 506 (7.23%) Windows XP
4 447 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 345 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 239 (3.42%) Linux
7 235 (3.36%) UNIX
8 104 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 100 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 54 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 47 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 38 (0.54%) Solaris
13 34 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (0.31%) AIX
14 22 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.30%) Android
15 21 (0.30%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.23%) Windows NT
17 14 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (0.20%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 1050 (15.00%) Project Management
2 890 (12.72%) ITIL
3 601 (8.59%) PRINCE2
4 531 (7.59%) Migration
5 493 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 466 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
7 345 (4.93%) Change Management
7 345 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
8 343 (4.90%) CRM
9 321 (4.59%) Data Analysis
10 306 (4.37%) Service Management
11 270 (3.86%) Business Analysis
12 260 (3.72%) Workflow
13 239 (3.42%) Time Management
14 223 (3.19%) Service Delivery
15 212 (3.03%) Project Planning
16 205 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
17 204 (2.92%) ETL
18 189 (2.70%) MVC
19 185 (2.64%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1529 (21.85%) SQL
2 536 (7.66%) C#
3 428 (6.12%) VBA
4 332 (4.74%) JavaScript
5 322 (4.60%) T-SQL
6 264 (3.77%) Java
7 226 (3.23%) VB
8 196 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 122 (1.74%) C
10 116 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 110 (1.57%) VBScript
12 102 (1.46%) VB.NET
13 78 (1.11%) C++
14 58 (0.83%) Python
14 58 (0.83%) Perl
15 42 (0.60%) VB6
16 35 (0.50%) PHP
17 30 (0.43%) Ruby
18 27 (0.39%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 703 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 616 (8.80%) Degree
3 424 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 386 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 199 (2.84%) MCSE
6 170 (2.43%) MCP
7 167 (2.39%) PMI Certification
8 156 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 146 (2.09%) DV Cleared
10 119 (1.70%) ISEB
11 113 (1.61%) PMP
12 93 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 76 (1.09%) MCITP
14 69 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 65 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
16 59 (0.84%) MCSA
17 58 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 51 (0.73%) MCTS
19 45 (0.64%) CCNA
20 41 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (4.52%) SLA
2 263 (3.76%) QA
3 70 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 55 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.43%) P3O
6 23 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.21%) EMIR
9 14 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 13 (0.19%) Basel III
11 11 (0.16%) TickIT
12 7 (0.10%) HL7
13 6 (0.086%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.086%) CRD IV
14 5 (0.071%) COREP
14 5 (0.071%) FINREP
14 5 (0.071%) Basel II
15 4 (0.057%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 1130 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 273 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 88 (1.26%) XenApp
5 81 (1.16%) vSphere
6 75 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 70 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 44 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (0.40%) XenServer
11 22 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 15 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.20%) NFS
14 14 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.19%) vCloud
16 12 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (0.16%) Xen
18 7 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.086%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 242 (3.46%) SCCM
2 70 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 66 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
4 59 (0.84%) SCOM
5 51 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 45 (0.64%) WSUS
7 34 (0.49%) OpenView
8 31 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 27 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 23 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 23 (0.33%) Puppet
11 18 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (0.26%) OVSD
12 16 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 13 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.19%) HP SIM
15 12 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 11 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4182 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 518 (7.40%) Oracle
3 426 (6.09%) VMware
4 378 (5.40%) Citrix
5 312 (4.46%) HP
6 288 (4.12%) SAP
7 224 (3.20%) Cisco
8 157 (2.24%) Business Objects
9 126 (1.80%) IBM
10 118 (1.69%) Lotus
11 106 (1.51%) Remedy
12 82 (1.17%) Adobe
13 68 (0.97%) Symantec
13 68 (0.97%) Dell
14 56 (0.80%) Apple
15 49 (0.70%) EMC
16 46 (0.66%) NetApp
17 44 (0.63%) CA
18 42 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
19 41 (0.59%) Red Hat
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