The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.26% 4.67% 4.88%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 50.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £120 £288 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.26% +22.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
MS Excel
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Applications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
10 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.53% 9.35% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £120 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.25 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.47% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Watford region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Watford

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Watford region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Finance
6 1 (4.55%) Banking
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) DHCP
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 11 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Field Support Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Desktop Support
4 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) IT Trainer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Psychology
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) ITSM
1 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
1 2 (9.09%) Project Management
1 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Document Management
2 1 (4.55%) Human Factors
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) iManage