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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.80% 2.04% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 11.11% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£288 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 - £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
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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
7 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.54% 18.37% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Average daily rate £275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £226 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 4 March 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Perl
6 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) FreeBSD
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) B2C
6 2 (14.29%) Dell

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 2 (14.29%) 2G
1 2 (14.29%) SSH
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) LTE
1 2 (14.29%) 4G
1 2 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) FreeBSD
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) B2C
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (14.29%) Nortel
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (14.29%) Huawei
4 1 (7.14%) Google