The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 31 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 41 58 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.91% 5.42% 9.39%
As % of the Applications category 41.41% 33.53% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 58
Median daily rate £350 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +34.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £13.50 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.57 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.08 £13.93 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.39% -15.57%  

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 99 173 252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.45% 16.17% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 92 108
Median daily rate £400 £420 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +42.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £10.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +24.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £18.50 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year +0.56% +7.74%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 27 £375 -11.76% 2
High Wycombe +3 6 £100 -78.26%
Marlow - 2 £150 -
Aylesbury - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.12%) Finance
3 21 (24.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
4 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
5 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (14.12%) Project Management
8 11 (12.94%) PMO
9 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
9 10 (11.76%) MS Visio
10 9 (10.59%) Windows
10 9 (10.59%) Banking
10 9 (10.59%) Office 365
11 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
12 7 (8.24%) SAP
12 7 (8.24%) ITIL
12 7 (8.24%) SQL
12 7 (8.24%) Oracle
12 7 (8.24%) Retail
12 7 (8.24%) Change Management
12 7 (8.24%) Migration
12 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (8.24%) Windows 10
13 6 (7.06%) Time Management
13 6 (7.06%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (7.06%) Programme Management
13 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (11.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (7.06%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.35%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Office 365
2 4 (4.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Skype
2 2 (2.35%) ADSL
2 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) MPLS
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 2 (2.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) PowerPivot
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) DB2
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 7 (8.24%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.53%) Electronics
5 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 3 (3.53%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Billing
6 2 (2.35%) German Language
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Analyst
2 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
2 7 (8.24%) Data Analyst
3 6 (7.06%) Administrator
3 6 (7.06%) IT Manager
3 6 (7.06%) Programme Planner
4 5 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Report Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Supplier Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Coordinator
5 4 (4.71%) Excel Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Migration Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Portfolio Planner
6 3 (3.53%) Project Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) e-Health
4 2 (2.35%) IVR
5 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.18%) SCORM
5 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) Project Management
2 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.24%) Change Management
3 7 (8.24%) ITIL
3 7 (8.24%) Migration
4 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.06%) Programme Management
4 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.06%) Time Management
5 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.71%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.71%) Data Extraction
6 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.71%) Validation
7 3 (3.53%) Data Management
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.53%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Scrum
7 3 (3.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) VB
3 3 (3.53%) R
3 3 (3.53%) VBA
4 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
1 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) ISEB
2 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ACCA
3 2 (2.35%) CCNA
3 2 (2.35%) CIMA
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMP
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) PMO
2 6 (7.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) AppDNA
2 2 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) SAP
3 5 (5.88%) Avaya
3 5 (5.88%) Remedy
4 3 (3.53%) Citrix
4 3 (3.53%) Genesys
4 3 (3.53%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) CA
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco
5 2 (2.35%) Cognos
5 2 (2.35%) F5
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) BT
6 1 (1.18%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.18%) IBM