The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 17 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 23 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.35% 4.90% 9.03%
As % of the Applications category 56.10% 47.62% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 14
Median daily rate £313 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.21% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £493 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £47.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.94% +216.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £47.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £55.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS 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 Cambridge with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 41 42 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.10% 10.29% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 20
Median daily rate £313 £360 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +18.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £486 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £50.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Cambridge

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Cambridge

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Cambridge

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Cambridge

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Cambridge

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) MS Office
3 15 (37.50%) Windows
4 10 (25.00%) Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (22.50%) Office 365
6 7 (17.50%) VPN
7 6 (15.00%) Apple
7 6 (15.00%) Remedy
7 6 (15.00%) Smartphone
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
7 6 (15.00%) Office Automation
8 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 5 (12.50%) Finance
8 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) MCSE
9 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (10.00%) ERP
9 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
9 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (10.00%) MCITP
9 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (52.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.50%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.50%) InVision
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) VPN
2 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (7.50%) VoIP
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JMeter
1 2 (5.00%) Selenium
1 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
1 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Advertising
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) ERP Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.00%) WCF
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Life Science
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Office Automation
3 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) ERP
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
5 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) MCITP
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.50%) PhD
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Apple
2 6 (15.00%) Remedy
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Adobe
5 2 (5.00%) Google
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Cadence
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau
6 1 (2.50%) Teradata
6 1 (2.50%) Twitter