Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 6 months to 21 March 2019 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 66 59
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 107 166 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.61% 3.60% 3.59%
As % of the Applications category 25.91% 34.16% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 103 87
East of England median daily rate £350 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% -12.41%
10th Percentile £163 £117 £145
90th Percentile £563 £488 £475
England median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 18
East of England median hourly rate £11.15 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.44% +12.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £9.63 £11.46 £13.40
90th Percentile £17.50 £82.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.75% +14.29% +9.38%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 413 486 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.07% 10.55% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 242 221
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -15.49%
10th Percentile £117 £125 £130
90th Percentile £535 £575 £475
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 101 80
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.21% -12.12% -
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.00 £52.54
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the East of England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the East of England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the East of England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the East of England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 21 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -23 33 £300 +50.00% 34
Essex -8 28 £431 +1.47% 6
Cambridgeshire -10 22 £425 +30.77% 12
Bedfordshire +14 17 £265 +29.27% 3
Suffolk +6 5 £360 +56.52% 6
Norfolk +2 1 - - 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 43 (40.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (37.38%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (24.30%) SQL
5 25 (23.36%) Oracle
5 25 (23.36%) Finance
6 19 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (16.82%) Project Management
7 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (15.89%) Degree
9 16 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (14.02%) Windows
11 14 (13.08%) SAP
11 14 (13.08%) ETL
11 14 (13.08%) Management Information System
11 14 (13.08%) QA
12 13 (12.15%) JIRA
12 13 (12.15%) MS Visio
12 13 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (10.28%) Java
14 9 (8.41%) Data Modelling
14 9 (8.41%) Selenium
14 9 (8.41%) Data Analysis
14 9 (8.41%) Jenkins
14 9 (8.41%) Cucumber
15 8 (7.48%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (7.48%) Data Structures
15 8 (7.48%) Test Scripting

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (40.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 40 (37.38%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (12.15%) MS Visio
4 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (6.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.93%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.87%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.93%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.93%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) SaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Wireless
2 3 (2.80%) VPN
3 2 (1.87%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.93%) FTP
4 1 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
4 1 (0.93%) MIMO
4 1 (0.93%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.93%) WebEx
4 1 (0.93%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.48%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (5.61%) Pentaho
3 6 (5.61%) Power BI
4 5 (4.67%) MySQL
5 4 (3.74%) Big Data
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.80%) DB2
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.93%) GIS
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) JIRA
2 9 (8.41%) Cucumber
2 9 (8.41%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.41%) Selenium
3 5 (4.67%) GitLab
4 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.74%) Zephyr
5 3 (2.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.80%) Maven
5 3 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.80%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.87%) Toad
6 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (33.64%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Administrator
2 10 (9.35%) Data Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Business Analyst
4 5 (4.67%) Consultant
4 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
4 5 (4.67%) Release Manager
5 4 (3.74%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (3.74%) Information Analyst
6 3 (2.80%) Coordinator
6 3 (2.80%) ETL Analyst
6 3 (2.80%) ETL Specialist
6 3 (2.80%) HR Analyst
6 3 (2.80%) Project Controller
6 3 (2.80%) Support Officer
6 3 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (2.80%) Test Analyst
6 3 (2.80%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (2.80%) Test Specialist
7 2 (1.87%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) XML
2 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 3 (2.80%) REST
4 2 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.93%) EDI
5 1 (0.93%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.93%) Flash
5 1 (0.93%) IDoc
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.48%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.80%) NHS
6 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.87%) Wiki
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Unix
3 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.87%) Linux
5 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.82%) Project Management
3 16 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (13.08%) ETL
5 13 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.41%) Data Analysis
6 9 (8.41%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.48%) Change Management
7 8 (7.48%) ITIL
7 8 (7.48%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.48%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.54%) Systems Engineering
8 7 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.61%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.61%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.61%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (5.61%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.30%) SQL
2 11 (10.28%) Java
3 7 (6.54%) Python
3 7 (6.54%) VBScript
4 3 (2.80%) C
4 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
4 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) VBA
6 1 (0.93%) VB
6 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.87%) HNC
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ACCA
6 1 (0.93%) CIMA
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) PMO
3 3 (2.80%) SLA
4 2 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.87%) GDPR
4 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.93%) COSHH
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Ansible
1 5 (4.67%) Terraform
2 2 (1.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Kibana
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.36%) Oracle
3 14 (13.08%) SAP
4 7 (6.54%) Talend
5 3 (2.80%) Ariba
5 3 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.80%) Tableau
6 2 (1.87%) Cognos
6 2 (1.87%) IBM
6 2 (1.87%) webMethods
7 1 (0.93%) BMC
7 1 (0.93%) BT
7 1 (0.93%) EMC
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) IFS
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
7 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.93%) Workday