Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 197 175 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.95% 3.71% 3.84%
As % of the Applications category 37.24% 35.71% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 98 109
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +37.25%
10th Percentile £131 £149 £154
90th Percentile £488 £450 £438
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 26
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.54% +71.20%
10th Percentile £11.01 £14.75 £9.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £30.00 £41.63
England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +13.33%

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 529 490 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.61% 10.38% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 252 277
East of England median daily rate £322 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.85% - +16.07%
10th Percentile £128 £128 £128
90th Percentile £509 £512 £476
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 70 155
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +2.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.75 £40.40
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 19 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 August 2018. 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 +7 90 £300 +26.32% 18
Cambridgeshire +17 38 £400 +33.33% 12
Essex -1 31 £425 +8.97% 10
Bedfordshire -4 27 £273 -24.31% 8
Suffolk -24 7 £365 +5.80% 2
Norfolk +14 5 £309 +66.89% 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 111 (56.35%) Microsoft
2 79 (40.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 74 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (21.32%) Project Management
5 40 (20.30%) SQL
6 37 (18.78%) MS Visio
7 32 (16.24%) Finance
8 28 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (13.20%) Windows
10 23 (11.68%) Degree
11 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
11 21 (10.66%) Migration
11 21 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (10.15%) Data Management
12 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (9.14%) SAP
13 18 (9.14%) SharePoint
13 18 (9.14%) Data Analysis
13 18 (9.14%) Manufacturing
14 17 (8.63%) Microsoft Project
15 16 (8.12%) Oracle
15 16 (8.12%) VBA
16 15 (7.61%) Programme Management
16 15 (7.61%) Management Information System
16 15 (7.61%) ERP
16 15 (7.61%) ETL
17 14 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (7.11%) C
17 14 (7.11%) PRINCE2

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 18 (9.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.54%) Confluence
3 4 (2.03%) Apache
3 4 (2.03%) IIS
3 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (1.02%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.51%) Documentum
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 79 (40.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 74 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (18.78%) MS Visio
4 17 (8.63%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (6.09%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.02%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.02%) Windchill
7 1 (0.51%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.52%) Sage 50
3 2 (1.02%) BPCS
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Movex
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.02%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.51%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Primavera
4 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (4.57%) Office 365
2 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.03%) SaaS
4 3 (1.52%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Taleo
6 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.57%) Skype
2 6 (3.05%) Firewall
2 6 (3.05%) VPN
3 4 (2.03%) VLAN
4 3 (1.52%) Internet
5 2 (1.02%) BGP
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.02%) IGMP
5 2 (1.02%) IPsec
5 2 (1.02%) Multicast
5 2 (1.02%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.02%) RTCP
5 2 (1.02%) RTP
5 2 (1.02%) SSH
5 2 (1.02%) SSL
5 2 (1.02%) TACACS
5 2 (1.02%) WAN
5 2 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.55%) MySQL
4 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.54%) Power BI
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.52%) MS Access
8 2 (1.02%) DTS
8 2 (1.02%) Looker
8 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.02%) OLAP
8 2 (1.02%) SSDT
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (6.60%) JIRA
2 4 (2.03%) Selenium
3 3 (1.52%) JMeter
3 3 (1.52%) Toad
4 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.51%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (16.24%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.55%) Marketing
3 7 (3.55%) Military
4 6 (3.05%) Retail
5 5 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.52%) Billing
6 3 (1.52%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Automotive
7 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) German Language
7 2 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (37.56%) Analyst
2 28 (14.21%) Data Analyst
3 22 (11.17%) Project Manager
4 19 (9.64%) Coordinator
5 16 (8.12%) Project Coordinator
6 12 (6.09%) Administrator
6 12 (6.09%) Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Configuration Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Configuration Management Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.05%) IT Manager
11 6 (3.05%) IT Project Manager
11 6 (3.05%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.54%) Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Project Administrator
12 5 (2.54%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) HTML
1 4 (2.03%) XML
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.51%) COM
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.08%) CMDB
3 10 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.05%) NHS
5 4 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.52%) BYOD
6 3 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.52%) FMCG
6 3 (1.52%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.02%) Equities
7 2 (1.02%) PMI
7 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.20%) Windows
2 7 (3.55%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.05%) Linux
3 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.54%) Unix
4 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.03%) Android
5 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.32%) Project Management
2 28 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.66%) Migration
3 21 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (10.15%) Data Management
4 20 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (9.14%) Data Analysis
6 15 (7.61%) ERP
6 15 (7.61%) ETL
6 15 (7.61%) Programme Management
7 14 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (7.11%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.60%) Change Management
8 13 (6.60%) Process Improvement
9 12 (6.09%) Data Migration
9 12 (6.09%) Test Scripting
10 11 (5.58%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.08%) ITIL
11 10 (5.08%) PDM
11 10 (5.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.30%) SQL
2 16 (8.12%) VBA
3 14 (7.11%) C
4 13 (6.60%) Java
5 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.05%) Python
7 5 (2.54%) VB
8 3 (1.52%) C#
8 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.02%) PHP
9 2 (1.02%) R
10 1 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.68%) Degree
2 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.55%) ISEB
4 5 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.03%) PMP
6 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.02%) ACCA
7 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) CCNP
7 2 (1.02%) CIMA
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) Def Stans
2 9 (4.57%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.57%) ISO 9001
2 9 (4.57%) PMO
3 7 (3.55%) QA
4 6 (3.05%) GDPR
5 4 (2.03%) SLA
6 3 (1.52%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.02%) OpenView
1 2 (1.02%) OVSD
1 2 (1.02%) SCCM
1 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (56.35%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.14%) SAP
3 16 (8.12%) Oracle
4 9 (4.57%) Citrix
4 9 (4.57%) VMware
5 6 (3.05%) HP
5 6 (3.05%) Tableau
6 4 (2.03%) Informatica
6 4 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.52%) Cognos
7 3 (1.52%) Embarcadero
7 3 (1.52%) Google
7 3 (1.52%) IBM
7 3 (1.52%) Remedy
7 3 (1.52%) Sage
7 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.52%) webMethods
8 2 (1.02%) Adobe
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco
8 2 (1.02%) Sun