The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / East of England
Rank 18 16 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 163 182 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.50% 7.45% 6.33%
As % of the Applications category 55.44% 56.00% 49.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 83
Median daily rate £300 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 33
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £10.35 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £19.00 £31.65
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 the East of England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 294 325 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.54% 13.31% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 152 152
Median daily rate £300 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £168 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 68
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

MS 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 MS Excel in the East of England.

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

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in the East of England

MS 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 MS Excel within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Hertfordshire +10 61 £225 -38.35% 31
Essex -13 40 £300 +20.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +3 36 £313 -21.87% 24
Suffolk -6 15 £425 +5.59% 5
Bedfordshire -7 12 £413 +142.64% 8
Norfolk -3 2 - - 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 203 (65.27%) Microsoft
2 114 (36.66%) MS Office
3 108 (34.73%) Windows
4 59 (18.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 58 (18.65%) Active Directory
6 49 (15.76%) SharePoint
6 49 (15.76%) Finance
7 48 (15.43%) SQL Server
8 47 (15.11%) SQL
9 46 (14.79%) ITIL
10 45 (14.47%) Oracle
10 45 (14.47%) Project Management
11 43 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (12.86%) CRM
12 40 (12.86%) Windows 7
13 38 (12.22%) Office 365
14 34 (10.93%) Dynamics CRM
15 33 (10.61%) MS Project
16 31 (9.97%) Migration
16 31 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (9.65%) Degree
17 30 (9.65%) Security Cleared
18 29 (9.32%) MS Visio
18 29 (9.32%) PRINCE2
19 28 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (7.72%) VMware
21 23 (7.40%) SAP
21 23 (7.40%) Windows Server
21 23 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure

MS Excel
Top Related 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 49 (15.76%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.79%) Skype for Business
3 14 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (4.18%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.93%) MS Project Server
6 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.96%) CMS
7 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) Jetty
9 1 (0.32%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 114 (36.66%) MS Office
2 59 (18.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (10.61%) MS Project
4 29 (9.32%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.22%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (2.57%) AutoCAD
7 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.96%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.96%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.64%) InDesign
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.32%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.32%) InVision
Business Applications
1 34 (10.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.57%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (2.57%) Unica
3 6 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.96%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.64%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.32%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.32%) Primavera
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.22%) Office 365
2 23 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.18%) Yammer
4 7 (2.25%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.29%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.96%) SaaS
8 2 (0.64%) G Suite
8 2 (0.64%) GitHub
8 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.32%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.22%) DNS
2 9 (2.89%) DHCP
3 8 (2.57%) Internet
4 7 (2.25%) VPN
5 6 (1.93%) VoIP
6 5 (1.61%) LAN
6 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.29%) Firewall
7 4 (1.29%) WebEx
7 4 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.96%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.96%) SAN
8 3 (0.96%) WAN
9 2 (0.64%) 2G
9 2 (0.64%) 4G
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.64%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.64%) SMTP
9 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (2.57%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.25%) QlikView
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.93%) MS Access
7 6 (1.93%) OLAP
7 6 (1.93%) OLTP
7 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.61%) Data Mart
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.96%) MySQL
9 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.96%) Power BI
9 3 (0.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.93%) JIRA
1 6 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.64%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.64%) JMeter
3 2 (0.64%) JUnit
3 2 (0.64%) MSI
3 2 (0.64%) Redmine
3 2 (0.64%) Selenium
3 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.64%) Xcode
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 49 (15.76%) Finance
2 21 (6.75%) Manufacturing
3 20 (6.43%) Retail
4 14 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.86%) Advertising
6 11 (3.54%) Marketing
7 9 (2.89%) Legal
8 7 (2.25%) Automotive
9 5 (1.61%) Publishing
10 4 (1.29%) Banking
10 4 (1.29%) German Language
11 3 (0.96%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.96%) Billing
11 3 (0.96%) French Language
12 2 (0.64%) Law
12 2 (0.64%) Local Government
12 2 (0.64%) Military
13 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (24.44%) Analyst
2 33 (10.61%) Developer
3 25 (8.04%) Consultant
4 22 (7.07%) Support Analyst
5 21 (6.75%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.14%) Administrator
7 13 (4.18%) Data Analyst
8 12 (3.86%) CRM Developer
8 12 (3.86%) IT Analyst
8 12 (3.86%) IT Support
9 11 (3.54%) Architect
10 10 (3.22%) Designer
10 10 (3.22%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.89%) IT Engineer
11 9 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (2.89%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.57%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.57%) Field Engineer
12 8 (2.57%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.57%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.14%) XML
2 15 (4.82%) .NET
3 13 (4.18%) COM
3 13 (4.18%) HTML
4 11 (3.54%) CSS
4 11 (3.54%) JSON
5 5 (1.61%) Node.js
6 4 (1.29%) Middleware
6 4 (1.29%) Web Services
7 3 (0.96%) MDX
8 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.64%) Cocoa
8 2 (0.64%) CSS3
8 2 (0.64%) HTML5
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.64%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.64%) iPhone SDK
8 2 (0.64%) J2EE
8 2 (0.64%) WCF
8 2 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.57%) e-Learning
5 8 (2.57%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.93%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.93%) iPhone
6 6 (1.93%) NHS
7 5 (1.61%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.61%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.29%) FMCG
8 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.96%) Clustering
9 3 (0.96%) HTC Vive
9 3 (0.96%) iPad
9 3 (0.96%) Life Science
9 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 108 (34.73%) Windows
2 40 (12.86%) Windows 7
3 23 (7.40%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.50%) Windows 8
6 13 (4.18%) Linux
7 11 (3.54%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.89%) Unix
8 9 (2.89%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.93%) Android
11 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.29%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.64%) Solaris
13 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.79%) ITIL
2 45 (14.47%) Project Management
3 43 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (12.86%) CRM
5 31 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (9.97%) Migration
6 29 (9.32%) PRINCE2
7 28 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (7.07%) Data Management
9 20 (6.43%) Change Management
10 17 (5.47%) Analytics
11 16 (5.14%) Data Analysis
11 16 (5.14%) Data Migration
12 15 (4.82%) Document Management
12 15 (4.82%) ETL
12 15 (4.82%) ITSM
12 15 (4.82%) Service Management
13 14 (4.50%) ERP
14 13 (4.18%) Time Management
15 12 (3.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.11%) SQL
2 18 (5.79%) JavaScript
3 17 (5.47%) Java
4 12 (3.86%) C#
5 8 (2.57%) C
5 8 (2.57%) PHP
6 7 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.93%) VB
8 5 (1.61%) C++
9 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.29%) VBScript
10 3 (0.96%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.96%) VBA
11 2 (0.64%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.64%) Delphi
11 2 (0.64%) MapBasic
11 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (9.65%) Degree
1 30 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.89%) MCSE
5 8 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.93%) MCITP
8 5 (1.61%) PMP
9 4 (1.29%) CCNA
9 4 (1.29%) CISA
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.29%) CISM
9 4 (1.29%) CISSP
9 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.96%) MOS
10 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.64%) ISEB
11 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.07%) PMO
2 9 (2.89%) SLA
3 6 (1.93%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.93%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.96%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.64%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.32%) IFRS
8 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.32%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.32%) MiFID
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.61%) vSphere
5 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.64%) NFS
6 2 (0.64%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) Docker
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.32%) Snort
7 1 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (2.89%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Aspera SmartTrack
3 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (65.27%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.47%) Oracle
3 24 (7.72%) VMware
4 23 (7.40%) SAP
5 16 (5.14%) Adobe
6 15 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (4.50%) HP
8 13 (4.18%) Apple
8 13 (4.18%) Infor
9 12 (3.86%) Citrix
10 9 (2.89%) IBM
11 8 (2.57%) Dell
12 7 (2.25%) Cisco
12 7 (2.25%) Teradata
13 6 (1.93%) EMC
13 6 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.93%) Remedy
14 5 (1.61%) Google
14 5 (1.61%) Planview
14 5 (1.61%) ServiceNow
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