The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 18 42
Rank change year-on-year -38 +24  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 14 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.19% 9.32% 3.29%
As % of the Applications category 45.16% 40.54% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 15
Median daily rate £428 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.53% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £183 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +157.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.12% +18.51%  

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 Essex with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 31 111 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 7.06% 22.98% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 35
Median daily rate £400 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £198 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 61 21
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £41.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.57 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Essex

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Essex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Essex

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Essex

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £450 -
Brentwood +3 3 £210 - 1
Basildon +2 1 - -
Chelmsford 0 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (45.45%) MS Visio
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.82%) ITIL
6 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
6 13 (29.55%) ITSM
7 10 (22.73%) Manufacturing
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
8 9 (20.45%) Degree
8 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
9 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 7 (15.91%) Service Management
10 7 (15.91%) AutoCAD
10 7 (15.91%) VBA
11 5 (11.36%) Project Management
11 5 (11.36%) SQL
11 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
11 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.36%) PMO
12 4 (9.09%) IT Strategy
12 4 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
12 4 (9.09%) Contract Management
12 4 (9.09%) HTC Vive
12 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
12 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation
12 4 (9.09%) InfoPath

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (45.45%) MS Visio
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (15.91%) AutoCAD
6 4 (9.09%) InfoPath
7 2 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DHCP
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
1 3 (6.82%) VoIP
1 3 (6.82%) WebEx
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.82%) QlikView
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) OLAP
3 1 (2.27%) OLTP
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 10 (22.73%) Manufacturing
2 9 (20.45%) Finance
3 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.09%) Automotive
5 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 2 (4.55%) Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) IT Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Facilities Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Support Officer
7 2 (4.55%) Audit Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Compliance Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Compliance Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Portfolio Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) MDX
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) HTC Vive
2 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (6.82%) iPad
3 3 (6.82%) iPhone
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) NHS
3 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.55%) PMI
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) ITSM
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation
5 4 (9.09%) ETL
5 4 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 4 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Time Management
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.82%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.82%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) VBA
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (4.55%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
2 1 (2.27%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Apple
3 3 (6.82%) BMC
3 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Autodesk
4 2 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu