Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 71 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 -49 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 29 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.96% 4.23% 7.42%
As % of the Applications category 32.95% 52.86% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 29
Essex median daily rate £413 £395 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +31.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £176 £189 £176
90th Percentile £500 £550 £450
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +35.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 19
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -16.92%
10th Percentile £16.65 £21.60 £14.88
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.35 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.18% +72.55%

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 Essex with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 88 70 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.97% 8.00% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 73
Essex median daily rate £288 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £128 £133 £166
90th Percentile £550 £535 £448
East of England median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -0.77% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 101
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £32.15 £32.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +13.79%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Essex over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 15 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
Brentwood +12 5 £248 +17.86%
Chelmsford +4 4 £425 - 3
Southend-on-Sea -2 2 £283 -33.14%
Witham - 1 £750 -
Harlow - 1 - -
Purfleet - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Excel
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (31.03%) MS Visio
5 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) ISEB
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Unix
7 5 (17.24%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
8 4 (13.79%) Use Case
8 4 (13.79%) Data Management
8 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Def Stans
9 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Test Management
9 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse

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 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (31.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.45%) Open Workbench
4 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) WebEx
1 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) Power BI
3 2 (6.90%) SSDT
4 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Toad
3 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) AccuRev
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) German Language
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Audit Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Equities
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Data Management
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Use Case
4 3 (10.34%) CMMI
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) Test Management
4 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) User Stories
5 2 (6.90%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (6.90%) Commercial Awareness
5 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) ETL Development
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) VBA
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB6
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Def Stans
1 3 (10.34%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) webMethods
4 1 (3.45%) Capita
4 1 (3.45%) Civica
4 1 (3.45%) Facebook
4 1 (3.45%) Niku
4 1 (3.45%) Northgate
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau