Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 81 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -63 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 38 19 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.54% 2.40% 8.50%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 32.20% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 38
Essex median daily rate £450 £488 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +52.94% +27.50%
10th Percentile £199 £123 £230
90th Percentile £516 £575 £458
East of England median daily rate £342 £303 £325
% change year-on-year +13.06% -6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 19
Essex median hourly rate £10.50 £25.52 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.85% +2.06% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.63 £16.59 £19.85
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.88 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.42 £20.80
% change year-on-year -0.24% -16.26% +60.00%

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 114 59 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.61% 7.46% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 91
Essex median daily rate £388 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% - -
10th Percentile £128 £129 £220
90th Percentile £526 £578 £475
East of England median daily rate £334 £329 £313
% change year-on-year +1.52% +5.20% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 74
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £9.88 £15.08 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £35.35 £39.28
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.59% -4.55% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Harlow -7 6 £450 -
Brentwood +12 4 £245 +13.95%
Witham -7 2 £609 +10.68%
Chelmsford - 2 £565 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £431 - 2
Basildon +5 1 - - 1
Microsoft Excel
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Project Management
3 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (18.42%) Finance
5 7 (18.42%) Windows
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) QA
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (13.16%) Use Case
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.16%) Ansible
7 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.16%) GitLab
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
7 5 (13.16%) Terraform
7 5 (13.16%) PMO
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.16%) Runbook
8 4 (10.53%) Commercial Awareness
8 4 (10.53%) Equities
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS

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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.63%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) assyst
2 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Skype
1 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) GitLab
1 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Release Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Pensions Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Project Planner
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.26%) Junior
6 2 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Data Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Data Migration Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Project Management
2 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Runbook
3 5 (13.16%) SDLC
3 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Use Case
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Commercial Awareness
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) User Stories
5 3 (7.89%) CMMI
5 3 (7.89%) Data Management
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ACCA
4 1 (2.63%) CIMA
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 5 (13.16%) PMO
3 3 (7.89%) Def Stans
3 3 (7.89%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
1 5 (13.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) Facebook
4 1 (2.63%) Niku
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods