Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 16 October 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 36 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 77 72 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.82% 4.83% 5.69%
As % of the Applications category 36.49% 41.86% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 45
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £270 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -28.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £185 £113 £146
90th Percentile £466 £338 £438
East of England median daily rate £365 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +21.67% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.25 £17.42 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +24.41% +39.51%
10th Percentile £11.19 £13.51 £10.27
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.50 £33.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% -30.33% +92.31%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 211 172 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.21% 11.54% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 70 86
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% -18.00% +12.78%
10th Percentile £119 £115 £138
90th Percentile £475 £541 £455
East of England median daily rate £328 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +0.77% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 33
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% -28.75% +48.15%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.27 £10.61
90th Percentile £33.50 £27.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Watford +17 28 £388 +93.75% 2
Welwyn Garden City -12 13 £205 +13.64% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 11 £300 - 1
Hatfield -2 7 £263 +68.00% 2
Stevenage -9 5 - - 3
Rickmansworth -9 2 - -
Royston -3 1 - - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £500 - 1
Radlett - 1 £100 - 2
Ware - 1 £415 - 1
Microsoft Excel
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (25.97%) Project Management
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (24.68%) SQL
5 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.18%) MS Visio
7 13 (16.88%) Finance
8 10 (12.99%) Manufacturing
8 10 (12.99%) ETL
8 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.69%) Data Analysis
9 9 (11.69%) Degree
9 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
9 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.39%) Windows
10 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.09%) Migration
11 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
11 7 (9.09%) VBA
11 7 (9.09%) Java
11 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
11 7 (9.09%) ERP
11 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
11 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (9.09%) Data Migration

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.90%) Sage 50
3 2 (2.60%) BPCS
3 2 (2.60%) Movex
4 1 (1.30%) CA PPM
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Skype
1 4 (5.19%) VPN
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) LAN
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) WAN
3 2 (2.60%) Wireless
4 1 (1.30%) ATM
4 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.60%) MS Access
7 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.60%) OLAP
8 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.30%) dBASE
8 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) JMeter
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) Hudson
3 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Analyst
2 18 (23.38%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 7 (9.09%) Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Data Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) IT Manager
4 6 (7.79%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (7.79%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Senior IT Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Senior Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) ETL Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) NHS
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.90%) FMCG
5 2 (2.60%) CMDB
5 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Project Management
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.99%) ETL
3 10 (12.99%) PRINCE2
4 9 (11.69%) Data Analysis
4 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
5 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 7 (9.09%) ERP
6 7 (9.09%) Migration
6 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.79%) Kanban
7 6 (7.79%) Scrum
7 6 (7.79%) SDLC
7 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.49%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) Java
2 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 7 (9.09%) VBA
3 6 (7.79%) C
3 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.79%) VB
4 4 (5.19%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) Go
6 1 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.30%) MCP
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.30%) OCP
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) PMO
3 2 (2.60%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP ALM
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) OpenView
2 2 (2.60%) OVSD
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) HP
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) Informatica
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Remedy
4 3 (3.90%) Sage
5 2 (2.60%) BMC
5 2 (2.60%) Embarcadero
5 2 (2.60%) Tableau
6 1 (1.30%) Cognos
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Sun