Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 61 80 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.80% 4.99% 4.90%
As % of the Applications category 33.89% 42.11% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 40
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £273 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.44% -23.51% +9.62%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £142
90th Percentile £466 £375 £438
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +22.03% +47.24%
10th Percentile £10.20 £13.76 £10.52
90th Percentile £24.55 £43.50 £46.25
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.84% -15.83% +45.45%

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 180 190 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.21% 11.85% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 78
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -18.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £123 £135 £140
90th Percentile £488 £575 £475
East of England median daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -35.56% +66.67%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £19.50 £27.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -6.06% +13.79%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +13 22 £375 +114.29% 7
Hemel Hempstead +7 10 £300 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -14 9 £205 +13.64%
Stevenage -3 7 £145 +20.79%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Rickmansworth -7 2 - -
Hatfield -3 1 £350 +38.61%
Radlett - 1 £100 -
Microsoft Excel
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (26.23%) SQL
5 14 (22.95%) Project Management
6 13 (21.31%) MS Visio
7 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
8 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
8 8 (13.11%) Windows
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
8 8 (13.11%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.48%) ETL
9 7 (11.48%) NHS
10 6 (9.84%) Web Services
10 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
10 6 (9.84%) Migration
10 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (9.84%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
11 5 (8.20%) Marketing
11 5 (8.20%) Degree
11 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving

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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (21.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (13.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
2 4 (6.56%) Skype
2 4 (6.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.64%) HTTP
5 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.28%) OLAP
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.64%) dBASE
6 1 (1.64%) MS Access
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JMeter
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Hudson
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
1 5 (8.20%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.03%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Coordinator
3 6 (9.84%) Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.92%) ETL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Project Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) T-SQL Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Agile Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 2 (3.28%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) OAT Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Service Desk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.64%) EDI
3 1 (1.64%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.64%) IDoc
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) NHS
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.64%) CMDB
7 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.64%) FMCG
7 1 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Project Management
2 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
3 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.48%) ETL
4 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
5 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
5 6 (9.84%) Migration
5 6 (9.84%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.20%) Defect Management
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) Data Integration
8 3 (4.92%) Data Architecture
8 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
8 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.20%) C
3 5 (8.20%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
3 5 (8.20%) VB
4 3 (4.92%) VBA
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Go
5 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.28%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) HNC
4 1 (1.64%) HND
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) COSHH
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP ALM
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) OpenView
2 2 (3.28%) OVSD
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Sage
3 3 (4.92%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) BMC
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Sun
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau