The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Office Excel
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 56 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.46% 6.43% 6.92%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 45.36% 57.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 23
Median daily rate £225 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.35% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £148 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £475 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £342 £325
% change year-on-year +0.87% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.80 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £9.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £15.00 £14.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.60% +17.85%  

MS 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 96 97 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.22% 14.18% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 35
Median daily rate £225 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.35% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.58% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £49.50 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Hertfordshire

MS 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 MS Excel within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Watford +5 12 £125 +4.16% 12
Hatfield -6 9 £319 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +7 7 £188 -45.65% 5
Welwyn Garden City -5 6 £388 -13.88% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 5 - -
Stevenage +4 3 - - 1
Rickmansworth +6 2 £225 -
St Albans +2 2 - - 3
Royston +2 1 £350 -
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 65 (60.75%) Microsoft
2 41 (38.32%) MS Office
3 35 (32.71%) Windows
4 21 (19.63%) ITIL
5 18 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
6 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
7 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
8 14 (13.08%) Finance
8 14 (13.08%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (12.15%) CRM
10 12 (11.21%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (10.28%) Migration
11 11 (10.28%) MS Project
12 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
12 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
12 10 (9.35%) Office 365
12 10 (9.35%) Windows 8
13 9 (8.41%) PMO
13 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.41%) Oracle
13 9 (8.41%) SQL
13 9 (8.41%) SLA
13 9 (8.41%) Service Management
13 9 (8.41%) Change Management
14 8 (7.48%) Project Management
14 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
14 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (6.54%) SDLC

MS 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 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.80%) CMS
4 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (38.32%) MS Office
2 14 (13.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (10.28%) MS Project
4 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.87%) InDesign
6 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.93%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Office 365
2 2 (1.87%) G Suite
2 2 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Internet
2 3 (2.80%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.80%) NetScaler
2 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.87%) 2G
3 2 (1.87%) 4G
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.87%) FCoE
3 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.87%) LAN
3 2 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.87%) WAN
3 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) GIS
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Big Data
2 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Bugzilla
1 2 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
1 2 (1.87%) MSI
1 2 (1.87%) Redmine
2 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Advertising
3 4 (3.74%) German Language
3 4 (3.74%) Marketing
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.80%) Billing
4 3 (2.80%) French Language
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Automotive
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Analyst
2 11 (10.28%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.41%) Designer
4 8 (7.48%) Administrator
4 8 (7.48%) Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) CRM Manager
6 6 (5.61%) CRM Project Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Field Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Field Service Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Field Support Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) IT Support
6 6 (5.61%) PMO Lead
7 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Desktop Team Leader
7 5 (4.67%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) Node.js
2 2 (1.87%) CSS
2 2 (1.87%) CSS3
2 2 (1.87%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) HTML5
2 2 (1.87%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (1.87%) Middleware
2 2 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.93%) Qt
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) e-Learning
3 5 (4.67%) Video Editing
4 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.87%) FMCG
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) W3C
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.71%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.35%) Windows 8
4 6 (5.61%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.67%) Android
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) ITIL
2 18 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.15%) CRM
4 11 (10.28%) Migration
5 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.41%) Change Management
6 9 (8.41%) Service Management
7 8 (7.48%) Project Management
8 7 (6.54%) ERP
8 7 (6.54%) ITSM
8 7 (6.54%) Project Planning
8 7 (6.54%) SDLC
8 7 (6.54%) Time Management
9 6 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (5.61%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.61%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.67%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.67%) Data Management
10 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.67%) VB
4 3 (2.80%) C++
4 3 (2.80%) Java
4 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.87%) C
5 2 (1.87%) MapBasic
5 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.93%) REXX
6 1 (0.93%) Tcl
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.87%) ACCA
5 2 (1.87%) CCNA
5 2 (1.87%) CIMA
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.87%) Degree
5 2 (1.87%) MCSE
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.87%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) NCIE
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) PMO
1 9 (8.41%) SLA
2 6 (5.61%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO27002
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.87%) NFS
3 2 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Aspera SmartTrack
3 1 (0.93%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 65 (60.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle
3 7 (6.54%) IBM
4 5 (4.67%) HP
4 5 (4.67%) SAP
4 5 (4.67%) VMware
5 4 (3.74%) Cisco
6 3 (2.80%) Apple
6 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.80%) Symantec
7 2 (1.87%) Adobe
7 2 (1.87%) BMC
7 2 (1.87%) CA
7 2 (1.87%) Citrix
7 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.87%) NetApp
7 2 (1.87%) Nokia
7 2 (1.87%) Sophos
7 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.87%) WSO2
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