The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 19 22 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 57 61 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 7.68% 8.21% 12.43%
As % of the Applications category 57.00% 48.80% 56.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 47
Median daily rate £396 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +55.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -18.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 100 125 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 13.48% 16.82% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 60 82
Median daily rate £396 £373 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +35.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £196 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £13.50 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 62 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
3 38 (37.62%) SC Cleared
4 34 (33.66%) MS Office
5 31 (30.69%) Finance
6 29 (28.71%) MS Project
7 22 (21.78%) Windows
8 19 (18.81%) ITIL
9 18 (17.82%) Active Directory
9 18 (17.82%) DV Cleared
9 18 (17.82%) MS PowerPoint
10 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
10 17 (16.83%) Project Management
11 16 (15.84%) PRINCE2
12 13 (12.87%) Oracle
13 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.90%) Service Management
14 10 (9.90%) SQL
14 10 (9.90%) MS Visio
15 9 (8.91%) HP
15 9 (8.91%) Change Management
15 9 (8.91%) Time Management
15 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (8.91%) PMO
16 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (7.92%) ITSM
16 8 (7.92%) Unix
17 7 (6.93%) SLA
17 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
17 7 (6.93%) Risk Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (33.66%) MS Office
2 29 (28.71%) MS Project
3 18 (17.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) IaaS
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) Firewall
1 4 (3.96%) Wireless
2 3 (2.97%) IPsec
2 3 (2.97%) WAN
3 2 (1.98%) ADSL
3 2 (1.98%) ATM
3 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.98%) MPLS
3 2 (1.98%) SAN
3 2 (1.98%) VoIP
4 1 (0.99%) BGP
4 1 (0.99%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.99%) FTP
4 1 (0.99%) ICMP
4 1 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.99%) Intranet
4 1 (0.99%) SMTP
4 1 (0.99%) SSH
4 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) DB2
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) MS Access
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) Power BI
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) MSTest
2 2 (1.98%) Selenium
2 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Retail
3 6 (5.94%) Banking
4 4 (3.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) German Language
5 2 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.99%) Automotive
6 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (27.72%) Analyst
2 11 (10.89%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.92%) Administrator
4 6 (5.94%) Programme Planner
4 6 (5.94%) Project Officer
4 6 (5.94%) Project Support Officer
4 6 (5.94%) Support Officer
5 5 (4.95%) Project Administrator
6 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.96%) Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) IT Support
6 4 (3.96%) Security Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Security Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Technical Security Consultant
7 3 (2.97%) Portfolio Planner
7 3 (2.97%) Project Support Administrator
7 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) .NET
1 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.99%) CSS
1 1 (0.99%) HTML
1 1 (0.99%) jQuery
1 1 (0.99%) REST
1 1 (0.99%) XML
1 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) CESG
3 3 (2.97%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) e-Health
4 2 (1.98%) IVR
4 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.99%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.99%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) SCORM
5 1 (0.99%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Unix
3 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.95%) Linux
4 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.96%) Android
5 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.98%) Solaris
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.99%) CentOS
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) ITIL
2 17 (16.83%) Project Management
3 16 (15.84%) PRINCE2
4 10 (9.90%) Service Management
5 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.91%) Change Management
5 9 (8.91%) Time Management
6 8 (7.92%) ITSM
6 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.93%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.93%) Logistics
7 7 (6.93%) Migration
7 7 (6.93%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.95%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (4.95%) Programme Management
8 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.95%) Test Strategy
9 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.96%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.96%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C
2 2 (1.98%) C#
2 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) C++
3 1 (0.99%) F#
3 1 (0.99%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) VB
3 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
2 38 (37.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.82%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) CEH
5 4 (3.96%) CREST Certified
5 4 (3.96%) ISEB
5 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.96%) OSCP
6 3 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.97%) CISSP
6 3 (2.97%) Degree
6 3 (2.97%) MCP
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.98%) ACCA
7 2 (1.98%) CCNA
7 2 (1.98%) CIMA
7 2 (1.98%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) PMO
2 7 (6.93%) SLA
3 3 (2.97%) QA
3 3 (2.97%) RMADS
4 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (17.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.99%) Docker
4 1 (0.99%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.99%) vCloud
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) OVSD
3 2 (1.98%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.99%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.99%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) vRealize
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) Oracle
3 9 (8.91%) HP
4 6 (5.94%) VMware
5 5 (4.95%) Avaya
5 5 (4.95%) Remedy
6 4 (3.96%) Cisco
6 4 (3.96%) Citrix
7 3 (2.97%) F5
7 3 (2.97%) Genesys
7 3 (2.97%) SAP
8 2 (1.98%) CA
8 2 (1.98%) Cognos
8 2 (1.98%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.99%) Adobe
9 1 (0.99%) BMC
9 1 (0.99%) BT
9 1 (0.99%) IBM
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
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