The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 36 39 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.87% 2.62% 7.24%
As % of the Applications category 56.25% 30.95% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 23
Median daily rate £314 £225 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.44% -43.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £14.20 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 - £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 - £22.50
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 48 42 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.66% 8.45% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 51
Median daily rate £311 £270 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -32.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £128 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £13.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £35.30 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Oxfordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxford +2 11 £150 -30.23% 5
Abingdon - 4 £313 - 3
Banbury +3 3 £325 +11.11% 1
Kidlington -3 1 £450 +87.50% 2
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.68%) Windows
3 21 (33.33%) MS Office
4 15 (23.81%) Finance
5 12 (19.05%) MS Project
5 12 (19.05%) SQL
5 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 11 (17.46%) Migration
7 10 (15.87%) VMware
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (12.70%) Data Migration
9 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (11.11%) Project Management
10 7 (11.11%) .NET
10 7 (11.11%) Oracle
10 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 7 (11.11%) ITIL
11 6 (9.52%) Linux
11 6 (9.52%) C#
11 6 (9.52%) HP
11 6 (9.52%) ERP
11 6 (9.52%) Sophos
11 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
11 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
11 6 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) MS Office
2 12 (19.05%) MS Project
3 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) IaaS
2 4 (6.35%) Office 365
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) DHCP
2 3 (4.76%) DNS
2 3 (4.76%) Network Security
2 3 (4.76%) VoIP
2 3 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.17%) LAN
3 2 (3.17%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) 3G
4 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
4 1 (1.59%) Skype
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Back Office
3 4 (6.35%) Publishing
4 2 (3.17%) German Language
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Consultant
2 8 (12.70%) Developer
3 6 (9.52%) Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Administrator
4 5 (7.94%) Coordinator
4 5 (7.94%) Field Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Support Officer
5 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) IT Support
5 4 (6.35%) Printer Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.17%) CSS3
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.17%) WAP
3 2 (3.17%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.59%) LINQ
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) React
4 1 (1.59%) RESTful
4 1 (1.59%) WinForms
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) CCTV
3 2 (3.17%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) BYOD
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.17%) Unix
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Migration
2 8 (12.70%) Data Migration
3 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 6 (9.52%) ERP
4 6 (9.52%) Order to Cash
5 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.35%) CRM
6 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.35%) Time Management
7 3 (4.76%) High Availability
7 3 (4.76%) Project Governance
7 3 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) Perl
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Apex Code
4 2 (3.17%) VB
4 2 (3.17%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) MCTS
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) APMP
4 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) vSphere
3 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.17%) XenApp
6 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (1.59%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.59%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.59%) Nagios
3 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle
4 6 (9.52%) HP
4 6 (9.52%) Sophos
5 5 (7.94%) NetApp
6 4 (6.35%) Apple
6 4 (6.35%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.17%) Adobe
8 1 (1.59%) Avaya
8 1 (1.59%) Dell
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.59%) Sybase
8 1 (1.59%) Telerik