Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 April 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 47 43
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 631 627 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.76% 4.03% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 35.65% 38.42% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 363 462
South East median daily rate £338 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £160 £150 £180
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 46 52
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.70 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.46% +15.02% -5.86%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.19 £10.74
90th Percentile £25.75 £30.00 £25.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.93
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.37% +5.81%

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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1,770 1,632 2,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.54% 10.49% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 848 1,104
South East median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £536 £497 £480
England median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.43% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 194 213
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.50 £38.65
England median hourly rate £16.21 £16.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +1.30% -0.62% +7.33%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Thames Valley -15 317 £300 -9.09% 86
Berkshire -10 187 £381 +16.41% 42
Surrey +9 140 £438 +16.67% 18
Buckinghamshire 0 109 £300 -14.29% 30
Hampshire -15 109 £300 -6.25% 36
West Sussex 0 34 £370 -7.50% 10
Oxfordshire -2 23 £225 -43.75% 14
East Sussex -5 7 £350 +40.00% 7
Kent -9 7 £400 +37.93% 8
Middlesex -13 6 £250 -37.50% 1
Sussex - 2 £300 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 273 (43.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 246 (38.99%) Microsoft
3 199 (31.54%) Finance
4 176 (27.89%) Analytical Skills
5 167 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
6 116 (18.38%) Project Management
7 114 (18.07%) SQL
8 108 (17.12%) Telecoms
9 95 (15.06%) Degree
10 85 (13.47%) Microsoft Project
11 82 (13.00%) MS Visio
11 82 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
13 78 (12.36%) SQL Server
14 77 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
15 70 (11.09%) PMO
16 68 (10.78%) Oracle
16 68 (10.78%) SAP
17 67 (10.62%) SharePoint
18 62 (9.83%) Analytics
19 55 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
20 54 (8.56%) Data Analysis
21 53 (8.40%) VBA
22 51 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
23 49 (7.77%) PRINCE2
24 47 (7.45%) Management Information System
25 43 (6.81%) ERP
25 43 (6.81%) Security Cleared
26 42 (6.66%) Windows
27 41 (6.50%) Migration

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 67 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.22%) SAS
3 13 (2.06%) Confluence
4 9 (1.43%) MS Project Server
5 7 (1.11%) Mule
6 6 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.63%) IIS
8 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.16%) CICS
10 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 273 (43.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 167 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (13.47%) Microsoft Project
4 82 (13.00%) MS Visio
5 28 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.63%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.32%) InDesign
8 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Maya
9 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.95%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.79%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.63%) SessionCam
7 3 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.48%) Primavera
7 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.32%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.16%) Lawson
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.16%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (2.54%) OpenShift
3 10 (1.58%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.79%) IaaS
5 5 (0.79%) PaaS
5 5 (0.79%) Silverpop
6 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.48%) Office 365
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.32%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) AdWords
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
9 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (1.74%) 3G
3 10 (1.58%) VoLTE
4 8 (1.27%) DNS
4 8 (1.27%) SAN
5 7 (1.11%) 4G
5 7 (1.11%) DHCP
6 6 (0.95%) Skype
6 6 (0.95%) VPN
7 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.79%) VoWiFi
8 4 (0.63%) 5G
8 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.63%) Firewall
8 4 (0.63%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.63%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.63%) Wireless
9 3 (0.48%) Intranet
10 2 (0.32%) FTP
10 2 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.91%) Power BI
3 28 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.28%) Big Data
5 26 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.85%) QlikView
9 17 (2.69%) MS Access
10 10 (1.58%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.11%) HBase
13 7 (1.11%) PowerPivot
14 6 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
14 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.69%) JIRA
3 10 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.27%) GitLab
5 7 (1.11%) Cobertura
5 7 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.11%) JUnit
5 7 (1.11%) Selenium
5 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.79%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.63%) Ant
7 4 (0.63%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.63%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.63%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.63%) TestNG
7 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 199 (31.54%) Finance
2 108 (17.12%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.55%) Marketing
4 25 (3.96%) Banking
5 24 (3.80%) Mandarin Language
6 23 (3.65%) Retail
7 22 (3.49%) Legal
8 14 (2.22%) Billing
8 14 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.95%) Electronics
10 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.79%) Military
12 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 3 (0.48%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.48%) French Language
13 3 (0.48%) German Language
14 2 (0.32%) Law
14 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (35.18%) Analyst
2 67 (10.62%) Data Analyst
3 53 (8.40%) Developer
4 44 (6.97%) Administrator
5 39 (6.18%) Business Analyst
6 37 (5.86%) Consultant
6 37 (5.86%) Project Manager
7 29 (4.60%) Report Analyst
8 26 (4.12%) Coordinator
9 21 (3.33%) Excel Analyst
9 21 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
10 20 (3.17%) Project Officer
11 18 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
12 16 (2.54%) PMO Analyst
13 15 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (2.06%) Project Assistant
15 13 (2.06%) Support Officer
15 13 (2.06%) Systems Analyst
15 13 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.96%) HTML
2 23 (3.65%) CSS
3 22 (3.49%) SOAP
4 21 (3.33%) JSON
5 19 (3.01%) jQuery
5 19 (3.01%) Node.js
6 18 (2.85%) JSTL
7 17 (2.69%) HTML5
7 17 (2.69%) JSP
8 16 (2.54%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.54%) REST
8 16 (2.54%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 15 (2.38%) CSS3
10 14 (2.22%) D3.js
10 14 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (2.06%) .NET
12 12 (1.90%) Electron Framework
12 12 (1.90%) Web Services
12 12 (1.90%) XML
13 9 (1.43%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 176 (27.89%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.49%) Clustering
5 20 (3.17%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.17%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.85%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.74%) PMI
9 10 (1.58%) iPhone
10 9 (1.43%) iPad
11 8 (1.27%) User Experience
12 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.11%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.79%) Learning Management System
13 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.79%) Marketing Technology
13 5 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.66%) Windows
2 18 (2.85%) Unix
3 16 (2.54%) Linux
4 12 (1.90%) Android
4 12 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.43%) Solaris
8 8 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.63%) zOS
12 3 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.38%) Project Management
2 82 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
4 77 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (9.83%) Analytics
6 54 (8.56%) Data Analysis
7 51 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (7.77%) PRINCE2
9 43 (6.81%) ERP
10 41 (6.50%) Migration
10 41 (6.50%) Visualisation
11 38 (6.02%) Scrum
12 34 (5.39%) Workflow
13 33 (5.23%) Change Management
14 32 (5.07%) ITIL
15 27 (4.28%) DevOps
16 26 (4.12%) Business Analysis
16 26 (4.12%) Data Management
17 24 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (3.80%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 114 (18.07%) SQL
2 53 (8.40%) VBA
3 36 (5.71%) Java
4 20 (3.17%) C#
5 14 (2.22%) Python
6 12 (1.90%) TypeScript
7 11 (1.74%) VB
8 8 (1.27%) Perl
8 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.95%) R
11 4 (0.63%) ABAP
11 4 (0.63%) F#
11 4 (0.63%) XAML
12 2 (0.32%) C
12 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.16%) C++
13 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 95 (15.06%) Degree
2 43 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 38 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.80%) ISEB
5 22 (3.49%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (2.54%) ISTQB
7 15 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.43%) PMP
9 6 (0.95%) APMP
10 5 (0.79%) ACCA
10 5 (0.79%) CIMA
10 5 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.63%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (11.09%) PMO
2 32 (5.07%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.54%) SLA
4 12 (1.90%) QA
5 11 (1.74%) GDPR
6 6 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) GxP
7 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.32%) P3O
8 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) GAAP
9 1 (0.16%) GMP
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) vSphere
3 2 (0.32%) Firmware
3 2 (0.32%) NFS
3 2 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.32%) Veritas File System
3 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.33%) Ansible
2 12 (1.90%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.95%) SCCM
5 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.79%) Puppet
6 4 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.32%) MIIS
7 2 (0.32%) SnapMirror
7 2 (0.32%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 246 (38.99%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.78%) Oracle
2 68 (10.78%) SAP
3 41 (6.50%) Tableau
4 24 (3.80%) HP
5 21 (3.33%) Workday
6 19 (3.01%) Remedy
7 15 (2.38%) Adobe
7 15 (2.38%) Google
8 14 (2.22%) IBM
9 12 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.74%) Cognos
10 11 (1.74%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.58%) IFS
12 9 (1.43%) Kronos
12 9 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.43%) Xerox
13 8 (1.27%) BMC
13 8 (1.27%) Cisco
13 8 (1.27%) Netezza