Period
to 21 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 579 655 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.04% 3.96% 4.60%
As % of the Applications category 40.75% 38.10% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 330 416
South East median daily rate £318 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £138 £173 £135
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
% change year-on-year - +0.07% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 56
South East median hourly rate £16.20 £13.00 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -20.61% +2.34%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £37.53 £21.20 £35.18
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +10.14%

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 1,421 1,719 1,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.91% 10.39% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 963 928
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £135
90th Percentile £547 £525 £500
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 164 180
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.68% -
10th Percentile £10.09 £9.19 £9.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £36.58 £35.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -2 291 £291 -12.08% 59
Berkshire -2 216 £283 -24.67% 21
Hampshire +26 133 £340 -1.45% 33
Surrey +5 85 £390 -8.24% 31
Buckinghamshire -3 52 £190 -39.20% 30
West Sussex +29 42 £270 -30.32% 8
Oxfordshire +17 23 £585 +116.67% 8
Kent +3 12 £500 +25.00% 13
East Sussex -5 8 £281 -29.69% 5
Middlesex +4 3 £300 +9.09%
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 254 (43.87%) Microsoft
2 212 (36.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 197 (34.02%) Microsoft Office
4 175 (30.22%) Finance
5 137 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (19.00%) SQL
7 107 (18.48%) Project Management
8 99 (17.10%) Telecoms
9 86 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (13.13%) SharePoint
11 74 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (12.61%) Data Analysis
13 66 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (11.05%) PMO
14 64 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
15 60 (10.36%) Degree
15 60 (10.36%) Analytics
16 59 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (10.02%) MS Visio
18 56 (9.67%) Security Cleared
19 55 (9.50%) SAP
20 51 (8.81%) Windows
21 50 (8.64%) Oracle
22 49 (8.46%) Change Management
22 49 (8.46%) Time Management
23 48 (8.29%) PRINCE2
23 48 (8.29%) Data Modelling
24 47 (8.12%) Management Information System
25 46 (7.94%) SC Cleared
26 45 (7.77%) Self-Motivation

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 76 (13.13%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.42%) Confluence
3 10 (1.73%) SAS
4 6 (1.04%) Documentum
4 6 (1.04%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.86%) Captiva
5 5 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.35%) Drupal
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.17%) IIS
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 212 (36.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 197 (34.02%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
4 58 (10.02%) MS Visio
5 27 (4.66%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.90%) Open Workbench
7 6 (1.04%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.17%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.17%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.17%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 12 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (1.90%) Oracle TCA
3 9 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.69%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.69%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.52%) HFM
6 3 (0.52%) Primavera
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.35%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.91%) Power Platform
2 14 (2.42%) Office 365
3 8 (1.38%) SaaS
3 8 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.21%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.04%) AWS
5 6 (1.04%) Azure
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.52%) GCP
7 2 (0.35%) G Suite
7 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Trello
8 1 (0.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.76%) Internet
2 12 (2.07%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (1.55%) SAN
4 7 (1.21%) LAN
5 6 (1.04%) Skype
5 6 (1.04%) VPN
5 6 (1.04%) WAN
6 5 (0.86%) MPLS
6 5 (0.86%) VoIP
7 4 (0.69%) 4G
7 4 (0.69%) 5G
7 4 (0.69%) DHCP
7 4 (0.69%) VLAN
7 4 (0.69%) WebEx
8 3 (0.52%) Broadband
8 3 (0.52%) DNS
8 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.52%) GPRS
8 3 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.52%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.91%) Power BI
2 37 (6.39%) MS Access
3 33 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (5.53%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (5.18%) SQL Server
6 16 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.07%) Big Data
9 11 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.38%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.21%) MySQL
11 7 (1.21%) QlikView
12 6 (1.04%) Base SAS
12 6 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.04%) OLAP
12 6 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (6.39%) JIRA
2 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.52%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.52%) Subversion
4 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) JMeter
5 1 (0.17%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.17%) Phabricator
5 1 (0.17%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.17%) Synon
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 175 (30.22%) Finance
2 99 (17.10%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.70%) Marketing
4 28 (4.84%) Retail
5 17 (2.94%) Military
6 15 (2.59%) Legal
7 12 (2.07%) Banking
7 12 (2.07%) Mandarin Language
8 9 (1.55%) Billing
9 6 (1.04%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.04%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.86%) Automotive
10 5 (0.86%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (37.13%) Analyst
2 69 (11.92%) Coordinator
3 49 (8.46%) Data Analyst
4 41 (7.08%) Project Coordinator
5 32 (5.53%) Developer
6 31 (5.35%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.32%) PMO Analyst
8 24 (4.15%) Consultant
8 24 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.97%) Administrator
10 19 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 15 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (2.25%) Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (2.07%) IT Support
13 12 (2.07%) Junior
14 11 (1.90%) Build Engineer
14 11 (1.90%) Desktop Build Engineer
14 11 (1.90%) Oracle Consultant
15 10 (1.73%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.97%) .NET
2 16 (2.76%) ASP.NET
3 11 (1.90%) HTML
4 9 (1.55%) CSS
5 8 (1.38%) Middleware
6 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (0.86%) HTML5
6 5 (0.86%) JPA
6 5 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.69%) XML
8 3 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.52%) Bulma
8 3 (0.52%) JSON
8 3 (0.52%) React
8 3 (0.52%) Semantic UI
8 3 (0.52%) Vue.js
9 2 (0.35%) CSS3
10 1 (0.17%) BAPI
10 1 (0.17%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 137 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.12%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.77%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.55%) PMI
5 9 (1.55%) User Experience
6 8 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.04%) iPad
8 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.86%) Social Media
10 4 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.69%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.69%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.52%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.52%) FMCG
11 3 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.81%) Windows
2 21 (3.63%) Windows 7
3 16 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.73%) Android
6 7 (1.21%) Linux
6 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.86%) Unix
7 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.52%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.48%) Project Management
2 86 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (12.61%) Data Analysis
5 66 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (10.36%) Analytics
7 59 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (8.46%) Change Management
8 49 (8.46%) Time Management
9 48 (8.29%) Data Modelling
9 48 (8.29%) PRINCE2
10 45 (7.77%) Project Delivery
11 40 (6.91%) ITIL
12 37 (6.39%) Decision-Making
13 30 (5.18%) Migration
14 29 (5.01%) Visualisation
15 27 (4.66%) CRM
15 27 (4.66%) ERP
16 26 (4.49%) Data Management
16 26 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 110 (19.00%) SQL
2 36 (6.22%) VBA
3 21 (3.63%) C#
4 19 (3.28%) Python
5 16 (2.76%) R
6 13 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.07%) C
7 12 (2.07%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.73%) Java
9 6 (1.04%) VB
10 5 (0.86%) PHP
10 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.35%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.17%) ABAP
12 1 (0.17%) Pascal
12 1 (0.17%) Ruby
12 1 (0.17%) VB6
12 1 (0.17%) VBScript
12 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 60 (10.36%) Degree
2 56 (9.67%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.97%) ISEB
5 16 (2.76%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.42%) CIMA
7 12 (2.07%) ACCA
8 9 (1.55%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.21%) PMP
11 6 (1.04%) CISSP
12 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.86%) MCSA
12 5 (0.86%) MCSE
13 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.52%) IIBA
14 3 (0.52%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (11.05%) PMO
2 37 (6.39%) Data Quality
3 29 (5.01%) QA
4 23 (3.97%) SLA
5 6 (1.04%) P3O
6 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.69%) GDPR
8 3 (0.52%) ITGC
9 2 (0.35%) GxP
9 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.17%) GMP
10 1 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 26 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.35%) Firmware
3 2 (0.35%) NDS
3 2 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (0.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) Docker
4 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.17%) vCloud
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.76%) SCCM
2 7 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (1.04%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.35%) Ansible
5 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) Nagios
5 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.17%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 254 (43.87%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.50%) SAP
3 50 (8.64%) Oracle
4 31 (5.35%) Tableau
5 19 (3.28%) Remedy
6 16 (2.76%) IBM
7 12 (2.07%) Google
8 11 (1.90%) Ivanti
8 11 (1.90%) Niku
9 10 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.55%) HP
10 9 (1.55%) Huawei
11 8 (1.38%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.38%) Workday
12 7 (1.21%) Apple
12 7 (1.21%) Samsung
13 5 (0.86%) BMC
13 5 (0.86%) Cisco
13 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.86%) Telerik