Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 668 731 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.89% 4.51% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 36.60% 43.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 403 420
South East median daily rate £369 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £162 £144 £169
90th Percentile £538 £525 £483
England median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.23% +0.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 53 67
South East median hourly rate £14.43 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £26.20 £27.50 £31.00
England median hourly rate £18.64 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +9.38% +0.13%

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 1,825 1,696 1,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.63% 10.47% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 896 1,052
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £146 £143 £145
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 203 207
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £10.49 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.15 £31.75 £38.02
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -6 335 £325 - 75
Berkshire -12 200 £375 +15.38% 33
Surrey -7 157 £438 +25.00% 20
Buckinghamshire +19 109 £308 -5.38% 20
Hampshire -44 100 £325 - 20
West Sussex +12 32 £413 +17.86% 7
Oxfordshire +14 28 £200 -54.29% 22
East Sussex +2 13 £350 +86.67% 2
Kent +11 11 £400 +42.86% 6
Middlesex -6 9 £250 -28.57% 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 285 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 250 (37.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 207 (30.99%) Finance
4 164 (24.55%) Microsoft Office
5 163 (24.40%) Analytical Skills
6 147 (22.01%) SQL
7 129 (19.31%) Project Management
8 114 (17.07%) MS Visio
9 97 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
10 92 (13.77%) SAP
11 91 (13.62%) Oracle
11 91 (13.62%) Degree
12 89 (13.32%) Microsoft Project
13 88 (13.17%) Telecoms
14 87 (13.02%) SQL Server
15 85 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (11.68%) SharePoint
17 66 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
18 62 (9.28%) PMO
18 62 (9.28%) Migration
19 61 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (8.53%) Data Analysis
21 54 (8.08%) VBA
22 52 (7.78%) Analytics
23 51 (7.63%) Data Quality
24 50 (7.49%) Power BI
25 48 (7.19%) ERP
25 48 (7.19%) Management Information System
26 47 (7.04%) PRINCE2
27 44 (6.59%) Windows

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 78 (11.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.25%) Confluence
3 10 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.05%) IIS
4 7 (1.05%) Mule
4 7 (1.05%) SAS
5 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.75%) CMS
6 4 (0.60%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) CICS
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 250 (37.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 164 (24.55%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (17.07%) MS Visio
4 89 (13.32%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (3.14%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.90%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.45%) InDesign
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.30%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.15%) EViews
9 1 (0.15%) Revit
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.40%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.75%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.60%) SessionCam
4 4 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.35%) Office 365
4 8 (1.20%) OpenShift
5 6 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 5 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.30%) IaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.30%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) AdWords
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Veeva
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.20%) 3G
1 8 (1.20%) DNS
1 8 (1.20%) SAN
2 7 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (0.90%) 4G
3 6 (0.90%) DHCP
3 6 (0.90%) VoLTE
4 5 (0.75%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.75%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.60%) Skype
6 3 (0.45%) Internet
7 2 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.30%) Firewall
7 2 (0.30%) FTP
7 2 (0.30%) LTE
7 2 (0.30%) NAS
7 2 (0.30%) SSH
7 2 (0.30%) VoWiFi
7 2 (0.30%) VPN
7 2 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.49%) Power BI
3 26 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (3.44%) MS Access
7 22 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.14%) Big Data
9 17 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (2.25%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.50%) MySQL
12 10 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.35%) DB2
13 9 (1.35%) QlikView
13 9 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
14 8 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 7 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (4.19%) JIRA
2 23 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.54%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.35%) Selenium
5 9 (1.35%) SoapUI
6 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.20%) GitLab
6 8 (1.20%) LSMW
7 7 (1.05%) Cobertura
7 7 (1.05%) JUnit
7 7 (1.05%) Toad
8 6 (0.90%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.75%) Ant
9 5 (0.75%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.75%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.75%) TestNG
10 4 (0.60%) Gatling
General
1 207 (30.99%) Finance
2 88 (13.17%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.24%) Marketing
4 30 (4.49%) Legal
5 28 (4.19%) Banking
6 23 (3.44%) Retail
7 16 (2.40%) Mandarin Language
8 15 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.80%) Billing
10 11 (1.65%) Advertising
11 10 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.90%) Electronics
12 6 (0.90%) French Language
12 6 (0.90%) German Language
13 4 (0.60%) Law
13 4 (0.60%) Publishing
14 3 (0.45%) Games
14 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.30%) Czech Language
15 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 224 (33.53%) Analyst
2 79 (11.83%) Data Analyst
3 57 (8.53%) Developer
4 54 (8.08%) Administrator
5 43 (6.44%) Project Manager
6 41 (6.14%) Coordinator
7 34 (5.09%) Consultant
8 30 (4.49%) Project Coordinator
9 28 (4.19%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.74%) SQL Developer
11 23 (3.44%) Excel Analyst
12 19 (2.84%) Migration Analyst
12 19 (2.84%) Report Analyst
13 18 (2.69%) HR Analyst
14 17 (2.54%) SQL Analyst
15 16 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 16 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
16 14 (2.10%) Data Migration Analyst
16 14 (2.10%) Junior
16 14 (2.10%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.14%) .NET
2 19 (2.84%) XML
3 16 (2.40%) HTML
4 15 (2.25%) SOAP
5 12 (1.80%) CSS
5 12 (1.80%) Web Services
6 11 (1.65%) JSON
7 10 (1.50%) XSLT
8 9 (1.35%) jQuery
8 9 (1.35%) Node.js
9 8 (1.20%) EDI
9 8 (1.20%) JSTL
9 8 (1.20%) REST
9 8 (1.20%) Vue.js
10 7 (1.05%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.05%) Java EE
10 7 (1.05%) JDBC
10 7 (1.05%) JPA
10 7 (1.05%) JSP
11 6 (0.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 163 (24.40%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.40%) PMI
6 16 (2.40%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.65%) Clustering
8 9 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.20%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.20%) User Experience
10 7 (1.05%) Social Media
11 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.60%) Fintech
13 4 (0.60%) iPad
13 4 (0.60%) Replication
14 3 (0.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.59%) Windows
2 18 (2.69%) Linux
3 16 (2.40%) Unix
4 15 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.80%) Solaris
6 11 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.05%) Android
8 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.75%) zOS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (19.31%) Project Management
2 97 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (9.28%) Migration
6 61 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (8.53%) Data Analysis
8 52 (7.78%) Analytics
9 48 (7.19%) ERP
10 47 (7.04%) PRINCE2
11 40 (5.99%) Change Management
12 37 (5.54%) Data Migration
12 37 (5.54%) ITIL
13 36 (5.39%) Data Management
13 36 (5.39%) ETL
14 35 (5.24%) Process Improvement
15 33 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (4.79%) Scrum
17 31 (4.64%) Time Management
17 31 (4.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 147 (22.01%) SQL
2 54 (8.08%) VBA
3 29 (4.34%) T-SQL
4 25 (3.74%) Java
5 23 (3.44%) C#
6 19 (2.84%) VB
7 17 (2.54%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.65%) Python
9 9 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.05%) R
11 6 (0.90%) VBScript
12 5 (0.75%) C
12 5 (0.75%) F#
13 4 (0.60%) ABAP
13 4 (0.60%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.60%) XAML
14 3 (0.45%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.30%) Perl
15 2 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (13.62%) Degree
2 33 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.04%) ISEB
5 21 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (2.84%) ISTQB
6 19 (2.84%) PMP
7 16 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.90%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.60%) CISM
11 4 (0.60%) CISSP
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.45%) ACCA
12 3 (0.45%) CIMA
12 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.28%) PMO
2 51 (7.63%) Data Quality
3 22 (3.29%) SLA
4 17 (2.54%) GDPR
5 14 (2.10%) QA
6 6 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) GxP
7 3 (0.45%) IFRS
7 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.30%) P3O
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.75%) vSphere
3 2 (0.30%) Docker
3 2 (0.30%) NFS
3 2 (0.30%) Samba
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas File System
3 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (2.69%) HP ALM
2 13 (1.95%) Ansible
3 9 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.75%) Puppet
5 3 (0.45%) MIIS
5 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.45%) SCCM
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.30%) SnapMirror
6 2 (0.30%) SnapVault
6 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 285 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 92 (13.77%) SAP
3 91 (13.62%) Oracle
4 29 (4.34%) Workday
5 26 (3.89%) HP
6 25 (3.74%) Remedy
7 19 (2.84%) Tableau
8 17 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.40%) Adobe
9 16 (2.40%) ServiceNow
10 15 (2.25%) VMware
11 13 (1.95%) IBM
12 12 (1.80%) Cognos
13 10 (1.50%) IFS
13 10 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.35%) Cisco
15 8 (1.20%) Google
16 7 (1.05%) BMC
16 7 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
17 6 (0.90%) NetApp