Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 51 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 650 590 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.00% 3.87% 4.69%
As % of the Applications category 38.26% 35.80% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 330 469
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.85% +10.88%
10th Percentile £135 £163 £175
90th Percentile £505 £488 £450
England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 51
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £12.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% +10.22% -13.22%
10th Percentile £11.12 £9.02 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £29.18 £23.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.39 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% +14.94% -

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 1,699 1,648 2,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.47% 10.81% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 843 1,133
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £154
90th Percentile £512 £488 £480
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 227 208
South East median hourly rate £15.78 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.19 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.50 £35.90 £37.73
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -10 358 £300 -7.69% 70
Berkshire +1 220 £257 -21.08% 42
Buckinghamshire 0 119 £325 +39.78% 16
Surrey +3 110 £425 +13.33% 24
Hampshire -4 107 £220 -26.67% 25
West Sussex +17 36 £300 -25.23% 8
Oxfordshire -21 19 £225 -45.45% 12
Middlesex 0 12 £528 +20.69% 4
East Sussex -1 11 £325 +15.56% 9
Kent -34 8 £325 -7.14% 9
Sussex - 2 £300 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 304 (46.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 247 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 175 (26.92%) Finance
4 169 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
5 162 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
6 130 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 130 (20.00%) Project Management
7 124 (19.08%) SQL
8 93 (14.31%) Degree
9 88 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
10 79 (12.15%) SQL Server
11 77 (11.85%) PMO
12 75 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 72 (11.08%) Analytics
14 71 (10.92%) Microsoft Project
14 71 (10.92%) SharePoint
15 69 (10.62%) MS Visio
16 63 (9.69%) SAP
17 55 (8.46%) Oracle
17 55 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (8.46%) Data Analysis
18 52 (8.00%) Marketing
19 51 (7.85%) VBA
19 51 (7.85%) Windows
20 50 (7.69%) ITIL
21 47 (7.23%) Security Cleared
22 46 (7.08%) Tableau
23 43 (6.62%) Data Management
24 42 (6.46%) Visualisation
25 41 (6.31%) Management Information System

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 71 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.23%) SAS
3 8 (1.23%) Confluence
4 6 (0.92%) Documentum
5 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.77%) MS Project Server
5 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.31%) CMS
7 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 304 (46.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 169 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (10.92%) Microsoft Project
4 69 (10.62%) MS Visio
5 30 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.69%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.62%) Maya
8 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.92%) FastStats
2 6 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.77%) Maximo
3 5 (0.77%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.62%) Lawson
4 4 (0.62%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.46%) iTrent
5 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.31%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (2.92%) Office 365
3 13 (2.00%) Google Analytics
4 12 (1.85%) Silverpop
5 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.23%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.77%) IaaS
7 5 (0.77%) PaaS
8 3 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.31%) AdWords
9 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.62%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (2.46%) VPN
3 13 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.54%) Firewall
5 8 (1.23%) 3G
5 8 (1.23%) DHCP
6 7 (1.08%) 4G
6 7 (1.08%) VoLTE
6 7 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.08%) Wireless
7 6 (0.92%) 5G
7 6 (0.92%) DNS
7 6 (0.92%) LAN
7 6 (0.92%) SAN
8 5 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.77%) Skype
9 4 (0.62%) FTP
9 4 (0.62%) SSH
10 3 (0.46%) IPv4
10 3 (0.46%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.31%) Power BI
3 24 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (3.23%) MS Access
6 18 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (2.00%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.85%) Big Data
10 12 (1.85%) QlikView
11 7 (1.08%) GIS
12 6 (0.92%) Data Mart
12 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
13 5 (0.77%) MySQL
13 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.54%) JIRA
3 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.77%) GitLab
5 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.62%) Selenium
6 2 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.31%) JMeter
6 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) Toad
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 175 (26.92%) Finance
2 130 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 52 (8.00%) Marketing
4 27 (4.15%) Mandarin Language
5 15 (2.31%) Banking
5 15 (2.31%) Electronics
5 15 (2.31%) Legal
6 12 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.69%) Billing
8 10 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.54%) Retail
9 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.08%) Back Office
11 5 (0.77%) Advertising
11 5 (0.77%) Military
12 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.46%) German Language
13 3 (0.46%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 255 (39.23%) Analyst
2 64 (9.85%) Data Analyst
3 55 (8.46%) Developer
4 37 (5.69%) Administrator
5 35 (5.38%) Coordinator
6 34 (5.23%) Business Analyst
6 34 (5.23%) Report Analyst
7 27 (4.15%) Project Coordinator
8 26 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 25 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
9 25 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
10 23 (3.54%) Consultant
11 19 (2.92%) Marketing Analyst
12 18 (2.77%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.77%) Technical Analyst
12 18 (2.77%) Test Analyst
13 17 (2.62%) Excel Analyst
13 17 (2.62%) IT Analyst
14 15 (2.31%) Database Analyst
15 14 (2.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.54%) XML
2 15 (2.31%) HTML
3 14 (2.15%) CSS
4 11 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 11 (1.69%) CSS3
4 11 (1.69%) HTML5
4 11 (1.69%) jQuery
4 11 (1.69%) SOAP
5 10 (1.54%) D3.js
5 10 (1.54%) Electron Framework
5 10 (1.54%) JSON
5 10 (1.54%) JSP
5 10 (1.54%) JSTL
5 10 (1.54%) Node.js
5 10 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (1.38%) REST
7 8 (1.23%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 7 (1.08%) .NET
8 7 (1.08%) Web Services
9 6 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 162 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.46%) Virtual Team
4 15 (2.31%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.31%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.00%) e-Learning
6 13 (2.00%) Learning Management System
7 12 (1.85%) Clustering
7 12 (1.85%) iPhone
7 12 (1.85%) Marketing Technology
8 11 (1.69%) iPad
9 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.08%) PMI
11 6 (0.92%) FMCG
12 5 (0.77%) CMDB
12 5 (0.77%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.77%) IVR
13 4 (0.62%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.85%) Windows
2 19 (2.92%) Unix
3 14 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 12 (1.85%) Linux
5 9 (1.38%) Windows 8
5 9 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.08%) Solaris
8 6 (0.92%) Android
9 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.46%) AIX
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (20.00%) Project Management
2 88 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (11.08%) Analytics
5 55 (8.46%) Data Analysis
5 55 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (7.69%) ITIL
7 43 (6.62%) Data Management
8 42 (6.46%) Visualisation
9 39 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 39 (6.00%) PRINCE2
10 37 (5.69%) Change Management
10 37 (5.69%) Migration
10 37 (5.69%) Service Delivery
11 36 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (5.54%) Workflow
12 32 (4.92%) Risk Management
13 31 (4.77%) CRM
13 31 (4.77%) Scrum
14 30 (4.62%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.08%) SQL
2 51 (7.85%) VBA
3 23 (3.54%) Java
4 21 (3.23%) Python
5 15 (2.31%) C#
6 13 (2.00%) R
7 10 (1.54%) Perl
7 10 (1.54%) VB
8 8 (1.23%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.46%) ABAP
12 3 (0.46%) C
13 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.15%) C++
14 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.15%) SAS Macro
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (14.31%) Degree
2 47 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.69%) PMI Certification
5 21 (3.23%) PMP
6 14 (2.15%) ISEB
7 13 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (1.69%) ACCA
8 11 (1.69%) CIMA
8 11 (1.69%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.77%) APMP
13 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.46%) CCNA
15 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (11.85%) PMO
2 34 (5.23%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.46%) QA
4 10 (1.54%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.38%) SLA
6 6 (0.92%) GDPR
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.46%) P3O
8 2 (0.31%) Basel II
8 2 (0.31%) GAMP
8 2 (0.31%) IFRS
8 2 (0.31%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) GMP
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.62%) Veritas File System
4 3 (0.46%) Firmware
4 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.31%) NFS
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (1.85%) Ansible
2 8 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.77%) SCCM
5 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.62%) Puppet
5 4 (0.62%) SnapMirror
5 4 (0.62%) SnapVault
5 4 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (0.46%) Cacti
7 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 247 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.69%) SAP
3 55 (8.46%) Oracle
4 46 (7.08%) Tableau
5 21 (3.23%) Adobe
5 21 (3.23%) Google
5 21 (3.23%) Remedy
6 19 (2.92%) HP
7 12 (1.85%) Hootsuite
7 12 (1.85%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.69%) Workday
9 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.38%) Cisco
11 7 (1.08%) NetApp
11 7 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.08%) Teradata
12 6 (0.92%) Dell
12 6 (0.92%) Mapinfo
12 6 (0.92%) Symantec
12 6 (0.92%) Xerox