Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 58 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 264 547 645
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.70% 3.73% 3.84%
As % of the Applications category 36.97% 38.79% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 280 348
Median daily rate £325 £344 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +1.33% +2.80%
10th Percentile £140 £142 £161
90th Percentile £500 £563 £538
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.27% -13.94% +5.10%
10th Percentile £11.06 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £71.40 £28.72 £28.23
England median hourly rate £20.56 £16.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.48% -16.09% +11.83%

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 714 1,410 1,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.00% 9.61% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 757 990
Median daily rate £325 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £140 £135 £145
90th Percentile £531 £539 £525
England median daily rate £370 £375 £374
% change year-on-year -1.33% +0.20% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 157 173
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £43.13 £38.75 £42.20
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -3 119 £300 +4.35% 9
Berkshire -18 85 £300 - 3
Hampshire +42 71 £323 +5.74% 5
Surrey +11 48 £310 -31.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 29 £316 +53.38% 6
West Sussex -2 11 £400 +56.86% 2
East Sussex +39 9 £475 +26.67% 3
Kent +29 8 £400 -36.00% 2
Oxfordshire +28 5 £345 +1.02%
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 105 (39.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 84 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (31.06%) Microsoft
4 58 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (20.45%) SQL
6 53 (20.08%) MS Visio
6 53 (20.08%) Finance
7 52 (19.70%) Project Management
8 43 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (15.53%) Windows
11 39 (14.77%) Power Platform
11 39 (14.77%) Power BI
12 38 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Project
14 29 (10.98%) SharePoint
15 28 (10.61%) Degree
15 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
16 27 (10.23%) Telecoms
17 26 (9.85%) SAP
17 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
18 25 (9.47%) Data Modelling
18 25 (9.47%) Azure
19 24 (9.09%) Active Directory
20 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
21 22 (8.33%) PMO
22 21 (7.95%) Migration
22 21 (7.95%) Remedy
23 19 (7.20%) ITIL
23 19 (7.20%) Decision-Making

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 29 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (4.92%) Confluence
5 2 (0.76%) CMS
5 2 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 105 (39.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 84 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (20.08%) MS Visio
4 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (4.55%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (5.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (4.92%) SAP HCM
3 12 (4.55%) SAP HR
3 12 (4.55%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.77%) Power Platform
2 25 (9.47%) Azure
3 14 (5.30%) Office 365
4 9 (3.41%) PowerApps
5 7 (2.65%) AWS
6 2 (0.76%) GCP
6 2 (0.76%) PaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Power Automate
6 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Serverless
7 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.44%) VPN
2 15 (5.68%) Internet
2 15 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
2 15 (5.68%) WebEx
3 10 (3.79%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (3.03%) 5G
5 6 (2.27%) 4G
5 6 (2.27%) LAN
5 6 (2.27%) Wireless
6 5 (1.89%) WAN
7 4 (1.52%) Network Security
7 4 (1.52%) Skype
8 3 (1.14%) LTE
8 3 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.76%) GSM
9 2 (0.76%) WLAN
10 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.38%) FTP
10 1 (0.38%) UMTS
10 1 (0.38%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.77%) Power BI
2 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.17%) SAP BW
5 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.27%) Big Data
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.52%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.52%) MS Access
9 4 (1.52%) OLAP
9 4 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (1.52%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.76%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle Smart View
11 2 (0.76%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 14 (5.30%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.76%) Selenium
3 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.38%) Gatling
4 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) GitLab
4 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.38%) LSMW
4 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.38%) Synon
4 1 (0.38%) TestNG
4 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (20.08%) Finance
2 27 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.82%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.17%) Legal
5 8 (3.03%) Retail
6 7 (2.65%) Marketing
7 6 (2.27%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (1.89%) Electronics
8 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.14%) Advertising
9 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.76%) Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Billing
10 2 (0.76%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Avionics
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Police
Job Titles
1 67 (25.38%) Analyst
2 26 (9.85%) Developer
3 22 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 19 (7.20%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 16 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.68%) Coordinator
8 12 (4.55%) Administrator
8 12 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
8 12 (4.55%) Power BI Developer
9 10 (3.79%) Consultant
9 10 (3.79%) Junior
10 9 (3.41%) IT Support
10 9 (3.41%) Project Coordinator
11 8 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
12 7 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
2 7 (2.65%) .NET
2 7 (2.65%) HTML
3 5 (1.89%) XML
4 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.14%) jQuery
5 3 (1.14%) JSON
6 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
7 1 (0.38%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.38%) CORBA
7 1 (0.38%) LAMP
7 1 (0.38%) Middleware
7 1 (0.38%) SAML
7 1 (0.38%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) UDDI
7 1 (0.38%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.92%) PDA
5 12 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.65%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.52%) User Experience
10 3 (1.14%) Blog
10 3 (1.14%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.76%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) EPoS
12 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.53%) Windows
2 16 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 16 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.68%) Windows XP
4 14 (5.30%) Windows 2000
4 14 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.30%) Windows Vista
5 9 (3.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.89%) Linux
6 5 (1.89%) Unix
7 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.76%) Android
9 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
2 52 (19.70%) Project Management
3 42 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (9.47%) Data Modelling
6 21 (7.95%) Migration
7 19 (7.20%) Decision-Making
7 19 (7.20%) ITIL
8 18 (6.82%) ETL
8 18 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 17 (6.44%) Analytics
9 17 (6.44%) ITSM
9 17 (6.44%) SDLC
10 16 (6.06%) Data Analysis
10 16 (6.06%) ERP
11 15 (5.68%) Project Delivery
11 15 (5.68%) Scrum
11 15 (5.68%) Test Scripting
12 14 (5.30%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.30%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.45%) SQL
2 15 (5.68%) VBA
3 14 (5.30%) T-SQL
4 12 (4.55%) VB
5 11 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.89%) Python
8 3 (1.14%) C#
9 2 (0.76%) C++
9 2 (0.76%) R
9 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) Java
10 1 (0.38%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (10.61%) Degree
1 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.27%) ISEB
4 5 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.89%) PMP
5 4 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.14%) ACCA
6 3 (1.14%) CIMA
6 3 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) CISM
8 1 (0.38%) CISSP
8 1 (0.38%) CNE
8 1 (0.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.33%) PMO
2 5 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) IFRS
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) P3O
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (5.30%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (1.89%) SCCM
4 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) Control-M
5 1 (0.38%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
5 1 (0.38%) Netcool
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (31.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.85%) SAP
3 21 (7.95%) Remedy
4 17 (6.44%) HP
5 15 (5.68%) Adobe
5 15 (5.68%) Bomgar
6 14 (5.30%) Peregrine
7 13 (4.92%) Oracle
8 11 (4.17%) Tableau
9 6 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.14%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.14%) Meridio
11 3 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.14%) OpenText
11 3 (1.14%) Planview
12 2 (0.76%) BMC
12 2 (0.76%) Google
12 2 (0.76%) IBM
12 2 (0.76%) Red Hat