Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 537 695 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.15% 4.09% 4.16%
As % of the Applications category 38.58% 40.45% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 348 360
South East median daily rate £335 £374 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.43% +24.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £135
90th Percentile £588 £550 £515
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 52 66
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -25.67% +6.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £24.54 £30.36
England median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.39% -16.45% +5.56%

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 1,392 1,718 1,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.76% 10.12% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 924 933
South East median daily rate £341 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +7.31% +9.06%
10th Percentile £136 £150 £131
90th Percentile £550 £538 £509
England median daily rate £370 £375 £352
% change year-on-year -1.33% +6.46% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 157 200
South East median hourly rate £18.90 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.45 £9.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £35.00 £31.26
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -7 257 £286 -7.83% 72
Berkshire -14 179 £307 -5.46% 33
Hampshire +53 156 £335 -2.90% 17
Surrey -3 70 £425 -1.16% 21
Buckinghamshire +10 52 £228 -18.02% 28
Oxfordshire +26 26 £585 +80.00% 11
West Sussex +4 21 £303 -16.55% 9
Kent +17 14 £650 +62.50% 13
East Sussex +15 11 £281 -19.64% 6
Sussex - 4 £488 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 239 (44.51%) Microsoft
2 189 (35.20%) Microsoft Office
3 182 (33.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 163 (30.35%) Finance
5 132 (24.58%) SQL
6 111 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
7 93 (17.32%) Project Management
8 76 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (13.59%) Telecoms
10 71 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
11 69 (12.85%) Data Analysis
11 69 (12.85%) Analytics
12 67 (12.48%) Security Cleared
13 66 (12.29%) Oracle
13 66 (12.29%) SharePoint
14 63 (11.73%) Microsoft Project
15 62 (11.55%) Windows
15 62 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (10.24%) Power Platform
16 55 (10.24%) Power BI
17 54 (10.06%) SAP
18 53 (9.87%) Degree
19 52 (9.68%) PMO
20 51 (9.50%) MS Visio
21 50 (9.31%) SC Cleared
22 43 (8.01%) MS Access
23 41 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
24 40 (7.45%) Tableau
24 40 (7.45%) VBA

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 66 (12.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.42%) SAS
3 8 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.12%) Confluence
4 6 (1.12%) Documentum
5 5 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.93%) Captiva
5 5 (0.93%) CMS
6 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.37%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 189 (35.20%) Microsoft Office
2 182 (33.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 63 (11.73%) Microsoft Project
4 51 (9.50%) MS Visio
5 29 (5.40%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.49%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.93%) SPSS
8 3 (0.56%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.37%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.37%) Windchill
10 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.19%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.19%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 13 (2.42%) SAP HCM
2 12 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (2.05%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (2.05%) Oracle TCA
4 9 (1.68%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.12%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.74%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.37%) HFM
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.24%) Power Platform
2 14 (2.61%) Office 365
3 13 (2.42%) Azure
4 8 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.93%) SaaS
7 4 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.56%) AWS
8 3 (0.56%) GCP
8 3 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.37%) G Suite
9 2 (0.37%) GitHub
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.19%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.17%) Internet
2 14 (2.61%) SAN
3 13 (2.42%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (2.42%) VPN
4 12 (2.23%) WebEx
5 10 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (1.49%) VoIP
6 8 (1.49%) WAN
7 5 (0.93%) Firewall
7 5 (0.93%) GSM
7 5 (0.93%) Skype
8 4 (0.74%) 2G
8 4 (0.74%) 3G
8 4 (0.74%) LAN
8 4 (0.74%) MPLS
8 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.74%) Wireless
9 3 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.56%) GPRS
9 3 (0.56%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.24%) Power BI
2 43 (8.01%) MS Access
3 32 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.49%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.49%) MySQL
9 8 (1.49%) OLAP
9 8 (1.49%) SAP BW
10 7 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.30%) QlikView
11 6 (1.12%) Big Data
11 6 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (2.98%) JIRA
2 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.74%) Subversion
3 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.56%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.19%) Gatling
6 1 (0.19%) JMeter
6 1 (0.19%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.19%) LSMW
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.19%) Synon
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) XMLSpy
General
1 163 (30.35%) Finance
2 73 (13.59%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.84%) Marketing
4 18 (3.35%) Retail
5 17 (3.17%) Legal
5 17 (3.17%) Military
5 17 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.86%) Mandarin Language
7 9 (1.68%) Banking
7 9 (1.68%) Billing
8 6 (1.12%) Automotive
8 6 (1.12%) Electronics
8 6 (1.12%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) French Language
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 193 (35.94%) Analyst
2 70 (13.04%) Coordinator
3 45 (8.38%) Data Analyst
4 39 (7.26%) Developer
4 39 (7.26%) Project Coordinator
5 32 (5.96%) Consultant
6 23 (4.28%) Administrator
6 23 (4.28%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.10%) Financial Analyst
8 19 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 19 (3.54%) Project Manager
9 17 (3.17%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (2.79%) PMO Analyst
11 13 (2.42%) Junior
12 11 (2.05%) IT Analyst
12 11 (2.05%) IT Support
12 11 (2.05%) Oracle Consultant
12 11 (2.05%) SQL Developer
13 10 (1.86%) HR Consultant
13 10 (1.86%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.28%) .NET
2 17 (3.17%) ASP.NET
2 17 (3.17%) HTML
3 14 (2.61%) Middleware
4 12 (2.23%) XML
5 10 (1.86%) CSS
6 9 (1.68%) SAP Fiori
7 7 (1.30%) Web Services
8 6 (1.12%) MDX
9 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.93%) HTML5
9 5 (0.93%) JPA
10 4 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.74%) XMPP
11 3 (0.56%) ADO
11 3 (0.56%) jQuery
11 3 (0.56%) React
11 3 (0.56%) Semantic UI
11 3 (0.56%) SOAP
11 3 (0.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 111 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.23%) PDA
6 10 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.49%) User Experience
9 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.12%) iPad
10 6 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.74%) Smart Home
12 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.56%) Fibre Optics
13 3 (0.56%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.55%) Windows
2 26 (4.84%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.91%) Windows 7
4 13 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.23%) Android
6 11 (2.05%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.49%) Windows 2000
7 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.49%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.74%) Linux
9 4 (0.74%) Unix
10 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.32%) Project Management
2 76 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (12.85%) Analytics
4 69 (12.85%) Data Analysis
5 62 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (7.26%) Time Management
7 36 (6.70%) Project Delivery
8 35 (6.52%) Data Modelling
8 35 (6.52%) ITIL
9 31 (5.77%) Migration
9 31 (5.77%) PRINCE2
10 30 (5.59%) Decision-Making
10 30 (5.59%) Visualisation
11 29 (5.40%) Change Management
12 28 (5.21%) Configuration Management
13 27 (5.03%) ETL
14 23 (4.28%) ERP
14 23 (4.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 132 (24.58%) SQL
2 40 (7.45%) VBA
3 28 (5.21%) T-SQL
4 27 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.10%) Python
6 21 (3.91%) C#
7 13 (2.42%) C
7 13 (2.42%) VB.NET
8 12 (2.23%) R
9 10 (1.86%) Java
10 8 (1.49%) VB
11 6 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.74%) PHP
13 2 (0.37%) ABAP
13 2 (0.37%) Google Apps Script
14 1 (0.19%) Pascal
14 1 (0.19%) VBScript
14 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 67 (12.48%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.87%) Degree
3 50 (9.31%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.35%) CIMA
5 16 (2.98%) ACCA
6 14 (2.61%) ISEB
7 8 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.93%) PMP
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) CCNP
11 3 (0.56%) CIPD
11 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.68%) PMO
2 26 (4.84%) Data Quality
3 25 (4.66%) QA
4 16 (2.98%) SLA
5 8 (1.49%) P3O
6 4 (0.74%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) GAMP
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 39 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.37%) Firmware
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.19%) NFS
4 1 (0.19%) vCloud
4 1 (0.19%) VMFS
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.79%) SCCM
2 10 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.56%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.56%) Nagios
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.37%) Netcool
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.19%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 239 (44.51%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.29%) Oracle
3 54 (10.06%) SAP
4 40 (7.45%) Tableau
5 30 (5.59%) Remedy
6 17 (3.17%) IBM
7 13 (2.42%) Adobe
7 13 (2.42%) HP
8 10 (1.86%) Bomgar
9 9 (1.68%) Google
10 8 (1.49%) Peregrine
11 6 (1.12%) Huawei
11 6 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.12%) OpenText
11 6 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.12%) Workday
12 5 (0.93%) ClickTale
12 5 (0.93%) Ivanti
12 5 (0.93%) Maxymiser
12 5 (0.93%) VMware