Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 697 663 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.16% 4.08% 4.64%
As % of the Applications category 39.72% 37.14% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 349 483
South East median daily rate £300 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -6.15% +13.04%
10th Percentile £135 £135 £171
90th Percentile £518 £488 £475
England median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 64
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £16.50 £13.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +25.48% -8.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.54 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.36 £29.45 £23.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 1755 1785 2254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.47% 10.99% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 908 1203
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £131 £138 £155
90th Percentile £506 £488 £488
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 230 227
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £31.07 £36.50 £30.80
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -6 376 £300 - 18
Berkshire +5 237 £263 -12.33% 6
Surrey +6 124 £425 +13.33% 10
Hampshire -3 124 £220 -24.14% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 124 £325 +39.78% 5
West Sussex +11 28 £300 -20.00% 3
Middlesex +15 21 £528 +20.69% 3
Oxfordshire -19 15 £373 -12.35% 7
East Sussex +2 12 £325 +43.49% 1
Kent -25 8 £314 +2.03% 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 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.

1 307 (44.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 287 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 187 (26.83%) Finance
4 177 (25.39%) Microsoft Office
5 170 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
6 151 (21.66%) Project Management
7 131 (18.79%) SQL
8 122 (17.50%) Telecoms
9 96 (13.77%) Degree
10 82 (11.76%) SharePoint
10 82 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (11.33%) SQL Server
12 77 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
13 75 (10.76%) MS Visio
14 72 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (9.90%) Data Analysis
16 68 (9.76%) PMO
17 67 (9.61%) SAP
18 61 (8.75%) Oracle
19 59 (8.46%) Analytics
20 57 (8.18%) Marketing
21 56 (8.03%) Security Cleared
22 53 (7.60%) ITIL
23 48 (6.89%) Windows
23 48 (6.89%) VBA
24 47 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
25 43 (6.17%) PRINCE2
26 42 (6.03%) Management Information System
27 41 (5.88%) Migration
28 39 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement

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 82 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.59%) SAS
3 7 (1.00%) Documentum
4 6 (0.86%) Confluence
4 6 (0.86%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 307 (44.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 177 (25.39%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
4 75 (10.76%) MS Visio
5 31 (4.45%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.57%) Maya
8 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.29%) SPSS
9 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) SAP GRC
2 7 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.00%) Primavera
3 6 (0.86%) FastStats
3 6 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.72%) Maximo
4 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.57%) Lawson
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.57%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.43%) iTrent
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (3.16%) Office 365
3 12 (1.72%) Google Analytics
3 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.58%) Silverpop
5 9 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.57%) IaaS
6 4 (0.57%) PaaS
6 4 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.29%) AdWords
7 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.15%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (1.72%) Ethernet
3 12 (1.72%) Firewall
4 11 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.43%) VPN
6 7 (1.00%) DWDM
6 7 (1.00%) LAN
6 7 (1.00%) SDH
6 7 (1.00%) VoIP
6 7 (1.00%) WAN
6 7 (1.00%) Wireless
7 6 (0.86%) 5G
7 6 (0.86%) SAN
8 5 (0.72%) DHCP
9 4 (0.57%) FTP
9 4 (0.57%) Skype
9 4 (0.57%) SSH
10 3 (0.43%) DNS
10 3 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.16%) Power BI
3 21 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (2.87%) MS Access
5 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.58%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.43%) QlikView
9 9 (1.29%) GIS
10 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 5 (0.72%) Data Mart
12 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (1.15%) JIRA
3 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.57%) GitLab
5 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.43%) Selenium
6 2 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.29%) JMeter
6 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.29%) Toad
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 187 (26.83%) Finance
2 122 (17.50%) Telecoms
3 57 (8.18%) Marketing
4 27 (3.87%) Mandarin Language
5 20 (2.87%) Banking
6 17 (2.44%) Electronics
7 16 (2.30%) Legal
8 15 (2.15%) Retail
9 12 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.15%) Back Office
13 7 (1.00%) Billing
14 5 (0.72%) Advertising
14 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.57%) German Language
15 4 (0.57%) Publishing
16 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.43%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 274 (39.31%) Analyst
2 74 (10.62%) Data Analyst
3 48 (6.89%) Developer
4 45 (6.46%) Administrator
4 45 (6.46%) Coordinator
5 39 (5.60%) Project Manager
6 38 (5.45%) Project Coordinator
7 35 (5.02%) Report Analyst
8 28 (4.02%) Business Analyst
8 28 (4.02%) Consultant
9 27 (3.87%) Financial Analyst
10 23 (3.30%) PMO Analyst
11 21 (3.01%) Excel Analyst
11 21 (3.01%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.58%) Marketing Analyst
12 18 (2.58%) Test Analyst
13 17 (2.44%) IT Analyst
13 17 (2.44%) Service Manager
13 17 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (2.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.30%) XML
2 11 (1.58%) RESTful
3 10 (1.43%) .NET
4 7 (1.00%) CSS
4 7 (1.00%) HTML
5 6 (0.86%) Web Services
5 6 (0.86%) WebCenter
6 5 (0.72%) EDI
7 4 (0.57%) SOAP
8 3 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.43%) CSS3
8 3 (0.43%) D3.js
8 3 (0.43%) Electron Framework
8 3 (0.43%) HTML5
8 3 (0.43%) jQuery
8 3 (0.43%) JSON
8 3 (0.43%) JSP
8 3 (0.43%) JSTL
8 3 (0.43%) Node.js
8 3 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 170 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 12 (1.72%) e-Learning
3 12 (1.72%) Learning Management System
4 11 (1.58%) Marketing Technology
5 10 (1.43%) iPad
6 8 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 6 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.86%) iPhone
7 6 (0.86%) NHS
8 5 (0.72%) CMDB
8 5 (0.72%) FMCG
8 5 (0.72%) IVR
8 5 (0.72%) PMI
8 5 (0.72%) Replication
9 4 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.57%) Infotainment
9 4 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.89%) Windows
2 18 (2.58%) Unix
3 15 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 12 (1.72%) Linux
5 8 (1.15%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.00%) Solaris
7 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.29%) AIX
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (21.66%) Project Management
2 82 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (9.90%) Data Analysis
5 59 (8.46%) Analytics
6 53 (7.60%) ITIL
7 47 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (6.17%) PRINCE2
9 41 (5.88%) Migration
10 39 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (5.31%) Programme Management
11 37 (5.31%) Service Delivery
11 37 (5.31%) Workflow
12 35 (5.02%) Service Management
12 35 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (4.88%) Data Management
13 34 (4.88%) Risk Management
14 33 (4.73%) ERP
15 32 (4.59%) Process Improvement
16 31 (4.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.79%) SQL
2 48 (6.89%) VBA
3 20 (2.87%) Python
4 16 (2.30%) C#
5 15 (2.15%) Java
6 13 (1.87%) R
6 13 (1.87%) VB
7 9 (1.29%) Perl
7 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.57%) C
10 3 (0.43%) ABAP
11 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.14%) Tcl
12 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (13.77%) Degree
2 56 (8.03%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.44%) PMP
5 22 (3.16%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.01%) ACCA
6 14 (2.01%) CIMA
6 14 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.87%) ISEB
8 11 (1.58%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.43%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.76%) PMO
2 36 (5.16%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.58%) QA
4 12 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.58%) SLA
6 10 (1.43%) ISO 9001
7 9 (1.29%) GDPR
8 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.57%) Basel II
9 4 (0.57%) IFRS
9 4 (0.57%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.43%) P3O
11 2 (0.29%) GAMP
12 1 (0.14%) BS25999
12 1 (0.14%) GAAP
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 27 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.57%) Veritas File System
4 3 (0.43%) Firmware
4 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.29%) NFS
5 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) IAG
6 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.72%) Ansible
4 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.57%) Puppet
4 4 (0.57%) SnapMirror
4 4 (0.57%) SnapVault
4 4 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (0.43%) Cacti
6 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.14%) SCCM
7 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 287 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.61%) SAP
3 61 (8.75%) Oracle
4 27 (3.87%) Tableau
5 21 (3.01%) Adobe
6 20 (2.87%) HP
6 20 (2.87%) Remedy
7 19 (2.73%) Google
8 17 (2.44%) Cisco
9 16 (2.30%) Workday
10 11 (1.58%) Hootsuite
10 11 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.58%) Sitecore
11 10 (1.43%) IBM
12 9 (1.29%) Cognos
13 7 (1.00%) NetApp
13 7 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.00%) Teradata
13 7 (1.00%) VMware
14 6 (0.86%) Kronos