Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 58 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 414 625 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.87% 3.94% 3.84%
As % of the Applications category 36.93% 39.23% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 327 312
South East median daily rate £315 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £150
90th Percentile £519 £571 £500
England median daily rate £375 £380 £365
% change year-on-year -1.32% +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 58
South East median hourly rate £14.35 £14.05 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% -24.05% +23.85%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.18 £10.77
90th Percentile £37.20 £27.45 £31.78
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.44 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.96% -10.58% +11.43%

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 1,121 1,593 1,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.49% 10.04% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 848 906
South East median daily rate £325 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +8.70% +6.15%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £140
90th Percentile £519 £538 £529
England median daily rate £358 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -4.42% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 195
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.20 £10.31
90th Percentile £47.45 £39.11 £35.00
England median hourly rate £17.55 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.69% - -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 -5 202 £275 -8.33% 93
Berkshire -17 135 £275 -18.52% 41
Hampshire +52 119 £325 -13.33% 36
Surrey -4 58 £360 -22.16% 45
Buckinghamshire +23 51 £250 -9.09% 36
Oxfordshire +13 16 £400 +52.38% 16
Kent +20 13 £400 -38.46% 22
East Sussex +19 11 £475 +52.00% 5
West Sussex -2 9 £315 +35.48% 13
Sussex - 4 £488 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 171 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 147 (35.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 142 (34.30%) Microsoft Office
4 97 (23.43%) Finance
5 86 (20.77%) SQL
6 75 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
6 75 (18.12%) Project Management
7 73 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (14.01%) Telecoms
10 56 (13.53%) Microsoft Project
10 56 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (13.04%) MS Visio
12 50 (12.08%) Power Platform
12 50 (12.08%) Power BI
13 49 (11.84%) Windows
13 49 (11.84%) SharePoint
14 47 (11.35%) Security Cleared
15 44 (10.63%) Degree
16 43 (10.39%) Oracle
17 41 (9.90%) PMO
18 39 (9.42%) SAP
19 38 (9.18%) Active Directory
19 38 (9.18%) Analytics
20 36 (8.70%) SC Cleared
21 33 (7.97%) Remedy
21 33 (7.97%) SQL Server
22 32 (7.73%) ETL
23 31 (7.49%) T-SQL
24 30 (7.25%) Migration

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 49 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (2.17%) Confluence
5 6 (1.45%) SAS
6 4 (0.97%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.24%) Documentum
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 147 (35.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 142 (34.30%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (13.53%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (13.04%) MS Visio
5 27 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (3.38%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.72%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.48%) Windchill
9 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.24%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 18 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (3.62%) SAP HCM
3 11 (2.66%) SAP Payroll
4 6 (1.45%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.24%) Maximo
8 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.08%) Power Platform
2 23 (5.56%) Azure
3 12 (2.90%) Office 365
4 7 (1.69%) AWS
5 6 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.48%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) GCP
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.24%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.07%) VPN
2 19 (4.59%) WebEx
3 17 (4.11%) Internet
3 17 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
4 16 (3.86%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (1.69%) 5G
5 7 (1.69%) SAN
5 7 (1.69%) WAN
5 7 (1.69%) Wireless
6 6 (1.45%) 4G
6 6 (1.45%) Firewall
6 6 (1.45%) VoIP
7 5 (1.21%) LAN
8 4 (0.97%) 2G
8 4 (0.97%) 3G
8 4 (0.97%) Skype
8 4 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.72%) LTE
9 3 (0.72%) Network Security
9 3 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.08%) Power BI
2 33 (7.97%) SQL Server
3 29 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.83%) MS Access
4 20 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.90%) OLAP
6 10 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.17%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.17%) SAP BW
8 8 (1.93%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.45%) Big Data
10 6 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.21%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.21%) MySQL
11 5 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (4.11%) JIRA
2 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.97%) Subversion
2 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.72%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.72%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.48%) Selenium
4 2 (0.48%) Synon
4 2 (0.48%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.24%) Gatling
5 1 (0.24%) LSMW
5 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.24%) TestNG
5 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 97 (23.43%) Finance
2 58 (14.01%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 18 (4.35%) Marketing
5 17 (4.11%) Legal
6 15 (3.62%) Retail
7 8 (1.93%) Electronics
8 7 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (1.21%) Automotive
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.72%) Military
10 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Avionics
12 1 (0.24%) Police
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (32.37%) Analyst
2 46 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 38 (9.18%) Data Analyst
4 36 (8.70%) Developer
5 29 (7.00%) Project Coordinator
6 21 (5.07%) Administrator
6 21 (5.07%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.59%) Consultant
8 18 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 18 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
9 14 (3.38%) SQL Developer
10 13 (3.14%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (2.90%) Junior
12 11 (2.66%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.66%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.42%) Functional Consultant
13 10 (2.42%) HR Consultant
13 10 (2.42%) PMO Analyst
13 10 (2.42%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.35%) HTML
2 14 (3.38%) XML
3 11 (2.66%) SAP Fiori
4 9 (2.17%) CSS
5 7 (1.69%) Middleware
5 7 (1.69%) Web Services
6 6 (1.45%) .NET
6 6 (1.45%) jQuery
6 6 (1.45%) MDX
7 4 (0.97%) HTML5
7 4 (0.97%) XMPP
8 3 (0.72%) ADO
8 3 (0.72%) Bulma
8 3 (0.72%) JSON
8 3 (0.72%) React
8 3 (0.72%) Semantic UI
8 3 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.72%) Vue.js
9 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.83%) Blackberry
3 19 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.59%) PDA
3 19 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.93%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.21%) iPad
7 5 (1.21%) User Experience
8 4 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.72%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) Social Media
10 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) iPhone
10 2 (0.48%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.84%) Windows
2 22 (5.31%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.83%) Windows 7
4 16 (3.86%) Windows XP
5 15 (3.62%) Windows 2000
5 15 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.62%) Windows Vista
6 13 (3.14%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.69%) Android
8 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.21%) Linux
9 4 (0.97%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.97%) Unix
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.12%) Project Management
2 67 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (9.18%) Analytics
5 32 (7.73%) ETL
6 30 (7.25%) Migration
6 30 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (7.00%) Data Analysis
7 29 (7.00%) Project Delivery
8 25 (6.04%) Data Modelling
9 24 (5.80%) PRINCE2
9 24 (5.80%) Time Management
10 23 (5.56%) ITIL
11 22 (5.31%) ITSM
12 20 (4.83%) Change Management
13 19 (4.59%) SDLC
13 19 (4.59%) Test Scripting
14 17 (4.11%) Data Migration
15 16 (3.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.77%) SQL
2 31 (7.49%) T-SQL
3 27 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.83%) VBA
5 13 (3.14%) Python
6 9 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 6 (1.45%) VB
9 5 (1.21%) C
10 4 (0.97%) C#
11 3 (0.72%) Java
11 3 (0.72%) PHP
12 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) ABAP
13 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.24%) R
13 1 (0.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 47 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.63%) Degree
3 36 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.66%) CIMA
5 10 (2.42%) ACCA
5 10 (2.42%) ISEB
6 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.45%) PMP
7 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.72%) CBAP
9 3 (0.72%) IIBA
9 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.48%) CCNP
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.90%) PMO
2 9 (2.17%) QA
3 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) P3O
4 3 (0.72%) SLA
5 2 (0.48%) GDPR
5 2 (0.48%) IFRS
6 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) GAMP
6 1 (0.24%) GxP
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 38 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) VMFS
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (3.62%) ServiceCenter
3 11 (2.66%) SCCM
4 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 2 (0.48%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.48%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) Netcool
6 2 (0.48%) SCOM
6 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.24%) Control-M
7 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 171 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.39%) Oracle
3 39 (9.42%) SAP
4 33 (7.97%) Remedy
5 30 (7.25%) Tableau
6 20 (4.83%) Adobe
7 18 (4.35%) HP
8 17 (4.11%) Bomgar
9 15 (3.62%) Peregrine
10 9 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (1.93%) IBM
12 5 (1.21%) Apple
12 5 (1.21%) ClickTale
12 5 (1.21%) Maxymiser
12 5 (1.21%) Meridio
13 4 (0.97%) Niku
13 4 (0.97%) OpenText
13 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.97%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.97%) Workday