Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 724 735 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.51% 3.94% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 43.20% 37.18% 39.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 419 522
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £143 £169 £163
90th Percentile £525 £482 £475
England median daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.57% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 67 75
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £9.52
90th Percentile £27.50 £31.00 £33.41
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.98
% change year-on-year +9.38% +0.13% -3.15%

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1676 1977 2458
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.44% 10.60% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 1050 1183
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +2.77%
10th Percentile £143 £140 £152
90th Percentile £513 £488 £488
England median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 206 254
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.22
90th Percentile £32.13 £38.00 £24.78
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Berkshire +18 258 £325 +8.33% 12
Hampshire +14 167 £325 - 17
Surrey +5 109 £350 +8.95% 14
Buckinghamshire -14 90 £325 -16.13% 9
West Sussex +16 24 £350 +75.00% 3
Middlesex +12 21 £350 +3.55% 1
Oxfordshire -29 15 £438 +45.83% 6
Kent -5 13 £280 -11.11% 6
East Sussex +9 11 £188 -4.46% 1
Sussex -3 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 305 (42.13%) Microsoft
2 276 (38.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 208 (28.73%) Finance
4 195 (26.93%) Microsoft Office
5 154 (21.27%) Analytical Skills
6 152 (20.99%) Project Management
7 121 (16.71%) Telecoms
7 121 (16.71%) SQL
8 120 (16.57%) Microsoft Project
9 101 (13.95%) MS Visio
10 92 (12.71%) PMO
11 84 (11.60%) Security Cleared
12 83 (11.46%) Degree
13 82 (11.33%) SharePoint
14 71 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
15 70 (9.67%) Oracle
16 63 (8.70%) Data Analysis
17 62 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
18 59 (8.15%) SC Cleared
19 58 (8.01%) SQL Server
20 57 (7.87%) PRINCE2
20 57 (7.87%) Analytics
21 56 (7.73%) VBA
21 56 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
21 56 (7.73%) Marketing
22 50 (6.91%) Migration
22 50 (6.91%) Programme Management
23 49 (6.77%) Management Information System
24 43 (5.94%) SAP
25 41 (5.66%) ITIL

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 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.07%) SAS
3 14 (1.93%) MS Project Server
4 7 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.55%) IIS
6 3 (0.41%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.41%) CMS
6 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.28%) Confluence
7 2 (0.28%) Jetty
7 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) Documentum
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 276 (38.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 195 (26.93%) Microsoft Office
3 120 (16.57%) Microsoft Project
4 101 (13.95%) MS Visio
5 30 (4.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.41%) SPSS
7 2 (0.28%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (2.90%) Primavera
2 9 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.97%) Oracle TCA
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.69%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (0.55%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.41%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.28%) Unica
8 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.76%) Office 365
2 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.55%) Yammer
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.14%) CallidusCloud
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.93%) Firewall
2 12 (1.66%) WAN
3 9 (1.24%) SDH
3 9 (1.24%) VPN
4 8 (1.10%) DWDM
4 8 (1.10%) LAN
4 8 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.97%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.97%) VoIP
5 7 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.83%) BGP
6 6 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (0.83%) MPLS
6 6 (0.83%) Multicast
6 6 (0.83%) OSPF
6 6 (0.83%) SNMP
7 5 (0.69%) 4G
7 5 (0.69%) IPv6
7 5 (0.69%) Network Security
7 5 (0.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.90%) MS Access
3 20 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (2.49%) Power BI
6 17 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.07%) PowerPivot
7 15 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.24%) QlikView
11 8 (1.10%) Big Data
11 8 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.69%) GIS
13 5 (0.69%) MySQL
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
Development Applications
1 13 (1.80%) JIRA
2 10 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.41%) Selenium
7 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.28%) JMeter
7 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.14%) Toad
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 208 (28.73%) Finance
2 121 (16.71%) Telecoms
3 56 (7.73%) Marketing
4 34 (4.70%) Retail
5 29 (4.01%) Banking
6 20 (2.76%) Mandarin Language
7 15 (2.07%) Legal
8 11 (1.52%) German Language
9 10 (1.38%) Advertising
9 10 (1.38%) Electronics
9 10 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.24%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.10%) Publishing
12 7 (0.97%) Back Office
12 7 (0.97%) Military
13 5 (0.69%) Billing
14 4 (0.55%) Front Office
15 3 (0.41%) Law
15 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 247 (34.12%) Analyst
2 61 (8.43%) Data Analyst
3 60 (8.29%) Coordinator
4 49 (6.77%) Administrator
5 45 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 40 (5.52%) Project Coordinator
7 38 (5.25%) Consultant
8 33 (4.56%) Developer
9 30 (4.14%) Report Analyst
10 29 (4.01%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.04%) Excel Analyst
12 18 (2.49%) PMO Analyst
13 15 (2.07%) Test Analyst
14 14 (1.93%) Architect
14 14 (1.93%) Financial Analyst
14 14 (1.93%) Service Analyst
15 13 (1.80%) Junior
15 13 (1.80%) Project Administrator
16 12 (1.66%) Project Planner
16 12 (1.66%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.80%) .NET
2 12 (1.66%) XML
3 8 (1.10%) RESTful
3 8 (1.10%) WebCenter
4 5 (0.69%) HTML
5 4 (0.55%) CSS
5 4 (0.55%) Velocity
6 3 (0.41%) Flash
6 3 (0.41%) MFC
6 3 (0.41%) WCF
6 3 (0.41%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) MDX
7 1 (0.14%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.14%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 154 (21.27%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.93%) PMI
4 12 (1.66%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.38%) Smart Meter
7 7 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.97%) NHS
8 6 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 6 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.69%) CMDB
9 5 (0.69%) Replication
9 5 (0.69%) User Experience
9 5 (0.69%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.55%) Life Science
11 3 (0.41%) iPad
11 3 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.01%) Windows
2 16 (2.21%) Linux
3 9 (1.24%) Unix
3 9 (1.24%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.28%) CentOS
5 2 (0.28%) Solaris
5 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.28%) zOS
6 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.14%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.14%) SUSE
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (20.99%) Project Management
2 71 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 62 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (7.87%) Analytics
5 57 (7.87%) PRINCE2
6 56 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (6.91%) Migration
7 50 (6.91%) Programme Management
8 41 (5.66%) ITIL
9 32 (4.42%) ERP
10 31 (4.28%) Process Improvement
10 31 (4.28%) Time Management
11 30 (4.14%) Change Management
12 25 (3.45%) Service Delivery
13 23 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (3.04%) Data Modelling
14 22 (3.04%) Scrum
14 22 (3.04%) Service Management
15 19 (2.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 121 (16.71%) SQL
2 56 (7.73%) VBA
3 19 (2.62%) VB
4 14 (1.93%) Java
4 14 (1.93%) T-SQL
5 13 (1.80%) R
6 10 (1.38%) C
7 9 (1.24%) Python
8 7 (0.97%) C#
9 4 (0.55%) Perl
10 3 (0.41%) ANSI SQL
10 3 (0.41%) C++
10 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.14%) sed
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 84 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 83 (11.46%) Degree
3 59 (8.15%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.93%) ACCA
6 14 (1.93%) CIMA
7 13 (1.80%) CCNP
7 13 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.38%) CCIE
9 9 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.97%) CCNA
11 7 (0.97%) ISEB
11 7 (0.97%) MCSE
11 7 (0.97%) PMP
11 7 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (12.71%) PMO
2 17 (2.35%) SLA
3 15 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.93%) QA
5 8 (1.10%) IFRS
6 7 (0.97%) Basel II
6 7 (0.97%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.83%) GDPR
8 5 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.41%) P3O
10 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) GAAP
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.14%) MiFID
11 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.69%) Firmware
3 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.10%) SCCM
2 3 (0.41%) AppDNA
3 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 305 (42.13%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.67%) Oracle
3 43 (5.94%) SAP
4 29 (4.01%) Remedy
5 25 (3.45%) Cisco
6 24 (3.31%) Tableau
7 20 (2.76%) HP
8 17 (2.35%) Workday
9 14 (1.93%) Adobe
9 14 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.10%) IBM
11 6 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.83%) Cognos
11 6 (0.83%) Dell
11 6 (0.83%) Juniper
11 6 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.83%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.83%) Progress
12 5 (0.69%) Foundry
12 5 (0.69%) Veritas
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