Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 664 751 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.04% 4.62% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 39.78% 44.20% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 405 359
South East median daily rate £374 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £171 £135 £139
90th Percentile £538 £506 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.07% +7.07% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 90
South East median hourly rate £12.88 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.26% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.10 £10.45
90th Percentile £21.31 £32.30 £23.83
England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% +16.67%

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 1,669 1,699 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.15% 10.44% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 910 924
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.47% -1.54%
10th Percentile £155 £135 £131
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 191 244
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £9.57 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £40.18
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +7.46%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -1 363 £325 +8.33% 60
Berkshire -1 257 £350 +33.08% 26
Surrey -12 133 £430 +7.50% 18
Hampshire -45 98 £326 +12.41% 31
Buckinghamshire -9 75 £280 -6.67% 18
Oxfordshire +25 31 £250 -32.89% 16
West Sussex -7 29 £350 +25.00% 12
East Sussex +1 14 £300 -7.69% 5
Kent +10 12 £600 +151.31% 8
Middlesex -5 6 £275 -47.92% 2
Home Counties - 2 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 300 (45.18%) Microsoft
2 265 (39.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 210 (31.63%) Finance
4 204 (30.72%) Microsoft Office
5 151 (22.74%) Analytical Skills
6 140 (21.08%) Project Management
7 136 (20.48%) SQL
8 125 (18.83%) MS Visio
9 101 (15.21%) Telecoms
9 101 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
10 100 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
11 96 (14.46%) Oracle
12 90 (13.55%) SAP
13 88 (13.25%) SharePoint
14 83 (12.50%) PMO
15 77 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 76 (11.45%) Migration
16 76 (11.45%) Microsoft Project
17 74 (11.14%) Degree
18 68 (10.24%) Data Analysis
18 68 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (7.98%) SQL Server
20 52 (7.83%) Windows
20 52 (7.83%) Power BI
21 51 (7.68%) Data Quality
22 50 (7.53%) Data Migration
23 49 (7.38%) PRINCE2
24 46 (6.93%) VBA
25 45 (6.78%) ETL
25 45 (6.78%) Workflow

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 88 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.81%) Confluence
3 8 (1.20%) SAS
4 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.90%) IIS
6 4 (0.60%) CMS
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.45%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 265 (39.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 204 (30.72%) Microsoft Office
3 125 (18.83%) MS Visio
4 76 (11.45%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (3.31%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.60%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.30%) InDesign
7 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.30%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) EViews
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.26%) SAP HR
2 9 (1.36%) CSG Singleview
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.90%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.90%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.60%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.30%) Movex
7 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.07%) Office 365
2 13 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 3 (0.45%) GitHub
6 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.45%) IaaS
6 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Slack
7 2 (0.30%) Taleo
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.96%) Wireshark
2 12 (1.81%) LAN
2 12 (1.81%) WAN
2 12 (1.81%) Wireless
3 9 (1.36%) IPsec
3 9 (1.36%) Multicast
3 9 (1.36%) OSPF
3 9 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (1.36%) SNMP
3 9 (1.36%) SSH
3 9 (1.36%) Telnet
3 9 (1.36%) VRRP
3 9 (1.36%) WLAN
4 7 (1.05%) DNS
5 6 (0.90%) 3G
5 6 (0.90%) 4G
6 5 (0.75%) VPN
7 4 (0.60%) Internet
8 3 (0.45%) DHCP
8 3 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.83%) Power BI
3 35 (5.27%) MS Access
4 26 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (2.71%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.51%) MySQL
11 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.05%) QlikView
12 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.90%) Essbase
13 6 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.75%) Big Data
14 5 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (5.72%) JIRA
2 19 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.11%) Toad
4 13 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.75%) GitLab
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.60%) LSMW
7 4 (0.60%) Selenium
7 4 (0.60%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.60%) Subversion
8 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.45%) Gatling
8 3 (0.45%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.45%) NUnit
8 3 (0.45%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.15%) git-flow
9 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 210 (31.63%) Finance
2 101 (15.21%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.52%) Banking
4 25 (3.77%) Legal
5 22 (3.31%) Marketing
6 18 (2.71%) Billing
7 16 (2.41%) Mandarin Language
7 16 (2.41%) Retail
8 15 (2.26%) Advertising
9 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.90%) German Language
12 4 (0.60%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) French Language
12 4 (0.60%) Front Office
12 4 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 249 (37.50%) Analyst
2 96 (14.46%) Data Analyst
3 61 (9.19%) Coordinator
4 50 (7.53%) Developer
5 47 (7.08%) Project Manager
6 39 (5.87%) Project Coordinator
7 35 (5.27%) Administrator
8 27 (4.07%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.92%) Migration Analyst
10 24 (3.61%) Data Migration Analyst
11 23 (3.46%) Consultant
11 23 (3.46%) HR Analyst
11 23 (3.46%) SQL Developer
12 21 (3.16%) Financial Analyst
13 20 (3.01%) Excel Analyst
14 17 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
15 14 (2.11%) Service Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) SAP Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) Support Analyst
17 12 (1.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.86%) .NET
2 15 (2.26%) XML
3 7 (1.05%) HTML
4 6 (0.90%) XSLT
5 5 (0.75%) SAP Business Workflow
6 4 (0.60%) BAPI
6 4 (0.60%) EDI
7 3 (0.45%) Ajax
7 3 (0.45%) CSS
7 3 (0.45%) JSON
7 3 (0.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (0.45%) Node.js
7 3 (0.45%) REST
7 3 (0.45%) SOAP
7 3 (0.45%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (0.45%) Web Services
7 3 (0.45%) WPF
8 2 (0.30%) IDoc
8 2 (0.30%) jQuery
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 151 (22.74%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 16 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.96%) PMI
7 13 (1.96%) Reference Data
8 12 (1.81%) User Experience
9 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.90%) NHS
10 5 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.75%) iPhone
10 5 (0.75%) Social Media
11 4 (0.60%) PACS
11 4 (0.60%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.83%) Windows
2 19 (2.86%) Unix
3 15 (2.26%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.11%) Linux
5 8 (1.20%) Solaris
6 7 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.45%) Android
9 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.30%) zOS
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.08%) Project Management
2 101 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (11.45%) Migration
6 68 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
6 68 (10.24%) Data Analysis
7 50 (7.53%) Data Migration
8 49 (7.38%) PRINCE2
9 45 (6.78%) ETL
9 45 (6.78%) Workflow
10 43 (6.48%) Data Management
11 41 (6.17%) Change Management
11 41 (6.17%) ITIL
12 40 (6.02%) Analytics
13 35 (5.27%) Data Modelling
14 31 (4.67%) Process Improvement
15 29 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (4.37%) ERP
16 28 (4.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (20.48%) SQL
2 46 (6.93%) VBA
3 32 (4.82%) VB
4 27 (4.07%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 19 (2.86%) C#
6 19 (2.86%) Java
7 10 (1.51%) Python
8 9 (1.36%) C
8 9 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.05%) VBScript
10 5 (0.75%) ABAP
10 5 (0.75%) R
10 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.60%) PHP
12 3 (0.45%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.45%) XAML
13 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.30%) Korn
13 2 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (11.14%) Degree
2 24 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.86%) PMP
3 19 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.96%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.81%) ISEB
6 10 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.36%) HP MASE
7 9 (1.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (0.90%) ACCA
8 6 (0.90%) CIMA
9 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.30%) CCNA
11 2 (0.30%) CISSP
11 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.50%) PMO
2 51 (7.68%) Data Quality
3 28 (4.22%) SLA
4 18 (2.71%) QA
5 9 (1.36%) GDPR
6 4 (0.60%) P3O
7 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.30%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.36%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (0.30%) Samba
4 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.36%) HP ALM
1 9 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 7 (1.05%) SCCM
4 5 (0.75%) SCOM
4 5 (0.75%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.45%) Ansible
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.15%) MIIS
7 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 300 (45.18%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.46%) Oracle
3 90 (13.55%) SAP
4 32 (4.82%) Remedy
5 27 (4.07%) HP
6 19 (2.86%) Workday
7 18 (2.71%) ServiceNow
8 17 (2.56%) Aruba
8 17 (2.56%) VMware
9 12 (1.81%) Apple
9 12 (1.81%) Tableau
10 11 (1.66%) Citrix
11 10 (1.51%) Brocade
12 9 (1.36%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.20%) Adobe
13 8 (1.20%) IFS
13 8 (1.20%) JD Edwards
13 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.05%) Cisco
14 7 (1.05%) Google