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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 50 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 348 348 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.20% 3.57% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 40.23% 33.40% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 212 266
Median daily rate £314 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.96% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 36
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -1.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.30 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £38.00 £32.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.08 £13.93 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.39% -12.93%  

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 865 1042 1321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.45% 10.69% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 574 623
Median daily rate £333 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 105 121
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £13.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +9.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £38.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +10.34%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 131 £300 - 13
Hampshire +3 76 £325 -5.79% 19
Buckinghamshire -18 42 £338 -20.58% 11
Surrey -3 37 £302 +11.08% 11
West Sussex +26 20 £375 +49.25% 1
East Sussex +13 9 £188 -48.27% 2
Kent +8 9 £280 -10.40% 4
Oxfordshire -17 8 £231 -28.84% 5
Middlesex +1 5 £376 +11.24%
Sussex +3 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 275 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 232 (36.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 217 (34.12%) Finance
4 202 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
5 144 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
6 121 (19.03%) Telecoms
7 120 (18.87%) SQL
8 103 (16.19%) Microsoft Project
9 97 (15.25%) Project Management
10 96 (15.09%) PMO
11 94 (14.78%) MS Visio
12 85 (13.36%) Degree
13 80 (12.58%) SharePoint
14 73 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (10.69%) Oracle
16 67 (10.53%) SQL Server
17 66 (10.38%) Analytics
18 65 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
19 64 (10.06%) Security Cleared
20 62 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
21 57 (8.96%) SC Cleared
22 50 (7.86%) PRINCE2
22 50 (7.86%) Marketing
23 46 (7.23%) Data Analysis
24 44 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
25 43 (6.76%) MS Access
25 43 (6.76%) SAP
26 42 (6.60%) VBA
27 39 (6.13%) Migration
28 38 (5.97%) Spreadsheet

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 80 (12.58%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.89%) MS Project Server
3 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.10%) SAS
4 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.47%) Confluence
4 3 (0.47%) IIS
5 2 (0.31%) Apache
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.31%) Jetty
5 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) CMS
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 232 (36.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 202 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
3 103 (16.19%) Microsoft Project
4 94 (14.78%) MS Visio
5 38 (5.97%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.94%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.63%) SPSS
8 3 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (2.20%) Primavera
2 7 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) HFM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.31%) Unica
5 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.99%) Office 365
2 8 (1.26%) Google Tag Manager
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.63%) Yammer
5 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) CallidusCloud
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.89%) 3G
1 12 (1.89%) LTE
2 11 (1.73%) 4G
3 9 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (1.26%) 2G
4 8 (1.26%) LAN
5 7 (1.10%) HTTP
6 5 (0.79%) DWDM
6 5 (0.79%) Skype
6 5 (0.79%) VoIP
6 5 (0.79%) VPN
6 5 (0.79%) WAN
7 4 (0.63%) DHCP
7 4 (0.63%) DNS
7 4 (0.63%) Firewall
7 4 (0.63%) Internet
7 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.47%) Broadband
8 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.76%) MS Access
3 28 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.83%) Power BI
6 18 (2.83%) QlikView
6 18 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.57%) MySQL
10 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.10%) Big Data
12 6 (0.94%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (2.36%) JIRA
2 12 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.10%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.63%) Toad
6 3 (0.47%) Selenium
7 2 (0.31%) JMeter
7 2 (0.31%) MSI
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.16%) Gatling
8 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 217 (34.12%) Finance
2 121 (19.03%) Telecoms
3 50 (7.86%) Marketing
4 16 (2.52%) Banking
4 16 (2.52%) Legal
4 16 (2.52%) Retail
5 12 (1.89%) Advertising
6 11 (1.73%) Mandarin Language
7 9 (1.42%) Back Office
7 9 (1.42%) German Language
7 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.79%) Electronics
8 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.79%) Publishing
9 4 (0.63%) Billing
9 4 (0.63%) Military
9 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.47%) Law
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 227 (35.69%) Analyst
2 52 (8.18%) Data Analyst
3 51 (8.02%) Administrator
4 47 (7.39%) Developer
5 44 (6.92%) Coordinator
6 30 (4.72%) Business Analyst
6 30 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 26 (4.09%) Project Coordinator
8 23 (3.62%) Consultant
9 20 (3.14%) Project Administrator
10 19 (2.99%) Report Analyst
11 17 (2.67%) PMO Analyst
12 16 (2.52%) Financial Analyst
13 15 (2.36%) Project Analyst
13 15 (2.36%) SQL Developer
14 14 (2.20%) Excel Analyst
15 13 (2.04%) Service Manager
16 12 (1.89%) Junior
16 12 (1.89%) PMO Coordinator
16 12 (1.89%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.30%) XML
2 18 (2.83%) .NET
3 12 (1.89%) HTML
4 7 (1.10%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.10%) Velocity
5 5 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.79%) MFC
5 5 (0.79%) WCF
5 5 (0.79%) XML Messaging
6 3 (0.47%) CSS
7 2 (0.31%) RESTful
7 2 (0.31%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.31%) XMPP
8 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.16%) Flash
8 1 (0.16%) MDX
8 1 (0.16%) NumPy
8 1 (0.16%) Pandas
8 1 (0.16%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 144 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.73%) PMI
6 10 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.57%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.42%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.26%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.26%) User Experience
9 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.79%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.79%) NHS
10 5 (0.79%) Replication
11 4 (0.63%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.63%) Life Science
11 4 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.56%) Windows
2 21 (3.30%) Linux
3 12 (1.89%) Unix
3 12 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.31%) AIX
6 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.31%) CentOS
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.16%) Android
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (15.25%) Project Management
2 73 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
3 66 (10.38%) Analytics
4 65 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (7.86%) PRINCE2
7 46 (7.23%) Data Analysis
8 44 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 39 (6.13%) Migration
10 35 (5.50%) Programme Management
11 34 (5.35%) ITIL
12 32 (5.03%) Change Management
13 31 (4.87%) ETL
13 31 (4.87%) Time Management
14 30 (4.72%) Data Management
15 28 (4.40%) Process Improvement
16 26 (4.09%) Visualisation
17 24 (3.77%) CRM
17 24 (3.77%) Data Visualisation
17 24 (3.77%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 120 (18.87%) SQL
2 42 (6.60%) VBA
3 20 (3.14%) Java
4 19 (2.99%) C
5 18 (2.83%) VB
6 15 (2.36%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.20%) R
8 12 (1.89%) Python
9 9 (1.42%) C#
10 8 (1.26%) C++
11 7 (1.10%) Perl
12 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.47%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.31%) PHP
14 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (13.36%) Degree
2 64 (10.06%) Security Cleared
3 57 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.83%) PMI Certification
5 15 (2.36%) ISEB
6 14 (2.20%) ACCA
6 14 (2.20%) CIMA
6 14 (2.20%) HND
6 14 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.89%) CCNA
9 10 (1.57%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.42%) PMP
11 7 (1.10%) CCNP
12 5 (0.79%) HNC
12 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.63%) CGEIT
13 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (15.09%) PMO
2 19 (2.99%) QA
3 17 (2.67%) SLA
4 16 (2.52%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.79%) GAAP
7 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.47%) GDPR
9 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.31%) P3O
9 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.16%) IFRS
10 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.31%) Firmware
4 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.10%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) AppDNA
3 2 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.31%) Cisco CME
3 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 275 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.69%) Oracle
3 43 (6.76%) SAP
4 27 (4.25%) Tableau
5 17 (2.67%) Adobe
6 15 (2.36%) Remedy
7 14 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.04%) HP
9 12 (1.89%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.57%) Google
11 8 (1.26%) Cisco
12 7 (1.10%) Cognos
12 7 (1.10%) Huawei
12 7 (1.10%) Netezza
13 6 (0.94%) Citrix
13 6 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.94%) Nortel
13 6 (0.94%) Progress
14 5 (0.79%) Ericsson
14 5 (0.79%) Telerik
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