Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 53 55
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 107 578 659
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.10% 4.05% 4.01%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 40.68% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 267 344
Median daily rate £375 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £139 £173
90th Percentile £540 £588 £538
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 47 49
Median hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% +29.41% -22.14%
10th Percentile £11.20 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £38.45 £21.41
England median hourly rate £20.40 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.65% -5.71% -7.89%

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 321 1,421 1,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.31% 9.96% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 728 967
Median daily rate £328 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -6.67% +9.49%
10th Percentile £128 £140 £150
90th Percentile £562 £542 £525
England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 171 161
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +28.57% -8.41%
10th Percentile £12.56 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.20 £54.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South East

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South East over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 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 +4 64 £375 +34.53% 15
Berkshire +6 53 £391 +40.36% 8
Hampshire -9 20 £410 +22.39% 29
Surrey +21 17 £195 -50.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £360 +89.51% 4
Kent +22 3 - - 1
West Sussex +12 1 £525 +95.35% 4
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 44 (41.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (36.45%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (32.71%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (31.78%) Finance
6 33 (30.84%) SQL
7 28 (26.17%) Power Platform
8 27 (25.23%) Power BI
9 22 (20.56%) Data Analysis
10 21 (19.63%) Azure
11 20 (18.69%) Analytics
12 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (17.76%) Project Management
13 18 (16.82%) Data Modelling
14 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
17 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
17 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (12.15%) Office 365
18 12 (11.21%) Visualisation
18 12 (11.21%) ITIL
18 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
18 12 (11.21%) MS Visio
18 12 (11.21%) Active Directory
19 11 (10.28%) Degree
19 11 (10.28%) Data Analytics
20 10 (9.35%) DevOps
20 10 (9.35%) Decision-Making
20 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared

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 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 44 (41.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 39 (36.45%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (11.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.93%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.93%) Maximo
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.17%) Power Platform
2 21 (19.63%) Azure
3 13 (12.15%) Office 365
4 9 (8.41%) PowerApps
5 5 (4.67%) SaaS
6 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.80%) Google Analytics
7 3 (2.80%) PaaS
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) AWS
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.93%) GCP
8 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.93%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) DNS
2 7 (6.54%) DHCP
3 6 (5.61%) Skype
4 5 (4.67%) Firewall
5 4 (3.74%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.80%) 5G
7 2 (1.87%) 3G
7 2 (1.87%) 4G
7 2 (1.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) 2G
8 1 (0.93%) GSM
8 1 (0.93%) Internet
8 1 (0.93%) LAN
8 1 (0.93%) LTE
8 1 (0.93%) MGW
8 1 (0.93%) PPP
8 1 (0.93%) RNC
8 1 (0.93%) TETRA
8 1 (0.93%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.23%) Power BI
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.80%) Essbase
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) Big Data
7 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.93%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (31.78%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.61%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.67%) Retail
5 4 (3.74%) Legal
5 4 (3.74%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (3.74%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.80%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.80%) Marketing
7 2 (1.87%) Billing
7 2 (1.87%) Electronics
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.93%) Police
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (33.64%) Analyst
2 15 (14.02%) Data Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Administrator
5 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Coordinator
5 7 (6.54%) Power BI Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Junior
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Power BI Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) .NET
1 8 (7.48%) HTML
2 4 (3.74%) CSS
2 4 (3.74%) JSON
2 4 (3.74%) XML
3 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.93%) CORBA
5 1 (0.93%) HTML5
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) React
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.67%) Blog
3 5 (4.67%) CMDB
4 4 (3.74%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.80%) EPoS
5 3 (2.80%) Social Media
6 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.87%) mPOS
6 2 (1.87%) NHS
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) Life Science
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (20.56%) Data Analysis
3 20 (18.69%) Analytics
4 19 (17.76%) Project Management
5 18 (16.82%) Data Modelling
6 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.21%) ITIL
9 12 (11.21%) Visualisation
10 11 (10.28%) Data Analytics
11 10 (9.35%) Decision-Making
11 10 (9.35%) DevOps
11 10 (9.35%) ERP
12 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
12 9 (8.41%) Project Delivery
13 8 (7.48%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (7.48%) Requirements Gathering
13 8 (7.48%) Validation
14 7 (6.54%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 5 (4.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.80%) C#
4 3 (2.80%) VBA
5 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.93%) Ada
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) Java
6 1 (0.93%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) R
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Degree
2 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) ACCA
4 3 (2.80%) CIMA
4 3 (2.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) CISSP
6 1 (0.93%) CNE
6 1 (0.93%) CRISC
6 1 (0.93%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) PMO
2 4 (3.74%) SLA
3 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) SCCM
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.41%) SAP
3 6 (5.61%) Tableau
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) Google
5 4 (3.74%) Snow
6 3 (2.80%) Adobe
6 3 (2.80%) Huawei
6 3 (2.80%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.87%) Remedy
7 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.93%) Capita
8 1 (0.93%) CODA
8 1 (0.93%) hybris
8 1 (0.93%) Mavenir
8 1 (0.93%) Nintex
8 1 (0.93%) Progress
8 1 (0.93%) Samsung
8 1 (0.93%) Workday
8 1 (0.93%) Xamarin