The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 10 24 12
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.58% 6.07% 11.21%
As % of the Applications category 78.13% 56.67% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 32
Median daily rate £325 £300 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -21.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £32.30 £119.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS 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 Southampton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 32 30 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 12.26% 10.71% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 47
Median daily rate £325 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Median hourly rate £15.63 £17.50 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £36.00 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Southampton

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Southampton

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Southampton

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Southampton

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (22.58%) ESRI
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Use Case
6 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
6 5 (16.13%) Software Distribution
7 4 (12.90%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 3 (9.68%) MVC
8 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 3 (9.68%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.68%) C#
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 3 (9.68%) .NET
8 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.45%) Server Building

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (6.45%) ArcGIS
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) QGIS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Applications Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.90%) IT Support
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Field Hardware Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Printer Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.23%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.23%) React
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Software Distribution
1 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
1 5 (16.13%) Use Case
2 3 (9.68%) MVC
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Scrum
3 2 (6.45%) Server Building
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.23%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) ESRI
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) BMC
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Infor
6 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec