The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 51 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.24% 8.07% 6.44%
As % of the Applications category 45.54% 56.32% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 24
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £196 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.70 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £13.20 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £16.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
112 87 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.91% 14.33% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 56
Average daily rate £285 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.70 £16.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £20.55 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 72 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.43%) MS Office
3 25 (25.25%) Finance
4 24 (24.24%) Windows
5 21 (21.21%) SharePoint
6 20 (20.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 18 (18.18%) SQL
7 18 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
9 16 (16.16%) Project Management
10 15 (15.15%) VBA
11 14 (14.14%) Windows 7
12 13 (13.13%) PRINCE2
13 12 (12.12%) Windows XP
13 12 (12.12%) Banking
14 10 (10.10%) MS Exchange
14 10 (10.10%) ITIL
15 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.09%) DNS
15 9 (9.09%) Workflow
16 8 (8.08%) Investment Banking
16 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
16 8 (8.08%) Change Management
16 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (8.08%) Lotus
16 8 (8.08%) SAN
16 8 (8.08%) DHCP
16 8 (8.08%) IBM Notes
16 8 (8.08%) Java

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.10%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.02%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.02%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.01%) Documentum
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.01%) FileNet
Applications
1 43 (43.43%) MS Office
2 20 (20.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.06%) MS Project
4 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) CA Clarity
2 3 (3.03%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.09%) DNS
3 8 (8.08%) SAN
3 8 (8.08%) DHCP
4 7 (7.07%) WAN
5 6 (6.06%) ADSL
6 3 (3.03%) Intranet
7 2 (2.02%) Internet
7 2 (2.02%) LTE
8 1 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.01%) LDAP
8 1 (1.01%) LAN
8 1 (1.01%) DDNS
8 1 (1.01%) IPv4
8 1 (1.01%) IPv6
8 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) MySQL
2 7 (7.07%) MS Access
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) DB2
6 1 (1.01%) OLAP
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.01%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Selenium
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 25 (25.25%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Publishing
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
6 2 (2.02%) Front Office
7 1 (1.01%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Local Government
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Law
7 1 (1.01%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.10%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (9.09%) Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Administrator
8 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Support Technician
10 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 3 (3.03%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) HTML
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
2 2 (2.02%) SOAP
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.01%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.01%) JMS
3 1 (1.01%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) COM+
3 1 (1.01%) DCOM
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.01%) WCF
3 1 (1.01%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) PMI
2 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Social Media
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.02%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.02%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.01%) iPad
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) CMDB
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.02%) UNIX
6 2 (2.02%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.16%) Project Management
2 13 (13.13%) PRINCE2
3 10 (10.10%) ITIL
4 9 (9.09%) Workflow
5 8 (8.08%) Change Management
6 7 (7.07%) Business Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) Resource Management
6 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.06%) Migration
7 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.06%) Change Control
8 5 (5.05%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.05%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.04%) Content Management
9 4 (4.04%) Wealth Management
9 4 (4.04%) Use Case
9 4 (4.04%) Time Management
9 4 (4.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) SQL
2 15 (15.15%) VBA
3 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.08%) Java
5 7 (7.07%) Perl
6 5 (5.05%) VB
7 4 (4.04%) C
8 2 (2.02%) C#
8 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) C++
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.07%) MCP
2 7 (7.07%) MCSE
2 7 (7.07%) A+ Certification
3 6 (6.06%) PMP
3 6 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.03%) ISEB
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) P3O
2 5 (5.05%) QA
3 3 (3.03%) SLA
4 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) DameWare
Vendors
1 72 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) Lotus
3 5 (5.05%) HP
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle
5 3 (3.03%) IBM
5 3 (3.03%) VMware
6 2 (2.02%) Citrix
6 2 (2.02%) Compaq
6 2 (2.02%) Adobe
6 2 (2.02%) NetApp
6 2 (2.02%) Sybase
6 2 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.02%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.02%) SAP
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) Talend
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) Siemens
7 1 (1.01%) Remedy
7 1 (1.01%) Avaya
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago