The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 55 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.13% 7.13% 7.33%
As % of the Applications category 48.25% 52.21% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 15
Average daily rate £350 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £218 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £24.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.02% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £27.55 £20.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
MS Excel
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
114 113 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.79% 13.65% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 75 40
Average daily rate £275 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.21 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.37% +56.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.18 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £26.95 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 60 (67.42%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.46%) MS Office
3 27 (30.34%) Finance
4 23 (25.84%) Windows
5 20 (22.47%) Project Management
6 17 (19.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (17.98%) Oracle
8 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
9 13 (14.61%) CRM
9 13 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
10 12 (13.48%) SQL
11 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
13 9 (10.11%) SOA
13 9 (10.11%) Banking
13 9 (10.11%) Degree
14 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
14 8 (8.99%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (8.99%) MS Project
14 8 (8.99%) ITIL
15 7 (7.87%) HTML
15 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
15 7 (7.87%) MS Access
15 7 (7.87%) Change Management
15 7 (7.87%) QA
15 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
15 7 (7.87%) Windows Server

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (1.12%) Documentum
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) Moodle
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (31.46%) MS Office
2 17 (19.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (8.99%) MS Project
4 8 (8.99%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.12%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (1.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.25%) HFM
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) DNS
1 3 (3.37%) VPN
2 2 (2.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) Intranet
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) MS Access
3 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.49%) OLAP
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Selenium
2 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
2 4 (4.49%) Subversion
2 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Billing
3 3 (3.37%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 12 (13.48%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Architect
4 7 (7.87%) IT Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.62%) CRM Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Oracle SOA Architect
6 5 (5.62%) SOA Architect
7 4 (4.49%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Developer in Test
7 4 (4.49%) IT Trainer
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Trainer
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) HTML
2 6 (6.74%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) MDX
4 2 (2.25%) ADO
4 2 (2.25%) CSS
4 2 (2.25%) DAO
5 1 (1.12%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.74%) NHS
4 4 (4.49%) Statistics
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) Linux
7 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Project Management
2 13 (14.61%) CRM
3 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.11%) SOA
6 8 (8.99%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Change Management
7 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.74%) Data Management
8 6 (6.74%) Service Management
9 5 (5.62%) BDD
9 5 (5.62%) Process Improvement
9 5 (5.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.62%) Scrum
9 5 (5.62%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.49%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.49%) ETL
10 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) SQL
2 6 (6.74%) C#
2 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.37%) VBA
4 2 (2.25%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.12%) VB
5 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) MCSE
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) MCSA
5 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.12%) CCNA
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.12%) LPIC
6 1 (1.12%) MCITP
6 1 (1.12%) MCP
6 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) vSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCOM
2 3 (3.37%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.12%) SCSM
4 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (67.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
4 4 (4.49%) HP
4 4 (4.49%) Pega
5 3 (3.37%) Avaya
6 2 (2.25%) EMC
6 2 (2.25%) iManage
6 2 (2.25%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.25%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
7 1 (1.12%) Altiris
7 1 (1.12%) Blackboard
7 1 (1.12%) Cincom
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix
7 1 (1.12%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.12%) Kronos
7 1 (1.12%) Symantec
7 1 (1.12%) Verint
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