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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 64 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.17% 5.47% 7.16%
As % of the Applications category 69.57% 50.62% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 23
Median daily rate £325 £389 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +41.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £197 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £455 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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
92 81 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.75% 10.80% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 51
Median daily rate £275 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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 27 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 80 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 40 (34.78%) MS Office
3 26 (22.61%) Finance
4 24 (20.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (17.39%) SQL
5 20 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 18 (15.65%) Windows
7 17 (14.78%) .NET
7 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (13.91%) HTML
8 16 (13.91%) Project Management
8 16 (13.91%) Degree
9 15 (13.04%) Visual Studio
9 15 (13.04%) C#
10 14 (12.17%) CRM
10 14 (12.17%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
11 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (10.43%) CSS
12 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
12 12 (10.43%) MS Project
12 12 (10.43%) Selenium
12 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.43%) BDD
13 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
13 10 (8.70%) V-Model
13 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
13 10 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.35%) IIS
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.87%) Documentum
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.87%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 40 (34.78%) MS Office
2 24 (20.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (10.43%) MS Project
4 10 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (3.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (3.48%) InDesign
6 4 (3.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.74%) HFM
4 1 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) IaaS
3 2 (1.74%) PaaS
3 2 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (3.48%) Firewall
2 4 (3.48%) SSL
3 2 (1.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.48%) MS Access
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Datazen
7 1 (0.87%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.87%) Power BI
7 1 (0.87%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.43%) Selenium
3 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.96%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.48%) Subversion
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.87%) Maven
6 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (22.61%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
2 5 (4.35%) Marketing
3 4 (3.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Analyst
2 15 (13.04%) Developer
3 10 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
3 10 (8.70%) Software Team Leader
3 10 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) .NET Software Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Architect
5 8 (6.96%) Automation Tester
5 8 (6.96%) C# Software Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Lead Software Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) QA Automation Tester
5 8 (6.96%) QA Tester
5 8 (6.96%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Tester
6 7 (6.09%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle Architect
7 5 (4.35%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) HTML
3 12 (10.43%) CSS
4 10 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.22%) MDX
6 4 (3.48%) HTML5
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.87%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.96%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.35%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.48%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.48%) Statistics
6 4 (3.48%) User Experience
7 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.74%) NHS
9 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.87%) CMDB
9 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.65%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.48%) Linux
5 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) Unix
6 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.91%) Project Management
3 14 (12.17%) CRM
4 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (10.43%) BDD
5 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
5 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
6 10 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 10 (8.70%) UML
6 10 (8.70%) V-Model
7 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.83%) ITIL
7 9 (7.83%) Scrum
8 8 (6.96%) Functional Testing
8 8 (6.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.96%) QA Automation
9 7 (6.09%) Change Management
10 6 (5.22%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (5.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) C#
3 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.70%) Java
5 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Degree
2 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) LPIC
3 4 (3.48%) MCSE
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) MCP
5 2 (1.74%) MCSA
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.87%) ISEB
6 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.87%) MCITP
6 1 (0.87%) PMP
6 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Firmware
4 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Backup Exec
1 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
1 6 (5.22%) SCOM
2 4 (3.48%) SCCM
3 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.74%) WSUS
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) VMware
3 9 (7.83%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Citrix
5 4 (3.48%) Adobe
5 4 (3.48%) HP
5 4 (3.48%) IBM
5 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.61%) Lotus
6 3 (2.61%) Pega
7 2 (1.74%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.87%) Avaya
8 1 (0.87%) Cincom
8 1 (0.87%) Cognos
8 1 (0.87%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.87%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.87%) Symantec
8 1 (0.87%) TIBCO