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 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 46 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.71% 9.12% 7.42%
As % of the Applications category 46.46% 59.77% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £127 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
99 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.58% 15.26% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 30
Average daily rate £300 £265 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £114 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £374 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.65 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.20 £29.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.71%) Finance
3 26 (30.95%) Windows
4 24 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 21 (25.00%) Workflow
6 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 19 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (19.05%) MS Office
8 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
9 15 (17.86%) CRM
9 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
10 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (14.29%) .NET
12 11 (13.10%) SQL
12 11 (13.10%) Change Management
12 11 (13.10%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (11.90%) Risk Management
14 9 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
15 8 (9.52%) Replication
15 8 (9.52%) VBA
15 8 (9.52%) MS Project
15 8 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (8.33%) ITIL
16 7 (8.33%) Tivoli
16 7 (8.33%) VMware
16 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (7.14%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) Drupal
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Office
2 11 (13.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (9.52%) MS Project
4 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.19%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Network Security
2 4 (4.76%) SAN
3 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.57%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) Intranet
5 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.19%) ATM
5 1 (1.19%) LAN
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.19%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) QlikView
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
4 2 (2.38%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Automotive
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Developer
4 6 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Vendor Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (4.76%) PMO Lead
7 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (3.57%) CRM Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Excel Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) Web Services
3 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
5 3 (3.57%) HTML5
6 2 (2.38%) XML
7 1 (1.19%) REST
7 1 (1.19%) jQuery
7 1 (1.19%) WCF
7 1 (1.19%) Ajax
7 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.19%) CSS
7 1 (1.19%) LAMP
7 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Replication
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) Social Media
5 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.19%) Blog
6 1 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.19%) PMI
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) UNIX
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Solaris
6 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.38%) Android
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Workflow
2 19 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (17.86%) CRM
4 11 (13.10%) Change Management
5 10 (11.90%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
7 6 (7.14%) Migration
7 6 (7.14%) Project Management
7 6 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) Dependency Management
9 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.76%) Data Entry
10 3 (3.57%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.57%) E-Discovery
10 3 (3.57%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) VBA
3 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) VB
4 4 (4.76%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) PHP5
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) MCP
1 4 (4.76%) MCSE
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ISEB
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
5 3 (3.57%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 2 (2.38%) EMC
6 2 (2.38%) Avaya
7 1 (1.19%) Tableau
7 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.19%) NetApp
7 1 (1.19%) Nokia
7 1 (1.19%) Siemens
7 1 (1.19%) Lotus
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 10 to 10.50 per hour GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago