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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 52 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.48% 8.79% 8.64%
As % of the Applications category 55.32% 54.88% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 23
Average daily rate £319 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £14.05 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
94 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.33% 16.02% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 49
Average daily rate £275 £290 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.45 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
2 49 (51.04%) MS Office
3 25 (26.04%) Windows
4 21 (21.88%) Finance
4 21 (21.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (18.75%) SQL
6 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
6 15 (15.63%) MS Access
7 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
7 13 (13.54%) Windows 7
8 12 (12.50%) VBA
8 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 12 (12.50%) Project Management
9 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
9 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
10 9 (9.38%) ITIL
10 9 (9.38%) VB
10 9 (9.38%) Banking
11 8 (8.33%) Workflow
11 8 (8.33%) Migration
11 8 (8.33%) Java
12 7 (7.29%) IBM Notes
12 7 (7.29%) Lotus
12 7 (7.29%) Time Management
13 6 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
13 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
13 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.29%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) LiveCycle
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.04%) Documentum
6 1 (1.04%) FileNet
Applications
1 49 (51.04%) MS Office
2 21 (21.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) CA Clarity
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.08%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) WAN
1 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.08%) SAN
2 2 (2.08%) LAN
2 2 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
2 2 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) ADSL
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) DDNS
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) IPv4
3 1 (1.04%) IPv6
3 1 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 15 (15.63%) MS Access
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) DB2
6 1 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.08%) Selenium
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Front Office
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Military
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Analyst
2 10 (10.42%) Developer
3 9 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.38%) Coordinator
3 9 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.21%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.17%) Database Developer
7 4 (4.17%) IT Support
7 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.13%) Administrator
8 3 (3.13%) Designer
8 3 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 2 (2.08%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) .NET
1 4 (4.17%) HTML
1 4 (4.17%) CSS
2 3 (3.13%) SOAP
3 2 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (2.08%) jQuery
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) WCF
3 2 (2.08%) Silverlight
3 2 (2.08%) XML
3 2 (2.08%) XHTML
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
4 1 (1.04%) COM+
4 1 (1.04%) DCOM
4 1 (1.04%) J2EE
4 1 (1.04%) JMS
4 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) PMI
2 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) E-Learning
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.04%) NHS
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.04%) Social Media
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) UNIX
5 2 (2.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.50%) Project Management
2 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
3 9 (9.38%) ITIL
4 8 (8.33%) Workflow
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
5 7 (7.29%) Time Management
6 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 6 (6.25%) Change Control
6 6 (6.25%) Analytics
7 5 (5.21%) Data Management
7 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.13%) ERP
9 3 (3.13%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.08%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.08%) Validation
10 2 (2.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) SQL
2 12 (12.50%) VBA
3 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) VB
5 8 (8.33%) Java
6 5 (5.21%) Perl
7 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.08%) C
8 2 (2.08%) C#
9 1 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.25%) A+ Certification
1 6 (6.25%) PMP
1 6 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 6 (6.25%) MCSE
1 6 (6.25%) MCP
2 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) P3O
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Tivoli
1 5 (5.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.04%) DameWare
Vendors
1 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Lotus
3 5 (5.21%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (5.21%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (2.08%) IBM
5 2 (2.08%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.08%) Sybase
6 1 (1.04%) Cognos
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) Siemens
6 1 (1.04%) Dell
6 1 (1.04%) Sun
6 1 (1.04%) Northgate
6 1 (1.04%) Capita
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LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Enterprise Partners
Posted: 13 days ago
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Islamic Relief Worldwide
Rate: From £32,640 to £36,006 per annum (Dependent upon experience)
Posted: 23 days ago
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Enterprise Partners
Posted: 24 days ago