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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 41 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.45% 4.63% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 42.71% 35.29% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 22
Average daily rate
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£258 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £160 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £20.65 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
96 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.77% 13.12% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 48
Average daily rate £258 £223 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.73% -37.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.10 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 October 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 October 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 66 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.52%) Finance
3 24 (26.09%) Windows
4 23 (25.00%) MS Office
5 20 (21.74%) SharePoint
5 20 (21.74%) Workflow
6 17 (18.48%) TCP/IP
6 17 (18.48%) SQL
7 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 15 (16.30%) MS PowerPoint
9 14 (15.22%) Change Management
10 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
10 12 (13.04%) Project Management
11 11 (11.96%) Windows XP
11 11 (11.96%) VBA
11 11 (11.96%) MS Project
11 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.87%) SAN
13 9 (9.78%) ITIL
13 9 (9.78%) Banking
13 9 (9.78%) VMware
14 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (8.70%) Resource Management
14 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
15 7 (7.61%) DNS
15 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (6.52%) Business Analysis
16 6 (6.52%) Performance Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.17%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.09%) Drupal
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (25.00%) MS Office
2 15 (16.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (11.96%) MS Project
4 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.09%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.26%) CA Clarity
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.09%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.09%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.87%) SAN
3 7 (7.61%) DNS
4 6 (6.52%) DHCP
5 5 (5.43%) WAN
5 5 (5.43%) ADSL
6 4 (4.35%) Firewall
7 2 (2.17%) LTE
7 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.17%) Intranet
8 1 (1.09%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) OLAP
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Publishing
7 1 (1.09%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (1.09%) Automotive
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Billing
7 1 (1.09%) Local Government
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Administrator
4 8 (8.70%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (4.35%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Help Desk Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
2 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.35%) HTML
3 3 (3.26%) HTML5
3 3 (3.26%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) LAMP
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
4 1 (1.09%) WCF
4 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.26%) PMI
4 3 (3.26%) Social Media
5 2 (2.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.09%) CMDB
6 1 (1.09%) Blog
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
6 3 (3.26%) Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.26%) UNIX
7 2 (2.17%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Workflow
2 14 (15.22%) Change Management
3 12 (13.04%) Project Management
3 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.78%) ITIL
6 8 (8.70%) Resource Management
7 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.52%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.52%) Performance Management
9 5 (5.43%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.43%) E-Discovery
9 5 (5.43%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.43%) CRM
10 4 (4.35%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.35%) Migration
10 4 (4.35%) Change Control
10 4 (4.35%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 11 (11.96%) VBA
3 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.43%) C#
4 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.35%) VB
6 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) C
7 2 (2.17%) Java
7 2 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) MCP
3 3 (3.26%) MCSE
3 3 (3.26%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.26%) PMP
3 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.09%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.09%) MCITP
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) P3O
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) VMware
3 6 (6.52%) Lotus
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco
5 4 (4.35%) IBM
5 4 (4.35%) SAP
5 4 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.26%) Avaya
6 3 (3.26%) NetApp
6 3 (3.26%) Symantec
7 2 (2.17%) Citrix
7 2 (2.17%) Compaq
8 1 (1.09%) EMC
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle
8 1 (1.09%) Nokia
8 1 (1.09%) Siemens
8 1 (1.09%) Juniper
8 1 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
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