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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 46 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.01% 6.68% 6.84%
As % of the Applications category 44.66% 44.90% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 29
Average daily rate
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£225 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.83% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £142 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £16.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.22 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.63% -5.20%
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
103 98 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.46% 14.87% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 65
Average daily rate £290 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £142 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 71 (73.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.38%) MS Office
3 28 (29.17%) Finance
4 26 (27.08%) Windows
5 22 (22.92%) SharePoint
6 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
6 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
7 18 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
8 16 (16.67%) Project Management
9 15 (15.63%) SQL
9 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.58%) Windows XP
10 14 (14.58%) Workflow
11 13 (13.54%) Change Management
12 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 12 (12.50%) Banking
12 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (11.46%) VBA
13 11 (11.46%) Risk Management
13 11 (11.46%) SAN
14 10 (10.42%) ITIL
14 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
15 9 (9.38%) MS Exchange
15 9 (9.38%) DNS
16 8 (8.33%) DHCP
16 8 (8.33%) MS Project
16 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
16 8 (8.33%) Resource Management
16 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
17 7 (7.29%) Lotus

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 22 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.29%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.08%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.04%) SAS
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (34.38%) MS Office
2 18 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (8.33%) MS Project
4 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) CATIA
5 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) CA Clarity
2 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.13%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.04%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.04%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.46%) SAN
3 9 (9.38%) DNS
4 8 (8.33%) DHCP
5 6 (6.25%) WAN
5 6 (6.25%) ADSL
6 3 (3.13%) Intranet
6 3 (3.13%) Firewall
7 2 (2.08%) LTE
8 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.04%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.21%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) MS Access
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) OLAP
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.04%) Selenium
1 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (29.17%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Publishing
6 2 (2.08%) Front Office
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Billing
7 1 (1.04%) Local Government
7 1 (1.04%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.04%) Marketing
7 1 (1.04%) Electronics
7 1 (1.04%) Military
7 1 (1.04%) Automotive
7 1 (1.04%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (34.38%) Analyst
2 13 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Developer
4 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.33%) Administrator
4 8 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (3.13%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) .NET
1 4 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) HTML5
3 2 (2.08%) XML
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) SOAP
4 1 (1.04%) WCF
4 1 (1.04%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.04%) REST
4 1 (1.04%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) PMI
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Social Media
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Clustering
4 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.04%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 14 (14.58%) Windows XP
3 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.13%) UNIX
6 3 (3.13%) Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.08%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.08%) Solaris
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) Project Management
2 14 (14.58%) Workflow
3 13 (13.54%) Change Management
4 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 11 (11.46%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.42%) ITIL
7 8 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 6 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Performance Management
8 6 (6.25%) Change Control
8 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.25%) Migration
9 5 (5.21%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.17%) CRM
10 4 (4.17%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.17%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.17%) Wealth Management
10 4 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 11 (11.46%) VBA
3 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.21%) Perl
4 5 (5.21%) Java
5 4 (4.17%) C#
5 4 (4.17%) VB
6 3 (3.13%) C
6 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) PMP
2 6 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.17%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.17%) MCP
4 4 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.04%) MCITP
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) CCNA
6 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) P3O
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.04%) DameWare
Vendors
1 71 (73.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Lotus
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) HP
5 3 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Compaq
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (2.08%) Avaya
6 2 (2.08%) Symantec
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (1.04%) Nokia
7 1 (1.04%) Siemens
7 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.04%) Remedy
7 1 (1.04%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.04%) Talend
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