The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 57 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 6 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 0.30% 1.19%
As % of the Applications category 5.66% 1.94% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £345 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £345 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £251 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year
- +2.97%
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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
106 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.27% 15.26% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 55
Average daily rate £285 £310 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -27.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.75 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £16.50 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Birmingham region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Birmingham region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) VBA
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) Cognos
3 5 (35.71%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Social Media
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.14%) QA
6 1 (7.14%) LiveCycle
6 1 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Windows
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Cognos TM1
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) VBA Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Excel Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Excel VBA Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Database Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Graduate
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) VBA
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cognos
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe