The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 52 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.00% 5.85% 6.60%
As % of the Applications category 59.77% 51.06% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 17
Average daily rate
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£313 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £181 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £458 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
MS Excel
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
87 94 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.05% 11.45% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 39
Average daily rate £311 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 8
Average hourly rate £19.16 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £27.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 70 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 44 (40.00%) Finance
3 41 (37.27%) MS Office
4 32 (29.09%) SQL Server
5 28 (25.45%) SQL
6 26 (23.64%) MS Project
7 23 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (18.18%) Windows
8 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (16.36%) MS Access
10 18 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 14 (12.73%) VBA
12 13 (11.82%) .NET
12 13 (11.82%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (10.91%) Banking
13 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.00%) T-SQL
14 11 (10.00%) Project Management
14 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 11 (10.00%) Data Management
14 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
15 10 (9.09%) Scrum
15 10 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 9 (8.18%) VB.NET
16 9 (8.18%) PRINCE2
16 9 (8.18%) Visual Studio

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.64%) Lync
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.82%) SAS
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.91%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.91%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.91%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (37.27%) MS Office
2 26 (23.64%) MS Project
3 13 (11.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (7.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.91%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.91%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) DNS
2 3 (2.73%) WAN
2 3 (2.73%) VPN
3 2 (1.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) DHCP
3 2 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (0.91%) VoIP
4 1 (0.91%) SAN
4 1 (0.91%) Intranet
4 1 (0.91%) MPLS
4 1 (0.91%) Wireless
4 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.91%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (16.36%) MS Access
4 14 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.91%) Big Data
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.91%) DB2
9 1 (0.91%) OLAP
9 1 (0.91%) OLTP
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.91%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) ERwin
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 44 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
3 6 (5.45%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.64%) Legal
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Marketing
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Military
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (40.00%) Analyst
2 25 (22.73%) Developer
3 8 (7.27%) Programmer
3 8 (7.27%) SQL Developer
4 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.55%) Report Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 5 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Coordinator
6 4 (3.64%) Architect
6 4 (3.64%) Junior
6 4 (3.64%) Consultant
6 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (3.64%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Data Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) AWS Developer
7 3 (2.73%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) .NET
2 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.27%) CSS
4 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (6.36%) HTML
5 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (1.82%) jQuery
7 1 (0.91%) RESTful
7 1 (0.91%) ADO
7 1 (0.91%) XHTML
7 1 (0.91%) Ajax
7 1 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.91%) MDX
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.82%) NHS
4 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.82%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.91%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.91%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.91%) DTV
5 1 (0.91%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.91%) Economics
5 1 (0.91%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.18%) Windows
2 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.00%) Data Management
3 11 (10.00%) Project Management
4 10 (9.09%) Scrum
5 9 (8.18%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.27%) TDD
7 7 (6.36%) Migration
7 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.36%) CRM
7 7 (6.36%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 7 (6.36%) Statistical Analysis
7 7 (6.36%) Office Automation
8 6 (5.45%) V-Model
8 6 (5.45%) Open Source
8 6 (5.45%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.55%) Quantitative Risk Management
10 4 (3.64%) Change Control
10 4 (3.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) SQL
2 14 (12.73%) VBA
3 11 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (8.18%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.45%) C#
5 6 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.91%) Ruby
8 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) MCP
2 5 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.73%) CEH
4 3 (2.73%) CISSP
4 3 (2.73%) SSCP
4 3 (2.73%) CISA
4 3 (2.73%) CISM
4 3 (2.73%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (2.73%) GIAC
4 3 (2.73%) GSEC
4 3 (2.73%) ISACA
4 3 (2.73%) GPEN
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.82%) ISEB
5 2 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.55%) SLA
3 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.73%) COBIT
3 3 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.82%) Xen
2 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.82%) XenApp
2 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.82%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.82%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 70 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) Citrix
2 9 (8.18%) Tableau
3 6 (5.45%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle
5 3 (2.73%) Adobe
6 2 (1.82%) SAP
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco
6 2 (1.82%) CA
6 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.82%) Symantec
6 2 (1.82%) McAfee
6 2 (1.82%) Wyse
6 2 (1.82%) VMware
6 2 (1.82%) AppSense
6 2 (1.82%) Teradata
7 1 (0.91%) Netezza
7 1 (0.91%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.91%) Talend
7 1 (0.91%) Hortonworks
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