The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.41% 2.26% 7.89%
As % of the Applications category 47.06% 15.79% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate £449 £175 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.42% -63.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.44%
MS Excel
England

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

Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.49% 14.29% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Average daily rate £450 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.75 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) MS Project
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) NHS
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (25.00%) Primavera
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Automotive
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) Logistics
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Office 365
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (16.67%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Primavera
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Excel Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Director
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Logistics
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Case Management
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Infor
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau