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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 12 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.28% 5.77% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 70.59% 81.82% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.90% 7.05% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £463 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +29.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (40.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 8 (40.00%) Project Management
5 7 (35.00%) MS Office
5 7 (35.00%) CRM
5 7 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (35.00%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (30.00%) Data Management
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (30.00%) MS Project
6 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Retail
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Infor

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
1 5 (25.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (15.00%) PowerPivot
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (10.00%) MS Access
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.00%) Power BI
6 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) CRM Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Architect
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Excel Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Report Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) COM
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 7 (35.00%) CRM
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Data Management
4 5 (25.00%) Case Management
4 5 (25.00%) Document Management
4 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) People Management
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (20.00%) Presales
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Logistics
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
6 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) SAP
3 7 (35.00%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Infor
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Pega
6 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (5.00%) Tableau
6 1 (5.00%) Teradata
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