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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.65% 2.69% 3.85%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 62.50% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £500 £245 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.08% +38.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -7.81%
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
14 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.29% 4.30% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Median daily rate £475 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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
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 27 August 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 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 15 (78.95%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
5 13 (68.42%) SAP
5 13 (68.42%) CRM
5 13 (68.42%) C#
5 13 (68.42%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (68.42%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (68.42%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (68.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
7 11 (57.89%) .NET
7 11 (57.89%) Oracle
7 11 (57.89%) Windows
7 11 (57.89%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
7 11 (57.89%) Business Analysis
7 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
7 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (57.89%) Retail
7 11 (57.89%) Data Management
7 11 (57.89%) Zachman Framework
7 11 (57.89%) TOGAF
7 11 (57.89%) Document Management
7 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (57.89%) Office 365
7 11 (57.89%) Yammer
7 11 (57.89%) SDLC

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 13 (68.42%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
3 11 (57.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
1 11 (57.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) PowerPivot
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (57.89%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) CRM Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Architect
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Migration Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Report Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) COM
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) CRM
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Business Analysis
2 11 (57.89%) Case Management
2 11 (57.89%) Data Management
2 11 (57.89%) Document Management
2 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
2 11 (57.89%) SDLC
2 11 (57.89%) TOGAF
2 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
2 11 (57.89%) Zachman Framework
3 7 (36.84%) Presales
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) People Management
6 2 (10.53%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (68.42%) SAP
3 11 (57.89%) Infor
3 11 (57.89%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Pega