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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / Midlands
Rank 18 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.33% 5.34% 1.49%
As % of the Applications category 80.00% 41.18% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £450 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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
5 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.17% 12.98% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Median daily rate £400 £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £25.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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 24 January 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Presales
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Infor
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing

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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) COM
1 2 (33.33%) MSMQ
1 2 (33.33%) SAML
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Case Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Infor
2 2 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware