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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.13% 6.54% 6.44%
As % of the Applications category 18.18% 83.33% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
MS Excel
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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
11 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.21% 7.84% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 10
Average daily rate £513 £375 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £363 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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
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 21 October 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Xcelsius
7 2 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (14.29%) Tableau
7 2 (14.29%) PowerPivot
7 2 (14.29%) User Experience
7 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (14.29%) SCCM
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Local Government
7 2 (14.29%) X++
7 2 (14.29%) MorphX

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) PowerPivot
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.14%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Xcelsius
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (14.29%) Spotfire
4 2 (14.29%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MorphX
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.14%) ERwin
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Report Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Business Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) X++
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix