The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.44% 8.46% 2.42%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 80.95% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £475 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
15 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.32% 10.45% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate £438 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
England

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 18 April 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 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) SAP
4 7 (38.89%) NHS
5 6 (33.33%) SAP CRM
5 6 (33.33%) Billing
5 6 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (33.33%) CRM
5 6 (33.33%) Siebel
5 6 (33.33%) Social Media
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) MS Access
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) MS Project
10 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (5.56%) VSAT
10 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
10 1 (5.56%) Change Control

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) SAP CRM
1 6 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VSAT
1 1 (5.56%) H.323
1 1 (5.56%) DWDM
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) OSPF
1 1 (5.56%) BGP
1 1 (5.56%) ATM
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) SDH
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
1 1 (5.56%) WLAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) SMTP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) Frame Relay
1 1 (5.56%) IPsec
1 1 (5.56%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) MS Access
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) CRM Project Manager
3 6 (33.33%) CRM Manager
4 5 (27.78%) NHS Information Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Information Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) NHS
2 6 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCDP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) NFS
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) SAP
3 6 (33.33%) Siebel
4 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Nortel
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) OPNET
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