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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.31% 3.93% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 35.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£485 £178 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+173.23% -59.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £176 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £180 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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
9 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.97% 11.24% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Average daily rate £550 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) NHS
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) SCCM
5 2 (13.33%) SCOM
5 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) Office 365
5 2 (13.33%) Lync
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) CA PPM
2 1 (6.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) CRM Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) CRM
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) PgMP
2 1 (6.67%) APMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle