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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.42% 4.09% 6.04%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 50.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £438 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
12 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.23% 8.19% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate £550 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 May 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 May 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 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) SAP
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
5 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) VBA
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) Flash
6 3 (23.08%) MS Access
6 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
7 2 (15.38%) Lync
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) CRM
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (15.38%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) CA PPM
2 1 (7.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Xcelsius
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Excel VBA Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Excel Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) PC Support
3 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) Flash
1 3 (23.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) VBA
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PgMP
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos
5 1 (7.69%) CA