The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 12.90% 17.35% 14.04%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 80.95% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £360 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £470 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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 Solihull region.

Applications Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 22.58% 21.43% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £275 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £500 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Solihull region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Solihull region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) VBA
3 8 (47.06%) MS Office
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) Time Management
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Ajax
5 6 (35.29%) Web Development
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
5 6 (35.29%) MySQL
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) Internet
6 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) CSS3
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Database Developer
2 3 (17.65%) UI Developer
2 3 (17.65%) UI Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Commercial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) Ajax
1 6 (35.29%) jQuery
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) HTML5
2 5 (29.41%) CSS3
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) D3.js
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) MDX
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
1 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
1 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Time Management
2 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (35.29%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) B2B
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) VBA
3 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP