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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 7.23% 9.90% 21.05%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 47.62% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£188 £300 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +84.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £368 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.54 - -
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 Solihull region.

Applications Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.69% 20.79% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate £200 £275 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.54 £12.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) MS Project
4 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) MOS
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Google
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
1 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Project Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
1 1 (11.11%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MOS
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Google