The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 16 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.16% 8.06% 4.14%
As % of the Applications category 55.17% 47.62% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £297 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.19% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £321 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -9.37%
MS Excel
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 42 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.35% 16.94% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 6
Average daily rate £238 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £189 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.29 £31.90 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +155.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £31.90 £12.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +4 4 £288 -3.36% 4
Taunton -17 1 - - 1
Street - 1 £490 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
MS Excel
South West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) SAP
7 4 (16.67%) C#
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) ERP
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) Apache
8 3 (12.50%) MySQL
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) IIS
8 3 (12.50%) MS Project
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.50%) WSUS
9 2 (8.33%) Project Planning

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) WinForms
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.33%) WCF
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) XSL
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) ERP
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) ETL
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (8.33%) BDD
3 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.33%) User Stories
3 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (4.17%) CRUD
4 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) MOS
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) hybris
4 1 (4.17%) Tableau
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) CommVault
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee