The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 34 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.75% 11.56% 5.96%
As % of the Applications category 55.10% 62.79% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £178 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £410 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £19.75 £13.60 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.22% -6.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
Wales

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

Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
49 86 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.61% 18.42% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 25
Average daily rate £300 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.74 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.61% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £11.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £16.16 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Cardiff -8 25 £313 -13.79% 12
Newport -20 2 - - 3
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 5
Caerphilly - - - - 2
MS Excel
Wales

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 52 (71.23%) Microsoft
2 38 (52.05%) MS Office
3 28 (38.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (34.25%) Finance
5 21 (28.77%) Windows
6 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
7 18 (24.66%) Project Management
8 15 (20.55%) Business Analysis
9 14 (19.18%) ITIL
9 14 (19.18%) SQL
9 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
9 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
10 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
10 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (16.44%) Office 365
11 12 (16.44%) UML
12 11 (15.07%) SAN
12 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
13 10 (13.70%) AS400
13 10 (13.70%) Migration
13 10 (13.70%) CCA
13 10 (13.70%) DHCP
13 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.70%) VPN
13 10 (13.70%) DNS
13 10 (13.70%) MS Project
13 10 (13.70%) MCSE
13 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (13.70%) MCITP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (10.96%) IIS
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) SAS
3 3 (4.11%) CMS
3 3 (4.11%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.74%) Lync
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (52.05%) MS Office
2 28 (38.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
4 10 (13.70%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) SAN
2 10 (13.70%) DHCP
2 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
2 10 (13.70%) VPN
2 10 (13.70%) DNS
3 8 (10.96%) Internet
4 2 (2.74%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.11%) MS Access
5 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.74%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.37%) DataStage
6 1 (1.37%) DTS
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (1.37%) OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (34.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Analyst
2 24 (32.88%) Business Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Server Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Project Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Business Analyst Team Leader
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) J2EE
3 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) MDX
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
1 10 (13.70%) AS400
2 6 (8.22%) GIS
3 3 (4.11%) Social Media
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.77%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Project Management
2 15 (20.55%) Business Analysis
3 14 (19.18%) ITIL
4 12 (16.44%) UML
5 10 (13.70%) Migration
6 9 (12.33%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.22%) OO
7 6 (8.22%) CRM
7 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.85%) SOA
8 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.85%) Content Management
8 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.48%) Use Case
9 4 (5.48%) Data Management
9 4 (5.48%) Change Control
9 4 (5.48%) Analytics
9 4 (5.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.85%) VBScript
3 5 (6.85%) VB
4 2 (2.74%) VBA
4 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.74%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.70%) MCSE
2 10 (13.70%) CCA
2 10 (13.70%) MCITP
3 8 (10.96%) MCTS
3 8 (10.96%) ISEB
4 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) Degree
6 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.74%) MAPM
7 2 (2.74%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (4.11%) P3O
2 2 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) vCloud
4 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) XenServer
4 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Windows Intune
2 8 (10.96%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (10.96%) SCDPM
3 3 (4.11%) SCCM
3 3 (4.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 52 (71.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) McAfee
3 6 (8.22%) VMware
4 5 (6.85%) HP
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle
5 4 (5.48%) SAP
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.74%) Mitel
7 2 (2.74%) Dell
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) IBM
7 2 (2.74%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.37%) Cognos
8 1 (1.37%) Progress
8 1 (1.37%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.37%) Casewise
8 1 (1.37%) Northgate
8 1 (1.37%) Capita
8 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
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