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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 35 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.51% 11.30% 5.88%
As % of the Applications category 54.69% 51.09% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 12
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +26.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
64 92 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.90% 22.12% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 26
Average daily rate £263 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 25 £175 -53.94% 24
Newport -15 4 £320 +82.85% 4
Bridgend -3 3 £300 +144.89%
Caerphilly - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
2 33 (50.77%) MS Office
3 21 (32.31%) Finance
4 18 (27.69%) Windows
5 17 (26.15%) ITIL
5 17 (26.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (20.00%) Office 365
6 13 (20.00%) SQL
6 13 (20.00%) Migration
7 12 (18.46%) Project Management
7 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
7 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
7 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (15.38%) MS Project
8 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
10 8 (12.31%) MS Visio
10 8 (12.31%) DNS
10 8 (12.31%) Analytics
10 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (10.77%) Lync
11 7 (10.77%) Data Migration
11 7 (10.77%) DHCP
11 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.77%) VPN
11 7 (10.77%) CRM
11 7 (10.77%) ETL
11 7 (10.77%) AS400
11 7 (10.77%) Internet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.77%) Lync
3 5 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (50.77%) MS Office
2 17 (26.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (15.38%) MS Project
4 8 (12.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP SRM
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Office 365
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) DHCP
2 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.77%) VPN
2 7 (10.77%) Internet
3 5 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.54%) RIP
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
4 1 (1.54%) BGP
4 1 (1.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.08%) MS Access
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.54%) QlikView
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) DTS
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (1.54%) OLAP
4 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (32.31%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (58.46%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Data Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) J2EE
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) CSS3
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
4 1 (1.54%) Java EE
4 1 (1.54%) jQuery
4 1 (1.54%) MDX
4 1 (1.54%) RESTful
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) AS400
3 4 (6.15%) GIS
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.54%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) ITIL
2 13 (20.00%) Migration
3 12 (18.46%) Project Management
4 8 (12.31%) Analytics
5 7 (10.77%) Data Migration
5 7 (10.77%) CRM
5 7 (10.77%) ETL
6 6 (9.23%) Validation
6 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) Data Management
7 5 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.69%) UML
7 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Workflow
8 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.62%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) VB
4 4 (6.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 3 (4.62%) VBA
5 3 (4.62%) VBScript
5 3 (4.62%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) C
7 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (9.23%) MCSE
1 6 (9.23%) MCITP
2 5 (7.69%) MCTS
2 5 (7.69%) CCA
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.54%) CCSE
6 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) P3O
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Windows Intune
2 5 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.69%) SCDPM
2 5 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) McAfee
3 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 2 (3.08%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Progress
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco
4 2 (3.08%) Citrix
4 2 (3.08%) Casewise
5 1 (1.54%) Lumension
5 1 (1.54%) F5
5 1 (1.54%) Aruba
5 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Cognos
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