The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South Wales region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 45 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.44% 7.05% 6.71%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 41.18% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -9.71%
Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
81 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.39% 17.13% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 33
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £412 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.35 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £15.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%
MS Excel
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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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 29 £325 +5.69% 10
Newport -8 5 £295 -35.34% 1
Bridgend -4 2 £450 +157.14% 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £200 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £175 - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 77 (75.49%) Microsoft
2 41 (40.20%) MS Office
3 35 (34.31%) Windows
4 31 (30.39%) Finance
5 29 (28.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (23.53%) Project Management
7 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
7 22 (21.57%) Windows 7
8 21 (20.59%) MS Project
9 17 (16.67%) Migration
10 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
10 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
10 16 (15.69%) VMware
10 16 (15.69%) .NET
11 15 (14.71%) SQL
11 15 (14.71%) Business Analysis
12 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.73%) SAN
13 13 (12.75%) UML
13 13 (12.75%) ITIL
13 13 (12.75%) VPN
13 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (11.76%) Office 365
14 12 (11.76%) Banking
15 11 (10.78%) CCA
15 11 (10.78%) CRM
15 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (10.78%) AS400
15 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.88%) CMS
3 6 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (5.88%) IIS
4 5 (4.90%) Lync
4 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (40.20%) MS Office
2 29 (28.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (20.59%) MS Project
4 10 (9.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Office 365
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) SAN
2 13 (12.75%) VPN
3 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.84%) DNS
4 8 (7.84%) DHCP
5 5 (4.90%) Internet
5 5 (4.90%) Firewall
6 2 (1.96%) VoIP
6 2 (1.96%) Intranet
7 1 (0.98%) L2TP
7 1 (0.98%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) ADSL
7 1 (0.98%) NAS
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.94%) DataStage
4 3 (2.94%) Star Schema
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.94%) OLAP
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.96%) MS Access
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.92%) Subversion
2 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.98%) MSI
3 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.96%) Local Government
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) French Language
4 2 (1.96%) German Language
4 2 (1.96%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Analyst
2 21 (20.59%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) Project Manager
4 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Developer
4 5 (4.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Server Engineer
5 4 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (3.92%) Support Analyst
5 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Web Business Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 3 (2.94%) Architect
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Web Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.88%) J2EE
4 3 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (2.94%) REST
4 3 (2.94%) SOAP
4 3 (2.94%) Web Services
4 3 (2.94%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) XSD
4 3 (2.94%) XSLT
4 3 (2.94%) WCF
4 3 (2.94%) WPF
4 3 (2.94%) MDX
4 3 (2.94%) Apache FOP
4 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.94%) Java SE
4 3 (2.94%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.98%) CSS
5 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) AS400
2 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) GIS
3 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.94%) Social Media
5 2 (1.96%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.31%) Windows
2 22 (21.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.90%) UNIX
6 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Project Management
2 17 (16.67%) Migration
3 15 (14.71%) Business Analysis
4 13 (12.75%) UML
4 13 (12.75%) ITIL
5 11 (10.78%) CRM
6 9 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 7 (6.86%) OO
7 7 (6.86%) TDD
7 7 (6.86%) Scrum
8 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.88%) Content Management
8 6 (5.88%) SOA
9 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (4.90%) Change Management
9 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.90%) Use Case
9 5 (4.90%) Release Management
9 5 (4.90%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 9 (8.82%) VBScript
4 8 (7.84%) C#
5 4 (3.92%) VB
5 4 (3.92%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.94%) Java
7 2 (1.96%) VBA
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) CCA
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.84%) Degree
4 7 (6.86%) ISEB
5 6 (5.88%) MCITP
5 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) MCSE
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (4.90%) MCTS
7 3 (2.94%) MCSD
7 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.96%) MAPM
8 2 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.96%) P3O
4 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.78%) vSphere
4 7 (6.86%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.90%) vCloud
6 5 (4.90%) XenServer
7 3 (2.94%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.98%) UAG
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) SCCM
2 6 (5.88%) Windows Intune
3 5 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (4.90%) SCDPM
3 5 (4.90%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.90%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.90%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 77 (75.49%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.69%) VMware
3 9 (8.82%) Citrix
3 9 (8.82%) HP
3 9 (8.82%) Oracle
4 6 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.90%) Symantec
5 5 (4.90%) Remedy
5 5 (4.90%) McAfee
6 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 4 (3.92%) IBM
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco
8 2 (1.96%) Mitel
8 2 (1.96%) Planview
8 2 (1.96%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.96%) Dell
8 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.98%) AppSense
9 1 (0.98%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.98%) Northgate
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