The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 233 180 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.00% 8.05% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 48.54% 47.87% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 119 98
Average daily rate
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£315 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +0.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
England

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

Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
480 376 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 16.82% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 230 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £145 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Wiltshire -1 73 £280 -13.84% 20
Bristol -6 65 £350 -1.40% 36
Devon +1 35 £190 -41.53% 6
Gloucestershire +4 32 £350 +8.94% 11
Dorset +8 16 £250 +150.00% 17
Somerset -24 5 £325 -13.33% 14
Cornwall - 1 £113 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 283 (65.66%) Microsoft
2 161 (37.35%) Windows
3 131 (30.39%) Security Cleared
4 112 (25.99%) MS Office
5 91 (21.11%) Finance
6 89 (20.65%) ITIL
7 85 (19.72%) SharePoint
8 83 (19.26%) SQL
8 83 (19.26%) SC Cleared
9 73 (16.94%) MS Project
10 68 (15.78%) Project Management
11 66 (15.31%) VMware
12 65 (15.08%) SQL Server
12 65 (15.08%) Active Directory
13 64 (14.85%) MS PowerPoint
14 58 (13.46%) PRINCE2
15 54 (12.53%) SLA
15 54 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (11.14%) DV Cleared
17 46 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (10.44%) Telecoms
19 44 (10.21%) Windows 7
20 43 (9.98%) Cisco
21 38 (8.82%) HP
21 38 (8.82%) Firewall
22 35 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
23 34 (7.89%) SAP
24 33 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 32 (7.42%) Banking
26 31 (7.19%) .NET

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 85 (19.72%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.26%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.10%) IIS
4 11 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.55%) Apache
5 10 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.32%) MS Project Server
6 9 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.86%) SAS
8 6 (1.39%) CMS
8 6 (1.39%) Lync
9 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.70%) Node.js
10 3 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.46%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 112 (25.99%) MS Office
2 73 (16.94%) MS Project
3 64 (14.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (5.34%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.86%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.16%) SPSS
8 2 (0.46%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) assyst
2 5 (1.16%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) MoSes
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.23%) Agresso
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.82%) Firewall
2 31 (7.19%) DNS
3 22 (5.10%) Cisco PIX
4 19 (4.41%) DHCP
5 17 (3.94%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.02%) Intranet
6 13 (3.02%) Internet
7 11 (2.55%) WAN
8 8 (1.86%) LAN
9 7 (1.62%) SNMP
9 7 (1.62%) VPN
9 7 (1.62%) SMTP
9 7 (1.62%) LDAP
10 6 (1.39%) SAN
11 3 (0.70%) Wireless
11 3 (0.70%) VoIP
11 3 (0.70%) Nortel Meridian
12 2 (0.46%) FTP
12 2 (0.46%) MVNO
13 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.03%) MS Access
3 14 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.78%) SAP BW
6 11 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.93%) SAP BI
13 3 (0.70%) OLTP
14 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.46%) OLAP
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.93%) MSI
4 2 (0.46%) Subversion
4 2 (0.46%) NUnit
4 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.23%) MSTest
5 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.23%) Toad
5 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 91 (21.11%) Finance
2 45 (10.44%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.42%) Banking
4 12 (2.78%) Military
5 11 (2.55%) Legal
6 8 (1.86%) Marketing
7 7 (1.62%) Retail
8 5 (1.16%) Publishing
9 4 (0.93%) Local Government
9 4 (0.93%) Law
9 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 119 (27.61%) Analyst
2 46 (10.67%) Developer
3 29 (6.73%) Administrator
4 25 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (5.57%) Consultant
6 23 (5.34%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.64%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.18%) Desktop Support
9 17 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (3.71%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.25%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) MI Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) Data Analyst
13 12 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
13 12 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
13 12 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.55%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.55%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.19%) .NET
2 16 (3.71%) ASP.NET
3 13 (3.02%) HTML
4 12 (2.78%) XML
5 7 (1.62%) Silverlight
5 7 (1.62%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.39%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.39%) Web Services
6 6 (1.39%) CSS
6 6 (1.39%) JSP
6 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (1.39%) REST
7 5 (1.16%) MSMQ
7 5 (1.16%) SAP CO-PA
8 4 (0.93%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.70%) HTML5
9 3 (0.70%) CSS3
9 3 (0.70%) WPF
9 3 (0.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.80%) Fat Client
2 25 (5.80%) Thin Client
3 20 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.09%) FMCG
5 8 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.86%) CMDB
5 8 (1.86%) NHS
6 7 (1.62%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.62%) Clustering
7 5 (1.16%) iPad
7 5 (1.16%) Open Source
7 5 (1.16%) iPhone
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.70%) Replication
9 3 (0.70%) SCADA
9 3 (0.70%) PDA
10 2 (0.46%) Statistics
10 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 161 (37.35%) Windows
2 44 (10.21%) Windows 7
3 35 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.03%) Linux
6 24 (5.57%) Solaris
6 24 (5.57%) Windows XP
7 18 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.62%) CentOS
9 7 (1.62%) UNIX
10 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) zOS
12 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.65%) ITIL
2 68 (15.78%) Project Management
3 58 (13.46%) PRINCE2
4 29 (6.73%) Migration
4 29 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (4.41%) Service Delivery
6 19 (4.41%) Change Management
7 18 (4.18%) Business Analysis
7 18 (4.18%) Capacity Management
8 17 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (3.94%) ERP
9 16 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.48%) Test Scripting
10 15 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (3.25%) Project Planning
11 14 (3.25%) MVC
12 13 (3.02%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.02%) Time Management
13 12 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (19.26%) SQL
2 28 (6.50%) C#
3 20 (4.64%) VBA
4 15 (3.48%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.78%) C
7 11 (2.55%) VB
8 10 (2.32%) ABAP
9 9 (2.09%) Perl
10 8 (1.86%) Ruby
10 8 (1.86%) VBScript
10 8 (1.86%) Java
11 7 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.70%) Delphi
13 2 (0.46%) PHP
14 1 (0.23%) R
14 1 (0.23%) Python
14 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (30.39%) Security Cleared
2 83 (19.26%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.14%) DV Cleared
4 23 (5.34%) Degree
5 20 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.55%) ISEB
7 11 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (2.09%) MCSE
10 7 (1.62%) MCP
11 6 (1.39%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.16%) PMP
12 5 (1.16%) CCNP
12 5 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.53%) SLA
2 23 (5.34%) QA
3 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) Basel II
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.32%) vSphere
4 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (1.86%) NFS
5 7 (1.62%) qmail
5 7 (1.62%) Squid
5 7 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.16%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.70%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.70%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.23%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) UAG
9 1 (0.23%) XenServer
9 1 (0.23%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (6.73%) SCCM
2 20 (4.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 15 (3.48%) NetBackup
3 15 (3.48%) HP SIM
4 7 (1.62%) SCOM
5 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) nmon
6 1 (0.23%) MOM
6 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 283 (65.66%) Microsoft
2 66 (15.31%) VMware
3 43 (9.98%) Cisco
4 38 (8.82%) HP
5 34 (7.89%) SAP
6 23 (5.34%) Citrix
7 22 (5.10%) CheckPoint
8 21 (4.87%) Symantec
9 14 (3.25%) Business Objects
9 14 (3.25%) Oracle
10 10 (2.32%) 3PAR
11 8 (1.86%) Teradata
11 8 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.62%) NetApp
13 6 (1.39%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.16%) Lumension
14 5 (1.16%) ProCurve
14 5 (1.16%) Primavera
14 5 (1.16%) Remedy
14 5 (1.16%) Dell
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devizes, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Constabulary
Rate: £22875
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 140-170 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 19000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Salisbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago