The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 242 180 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.20% 7.54% 7.10%
As % of the Applications category 45.57% 53.57% 51.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 80 147
Average daily rate £275 £320 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £223 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -61.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.70 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.25 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -6.66%
Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
531 336 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.80% 14.08% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 172 287
Average daily rate £303 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 36 84
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.73 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.38% -60.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Excel
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 66 £288 -10.15% 47
Wiltshire -3 57 £275 -8.33% 15
Somerset +10 37 £300 +12.14% 12
Gloucestershire +22 32 £310 -17.33% 12
Devon +1 22 £175 -41.66% 5
Dorset -14 16 £313 -6.71% 20
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 261 (61.12%) Microsoft
2 147 (34.43%) MS Office
3 129 (30.21%) Windows
4 91 (21.31%) Finance
5 90 (21.08%) Security Cleared
6 77 (18.03%) SQL Server
7 69 (16.16%) SQL
8 63 (14.75%) ITIL
9 62 (14.52%) Project Management
10 61 (14.29%) MS Project
10 61 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 59 (13.82%) Active Directory
12 51 (11.94%) Windows 7
13 49 (11.48%) SharePoint
13 49 (11.48%) VMware
13 49 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
14 48 (11.24%) PRINCE2
14 48 (11.24%) .NET
15 44 (10.30%) VBA
16 42 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (8.90%) JavaScript
18 37 (8.67%) Windows XP
19 33 (7.73%) Banking
20 32 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (7.26%) Migration
21 31 (7.26%) MVC
21 31 (7.26%) ASP.NET
21 31 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
22 30 (7.03%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 49 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.68%) Node.js
4 10 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.87%) CMS
7 7 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.64%) IIS
7 7 (1.64%) MS Project Server
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.70%) Apache
9 3 (0.70%) SAS
10 2 (0.47%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.47%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 147 (34.43%) MS Office
2 61 (14.29%) MS Project
3 49 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (4.68%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.94%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.47%) SPSS
8 2 (0.47%) Niku Workbench
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.23%) InDesign
9 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.23%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) assyst
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.23%) MoSes
3 1 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.32%) Firewall
2 19 (4.45%) DNS
3 15 (3.51%) DHCP
4 13 (3.04%) Cisco PIX
5 12 (2.81%) Internet
6 11 (2.58%) Intranet
6 11 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.41%) Nortel Meridian
8 5 (1.17%) WAN
9 4 (0.94%) Network Security
9 4 (0.94%) LAN
9 4 (0.94%) HTTP
9 4 (0.94%) Wireless
10 3 (0.70%) SAN
10 3 (0.70%) VoIP
10 3 (0.70%) VLAN
10 3 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.47%) FTP
11 2 (0.47%) LDAP
12 1 (0.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.03%) MS Access
3 23 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.15%) RDBMS
4 22 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.68%) MongoDB
6 20 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.64%) SAP BI
9 7 (1.64%) SAP BW
10 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.94%) QlikView
12 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.64%) Subversion
4 5 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.70%) MSI
6 3 (0.70%) Hudson
6 3 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.47%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) Ant
8 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.23%) Toad
8 1 (0.23%) NUnit
8 1 (0.23%) Maven
8 1 (0.23%) JIRA
8 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 91 (21.31%) Finance
2 33 (7.73%) Banking
3 30 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.98%) Retail
5 13 (3.04%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.34%) Marketing
7 5 (1.17%) Legal
7 5 (1.17%) Billing
7 5 (1.17%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Law
8 3 (0.70%) Publishing
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (30.21%) Analyst
2 74 (17.33%) Developer
3 27 (6.32%) Administrator
4 26 (6.09%) Support Analyst
5 25 (5.85%) Web Developer
6 23 (5.39%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.68%) Applications Developer
8 19 (4.45%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.45%) Web Applications Developer
9 18 (4.22%) Consultant
10 17 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (3.98%) PMO Analyst
11 14 (3.28%) Project Analyst
11 14 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (3.04%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.04%) Help Desk Analyst
13 12 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (2.81%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.58%) Test Analyst
14 11 (2.58%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.24%) .NET
2 31 (7.26%) ASP.NET
3 26 (6.09%) CSS
4 24 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (4.92%) JSF
6 20 (4.68%) Backbone.js
7 14 (3.28%) Web Services
8 13 (3.04%) HTML
9 9 (2.11%) XML
10 6 (1.41%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.41%) jQuery
11 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (0.94%) MDX
12 4 (0.94%) Middleware
13 3 (0.70%) WCF
13 3 (0.70%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.70%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.70%) CSS3
13 3 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.85%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.22%) Fat Client
2 18 (4.22%) Thin Client
3 16 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.28%) NHS
5 8 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.64%) FMCG
6 7 (1.64%) CMDB
7 5 (1.17%) Replication
7 5 (1.17%) Chip and PIN
7 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.70%) GIS
9 3 (0.70%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.70%) Open Source
10 2 (0.47%) iPhone
10 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.47%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.47%) Statistics
10 2 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 129 (30.21%) Windows
2 51 (11.94%) Windows 7
3 37 (8.67%) Windows XP
4 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.51%) Solaris
7 10 (2.34%) Linux
8 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.64%) UNIX
10 4 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.75%) ITIL
2 62 (14.52%) Project Management
3 48 (11.24%) PRINCE2
4 32 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (7.26%) Migration
5 31 (7.26%) MVC
6 29 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (6.09%) Scrum
8 26 (6.09%) Web Development
9 19 (4.45%) Change Control
10 18 (4.22%) Service Management
11 17 (3.98%) Change Management
12 16 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (3.75%) Test Scripting
13 15 (3.51%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.51%) Business Analysis
14 13 (3.04%) Test Management
15 12 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (2.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 69 (16.16%) SQL
2 44 (10.30%) VBA
3 38 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.22%) C#
5 8 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.87%) ABAP
5 8 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.41%) Java
6 6 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.17%) C
7 5 (1.17%) VB
8 4 (0.94%) Perl
8 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.70%) VBScript
9 3 (0.70%) Python
9 3 (0.70%) VB6
10 2 (0.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 90 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (4.22%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.28%) MCSE
7 12 (2.81%) Degree
7 12 (2.81%) MCSA
8 10 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.34%) MCP
9 9 (2.11%) CCNA
10 8 (1.87%) ISEB
11 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.94%) PMP
13 3 (0.70%) CCNP
13 3 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.56%) SLA
2 9 (2.11%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.11%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.47%) Basel II
5 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.23%) P3O
5 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 59 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.41%) XenApp
5 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.70%) vCloud
7 3 (0.70%) vSphere
8 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.15%) SCCM
2 6 (1.41%) WSUS
3 5 (1.17%) SCOM
4 4 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Control-M
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.23%) SCSM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 261 (61.12%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.48%) VMware
3 30 (7.03%) Cisco
4 25 (5.85%) Citrix
5 20 (4.68%) SAP
6 17 (3.98%) HP
7 14 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.04%) Business Objects
9 12 (2.81%) Oracle
9 12 (2.81%) IBM
10 8 (1.87%) Apple
11 7 (1.64%) Nortel
11 7 (1.64%) Dell
12 6 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.17%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.17%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.94%) Fujitsu
14 4 (0.94%) AppSense
15 3 (0.70%) Symantec
15 3 (0.70%) Sophos
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorset
Echo
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Devon
Echo
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £12000.00 - £13000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £380 - £395 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago