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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 220 181 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.70% 8.38% 5.94%
As % of the Applications category 48.67% 51.13% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 111 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £126 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.57 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.43 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.74 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.42% -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
452 354 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.76% 16.38% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 207 192
Average daily rate £350 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £145 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 60 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.47 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.00 £37.40
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 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 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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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
Bristol -10 76 £400 +21.21% 25
Wiltshire -5 64 £345 +10.40% 25
Devon -6 33 £175 - 14
Gloucestershire -7 23 £338 +22.72% 12
Dorset -3 11 £263 +162.50% 16
Somerset -15 8 £325 -13.33% 19
Cornwall - - - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 277 (67.23%) Microsoft
2 165 (40.05%) Windows
3 114 (27.67%) Security Cleared
4 107 (25.97%) MS Office
5 99 (24.03%) ITIL
6 91 (22.09%) Finance
7 79 (19.17%) SharePoint
8 74 (17.96%) SQL
9 71 (17.23%) Active Directory
10 69 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
11 68 (16.50%) SC Cleared
12 67 (16.26%) VMware
13 64 (15.53%) SLA
14 62 (15.05%) SQL Server
15 56 (13.59%) MS Project
16 50 (12.14%) MS PowerPoint
17 48 (11.65%) Telecoms
17 48 (11.65%) Project Management
18 47 (11.41%) PRINCE2
19 46 (11.17%) DV Cleared
20 45 (10.92%) Firewall
21 44 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
22 43 (10.44%) Cisco
23 42 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
24 39 (9.47%) Windows 7
25 38 (9.22%) HP
26 36 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
27 34 (8.25%) .NET
28 33 (8.01%) Migration
29 32 (7.77%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 79 (19.17%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.13%) IIS
4 13 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.43%) MS Project Server
7 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.94%) Apache
8 8 (1.94%) SAS
9 6 (1.46%) CMS
9 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.21%) Lync
11 3 (0.73%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.49%) Node.js
12 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 107 (25.97%) MS Office
2 56 (13.59%) MS Project
3 50 (12.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (4.13%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.43%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.97%) SPSS
8 3 (0.73%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.21%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.73%) assyst
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.49%) Agresso
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.92%) Firewall
2 31 (7.52%) DNS
3 27 (6.55%) Cisco PIX
4 21 (5.10%) DHCP
5 16 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.91%) Intranet
7 11 (2.67%) WAN
8 8 (1.94%) Internet
8 8 (1.94%) LAN
9 7 (1.70%) VPN
10 6 (1.46%) LDAP
10 6 (1.46%) SAN
11 5 (1.21%) SNMP
11 5 (1.21%) SMTP
12 3 (0.73%) FTP
12 3 (0.73%) Wireless
13 2 (0.49%) Network Security
13 2 (0.49%) MVNO
14 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.83%) MS Access
3 14 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.18%) SAP BW
6 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.97%) OLAP
9 4 (0.97%) MySQL
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.73%) OLTP
10 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.49%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.97%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.73%) Hudson
4 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.49%) NUnit
5 2 (0.49%) Selenium
6 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.24%) MSTest
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 91 (22.09%) Finance
2 48 (11.65%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.52%) Banking
4 13 (3.16%) Military
5 11 (2.67%) Legal
6 9 (2.18%) Retail
7 6 (1.46%) Law
7 6 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.46%) Marketing
8 5 (1.21%) Publishing
9 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Local Government
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 113 (27.43%) Analyst
2 47 (11.41%) Developer
3 30 (7.28%) Administrator
4 27 (6.55%) Consultant
5 25 (6.07%) Project Manager
6 23 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (4.61%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.37%) Architect
10 17 (4.13%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.13%) MI Analyst
11 16 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (3.88%) Service Analyst
12 14 (3.40%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.40%) Desktop Support
13 12 (2.91%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.91%) Help Desk Analyst
13 12 (2.91%) Data Analyst
13 12 (2.91%) Storage Administrator
14 11 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.25%) .NET
2 16 (3.88%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.64%) HTML
4 12 (2.91%) XML
5 8 (1.94%) CSS
6 7 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.70%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.70%) Web Services
7 6 (1.46%) JSP
7 6 (1.46%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.46%) REST
8 5 (1.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (1.21%) SAP CO-PA
8 5 (1.21%) Silverlight
8 5 (1.21%) XSLT
9 4 (0.97%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.97%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.97%) LINQ
9 4 (0.97%) jQuery
9 4 (0.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.28%) Fat Client
2 30 (7.28%) Thin Client
3 27 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.70%) NHS
5 6 (1.46%) Open Source
6 5 (1.21%) iPad
6 5 (1.21%) iPhone
6 5 (1.21%) FMCG
6 5 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.97%) Clustering
8 3 (0.73%) Social Media
8 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.73%) PDA
8 3 (0.73%) Replication
8 3 (0.73%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 165 (40.05%) Windows
2 42 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (9.47%) Windows 7
4 36 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (7.28%) Solaris
6 27 (6.55%) Linux
7 25 (6.07%) Windows XP
8 19 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.43%) UNIX
11 5 (1.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.49%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.24%) zOS
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.03%) ITIL
2 48 (11.65%) Project Management
3 47 (11.41%) PRINCE2
4 33 (8.01%) Migration
5 26 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (5.34%) Change Management
9 17 (4.13%) Data Management
10 16 (3.88%) Programme Management
11 15 (3.64%) MVC
12 13 (3.16%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 13 (3.16%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.16%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.91%) ERP
13 12 (2.91%) TOGAF
13 12 (2.91%) Time Management
13 12 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (2.91%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (17.96%) SQL
2 32 (7.77%) C#
3 16 (3.88%) VBA
4 15 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.91%) C
6 11 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.67%) VB
7 8 (1.94%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.94%) VBScript
8 6 (1.46%) Perl
8 6 (1.46%) Java
9 5 (1.21%) Ruby
9 5 (1.21%) ABAP
9 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.49%) Delphi
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 114 (27.67%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 46 (11.17%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (4.85%) Degree
6 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.94%) ISEB
8 8 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.46%) MCSE
10 5 (1.21%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.97%) MCP
11 4 (0.97%) CCNP
11 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.73%) MCITP
12 3 (0.73%) PMP
12 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (15.53%) SLA
2 19 (4.61%) QA
3 8 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.24%) P3O
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) Basel II
System Software
1 71 (17.23%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.91%) vSphere
4 6 (1.46%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.46%) NFS
5 5 (1.21%) qmail
5 5 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (1.21%) Squid
6 4 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.73%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.49%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) UAG
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (6.31%) SCCM
2 22 (5.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (4.13%) NetBackup
3 17 (4.13%) HP SIM
4 7 (1.70%) SCOM
4 7 (1.70%) WSUS
5 6 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) nmon
7 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.24%) MOM
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 277 (67.23%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.26%) VMware
3 43 (10.44%) Cisco
4 38 (9.22%) HP
5 28 (6.80%) CheckPoint
6 26 (6.31%) SAP
7 23 (5.58%) Symantec
8 22 (5.34%) Citrix
9 13 (3.16%) Business Objects
10 12 (2.91%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.67%) Oracle
12 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.70%) Teradata
13 6 (1.46%) Remedy
14 5 (1.21%) Lumension
14 5 (1.21%) NetApp
15 4 (0.97%) McAfee
15 4 (0.97%) Primavera
15 4 (0.97%) IBM
15 4 (0.97%) Dell
Exeter
WA Consultants
Rate: £21 - £275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11.38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 23500 Per Annum pro rata
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Allied Worldwide
Rate: From £100 to £140 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Genium Selection
Posted: 17 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Devon
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$180.00 - US$250.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago