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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 176 187 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.70% 6.48% 5.45%
As % of the Applications category 49.16% 42.99% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £148 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £446 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 4
Average hourly rate £18.93 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £25.25 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
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
358 435 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.59% 15.08% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 271 145
Average daily rate £344 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £451 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £40.50 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.06 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.39% -2.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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
Bristol 0 50 £310 -1.58% 29
Wiltshire -11 34 £325 +15.04% 21
Dorset +13 28 £181 +51.04% 10
Gloucestershire -5 25 £400 +27.49% 14
Somerset 0 20 £375 +25.00% 7
Devon -10 10 £333 +90.00% 5
Cornwall +6 7 £265 +135.55% 5
Avon - 1 £310 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 220 (64.14%) Microsoft
2 117 (34.11%) MS Office
3 111 (32.36%) Windows
4 75 (21.87%) SQL
5 74 (21.57%) Finance
6 71 (20.70%) SQL Server
7 66 (19.24%) Active Directory
8 60 (17.49%) Security Cleared
9 55 (16.03%) MS Project
10 51 (14.87%) Project Management
10 51 (14.87%) SharePoint
11 48 (13.99%) MS PowerPoint
12 44 (12.83%) Windows 7
12 44 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (10.79%) SC Cleared
13 37 (10.79%) PRINCE2
14 35 (10.20%) Windows XP
14 35 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (8.75%) ITIL
17 29 (8.45%) Migration
17 29 (8.45%) Banking
18 28 (8.16%) MS Access
18 28 (8.16%) .NET
19 27 (7.87%) MS Visio
19 27 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (7.58%) VMware
21 25 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (7.00%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 51 (14.87%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.12%) Lync
3 14 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.04%) IIS
5 5 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.58%) CMS
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) SAS
8 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 117 (34.11%) MS Office
2 55 (16.03%) MS Project
3 48 (13.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (7.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) Office 365
2 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.21%) WAN
1 11 (3.21%) DNS
2 9 (2.62%) SAN
2 9 (2.62%) Firewall
2 9 (2.62%) LAN
2 9 (2.62%) DHCP
3 6 (1.75%) Internet
4 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.17%) VPN
5 4 (1.17%) NAS
6 2 (0.58%) Multicast
6 2 (0.58%) WebEx
6 2 (0.58%) HTTP
6 2 (0.58%) VoIP
6 2 (0.58%) MPLS
6 2 (0.58%) Intranet
6 2 (0.58%) Wireless
6 2 (0.58%) VLAN
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
7 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (8.16%) MS Access
4 27 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.87%) Cognos Report Studio
9 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.58%) QlikView
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
11 1 (0.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (5.54%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.58%) Ant
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.58%) Toad
4 1 (0.29%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) MorphX
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Hudson
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 74 (21.57%) Finance
2 29 (8.45%) Banking
3 17 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.37%) Retail
5 9 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.17%) Legal
8 4 (1.17%) Marketing
9 3 (0.87%) Military
9 3 (0.87%) Local Government
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 102 (29.74%) Analyst
2 55 (16.03%) Developer
3 23 (6.71%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.83%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (5.54%) Support Engineer
6 15 (4.37%) Consultant
7 13 (3.79%) Service Analyst
7 13 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (3.50%) Data Analyst
9 10 (2.92%) .NET Developer
9 10 (2.92%) Administrator
9 10 (2.92%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.62%) Desktop Support
10 9 (2.62%) SQL Developer
10 9 (2.62%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.33%) Junior
11 8 (2.33%) Architect
11 8 (2.33%) DBA
11 8 (2.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.16%) .NET
2 16 (4.66%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.08%) HTML
4 11 (3.21%) CSS
5 7 (2.04%) XML
5 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.17%) jQuery
7 4 (1.17%) RESTful
7 4 (1.17%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.17%) Middleware
8 3 (0.87%) Classic ASP
8 3 (0.87%) J2EE
8 3 (0.87%) Ajax
9 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.58%) Sass
9 2 (0.58%) JSP
9 2 (0.58%) WinForms
9 2 (0.58%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.33%) NHS
3 8 (2.33%) Clustering
4 7 (2.04%) GIS
5 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) Wiki
8 3 (0.87%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.87%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.87%) PDA
8 3 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) CESG
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 2 (0.58%) DTV
9 2 (0.58%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 111 (32.36%) Windows
2 44 (12.83%) Windows 7
3 35 (10.20%) Windows XP
4 25 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.66%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) Linux
9 3 (0.87%) UNIX
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.87%) Project Management
2 37 (10.79%) PRINCE2
3 35 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (8.75%) ITIL
5 29 (8.45%) Migration
6 26 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.83%) Programme Management
8 16 (4.66%) Asset Management
9 15 (4.37%) Scrum
10 14 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (4.08%) Change Management
11 13 (3.79%) CRM
12 12 (3.50%) ETL
12 12 (3.50%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.50%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.50%) Data Management
13 11 (3.21%) TDD
13 11 (3.21%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.21%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.87%) SQL
2 24 (7.00%) T-SQL
3 20 (5.83%) C#
4 17 (4.96%) VBA
5 15 (4.37%) VB
6 13 (3.79%) VBScript
7 11 (3.21%) Java
8 10 (2.92%) C
9 9 (2.62%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.04%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.17%) X++
12 4 (1.17%) C++
13 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.58%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.29%) COBOL
15 1 (0.29%) VB6
15 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.96%) Degree
5 11 (3.21%) MCSE
6 10 (2.92%) MCSA
7 9 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.75%) MCP
10 5 (1.46%) MCTS
10 5 (1.46%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.17%) MCITP
12 3 (0.87%) CEH
12 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.87%) GIAC
12 3 (0.87%) GSEC
12 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.87%) APMP
12 3 (0.87%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.37%) SLA
2 13 (3.79%) QA
3 10 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) COBIT
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) P3O
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (19.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.92%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.17%) vSphere
5 3 (0.87%) Xen
5 3 (0.87%) Firmware
5 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.87%) XenApp
5 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (5.54%) SCCM
2 10 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.87%) SCOM
5 2 (0.58%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.29%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 220 (64.14%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.58%) VMware
3 18 (5.25%) Citrix
4 16 (4.66%) McAfee
5 14 (4.08%) Oracle
6 13 (3.79%) Tableau
7 10 (2.92%) Cisco
8 9 (2.62%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.33%) SAP
9 8 (2.33%) Cognos
9 8 (2.33%) HP
10 5 (1.46%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.46%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.17%) Symantec
12 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.87%) ESRI
12 3 (0.87%) Adobe
12 3 (0.87%) Apple
13 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.58%) Veeam
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