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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 190 173 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.72% 7.35% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 44.50% 51.95% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 99 85
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £116 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 18
Average hourly rate £16.04 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.36% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.19 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £19.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
427 333 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.86% 14.15% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 190 172
Average daily rate £350 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 54 44
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £32.50 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -13 61 £390 +4.69% 21
Wiltshire -8 37 £363 +16.00% 24
Gloucestershire -7 31 £315 +52.72% 4
Devon 0 30 £190 +15.15% 3
Somerset -7 14 £288 +1.95% 6
Dorset +2 13 £513 +412.50% 16
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 279 (67.72%) Microsoft
2 161 (39.08%) Windows
3 122 (29.61%) MS Office
4 113 (27.43%) Security Cleared
5 86 (20.87%) Finance
6 85 (20.63%) ITIL
7 77 (18.69%) SQL
7 77 (18.69%) Active Directory
8 70 (16.99%) SharePoint
9 68 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
10 67 (16.26%) MS Project
11 65 (15.78%) SC Cleared
12 62 (15.05%) SQL Server
12 62 (15.05%) VMware
13 56 (13.59%) SLA
14 48 (11.65%) DV Cleared
14 48 (11.65%) MS PowerPoint
15 47 (11.41%) Telecoms
16 43 (10.44%) Project Management
17 42 (10.19%) Windows 7
18 41 (9.95%) Firewall
18 41 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (9.71%) Cisco
20 38 (9.22%) .NET
20 38 (9.22%) PRINCE2
20 38 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
21 35 (8.50%) HP
21 35 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 31 (7.52%) Migration
22 31 (7.52%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 70 (16.99%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.13%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.16%) IIS
4 10 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.94%) MS Project Server
6 8 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.46%) SAS
7 6 (1.46%) Apache
7 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.97%) Lync
9 3 (0.73%) CMS
9 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.73%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.49%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 122 (29.61%) MS Office
2 67 (16.26%) MS Project
3 48 (11.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (4.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.73%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.21%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HR-PA
4 2 (0.49%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.49%) Agresso
5 1 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) assyst
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Summit
5 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.95%) Firewall
2 27 (6.55%) DNS
3 24 (5.83%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (4.37%) DHCP
5 15 (3.64%) WAN
6 14 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.16%) LAN
8 8 (1.94%) VPN
9 7 (1.70%) Internet
10 6 (1.46%) Intranet
11 5 (1.21%) SAN
12 4 (0.97%) FTP
12 4 (0.97%) LDAP
13 3 (0.73%) SNMP
13 3 (0.73%) SMTP
13 3 (0.73%) Wireless
14 2 (0.49%) Network Security
14 2 (0.49%) MVNO
15 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
15 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.28%) MS Access
3 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.18%) MySQL
5 9 (2.18%) SAP BW
5 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.97%) OLAP
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (4.13%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
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%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.49%) Selenium
5 2 (0.49%) NUnit
5 2 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.24%) MSTest
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) MSI
6 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
General
1 86 (20.87%) Finance
2 47 (11.41%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.85%) Banking
4 12 (2.91%) Retail
4 12 (2.91%) Military
5 8 (1.94%) Marketing
5 8 (1.94%) Legal
6 5 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.97%) Local Government
7 4 (0.97%) Law
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 119 (28.88%) Analyst
2 42 (10.19%) Developer
3 29 (7.04%) Consultant
4 28 (6.80%) Project Manager
5 26 (6.31%) Administrator
6 23 (5.58%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.34%) Support Engineer
8 20 (4.85%) Service Analyst
8 20 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.37%) Architect
10 17 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (3.88%) MI Analyst
12 14 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (3.16%) Help Desk Analyst
13 13 (3.16%) Desktop Support
13 13 (3.16%) PMO Analyst
14 12 (2.91%) Deployment Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.22%) .NET
2 23 (5.58%) HTML
3 18 (4.37%) CSS
4 17 (4.13%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.16%) XML
6 11 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (2.67%) jQuery
7 9 (2.18%) Web Services
8 7 (1.70%) HTML5
8 7 (1.70%) Application Packaging
9 6 (1.46%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.46%) REST
10 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (1.21%) XSLT
10 5 (1.21%) SAP CO-PA
11 4 (0.97%) WCF
11 4 (0.97%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.97%) XHTML
11 4 (0.97%) CSS3
12 3 (0.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.28%) Fat Client
2 30 (7.28%) Thin Client
3 28 (6.80%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.43%) Open Source
5 6 (1.46%) PDA
5 6 (1.46%) NHS
6 5 (1.21%) iPad
6 5 (1.21%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.21%) iPhone
6 5 (1.21%) FMCG
6 5 (1.21%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.21%) Graphic Design
7 4 (0.97%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (0.97%) Social Media
8 3 (0.73%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.73%) Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.49%) Statistics
9 2 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 161 (39.08%) Windows
2 42 (10.19%) Windows 7
3 38 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (7.52%) Windows XP
6 26 (6.31%) Solaris
7 22 (5.34%) Linux
8 15 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.43%) UNIX
9 10 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.73%) CentOS
11 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.73%) Android
11 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.63%) ITIL
2 43 (10.44%) Project Management
3 38 (9.22%) PRINCE2
4 31 (7.52%) Migration
5 30 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (4.37%) Change Management
9 17 (4.13%) Data Analysis
10 16 (3.88%) Data Management
10 16 (3.88%) Time Management
11 15 (3.64%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.16%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 12 (2.91%) Statistical Analysis
13 12 (2.91%) TOGAF
13 12 (2.91%) MVC
13 12 (2.91%) Capacity Management
14 11 (2.67%) Risk Management
14 11 (2.67%) ERP
15 10 (2.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.69%) SQL
2 26 (6.31%) C#
3 22 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.88%) VBA
5 11 (2.67%) VB.NET
5 11 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.43%) VBScript
6 10 (2.43%) VB
7 9 (2.18%) C
8 8 (1.94%) Java
9 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.46%) PHP
9 6 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.21%) Perl
10 5 (1.21%) ABAP
11 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.73%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 113 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 65 (15.78%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.65%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.88%) Degree
4 16 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (2.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (1.94%) MCSE
8 5 (1.21%) ISEB
8 5 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.97%) MCITP
9 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.97%) CCNP
9 4 (0.97%) MCP
10 3 (0.73%) MCSA
10 3 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.49%) CCAB
11 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.59%) SLA
2 10 (2.43%) QA
3 6 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.73%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 77 (18.69%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.67%) vSphere
4 7 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.73%) qmail
7 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.73%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.73%) NFS
7 3 (0.73%) Squid
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.49%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) UAG
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (7.52%) SCCM
2 17 (4.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 15 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 15 (3.64%) HP SIM
4 7 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.46%) SCOM
6 5 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.21%) WSUS
7 2 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 279 (67.72%) Microsoft
2 62 (15.05%) VMware
3 40 (9.71%) Cisco
4 35 (8.50%) HP
5 25 (6.07%) CheckPoint
5 25 (6.07%) Citrix
6 19 (4.61%) SAP
7 18 (4.37%) Symantec
8 15 (3.64%) Oracle
9 11 (2.67%) 3PAR
9 11 (2.67%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.70%) Dell
11 5 (1.21%) NetApp
11 5 (1.21%) Teradata
12 4 (0.97%) Brocade
12 4 (0.97%) ProCurve
12 4 (0.97%) Remedy
12 4 (0.97%) McAfee
12 4 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.73%) Avaya
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Devon
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Bath
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