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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 202 192 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.21% 6.31% 6.39%
As % of the Applications category 51.66% 43.15% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 108 75
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £113 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 10
Average hourly rate £19.03 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.77 £25.50 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
391 445 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.02% 14.62% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 274 184
Average daily rate £325 £315 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £171 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 61 37
Average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.54% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £40.20 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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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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 +6 67 £310 -1.58% 31
Wiltshire -15 37 £288 -11.53% 17
Dorset +11 35 £181 -27.50% 11
Gloucestershire +1 33 £250 -20.63% 11
Somerset +7 16 £363 +20.83% 6
Devon -14 9 £350 +100.00% 7
Cornwall +5 3 £265 +135.55% 6
Avon - 1 £310 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 239 (62.57%) Microsoft
2 128 (33.51%) MS Office
3 116 (30.37%) Windows
4 84 (21.99%) SQL
5 74 (19.37%) SQL Server
6 72 (18.85%) Finance
7 69 (18.06%) Active Directory
8 66 (17.28%) MS Project
9 62 (16.23%) Security Cleared
10 57 (14.92%) Project Management
11 52 (13.61%) Windows 7
11 52 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
12 50 (13.09%) MS PowerPoint
13 48 (12.57%) SharePoint
14 43 (11.26%) Windows XP
15 38 (9.95%) PRINCE2
15 38 (9.95%) Migration
15 38 (9.95%) SC Cleared
16 37 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (8.64%) MS Access
18 31 (8.12%) .NET
18 31 (8.12%) VMware
18 31 (8.12%) Lync
19 30 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 29 (7.59%) Banking
21 28 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
21 28 (7.33%) ITIL
22 27 (7.07%) Programme Management
22 27 (7.07%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 48 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.12%) Lync
3 16 (4.19%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.83%) IIS
4 7 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.05%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.79%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.79%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 128 (33.51%) MS Office
2 66 (17.28%) MS Project
3 50 (13.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (7.07%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) SPSS
6 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.19%) Office 365
2 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.62%) DNS
1 10 (2.62%) SAN
2 9 (2.36%) Firewall
3 8 (2.09%) WAN
3 8 (2.09%) DHCP
4 6 (1.57%) LAN
4 6 (1.57%) Internet
5 5 (1.31%) NAS
6 4 (1.05%) Intranet
7 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.79%) VPN
8 2 (0.52%) HTTP
8 2 (0.52%) VLAN
8 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.52%) Multicast
8 2 (0.52%) WebEx
9 1 (0.26%) Broadband
9 1 (0.26%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.64%) MS Access
3 30 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.79%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (4.19%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.52%) Toad
3 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 1 (0.26%) MorphX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 72 (18.85%) Finance
2 29 (7.59%) Banking
3 16 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.40%) Retail
5 9 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.57%) Local Government
8 4 (1.05%) Legal
8 4 (1.05%) Military
8 4 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (28.27%) Analyst
2 56 (14.66%) Developer
3 28 (7.33%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 19 (4.97%) Business Analyst
6 18 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (3.93%) Administrator
7 15 (3.93%) Consultant
8 14 (3.66%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.66%) PMO Analyst
9 11 (2.88%) Desktop Support
10 10 (2.62%) Coordinator
10 10 (2.62%) Service Analyst
10 10 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (2.62%) SQL Developer
10 10 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (2.36%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.36%) Programmer
11 9 (2.36%) Junior
12 8 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.12%) .NET
2 15 (3.93%) HTML
2 15 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.14%) CSS
4 6 (1.57%) XML
4 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (1.05%) RESTful
5 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.05%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.05%) Middleware
6 3 (0.79%) Ajax
6 3 (0.79%) Classic ASP
6 3 (0.79%) J2EE
6 3 (0.79%) jQuery
7 2 (0.52%) Sass
7 2 (0.52%) JSP
7 2 (0.52%) WinForms
7 2 (0.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.36%) Clustering
4 8 (2.09%) GIS
4 8 (2.09%) NHS
5 7 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.31%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.05%) Statistics
7 4 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.05%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.79%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.79%) Wiki
8 3 (0.79%) User Experience
8 3 (0.79%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.79%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.52%) CESG
9 2 (0.52%) PDA
9 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 116 (30.37%) Windows
2 52 (13.61%) Windows 7
3 43 (11.26%) Windows XP
4 27 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (6.02%) Windows 8
6 17 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.05%) Linux
8 3 (0.79%) UNIX
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (14.92%) Project Management
2 38 (9.95%) PRINCE2
2 38 (9.95%) Migration
3 37 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (7.33%) ITIL
4 28 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.07%) Programme Management
6 23 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (5.76%) Asset Management
8 17 (4.45%) IT Asset Management
9 16 (4.19%) Change Management
10 15 (3.93%) ETL
11 13 (3.40%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.40%) Scrum
11 13 (3.40%) Data Management
11 13 (3.40%) Office Automation
11 13 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.14%) CRM
13 11 (2.88%) Risk Management
13 11 (2.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.99%) SQL
2 27 (7.07%) T-SQL
3 20 (5.24%) C#
4 19 (4.97%) VB
4 19 (4.97%) VBA
5 16 (4.19%) VBScript
6 10 (2.62%) Java
7 9 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.36%) C
8 7 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.05%) X++
11 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.79%) C++
12 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.26%) VB6
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (16.23%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.97%) Degree
5 13 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.88%) MCSE
6 11 (2.88%) MCSA
7 7 (1.83%) ISEB
7 7 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.05%) PMP
9 4 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.05%) MCTS
9 4 (1.05%) MCITP
10 3 (0.79%) APMP
10 3 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.14%) SLA
1 12 (3.14%) QA
2 7 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 69 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.14%) VMware Workstation
2 12 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.05%) vSphere
5 3 (0.79%) Xen
5 3 (0.79%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.79%) Firmware
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (4.97%) SCCM
2 11 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.79%) SCOM
5 2 (0.52%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.52%) WSUS
5 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 239 (62.57%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.12%) VMware
3 19 (4.97%) Citrix
4 17 (4.45%) McAfee
5 15 (3.93%) Oracle
6 13 (3.40%) Tableau
7 11 (2.88%) Cisco
8 7 (1.83%) SAP
8 7 (1.83%) HP
9 6 (1.57%) Cognos
10 5 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.31%) ESRI
11 4 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.05%) Symantec
12 3 (0.79%) Apple
12 3 (0.79%) OpenText
12 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.79%) Dell
12 3 (0.79%) Adobe
13 2 (0.52%) NetApp
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Exeter
CPS Group
Rate: £375 - 450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Care Quality Commission
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Bath
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago