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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 228 165 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.88% 7.72% 5.78%
As % of the Applications category 49.46% 48.25% 45.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 108 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £132 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 16
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.83 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.30 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
461 342 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.90% 16.00% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 208 187
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.47 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 -4 78 £400 +19.85% 40
Wiltshire 0 63 £335 +7.20% 28
Devon 0 31 £175 -30.00% 9
Gloucestershire -4 26 £350 +24.44% 13
Dorset +5 16 £263 +162.50% 16
Somerset -10 7 £306 -18.33% 14
Cornwall - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 274 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 158 (38.73%) Windows
3 109 (26.72%) Security Cleared
4 107 (26.23%) MS Office
5 93 (22.79%) ITIL
6 90 (22.06%) Finance
7 81 (19.85%) SharePoint
8 78 (19.12%) SQL
9 68 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 67 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
11 66 (16.18%) Active Directory
12 65 (15.93%) SC Cleared
13 63 (15.44%) VMware
14 59 (14.46%) SLA
15 55 (13.48%) MS Project
16 52 (12.75%) MS PowerPoint
17 49 (12.01%) Project Management
18 46 (11.27%) Telecoms
18 46 (11.27%) PRINCE2
19 45 (11.03%) DV Cleared
20 41 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (10.05%) Firewall
21 39 (9.56%) .NET
21 39 (9.56%) Cisco
21 39 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
22 38 (9.31%) Windows 7
23 37 (9.07%) HP
24 35 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
25 34 (8.33%) Banking
26 33 (8.09%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 81 (19.85%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.13%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.90%) IIS
4 13 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.45%) MS Project Server
6 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.21%) Apache
8 8 (1.96%) SAS
8 8 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.47%) CMS
10 5 (1.23%) Lync
11 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.74%) Node.js
12 3 (0.74%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 107 (26.23%) MS Office
2 55 (13.48%) MS Project
3 52 (12.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.41%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.45%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.98%) SPSS
8 3 (0.74%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.74%) assyst
4 2 (0.49%) Agresso
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.05%) Firewall
2 32 (7.84%) DNS
3 23 (5.64%) Cisco PIX
4 20 (4.90%) DHCP
5 16 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.94%) Intranet
7 11 (2.70%) WAN
8 8 (1.96%) LAN
8 8 (1.96%) Internet
9 7 (1.72%) VPN
10 6 (1.47%) LDAP
10 6 (1.47%) SAN
10 6 (1.47%) SNMP
10 6 (1.47%) SMTP
11 3 (0.74%) FTP
12 2 (0.49%) Wireless
12 2 (0.49%) MVNO
13 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.25%) Network Security
13 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.13%) MS Access
3 15 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.96%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.98%) OLAP
9 4 (0.98%) MySQL
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.74%) OLTP
10 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.49%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.74%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.49%) NUnit
4 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.49%) Hudson
4 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) MSTest
5 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.25%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 90 (22.06%) Finance
2 46 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.33%) Banking
4 13 (3.19%) Legal
4 13 (3.19%) Military
5 9 (2.21%) Retail
6 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.47%) Marketing
7 5 (1.23%) Publishing
7 5 (1.23%) Law
8 4 (0.98%) Local Government
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (27.94%) Analyst
2 51 (12.50%) Developer
3 30 (7.35%) Administrator
4 24 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 24 (5.88%) Consultant
5 22 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (4.66%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.92%) MI Analyst
9 16 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (3.92%) Service Analyst
9 16 (3.92%) Architect
10 15 (3.68%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.43%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.94%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.94%) Storage Administrator
12 12 (2.94%) Data Analyst
13 11 (2.70%) Help Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.56%) .NET
2 18 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.68%) HTML
4 11 (2.70%) XML
5 8 (1.96%) CSS
5 8 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.72%) Silverlight
6 7 (1.72%) Web Services
7 6 (1.47%) JSP
7 6 (1.47%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (1.47%) REST
8 5 (1.23%) SAP CO-PA
8 5 (1.23%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.98%) XSLT
9 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.98%) jQuery
9 4 (0.98%) CSS3
10 3 (0.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 26 (6.37%) Fat Client
3 26 (6.37%) Thin Client
4 7 (1.72%) NHS
5 6 (1.47%) Clustering
5 6 (1.47%) Open Source
6 5 (1.23%) iPad
6 5 (1.23%) iPhone
6 5 (1.23%) FMCG
6 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.74%) Social Media
8 3 (0.74%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.74%) PDA
8 3 (0.74%) SCADA
8 3 (0.74%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.74%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 158 (38.73%) Windows
2 39 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (9.31%) Windows 7
4 35 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (6.62%) Linux
6 26 (6.37%) Solaris
7 23 (5.64%) Windows XP
8 19 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.96%) UNIX
11 6 (1.47%) CentOS
12 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.49%) Android
15 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.25%) zOS
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.79%) ITIL
2 49 (12.01%) Project Management
3 46 (11.27%) PRINCE2
4 33 (8.09%) Migration
5 27 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.15%) Change Management
9 17 (4.17%) MVC
9 17 (4.17%) Data Management
10 15 (3.68%) Programme Management
11 14 (3.43%) Business Analysis
11 14 (3.43%) ERP
12 13 (3.19%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 13 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.19%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.94%) Time Management
13 12 (2.94%) Data Migration
13 12 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (2.94%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (19.12%) SQL
2 33 (8.09%) C#
3 18 (4.41%) VBA
4 14 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.19%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.19%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.70%) VB
6 11 (2.70%) C
7 8 (1.96%) VBScript
8 7 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.72%) Java
9 6 (1.47%) Perl
9 6 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.47%) Ruby
10 5 (1.23%) ABAP
11 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.74%) Delphi
12 2 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 109 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 65 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.03%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.15%) Degree
5 19 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.72%) ISEB
10 6 (1.47%) MCSE
11 4 (0.98%) MCP
11 4 (0.98%) CCNP
11 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.98%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.98%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.74%) MCITP
12 3 (0.74%) PMP
12 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.46%) SLA
2 21 (5.15%) QA
3 7 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) P3O
6 1 (0.25%) Basel II
System Software
1 66 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.94%) vSphere
4 7 (1.72%) NFS
5 6 (1.47%) Squid
5 6 (1.47%) qmail
6 5 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.74%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.49%) XenApp
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) UAG
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (6.37%) SCCM
2 22 (5.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 17 (4.17%) HP SIM
4 7 (1.72%) SCOM
4 7 (1.72%) WSUS
5 6 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) nmon
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) MOM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 274 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.44%) VMware
3 39 (9.56%) Cisco
4 37 (9.07%) HP
5 27 (6.62%) SAP
6 24 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 23 (5.64%) Symantec
8 21 (5.15%) Citrix
9 13 (3.19%) Oracle
9 13 (3.19%) Business Objects
10 12 (2.94%) 3PAR
11 7 (1.72%) Teradata
11 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.47%) NetApp
13 5 (1.23%) Lumension
13 5 (1.23%) Remedy
14 4 (0.98%) IBM
14 4 (0.98%) Dell
14 4 (0.98%) Primavera
14 4 (0.98%) McAfee
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