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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 161 170 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.51% 5.69% 7.12%
As % of the Applications category 52.61% 53.63% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 102 124
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 12
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £28.53 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
306 317 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.47% 10.61% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 194 283
Median daily rate £313 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 64
Median hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 43 £315 +9.56% 22
Gloucestershire +2 33 £400 - 13
Wiltshire -15 25 £344 -1.78% 11
Dorset -7 19 £163 -13.33% 12
Somerset +10 14 £275 -35.29% 6
Devon +1 11 £286 -14.55% 5
Cornwall +3 2 £110 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 233 (71.04%) Microsoft
2 105 (32.01%) Finance
3 93 (28.35%) Windows
4 85 (25.91%) SQL
4 85 (25.91%) Security Cleared
5 84 (25.61%) MS Office
6 74 (22.56%) SQL Server
7 66 (20.12%) Project Management
8 49 (14.94%) Active Directory
9 42 (12.80%) SharePoint
10 39 (11.89%) SC Cleared
11 38 (11.59%) ITIL
12 34 (10.37%) PRINCE2
12 34 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
13 33 (10.06%) DV Cleared
14 32 (9.76%) MS Project
14 32 (9.76%) Management Information System
15 31 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (9.15%) Windows Server
16 30 (9.15%) VBA
17 28 (8.54%) .NET
17 28 (8.54%) C
18 27 (8.23%) VMware
19 26 (7.93%) Windows 7
20 25 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (7.01%) Citrix
22 22 (6.71%) IIS
22 22 (6.71%) MS Access
22 22 (6.71%) MS Exchange
22 22 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.71%) IIS
2 22 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.61%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.61%) Confluence
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.61%) WordPress
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (25.61%) MS Office
2 34 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (9.76%) MS Project
4 19 (5.79%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.83%) InfoPath
6 5 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.66%) Primavera
2 6 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) BASE24
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.66%) Office 365
3 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Pure360
5 1 (0.30%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.57%) Internet
2 14 (4.27%) LAN
3 12 (3.66%) WAN
4 11 (3.35%) SAN
5 9 (2.74%) SSL
6 8 (2.44%) Firewall
6 8 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.44%) VPN
6 8 (2.44%) Wireless
7 7 (2.13%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.83%) DNS
8 6 (1.83%) VoIP
9 5 (1.52%) DHCP
9 5 (1.52%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.52%) Network Security
9 5 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.91%) Intranet
10 3 (0.91%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.91%) Skype
11 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.71%) MS Access
3 21 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.83%) MySQL
10 5 (1.52%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.61%) GIS
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
14 1 (0.30%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.13%) Maven
4 6 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.22%) JIRA
6 4 (1.22%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.91%) Selenium
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
General
1 105 (32.01%) Finance
2 20 (6.10%) Banking
3 18 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.83%) Retail
6 5 (1.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.22%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.91%) Marketing
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Avionics
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (20.73%) Analyst
2 58 (17.68%) Developer
3 25 (7.62%) Project Manager
4 21 (6.40%) Consultant
4 21 (6.40%) SQL Developer
5 18 (5.49%) Architect
5 18 (5.49%) VBA Developer
6 16 (4.88%) Access Developer
7 15 (4.57%) Access VBA Developer
7 15 (4.57%) Administrator
7 15 (4.57%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.57%) Programme Planner
8 14 (4.27%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.35%) Project Planner
10 10 (3.05%) Service Analyst
10 10 (3.05%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.74%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.54%) .NET
2 12 (3.66%) ASP.NET
2 12 (3.66%) HTML
2 12 (3.66%) XML
3 11 (3.35%) Web Services
4 10 (3.05%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.13%) CSS
6 6 (1.83%) MCollective
7 5 (1.52%) RESTful
7 5 (1.52%) Spring
8 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.91%) Ajax
9 3 (0.91%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.91%) REST
9 3 (0.91%) WSDL
9 3 (0.91%) XSD
10 2 (0.61%) COM
10 2 (0.61%) CSS3
10 2 (0.61%) HTML5
10 2 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 31 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.52%) Clustering
6 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.22%) Life Science
6 4 (1.22%) NHS
6 4 (1.22%) PKI
6 4 (1.22%) User Experience
6 4 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.91%) Blog
7 3 (0.91%) CMDB
7 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.61%) FMCG
8 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (28.35%) Windows
2 30 (9.15%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.93%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.27%) Linux
4 14 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.44%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.83%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.52%) Unix
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.12%) Project Management
2 38 (11.59%) ITIL
3 34 (10.37%) PRINCE2
4 25 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.71%) Coaching
6 20 (6.10%) Mentoring
6 20 (6.10%) Migration
7 19 (5.79%) Change Management
8 18 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.27%) ITIL V3
11 13 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (3.96%) CRM
11 13 (3.96%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.96%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.96%) Validation
12 12 (3.66%) SDLC
13 11 (3.35%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.35%) Programme Management
13 11 (3.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.91%) SQL
2 30 (9.15%) VBA
3 28 (8.54%) C
4 17 (5.18%) C#
5 16 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.57%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.66%) VB
8 11 (3.35%) Java
8 11 (3.35%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.13%) C++
10 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.83%) Ruby
10 6 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.91%) PHP
11 3 (0.91%) Python
11 3 (0.91%) VBScript
12 2 (0.61%) Perl
12 2 (0.61%) VC++
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 85 (25.91%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.06%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.10%) Degree
5 12 (3.66%) CCNA
5 12 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.05%) APMP
7 9 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.44%) ISEB
9 6 (1.83%) MCP
10 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (1.22%) CCNP
11 4 (1.22%) MCDST
11 4 (1.22%) MCSE
11 4 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.91%) CISSP
12 3 (0.91%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.79%) QA
2 13 (3.96%) SLA
3 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) HL7
5 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.61%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) GMP
6 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.74%) XenApp
4 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.52%) vSphere
4 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.22%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.22%) UAG
5 4 (1.22%) Xen
6 2 (0.61%) Docker
6 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.79%) SCCM
2 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.83%) Puppet
3 5 (1.52%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) DBAmp
5 1 (0.30%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 233 (71.04%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.23%) VMware
3 23 (7.01%) Citrix
4 12 (3.66%) Cisco
4 12 (3.66%) Oracle
4 12 (3.66%) Remedy
5 10 (3.05%) SAP
6 7 (2.13%) Apple
6 7 (2.13%) Nintex
7 5 (1.52%) AppSense
7 5 (1.52%) BMC
7 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.52%) Sophos
8 4 (1.22%) Canon
8 4 (1.22%) Dell
9 3 (0.91%) HP
9 3 (0.91%) IBM
9 3 (0.91%) Nortel
9 3 (0.91%) Polycom
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe
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