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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 33 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 142 188 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.52% 7.55% 6.31%
As % of the Applications category 40.34% 54.65% 50.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 115 105
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £134 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 11
Average hourly rate £11.44 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £10.90 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £17.95 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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
352 344 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.20% 13.82% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 197 188
Average daily rate £338 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.50 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -22 37 £320 -14.66% 48
Gloucestershire -5 27 £315 -1.56% 10
Devon -8 20 £243 +42.64% 5
Wiltshire -18 20 £325 -18.23% 16
Somerset +1 16 £288 -5.73% 5
Dorset -7 13 £350 +180.00% 16
Cornwall -2 2 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 242 (66.30%) Microsoft
2 132 (36.16%) Windows
3 129 (35.34%) MS Office
4 91 (24.93%) Security Cleared
5 81 (22.19%) Finance
6 69 (18.90%) ITIL
7 68 (18.63%) SharePoint
8 67 (18.36%) Active Directory
9 64 (17.53%) SQL
10 57 (15.62%) MS Project
11 55 (15.07%) SQL Server
11 55 (15.07%) SC Cleared
11 55 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
12 52 (14.25%) MS PowerPoint
13 44 (12.05%) SLA
14 42 (11.51%) VMware
15 40 (10.96%) Project Management
16 38 (10.41%) PRINCE2
17 37 (10.14%) Windows 7
18 33 (9.04%) .NET
19 32 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (8.49%) Firewall
21 30 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (7.95%) Telecoms
22 29 (7.95%) Cisco
22 29 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
24 27 (7.40%) Migration
24 27 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
24 27 (7.40%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 68 (18.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.19%) IIS
4 7 (1.92%) MS Project Server
5 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.37%) SAS
7 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.10%) Apache
8 3 (0.82%) Lync
8 3 (0.82%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.55%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
10 1 (0.27%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 129 (35.34%) MS Office
2 57 (15.62%) MS Project
3 52 (14.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (6.03%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.82%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.82%) Agresso
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HR-PA
4 2 (0.55%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.27%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.37%) Office 365
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.49%) Firewall
2 20 (5.48%) Cisco PIX
3 19 (5.21%) WAN
4 17 (4.66%) DNS
5 15 (4.11%) LAN
6 12 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.01%) DHCP
8 7 (1.92%) Intranet
9 6 (1.64%) VPN
10 5 (1.37%) FTP
10 5 (1.37%) Internet
11 4 (1.10%) SAN
12 3 (0.82%) Wireless
13 2 (0.55%) LDAP
13 2 (0.55%) Network Security
14 1 (0.27%) MVNO
14 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
14 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.85%) MS Access
3 14 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.19%) MySQL
6 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.82%) DB2
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.82%) Hudson
4 3 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) Toad
6 1 (0.27%) ERwin
General
1 81 (22.19%) Finance
2 29 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.38%) Banking
3 16 (4.38%) Retail
4 7 (1.92%) Marketing
5 6 (1.64%) Military
5 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.37%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Law
7 4 (1.10%) Back Office
7 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
8 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 116 (31.78%) Analyst
2 40 (10.96%) Developer
3 27 (7.40%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.12%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.58%) Architect
6 21 (5.75%) Consultant
6 21 (5.75%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.75%) Support Engineer
6 21 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (4.66%) Administrator
8 15 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.29%) Desktop Support
10 12 (3.29%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.29%) MI Analyst
11 11 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.74%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (2.74%) Deployment Engineer
12 10 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (2.47%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.04%) .NET
2 22 (6.03%) HTML
3 18 (4.93%) CSS
4 15 (4.11%) XML
5 11 (3.01%) Web Services
6 10 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.47%) jQuery
8 7 (1.92%) XSLT
9 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.37%) WCF
11 4 (1.10%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.10%) HTML5
12 3 (0.82%) WinForms
12 3 (0.82%) LINQ
12 3 (0.82%) XHTML
13 2 (0.55%) Middleware
13 2 (0.55%) XSL
13 2 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.58%) Thin Client
3 24 (6.58%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.92%) PDA
5 6 (1.64%) Open Source
6 5 (1.37%) iPad
6 5 (1.37%) iPhone
6 5 (1.37%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.37%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.37%) NHS
6 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.10%) Social Media
8 3 (0.82%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.55%) DTV
9 2 (0.55%) Clustering
9 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 132 (36.16%) Windows
2 37 (10.14%) Windows 7
3 29 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (7.12%) Windows XP
6 21 (5.75%) Solaris
7 13 (3.56%) Linux
8 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.47%) UNIX
9 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) Android
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.90%) ITIL
2 40 (10.96%) Project Management
3 38 (10.41%) PRINCE2
4 30 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (7.40%) Migration
7 18 (4.93%) Change Management
7 18 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (4.93%) Data Analysis
8 17 (4.66%) Data Management
9 14 (3.84%) Programme Management
10 13 (3.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 12 (3.29%) Statistical Analysis
12 11 (3.01%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.01%) ETL
12 11 (3.01%) Scrum
12 11 (3.01%) Risk Management
13 10 (2.74%) Workflow
13 10 (2.74%) Time Management
14 9 (2.47%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.53%) SQL
2 21 (5.75%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.21%) C#
4 14 (3.84%) VBA
5 11 (3.01%) VB.NET
6 9 (2.47%) C
6 9 (2.47%) Java
7 6 (1.64%) PHP
8 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.37%) VBScript
9 4 (1.10%) VB
9 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.82%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) R
12 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.27%) VB6
12 1 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 91 (24.93%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.40%) DV Cleared
4 16 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.56%) Degree
7 9 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.92%) ISEB
10 6 (1.64%) MCSE
11 5 (1.37%) MCP
12 3 (0.82%) ISACA
12 3 (0.82%) GPEN
12 3 (0.82%) GSEC
12 3 (0.82%) CEH
12 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.82%) MCSA
12 3 (0.82%) CISSP
12 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.82%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.05%) SLA
2 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.64%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.10%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.82%) COBIT
5 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 67 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.92%) vSphere
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.82%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.55%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) UAG
7 1 (0.27%) qmail
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.27%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (5.48%) SCCM
2 8 (2.19%) NetBackup
2 8 (2.19%) HP SIM
2 8 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.82%) WSUS
4 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 242 (66.30%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.51%) VMware
3 29 (7.95%) Cisco
4 23 (6.30%) HP
5 21 (5.75%) CheckPoint
6 20 (5.48%) Citrix
7 18 (4.93%) SAP
8 16 (4.38%) Oracle
9 10 (2.74%) Symantec
10 8 (2.19%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.92%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.64%) Dell
12 6 (1.64%) Teradata
13 4 (1.10%) Remedy
13 4 (1.10%) Avaya
14 3 (0.82%) Tableau
14 3 (0.82%) NetApp
14 3 (0.82%) IBM
14 3 (0.82%) Adobe
14 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 60-90 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £17 - £22 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago