The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 185 135 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.08% 6.29% 6.89%
As % of the Applications category 41.48% 43.41% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 105
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £7.95 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £52.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -6.37%
Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
446 311 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.65% 14.49% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 188 225
Average daily rate £320 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.01 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -33.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.52 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Wiltshire 0 57 £313 -2.79% 15
Bristol -13 49 £313 -7.40% 21
Gloucestershire +5 29 £315 +26.00% 13
Devon +6 20 £175 - 4
Somerset -19 10 £313 -1.57% 12
Dorset -2 8 £263 +31.25% 9
Cornwall - 3 £113 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 264 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 135 (32.14%) Windows
3 123 (29.29%) Security Cleared
4 104 (24.76%) MS Office
5 90 (21.43%) Finance
6 87 (20.71%) SQL
7 81 (19.29%) SC Cleared
8 74 (17.62%) SharePoint
9 72 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 69 (16.43%) ITIL
10 69 (16.43%) Project Management
11 68 (16.19%) MS Project
12 59 (14.05%) MS PowerPoint
13 58 (13.81%) Active Directory
14 55 (13.10%) VMware
15 50 (11.90%) PRINCE2
16 44 (10.48%) Windows 7
17 43 (10.24%) SLA
18 41 (9.76%) Telecoms
18 41 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (9.52%) VBA
20 39 (9.29%) Banking
21 38 (9.05%) Cisco
22 37 (8.81%) DV Cleared
23 32 (7.62%) .NET
23 32 (7.62%) SAP
24 31 (7.38%) Windows XP
24 31 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
25 30 (7.14%) Firewall
26 29 (6.90%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 74 (17.62%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.76%) IIS
4 10 (2.38%) Apache
4 10 (2.38%) CMS
4 10 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.67%) MS Project Server
6 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.19%) SAS
9 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.71%) Lync
10 3 (0.71%) Node.js
11 2 (0.48%) Railo
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.48%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 104 (24.76%) MS Office
2 68 (16.19%) MS Project
3 59 (14.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.43%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.19%) SPSS
7 4 (0.95%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.71%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) assyst
2 4 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) MoSes
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.14%) Firewall
2 29 (6.90%) DNS
3 19 (4.52%) DHCP
4 15 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
5 14 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.10%) Intranet
7 12 (2.86%) Internet
8 7 (1.67%) LDAP
8 7 (1.67%) WAN
9 6 (1.43%) SMTP
9 6 (1.43%) SNMP
10 5 (1.19%) LAN
10 5 (1.19%) Wireless
11 4 (0.95%) SAN
11 4 (0.95%) VoIP
12 3 (0.71%) VPN
12 3 (0.71%) Nortel Meridian
12 3 (0.71%) VLAN
12 3 (0.71%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.43%) MS Access
3 24 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.10%) SAP BW
6 11 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.90%) SAP BI
7 8 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.95%) QlikView
10 4 (0.95%) OLAP
11 3 (0.71%) OLTP
11 3 (0.71%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.48%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 18 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.19%) Subversion
4 4 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.95%) MSI
4 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.71%) Hudson
5 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.48%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 90 (21.43%) Finance
2 41 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 39 (9.29%) Banking
4 12 (2.86%) Legal
5 10 (2.38%) Retail
6 8 (1.90%) Military
7 6 (1.43%) Publishing
7 6 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.43%) Marketing
8 5 (1.19%) Billing
8 5 (1.19%) Law
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (30.24%) Analyst
2 60 (14.29%) Developer
3 27 (6.43%) Support Analyst
4 26 (6.19%) Administrator
5 24 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.00%) Consultant
6 21 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 14 (3.33%) Project Analyst
9 13 (3.10%) SAP Consultant
9 13 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.10%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Service Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Help Desk Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.62%) Data Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Test Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.62%) .NET
2 19 (4.52%) ASP.NET
3 13 (3.10%) HTML
4 10 (2.38%) XML
5 8 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (1.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (1.67%) Silverlight
7 6 (1.43%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.43%) Application Packaging
7 6 (1.43%) REST
7 6 (1.43%) CSS
8 5 (1.19%) JSP
8 5 (1.19%) Web Services
8 5 (1.19%) MSMQ
8 5 (1.19%) CSS3
8 5 (1.19%) jQuery
9 4 (0.95%) SAP CO-PA
9 4 (0.95%) HTML5
9 4 (0.95%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.24%) Thin Client
1 22 (5.24%) Fat Client
2 19 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.86%) FMCG
4 9 (2.14%) NHS
5 8 (1.90%) CMDB
6 7 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.43%) Replication
7 6 (1.43%) Clustering
8 5 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.19%) Open Source
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.71%) iPhone
10 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.71%) SCADA
11 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.48%) Statistics
11 2 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 135 (32.14%) Windows
2 44 (10.48%) Windows 7
3 31 (7.38%) Windows XP
4 26 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.00%) Linux
7 16 (3.81%) Solaris
8 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.43%) CentOS
10 6 (1.43%) UNIX
11 5 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.43%) ITIL
1 69 (16.43%) Project Management
2 50 (11.90%) PRINCE2
3 31 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (6.43%) Migration
6 24 (5.71%) Change Management
7 22 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 21 (5.00%) Service Management
8 21 (5.00%) ERP
9 20 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 18 (4.29%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (4.29%) Change Control
11 15 (3.57%) MVC
11 15 (3.57%) Project Planning
12 13 (3.10%) Software Testing
12 13 (3.10%) Test Management
13 12 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (20.71%) SQL
2 40 (9.52%) VBA
3 27 (6.43%) C#
4 17 (4.05%) T-SQL
4 17 (4.05%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.10%) VB
6 13 (3.10%) ABAP
7 10 (2.38%) Java
8 9 (2.14%) Perl
8 9 (2.14%) C
9 8 (1.90%) VBScript
9 8 (1.90%) Ruby
10 6 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.71%) VB6
11 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.48%) Python
12 2 (0.48%) Delphi
12 2 (0.48%) PHP
12 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 81 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.81%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.00%) Degree
5 20 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.38%) ISEB
8 9 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.14%) MCSE
9 8 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.67%) MCP
11 6 (1.43%) MCSA
11 6 (1.43%) PMP
11 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.43%) CCNA
12 5 (1.19%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.19%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.24%) SLA
2 24 (5.71%) QA
3 9 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.71%) Basel II
5 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) P3O
7 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (1.67%) NFS
4 7 (1.67%) vSphere
5 6 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (1.43%) qmail
5 6 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.43%) Squid
6 5 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.71%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.71%) vCloud
9 2 (0.48%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) Samba
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (6.90%) SCCM
2 15 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (2.38%) HP SIM
3 10 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.14%) WSUS
5 8 (1.90%) SCOM
6 7 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.24%) SCSM
8 1 (0.24%) nmon
8 1 (0.24%) MOM
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 264 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (13.10%) VMware
3 38 (9.05%) Cisco
4 32 (7.62%) SAP
5 27 (6.43%) HP
6 23 (5.48%) Citrix
7 16 (3.81%) Business Objects
8 15 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 15 (3.57%) Symantec
9 10 (2.38%) Oracle
10 7 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.43%) Dell
11 6 (1.43%) NetApp
11 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.43%) Lumension
12 5 (1.19%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.19%) McAfee
12 5 (1.19%) Teradata
13 4 (0.95%) IBM
13 4 (0.95%) AppSense
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