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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 187 222 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.68% 6.69% 6.91%
As % of the Applications category 55.33% 54.15% 49.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 151 142
Median daily rate £278 £321 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.55% +1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 18
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% +24.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £41.24 £21.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.66%
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
338 410 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.07% 12.36% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 264 309
Median daily rate £318 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £462 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 35
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.32
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -5.33%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +3 76 £263 -22.22% 24
Wiltshire -9 32 £253 -32.66% 12
Somerset +26 31 £351 -6.53% 10
Devon +8 15 £175 -39.13% 2
Gloucestershire -16 15 £320 +16.36% 13
Dorset -15 8 £425 +146.37% 8
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 246 (69.69%) Microsoft
2 109 (30.88%) MS Office
3 105 (29.75%) Windows
4 84 (23.80%) Security Cleared
5 77 (21.81%) Active Directory
6 72 (20.40%) Finance
7 69 (19.55%) SQL
8 65 (18.41%) SQL Server
9 56 (15.86%) MS PowerPoint
10 51 (14.45%) Project Management
11 50 (14.16%) ITIL
12 47 (13.31%) SharePoint
13 43 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (11.61%) Windows 7
15 40 (11.33%) .NET
16 38 (10.76%) Windows Server
17 37 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (10.20%) SC Cleared
19 35 (9.92%) MS Project
20 32 (9.07%) DV Cleared
21 29 (8.22%) MS Exchange
22 26 (7.37%) MS Visio
22 26 (7.37%) HTML
23 24 (6.80%) C
23 24 (6.80%) C#
23 24 (6.80%) VBA
23 24 (6.80%) Migration
24 23 (6.52%) PRINCE2
25 22 (6.23%) Citrix
25 22 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management

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 47 (13.31%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.53%) IIS
4 15 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.70%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.42%) CMS
9 4 (1.13%) WordPress
10 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.85%) OpenROAD
10 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.57%) Apache
11 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) Moodle
11 2 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 109 (30.88%) MS Office
2 56 (15.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (9.92%) MS Project
4 26 (7.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.85%) CATIA
7 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.27%) Primavera
4 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.38%) Office 365
2 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.97%) Firewall
2 13 (3.68%) Internet
3 12 (3.40%) LAN
4 11 (3.12%) SSL
5 9 (2.55%) DNS
5 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.55%) WAN
6 8 (2.27%) Wireless
7 7 (1.98%) DHCP
7 7 (1.98%) Network Security
7 7 (1.98%) SAN
8 6 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (1.70%) VPN
8 6 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.42%) ADSL
9 5 (1.42%) Skype
10 4 (1.13%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.13%) VoIP
11 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.68%) MS Access
5 10 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.70%) MySQL
8 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.85%) Ingres
10 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.57%) GIS
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.70%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.13%) Selenium
3 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.85%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.57%) Grunt
5 2 (0.57%) gulp
5 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.57%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) Maven
5 2 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.28%) Mockito
6 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 72 (20.40%) Finance
2 18 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.53%) Banking
4 12 (3.40%) Retail
5 7 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.42%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
7 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (25.50%) Analyst
2 58 (16.43%) Developer
3 33 (9.35%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.50%) Project Manager
5 20 (5.67%) SQL Developer
6 19 (5.38%) Administrator
6 19 (5.38%) Service Analyst
7 18 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.53%) Architect
10 15 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.25%) PMO Analyst
11 13 (3.68%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.68%) Junior
11 13 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
12 12 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (3.40%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (3.12%) IT Support
13 11 (3.12%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.33%) .NET
2 26 (7.37%) HTML
3 17 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.25%) CSS
5 11 (3.12%) XML
6 9 (2.55%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.55%) Web Services
7 8 (2.27%) CSS3
7 8 (2.27%) HTML5
8 7 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (1.98%) Classic ASP
8 7 (1.98%) jQuery
9 5 (1.42%) SOAP
10 4 (1.13%) REST
11 3 (0.85%) Ajax
11 3 (0.85%) JSON
11 3 (0.85%) WCF
11 3 (0.85%) WSDL
11 3 (0.85%) XSD
11 3 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.83%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.55%) Smartphone
4 8 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.27%) RIA
5 7 (1.98%) PKI
6 6 (1.70%) NHS
7 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.42%) Replication
8 4 (1.13%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.85%) Clustering
9 3 (0.85%) PMI
10 2 (0.57%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.57%) iPhone
10 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) SCORM
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (29.75%) Windows
2 41 (11.61%) Windows 7
3 38 (10.76%) Windows Server
4 21 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.97%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.68%) Linux
8 9 (2.55%) Unix
8 9 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.98%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.45%) Project Management
2 50 (14.16%) ITIL
3 37 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.80%) Migration
5 23 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 22 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (5.10%) CRM
9 17 (4.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 16 (4.53%) Coaching
10 16 (4.53%) Validation
11 15 (4.25%) Programme Management
11 15 (4.25%) Scrum
12 13 (3.68%) Change Management
12 13 (3.68%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.68%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.68%) Waterfall
13 12 (3.40%) Mentoring
13 12 (3.40%) SDLC
14 11 (3.12%) Gantt Chart
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.55%) SQL
2 24 (6.80%) C
2 24 (6.80%) C#
2 24 (6.80%) VBA
3 20 (5.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (5.67%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.68%) VB
5 11 (3.12%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.55%) C++
6 9 (2.55%) Java
6 9 (2.55%) PHP
6 9 (2.55%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.98%) Perl
8 4 (1.13%) Python
8 4 (1.13%) VBScript
9 2 (0.57%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (0.57%) XPath
10 1 (0.28%) ES6
10 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 84 (23.80%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.07%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.10%) Degree
5 11 (3.12%) CCNA
5 11 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.70%) CISSP
7 6 (1.70%) MCSE
8 5 (1.42%) ISSAP
9 4 (1.13%) MCITP
9 4 (1.13%) MCP
10 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.85%) CCNP
10 3 (0.85%) ISEB
10 3 (0.85%) MCSA
10 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.10%) SLA
2 11 (3.12%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) COBIT
4 2 (0.57%) HL7
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) GMP
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (21.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.85%) Xen
4 3 (0.85%) XenApp
5 2 (0.57%) Docker
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.23%) SCCM
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.85%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) Control-M
4 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.28%) Graylog
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 246 (69.69%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.23%) Citrix
3 19 (5.38%) VMware
4 13 (3.68%) Remedy
4 13 (3.68%) SAP
5 10 (2.83%) Apple
6 9 (2.55%) Oracle
7 6 (1.70%) Cisco
7 6 (1.70%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.70%) Tableau
8 5 (1.42%) Mitel
9 4 (1.13%) HP
10 3 (0.85%) BT
10 3 (0.85%) Lotus
10 3 (0.85%) PTC
10 3 (0.85%) Samsung
11 2 (0.57%) ESRI
11 2 (0.57%) Google
11 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.57%) Sophos
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