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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 180 232 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.90% 7.18% 6.80%
As % of the Applications category 53.57% 44.36% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 132 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +68.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £149.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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
336 523 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.01% 16.20% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 295 164
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 37
Average hourly rate £14.75 £22.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% +69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 55 £330 +20.00% 27
Wiltshire -6 41 £350 +27.27% 26
Dorset +15 25 £180 -42.40% 11
Somerset -3 17 £425 +30.76% 13
Gloucestershire -21 16 £400 +25.00% 19
Devon -9 8 £343 +95.71% 10
Cornwall +7 7 - -
Avon - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 200 (61.92%) Microsoft
2 122 (37.77%) MS Office
3 108 (33.44%) Windows
4 71 (21.98%) SQL
5 68 (21.05%) Finance
6 67 (20.74%) Security Cleared
7 63 (19.50%) SQL Server
8 60 (18.58%) MS Project
8 60 (18.58%) Active Directory
9 55 (17.03%) SharePoint
10 50 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
11 45 (13.93%) Project Management
12 42 (13.00%) Windows 7
13 41 (12.69%) SC Cleared
14 38 (11.76%) PRINCE2
14 38 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (10.53%) Windows XP
16 32 (9.91%) .NET
17 31 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (8.98%) MS Access
19 27 (8.36%) ITIL
20 26 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (7.74%) MS Visio
22 24 (7.43%) HTML
23 23 (7.12%) CSS
23 23 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
24 22 (6.81%) Visual Studio
24 22 (6.81%) Banking
25 20 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
25 20 (6.19%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 55 (17.03%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.02%) Lync
3 10 (3.10%) IIS
3 10 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.93%) CMS
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.62%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.62%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.62%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 122 (37.77%) MS Office
2 60 (18.58%) MS Project
3 50 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (7.74%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.31%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Agresso
5 1 (0.31%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Summit
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.79%) Office 365
2 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.57%) WAN
2 15 (4.64%) LAN
3 10 (3.10%) SAN
4 9 (2.79%) Firewall
5 8 (2.48%) DNS
6 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.55%) DHCP
7 4 (1.24%) NAS
7 4 (1.24%) VPN
7 4 (1.24%) Internet
8 3 (0.93%) Intranet
9 2 (0.62%) Multicast
9 2 (0.62%) VLAN
9 2 (0.62%) Network Security
9 2 (0.62%) MPLS
9 2 (0.62%) FTP
9 2 (0.62%) HTTP
10 1 (0.31%) VoIP
10 1 (0.31%) Wireless
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.98%) MS Access
3 20 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.24%) MySQL
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.62%) QlikView
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.62%) DB2
10 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (6.81%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.62%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.31%) Ant
4 1 (0.31%) ERwin
4 1 (0.31%) Toad
4 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.31%) MorphX
General
1 68 (21.05%) Finance
2 22 (6.81%) Banking
3 20 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.33%) Retail
5 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.17%) Marketing
6 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.93%) Back Office
7 3 (0.93%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (29.41%) Analyst
2 47 (14.55%) Developer
3 23 (7.12%) Project Manager
4 18 (5.57%) Business Analyst
4 18 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 17 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (4.64%) Consultant
7 13 (4.02%) Desktop Support
8 12 (3.72%) PMO Analyst
9 11 (3.41%) Coordinator
9 11 (3.41%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.41%) SQL Developer
10 9 (2.79%) Architect
10 9 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (2.48%) Administrator
11 8 (2.48%) Project Coordinator
12 7 (2.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (2.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.91%) .NET
2 24 (7.43%) HTML
3 23 (7.12%) CSS
4 16 (4.95%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.41%) jQuery
5 11 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (2.48%) XML
8 7 (2.17%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.55%) Web Services
9 5 (1.55%) HTML5
10 4 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.24%) WCF
10 4 (1.24%) WinForms
11 3 (0.93%) XSLT
11 3 (0.93%) XHTML
11 3 (0.93%) Ajax
12 2 (0.62%) Sass
12 2 (0.62%) Middleware
12 2 (0.62%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.10%) Open Source
4 6 (1.86%) PDA
4 6 (1.86%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.86%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.86%) NHS
5 5 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.24%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.24%) Clustering
6 4 (1.24%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.93%) GIS
7 3 (0.93%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.93%) CESG
7 3 (0.93%) Statistics
7 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 3 (0.93%) Social Media
8 2 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.44%) Windows
2 42 (13.00%) Windows 7
3 34 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 23 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.48%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.55%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.62%) UNIX
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.93%) Project Management
2 38 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 31 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (8.36%) ITIL
5 26 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (6.19%) Scrum
7 16 (4.95%) Migration
8 15 (4.64%) Change Management
8 15 (4.64%) Data Analysis
9 14 (4.33%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.33%) CRM
10 13 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.41%) ETL
11 11 (3.41%) Risk Management
11 11 (3.41%) Data Management
12 10 (3.10%) Time Management
12 10 (3.10%) TDD
12 10 (3.10%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.10%) Project Planning
12 10 (3.10%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.98%) SQL
2 16 (4.95%) C#
2 16 (4.95%) VBA
3 15 (4.64%) T-SQL
3 15 (4.64%) Java
4 14 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.72%) VB
5 12 (3.72%) VB.NET
6 11 (3.41%) VBScript
6 11 (3.41%) C
7 6 (1.86%) PHP
8 5 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.62%) X++
9 2 (0.62%) VB6
9 2 (0.62%) C++
9 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.31%) COBOL
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.10%) Degree
5 10 (3.10%) MCSE
6 9 (2.79%) MCSA
7 8 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.55%) MCP
9 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.93%) ISEB
10 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.93%) CISSP
10 3 (0.93%) GIAC
10 3 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (0.93%) CISA
10 3 (0.93%) CISM
10 3 (0.93%) SSCP
10 3 (0.93%) CEH
10 3 (0.93%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.02%) SLA
2 9 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.55%) QA
4 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.93%) COBIT
6 2 (0.62%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 60 (18.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.93%) Xen
6 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.62%) XenApp
6 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (6.19%) SCCM
2 9 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.62%) WSUS
4 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.31%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 200 (61.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.19%) VMware
3 17 (5.26%) Citrix
4 14 (4.33%) Oracle
5 12 (3.72%) McAfee
6 10 (3.10%) Cisco
6 10 (3.10%) SAP
7 9 (2.79%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.86%) HP
9 5 (1.55%) Cognos
9 5 (1.55%) Dell
10 4 (1.24%) Symantec
10 4 (1.24%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.93%) Apple
11 3 (0.93%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.93%) Adobe
12 2 (0.62%) Alteryx
12 2 (0.62%) Tableau
12 2 (0.62%) hybris
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