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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 192 192 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.30% 5.99% 6.15%
As % of the Applications category 56.80% 52.60% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 134 106
Median daily rate £325 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £130 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 18
Median hourly rate £13.25 £19.03 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +26.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £41.77 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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
338 365 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.08% 11.38% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 244 276
Median daily rate £320 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £474 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 60
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £43.83 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 71 £325 +4.83% 17
Somerset +25 25 £351 -3.31% 8
Gloucestershire -5 25 £500 +100.00% 10
Wiltshire -15 25 £325 +6.12% 11
Devon +12 15 £183 -47.85% 4
Dorset -13 15 £163 -10.34% 12
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 239 (69.08%) Microsoft
2 100 (28.90%) MS Office
2 100 (28.90%) Windows
3 93 (26.88%) Finance
4 88 (25.43%) Security Cleared
5 75 (21.68%) SQL
6 70 (20.23%) Active Directory
7 68 (19.65%) SQL Server
8 61 (17.63%) Project Management
9 57 (16.47%) SharePoint
10 47 (13.58%) MS PowerPoint
11 46 (13.29%) ITIL
12 39 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (10.98%) MS Project
14 36 (10.40%) SC Cleared
14 36 (10.40%) Windows Server
15 34 (9.83%) DV Cleared
15 34 (9.83%) .NET
16 30 (8.67%) Windows 7
17 27 (7.80%) C
17 27 (7.80%) Migration
18 26 (7.51%) VBA
19 25 (7.23%) MS Visio
19 25 (7.23%) MS Exchange
19 25 (7.23%) Citrix
20 24 (6.94%) Management Information System
20 24 (6.94%) PRINCE2
20 24 (6.94%) PowerShell
20 24 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (6.65%) C#

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 57 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.36%) IIS
4 11 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.16%) CMS
8 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.16%) WordPress
9 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.87%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.87%) Moodle
10 2 (0.58%) Apache
10 2 (0.58%) Confluence
10 2 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 100 (28.90%) MS Office
2 47 (13.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (10.98%) MS Project
4 25 (7.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.73%) InfoPath
6 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.87%) CATIA
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Primavera
2 8 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) BASE24
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.49%) Office 365
2 15 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.87%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.62%) LAN
2 15 (4.34%) Internet
3 14 (4.05%) WAN
4 12 (3.47%) Firewall
4 12 (3.47%) SSL
5 11 (3.18%) SAN
6 10 (2.89%) VPN
7 9 (2.60%) VoIP
7 9 (2.60%) Wireless
8 8 (2.31%) DNS
9 7 (2.02%) Kerberos
9 7 (2.02%) Network Security
10 6 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.73%) Skype
11 5 (1.45%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.16%) ADSL
12 4 (1.16%) DHCP
13 3 (0.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.34%) MS Access
5 13 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.60%) MySQL
9 5 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.16%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.87%) GIS
12 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.16%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.87%) JIRA
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.58%) Grunt
5 2 (0.58%) gulp
5 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.58%) Maven
5 2 (0.58%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.29%) JUnit
6 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 93 (26.88%) Finance
2 20 (5.78%) Banking
3 16 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.73%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.87%) Billing
7 3 (0.87%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Avionics
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (24.86%) Analyst
2 54 (15.61%) Developer
3 25 (7.23%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.65%) Support Engineer
5 19 (5.49%) Architect
6 18 (5.20%) Service Analyst
6 18 (5.20%) SQL Developer
6 18 (5.20%) Support Analyst
7 16 (4.62%) Administrator
7 16 (4.62%) VBA Developer
8 15 (4.34%) PMO Analyst
8 15 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.76%) Access Developer
10 13 (3.76%) Access VBA Developer
10 13 (3.76%) Consultant
11 12 (3.47%) Desktop Support
12 11 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (3.18%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.83%) .NET
2 18 (5.20%) HTML
3 15 (4.34%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.89%) CSS
5 9 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.60%) Web Services
5 9 (2.60%) XML
6 6 (1.73%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.45%) Classic ASP
7 5 (1.45%) CSS3
7 5 (1.45%) HTML5
7 5 (1.45%) jQuery
8 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.16%) REST
9 3 (0.87%) Ajax
9 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (0.87%) WSDL
9 3 (0.87%) XSD
10 2 (0.58%) ADO
10 2 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.02%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.02%) PKI
3 7 (2.02%) Smartphone
4 6 (1.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.45%) NHS
5 5 (1.45%) Replication
5 5 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.16%) Clustering
6 4 (1.16%) CMDB
6 4 (1.16%) Life Science
6 4 (1.16%) RIA
6 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.87%) Blog
7 3 (0.87%) PMI
7 3 (0.87%) User Experience
8 2 (0.58%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.90%) Windows
2 36 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.67%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.89%) Linux
7 8 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.45%) Unix
11 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.63%) Project Management
2 46 (13.29%) ITIL
3 27 (7.80%) Migration
4 24 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.94%) PRINCE2
5 23 (6.65%) Coaching
6 20 (5.78%) Mentoring
7 19 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (4.34%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.34%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.34%) Validation
10 14 (4.05%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.05%) SDLC
11 13 (3.76%) Service Management
12 12 (3.47%) ITIL V3
13 11 (3.18%) Change Management
13 11 (3.18%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.18%) Risk Management
14 10 (2.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.68%) SQL
2 27 (7.80%) C
3 26 (7.51%) VBA
4 24 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 23 (6.65%) C#
6 13 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.18%) C++
7 11 (3.18%) VB
8 10 (2.89%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.60%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.31%) Java
11 7 (2.02%) PHP
12 5 (1.45%) Perl
13 4 (1.16%) VBScript
14 2 (0.58%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.58%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.58%) Python
14 2 (0.58%) VC++
15 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 88 (25.43%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.83%) DV Cleared
4 22 (6.36%) Degree
5 14 (4.05%) CCNA
5 14 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.73%) CISSP
9 5 (1.45%) CCNP
9 5 (1.45%) ISEB
9 5 (1.45%) ISSAP
9 5 (1.45%) MCP
9 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.87%) MCSE
10 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.58%) APMP
11 2 (0.58%) MCSA
11 2 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.49%) SLA
2 14 (4.05%) QA
3 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.58%) HL7
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.58%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) GMP
7 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (20.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.73%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.73%) XenApp
4 4 (1.16%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.16%) UAG
4 4 (1.16%) vSphere
4 4 (1.16%) Xen
4 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.58%) Docker
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.49%) SCCM
2 5 (1.45%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.29%) Control-M
4 1 (0.29%) Graylog
4 1 (0.29%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 239 (69.08%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.23%) Citrix
3 21 (6.07%) VMware
4 13 (3.76%) Cisco
4 13 (3.76%) Remedy
4 13 (3.76%) SAP
5 10 (2.89%) Apple
6 9 (2.60%) Oracle
7 7 (2.02%) Nintex
8 5 (1.45%) Mitel
8 5 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.45%) Sophos
9 4 (1.16%) AppSense
9 4 (1.16%) Canon
9 4 (1.16%) Dell
9 4 (1.16%) HP
9 4 (1.16%) Lotus
9 4 (1.16%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.87%) Nortel
10 3 (0.87%) ServiceNow
Wiltshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £8.81 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £43.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £40.00 - £43.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago