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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 171 144 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.74% 4.47% 7.09%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 40.11% 50.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 69 110
Average daily rate £330 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 11
Average hourly rate £13.66 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.85% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £25.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.44%
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
342 359 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.48% 11.14% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 213 200
Average daily rate £340 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £135 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 44
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.18 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.90% -32.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.19 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.25 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 55 £325 +1.56% 21
Wiltshire +9 36 £350 +7.69% 22
Gloucestershire +12 26 £250 -33.33% 15
Dorset +1 14 £275 -44.30% 17
Somerset -1 13 £475 +76.74% 6
Devon -2 12 £325 +8.33% 5
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 268 (68.37%) Microsoft
2 118 (30.10%) MS Office
3 104 (26.53%) Windows
4 100 (25.51%) Finance
5 82 (20.92%) Security Cleared
6 69 (17.60%) Project Management
7 64 (16.33%) SQL Server
8 62 (15.82%) PRINCE2
9 61 (15.56%) SQL
10 55 (14.03%) Active Directory
10 55 (14.03%) MS PowerPoint
11 47 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (10.97%) SC Cleared
13 42 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (10.46%) MS Project
15 39 (9.95%) ITIL
15 39 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (9.95%) Windows 7
16 37 (9.44%) MS Access
17 33 (8.42%) MS Visio
18 31 (7.91%) Windows Server
19 30 (7.65%) .NET
19 30 (7.65%) JavaScript
19 30 (7.65%) Degree
20 29 (7.40%) QA
20 29 (7.40%) VBA
20 29 (7.40%) DV Cleared
21 28 (7.14%) Windows XP
21 28 (7.14%) VMware
22 26 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.34%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.57%) IIS
4 10 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.51%) CMS
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 118 (30.10%) MS Office
2 55 (14.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (10.46%) MS Project
4 33 (8.42%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.51%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.26%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (3.57%) Primavera
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.26%) BASE24
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.59%) Office 365
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Pure360
4 1 (0.26%) Responsys
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.34%) Internet
2 12 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.55%) VPN
4 9 (2.30%) DNS
4 9 (2.30%) Wireless
5 8 (2.04%) Firewall
6 7 (1.79%) LAN
7 6 (1.53%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.53%) WAN
8 4 (1.02%) DHCP
9 3 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.77%) SAN
10 2 (0.51%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.51%) MPLS
11 1 (0.26%) BGP
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.26%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 1 (0.26%) OSPF
11 1 (0.26%) VLAN
11 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.44%) MS Access
3 26 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.04%) Big Data
6 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.02%) QlikView
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.51%) DataStage
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 21 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.08%) Maven
3 10 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.77%) Capybara
5 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.77%) MorphX
6 2 (0.51%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 100 (25.51%) Finance
2 17 (4.34%) Banking
3 13 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.79%) Legal
5 5 (1.28%) Back Office
5 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.28%) Retail
6 4 (1.02%) German Language
6 4 (1.02%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Electronics
7 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.77%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (26.28%) Analyst
2 56 (14.29%) Developer
3 42 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 34 (8.67%) Business Analyst
5 21 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 19 (4.85%) Service Analyst
7 18 (4.59%) Consultant
7 18 (4.59%) Data Analyst
8 16 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (3.83%) Programme Planner
9 15 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (3.57%) Administrator
10 14 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.06%) VBA Developer
12 11 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.55%) Microsoft Consultant
13 10 (2.55%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (2.30%) Architect
14 9 (2.30%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.65%) .NET
2 16 (4.08%) MCollective
3 12 (3.06%) HTML
4 9 (2.30%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.04%) CSS
5 8 (2.04%) XML
6 6 (1.53%) WCF
6 6 (1.53%) WPF
7 5 (1.28%) RESTful
7 5 (1.28%) Spring
8 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.02%) COM
9 3 (0.77%) Ajax
9 3 (0.77%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.77%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.77%) jQuery
9 3 (0.77%) Middleware
9 3 (0.77%) Web Services
10 2 (0.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.30%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.53%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.02%) Clustering
7 4 (1.02%) NHS
8 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.77%) iPad
8 3 (0.77%) iPhone
8 3 (0.77%) PMI
9 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.51%) PKI
9 2 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (26.53%) Windows
2 39 (9.95%) Windows 7
3 31 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 28 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 22 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (5.36%) Linux
7 17 (4.34%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.30%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.26%) Unix
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.60%) Project Management
2 62 (15.82%) PRINCE2
3 42 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (9.95%) ITIL
4 39 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (5.87%) Time Management
6 22 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (5.61%) Scrum
7 20 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (5.10%) Migration
8 17 (4.34%) Configuration Management
8 17 (4.34%) UML
9 16 (4.08%) Build Automation
9 16 (4.08%) Change Management
9 16 (4.08%) DevOps
10 15 (3.83%) Business Analysis
11 14 (3.57%) Data Modelling
11 14 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
12 13 (3.32%) CRM
12 13 (3.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.56%) SQL
2 30 (7.65%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.40%) VBA
4 21 (5.36%) C
5 19 (4.85%) Ruby
6 17 (4.34%) Bash Shell
7 16 (4.08%) C#
8 13 (3.32%) Java
8 13 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.55%) VB
10 7 (1.79%) C++
11 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.02%) VB6
13 3 (0.77%) Delphi
13 3 (0.77%) PHP
13 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.51%) Python
15 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 82 (20.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.65%) Degree
4 29 (7.40%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.12%) ISEB
6 12 (3.06%) APMP
7 9 (2.30%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 5 (1.28%) APMG
10 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.28%) HND
10 5 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.02%) CCNA
11 4 (1.02%) MCP
11 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.40%) QA
2 10 (2.55%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) COSHH
4 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (14.03%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.02%) XenApp
4 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.77%) vSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Firmware
5 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) UAG
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (4.08%) Puppet
2 15 (3.83%) SCCM
3 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.02%) SCOM
4 3 (0.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) DBAmp
5 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 268 (68.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.14%) VMware
3 15 (3.83%) Cisco
4 14 (3.57%) Citrix
5 13 (3.32%) Oracle
6 11 (2.81%) IBM
7 8 (2.04%) SAP
8 6 (1.53%) Remedy
9 5 (1.28%) Adobe
9 5 (1.28%) Apple
9 5 (1.28%) ESRI
9 5 (1.28%) HP
10 4 (1.02%) Casewise
10 4 (1.02%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.02%) Teradata
11 3 (0.77%) Borland
11 3 (0.77%) Dell
12 2 (0.51%) AppSense
12 2 (0.51%) BMC
12 2 (0.51%) Cognos
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