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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 221 212 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.53% 6.54% 7.56%
As % of the Applications category 55.53% 47.11% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 124 104
Average daily rate
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£313 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 14
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.59 £25.50 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
398 450 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.77% 13.88% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 290 222
Average daily rate £348 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +9 74 £321 -8.28% 24
Dorset +11 41 £175 -30.00% 20
Wiltshire -18 41 £293 +5.40% 21
Gloucestershire -3 35 £306 -12.50% 14
Somerset +8 12 £375 +66.66% 3
Devon -11 11 £333 +90.00% 3
Cornwall +1 2 £265 +135.55% 2
Avon - 1 £310 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 254 (64.30%) Microsoft
2 133 (33.67%) MS Office
3 122 (30.89%) Windows
4 80 (20.25%) SQL
4 80 (20.25%) Active Directory
5 76 (19.24%) Finance
6 75 (18.99%) SQL Server
7 65 (16.46%) Security Cleared
8 60 (15.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 58 (14.68%) Windows 7
10 55 (13.92%) MS Project
10 55 (13.92%) Project Management
11 51 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (10.89%) Windows XP
13 41 (10.38%) Migration
14 37 (9.37%) SharePoint
14 37 (9.37%) SC Cleared
15 36 (9.11%) PRINCE2
16 35 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (8.10%) MS Access
17 32 (8.10%) MS Visio
17 32 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
18 31 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (7.59%) Programme Management
19 30 (7.59%) Lync
20 29 (7.34%) Banking
20 29 (7.34%) VMware
20 29 (7.34%) ITIL
21 26 (6.58%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (9.37%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.59%) Lync
3 17 (4.30%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.52%) IIS
6 5 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.27%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.01%) SAS
8 3 (0.76%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 133 (33.67%) MS Office
2 60 (15.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 55 (13.92%) MS Project
4 32 (8.10%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.76%) SPSS
7 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.25%) Primavera
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.57%) Office 365
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.30%) DNS
2 14 (3.54%) Firewall
3 10 (2.53%) VPN
4 9 (2.28%) DHCP
5 7 (1.77%) Wireless
6 6 (1.52%) SAN
6 6 (1.52%) Internet
6 6 (1.52%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.52%) WAN
7 4 (1.01%) LAN
7 4 (1.01%) NAS
8 3 (0.76%) Intranet
9 2 (0.51%) HTTP
9 2 (0.51%) VLAN
9 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.51%) Multicast
9 2 (0.51%) Skype
9 2 (0.51%) WebEx
10 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (8.10%) MS Access
4 31 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.76%) Cognos Report Studio
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.51%) Essbase
12 2 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.25%) MorphX
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 76 (19.24%) Finance
2 29 (7.34%) Banking
3 16 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.78%) Retail
4 11 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.27%) Marketing
7 5 (1.27%) German Language
8 4 (1.01%) Polish Language
8 4 (1.01%) Military
8 4 (1.01%) Local Government
9 3 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (29.62%) Analyst
2 54 (13.67%) Developer
3 34 (8.61%) Project Manager
4 26 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.08%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (5.06%) Service Analyst
9 14 (3.54%) Administrator
10 12 (3.04%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.04%) Consultant
11 11 (2.78%) Desktop Support
11 11 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (2.78%) IT Support
12 10 (2.53%) PMO Analyst
12 10 (2.53%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.53%) Junior
13 9 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 8 (2.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (2.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.58%) .NET
2 12 (3.04%) HTML
3 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.52%) CSS
4 6 (1.52%) WPF
5 5 (1.27%) WCF
5 5 (1.27%) XML
6 4 (1.01%) Middleware
6 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.01%) RESTful
7 3 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.76%) Classic ASP
7 3 (0.76%) J2EE
8 2 (0.51%) JSP
8 2 (0.51%) COM
8 2 (0.51%) Ajax
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.51%) Flash
8 2 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.28%) GIS
5 8 (2.03%) NHS
5 8 (2.03%) Clustering
6 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.27%) iPhone
7 5 (1.27%) iPad
7 5 (1.27%) Statistics
8 4 (1.01%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.01%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.76%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.76%) Wiki
9 3 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.76%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.76%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.89%) Windows
2 58 (14.68%) Windows 7
3 43 (10.89%) Windows XP
4 24 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.57%) Windows 8
6 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.03%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.77%) Linux
10 3 (0.76%) UNIX
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.92%) Project Management
2 41 (10.38%) Migration
3 36 (9.11%) PRINCE2
4 32 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (7.59%) Programme Management
7 29 (7.34%) ITIL
8 22 (5.57%) Asset Management
9 18 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.30%) IT Asset Management
11 16 (4.05%) Business Analysis
12 14 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.29%) ETL
14 12 (3.04%) Change Management
14 12 (3.04%) ERP
15 11 (2.78%) CRM
15 11 (2.78%) Service Delivery
15 11 (2.78%) Risk Management
15 11 (2.78%) Data Analysis
15 11 (2.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.25%) SQL
2 26 (6.58%) T-SQL
3 24 (6.08%) C#
4 21 (5.32%) VB
5 19 (4.81%) VBA
6 15 (3.80%) VBScript
7 8 (2.03%) C++
7 8 (2.03%) C
8 7 (1.77%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.27%) Java
11 4 (1.01%) X++
11 4 (1.01%) VB6
12 3 (0.76%) Delphi
13 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.51%) Ruby
13 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 65 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.08%) Degree
4 20 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.78%) MCSE
7 10 (2.53%) MCSA
7 10 (2.53%) ISEB
8 8 (2.03%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.52%) PMP
10 6 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.27%) HNC
12 4 (1.01%) MCTS
12 4 (1.01%) MCITP
12 4 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.76%) APMP
13 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.05%) QA
2 10 (2.53%) SLA
3 7 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 80 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 3 (0.76%) Xen
6 3 (0.76%) XenApp
6 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.76%) Firmware
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (4.56%) SCCM
2 10 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.76%) SCOM
3 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.51%) WSUS
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 254 (64.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.34%) VMware
3 18 (4.56%) Citrix
4 17 (4.30%) Oracle
4 17 (4.30%) Cisco
5 16 (4.05%) McAfee
6 15 (3.80%) Tableau
7 10 (2.53%) ESRI
8 8 (2.03%) Apple
8 8 (2.03%) SAP
8 8 (2.03%) Cognos
8 8 (2.03%) HP
9 5 (1.27%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.27%) Teradata
10 4 (1.01%) Symantec
10 4 (1.01%) Dell
10 4 (1.01%) IBM
11 3 (0.76%) Borland
11 3 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.76%) OpenText
South West
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Network ITR
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago