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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 170 188 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.64% 5.95% 6.46%
As % of the Applications category 53.63% 54.02% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 126 111
Median daily rate £310 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £452 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 12
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.89% +16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £24.25 £25.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
317 348 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.51% 11.02% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 228 275
Median daily rate £315 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £148 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 59
Median hourly rate £14.61 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.13 £27.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +2 53 £273 -12.80% 31
Gloucestershire -3 28 £475 +18.75% 5
Wiltshire -16 24 £365 +10.60% 17
Dorset -10 20 £163 -10.34% 8
Somerset +4 16 £275 -26.66% 8
Devon +11 14 £295 -11.27% 2
Cornwall +2 1 £110 -58.49% 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 231 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 99 (30.09%) Windows
3 95 (28.88%) Finance
4 89 (27.05%) MS Office
5 87 (26.44%) Security Cleared
6 74 (22.49%) SQL
7 69 (20.97%) SQL Server
8 67 (20.36%) Active Directory
9 63 (19.15%) Project Management
10 46 (13.98%) SharePoint
11 43 (13.07%) ITIL
12 40 (12.16%) MS PowerPoint
13 37 (11.25%) SC Cleared
14 35 (10.64%) MS Project
14 35 (10.64%) Windows Server
15 34 (10.33%) DV Cleared
16 29 (8.81%) Windows 7
16 29 (8.81%) Management Information System
17 28 (8.51%) .NET
17 28 (8.51%) PRINCE2
17 28 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (8.21%) Citrix
19 26 (7.90%) VBA
19 26 (7.90%) C
20 24 (7.29%) MS Visio
20 24 (7.29%) Coaching
21 23 (6.99%) MS Exchange
21 23 (6.99%) IIS
21 23 (6.99%) Migration
21 23 (6.99%) VMware

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 46 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.99%) IIS
2 23 (6.99%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.61%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.61%) Confluence
8 2 (0.61%) WordPress
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.30%) Moodle
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 89 (27.05%) MS Office
2 40 (12.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (10.64%) MS Project
4 24 (7.29%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.82%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Primavera
2 8 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.30%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (4.56%) Office 365
2 8 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.17%) Internet
2 14 (4.26%) LAN
3 12 (3.65%) SAN
3 12 (3.65%) WAN
4 11 (3.34%) SSL
5 9 (2.74%) VPN
5 9 (2.74%) Wireless
6 8 (2.43%) Firewall
6 8 (2.43%) VoIP
7 7 (2.13%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.13%) Network Security
8 6 (1.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.52%) DNS
9 5 (1.52%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.22%) DHCP
10 4 (1.22%) Skype
11 3 (0.91%) Intranet
11 3 (0.91%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (4.26%) MS Access
5 12 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (2.13%) MySQL
8 6 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.22%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.61%) GIS
11 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.30%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.30%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.91%) JIRA
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) Maven
5 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.61%) Selenium
5 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.30%) JUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Mockito
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 95 (28.88%) Finance
2 19 (5.78%) Banking
3 18 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.91%) Back Office
6 3 (0.91%) Billing
6 3 (0.91%) Publishing
6 3 (0.91%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.61%) Local Government
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Avionics
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (24.01%) Analyst
2 52 (15.81%) Developer
3 26 (7.90%) Project Manager
4 22 (6.69%) Architect
5 20 (6.08%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.47%) Service Analyst
7 17 (5.17%) SQL Developer
8 16 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (4.56%) VBA Developer
10 14 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.95%) Access Developer
11 13 (3.95%) Access VBA Developer
11 13 (3.95%) Administrator
11 13 (3.95%) Consultant
11 13 (3.95%) Programme Planner
11 13 (3.95%) Project Planner
12 12 (3.65%) PMO Analyst
13 11 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.34%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.51%) .NET
2 14 (4.26%) HTML
3 13 (3.95%) ASP.NET
3 13 (3.95%) XML
4 11 (3.34%) Web Services
5 10 (3.04%) CSS
6 9 (2.74%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.82%) Spring
8 5 (1.52%) Classic ASP
8 5 (1.52%) RESTful
9 4 (1.22%) REST
10 3 (0.91%) Ajax
10 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.91%) CSS3
10 3 (0.91%) HTML5
10 3 (0.91%) WSDL
10 3 (0.91%) XSD
11 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.61%) jQuery
11 2 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.81%) Management Information System
2 28 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.82%) PKI
5 5 (1.52%) NHS
5 5 (1.52%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.22%) Clustering
6 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.22%) Life Science
6 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.91%) Blog
7 3 (0.91%) CMDB
7 3 (0.91%) PMI
7 3 (0.91%) User Experience
7 3 (0.91%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.61%) RIA
8 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (30.09%) Windows
2 35 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.81%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.43%) Linux
7 6 (1.82%) Unix
7 6 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.15%) Project Management
2 43 (13.07%) ITIL
3 28 (8.51%) PRINCE2
4 24 (7.29%) Coaching
5 23 (6.99%) Migration
6 19 (5.78%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (4.56%) Change Management
10 14 (4.26%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.95%) ITIL V3
11 13 (3.95%) Programme Management
12 12 (3.65%) ERP
12 12 (3.65%) SDLC
12 12 (3.65%) Validation
13 11 (3.34%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.34%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.34%) Service Management
13 11 (3.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.49%) SQL
2 26 (7.90%) C
2 26 (7.90%) VBA
3 19 (5.78%) C#
4 17 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.95%) Java
6 11 (3.34%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.04%) VB
8 8 (2.43%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.43%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.13%) C++
10 5 (1.52%) PHP
11 3 (0.91%) VBScript
12 2 (0.61%) Perl
12 2 (0.61%) Python
12 2 (0.61%) VC++
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 87 (26.44%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 34 (10.33%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.78%) Degree
5 13 (3.95%) CCNA
5 13 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.13%) APMP
7 7 (2.13%) ISEB
7 7 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.82%) CISSP
9 5 (1.52%) ISSAP
9 5 (1.52%) MCP
10 4 (1.22%) CCNP
10 4 (1.22%) MCSE
10 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.91%) MCDST
11 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CISMP
12 2 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.56%) QA
2 14 (4.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.61%) COBIT
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) HL7
5 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.61%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) GMP
6 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.43%) XenApp
4 6 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.82%) vSphere
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.22%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.22%) UAG
6 4 (1.22%) Xen
7 3 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.61%) Docker
8 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (6.38%) SCCM
2 5 (1.52%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) DBAmp
5 1 (0.30%) Graylog
5 1 (0.30%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 231 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.21%) Citrix
3 23 (6.99%) VMware
4 12 (3.65%) Remedy
5 11 (3.34%) Cisco
5 11 (3.34%) Oracle
5 11 (3.34%) SAP
6 10 (3.04%) Apple
7 7 (2.13%) Nintex
8 6 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.52%) AppSense
9 5 (1.52%) Mitel
9 5 (1.52%) Sophos
10 4 (1.22%) BMC
10 4 (1.22%) Canon
10 4 (1.22%) Dell
11 3 (0.91%) HP
11 3 (0.91%) IBM
11 3 (0.91%) Nortel
11 3 (0.91%) ServiceNow
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