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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 209 162 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.72% 7.26% 6.37%
As % of the Applications category 46.55% 46.02% 49.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 97 104
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £145 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £31.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
449 352 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.44% 15.77% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 214 229
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Wiltshire -1 64 £333 +4.31% 14
Bristol -15 51 £340 +4.61% 29
Devon +4 27 £175 -46.15% 2
Gloucestershire -2 27 £350 +5.66% 10
Dorset +9 18 £250 +9.28% 10
Somerset -21 6 £225 -40.00% 19
Cornwall - 3 £113 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 267 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 147 (34.51%) Windows
3 120 (28.17%) Security Cleared
4 115 (27.00%) MS Office
5 95 (22.30%) Finance
6 89 (20.89%) SQL
7 78 (18.31%) SharePoint
8 76 (17.84%) ITIL
9 74 (17.37%) SC Cleared
10 68 (15.96%) Project Management
11 66 (15.49%) SQL Server
11 66 (15.49%) MS Project
12 63 (14.79%) Active Directory
12 63 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
13 60 (14.08%) VMware
14 50 (11.74%) SLA
14 50 (11.74%) PRINCE2
15 46 (10.80%) Windows 7
16 43 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (10.09%) Telecoms
17 41 (9.62%) Cisco
17 41 (9.62%) DV Cleared
18 38 (8.92%) Banking
19 34 (7.98%) Firewall
20 33 (7.75%) HP
21 31 (7.28%) DNS
21 31 (7.28%) SAP
21 31 (7.28%) Migration
22 30 (7.04%) VBA
23 29 (6.81%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 78 (18.31%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.63%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.93%) IIS
4 11 (2.58%) Apache
4 11 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.64%) CMS
7 7 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.64%) MS Project Server
7 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.41%) Lync
9 5 (1.17%) SAS
9 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.70%) Node.js
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 115 (27.00%) MS Office
2 66 (15.49%) MS Project
3 63 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.93%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.41%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.17%) SPSS
8 4 (0.94%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.70%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) assyst
2 5 (1.17%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.23%) MoSes
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.98%) Firewall
2 31 (7.28%) DNS
3 19 (4.46%) Cisco PIX
4 17 (3.99%) DHCP
5 14 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.29%) Internet
6 12 (2.82%) Intranet
7 8 (1.88%) LDAP
8 7 (1.64%) WAN
8 7 (1.64%) SMTP
8 7 (1.64%) VPN
8 7 (1.64%) SNMP
9 5 (1.17%) SAN
9 5 (1.17%) Wireless
9 5 (1.17%) LAN
10 4 (0.94%) VoIP
11 3 (0.70%) Nortel Meridian
11 3 (0.70%) VLAN
12 2 (0.47%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.47%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.57%) MS Access
3 17 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.82%) SAP BW
6 11 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.17%) SAP BI
12 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.70%) OLAP
13 3 (0.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.17%) Subversion
2 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.94%) MSI
4 2 (0.47%) NUnit
4 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.47%) Selenium
4 2 (0.47%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.23%) Maven
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
5 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.23%) MSTest
5 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.23%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) Toad
5 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 95 (22.30%) Finance
2 43 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.92%) Banking
4 12 (2.82%) Legal
5 10 (2.35%) Military
6 8 (1.88%) Marketing
6 8 (1.88%) Retail
7 5 (1.17%) Law
7 5 (1.17%) Publishing
8 4 (0.94%) Local Government
8 4 (0.94%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.70%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 128 (30.05%) Analyst
2 52 (12.21%) Developer
3 27 (6.34%) Administrator
4 24 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (5.40%) Support Analyst
6 22 (5.16%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.16%) Consultant
7 17 (3.99%) Desktop Support
7 17 (3.99%) Support Engineer
8 14 (3.29%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.05%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (3.05%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (2.82%) MI Analyst
10 12 (2.82%) Service Analyst
10 12 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
11 11 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (2.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.81%) .NET
2 17 (3.99%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.82%) HTML
4 11 (2.58%) XML
5 7 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.64%) Silverlight
6 6 (1.41%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (1.41%) REST
7 5 (1.17%) SAP CO-PA
7 5 (1.17%) MSMQ
7 5 (1.17%) CSS
7 5 (1.17%) JSP
8 4 (0.94%) Web Services
8 4 (0.94%) jQuery
8 4 (0.94%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.94%) CSS3
9 3 (0.70%) WPF
9 3 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.63%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.16%) Thin Client
2 22 (5.16%) Fat Client
3 11 (2.58%) NHS
4 10 (2.35%) FMCG
5 8 (1.88%) CMDB
5 8 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.41%) Replication
7 6 (1.41%) Clustering
8 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.17%) iPhone
8 5 (1.17%) Open Source
9 4 (0.94%) iPad
10 3 (0.70%) PDA
10 3 (0.70%) SCADA
11 2 (0.47%) Statistics
11 2 (0.47%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 147 (34.51%) Windows
2 46 (10.80%) Windows 7
3 28 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (6.57%) Windows XP
4 25 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.63%) Linux
6 21 (4.93%) Solaris
7 14 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.64%) CentOS
10 6 (1.41%) UNIX
11 5 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.84%) ITIL
2 68 (15.96%) Project Management
3 50 (11.74%) PRINCE2
4 31 (7.28%) Migration
5 28 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (5.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (5.16%) Test Scripting
8 21 (4.93%) Change Management
9 19 (4.46%) Business Analysis
10 18 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.23%) ERP
11 17 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (3.76%) Service Management
13 15 (3.52%) Project Planning
13 15 (3.52%) Change Control
14 14 (3.29%) Capacity Management
14 14 (3.29%) Software Testing
15 13 (3.05%) Configuration Management
15 13 (3.05%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (20.89%) SQL
2 30 (7.04%) VBA
3 25 (5.87%) C#
4 15 (3.52%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.29%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.29%) VB
6 12 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.58%) ABAP
8 10 (2.35%) Perl
8 10 (2.35%) C
9 9 (2.11%) Ruby
10 8 (1.88%) Java
10 8 (1.88%) VBScript
11 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.47%) PHP
13 2 (0.47%) Delphi
13 2 (0.47%) VB6
13 2 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 120 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 74 (17.37%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 23 (5.40%) Degree
5 19 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.82%) ISEB
8 9 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.88%) MCSE
9 8 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.64%) MCP
10 7 (1.64%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (1.41%) CCNP
11 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.17%) CCNA
12 5 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (1.17%) PMP
13 4 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.74%) SLA
2 22 (5.16%) QA
3 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.70%) Basel II
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (14.79%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (1.88%) NFS
4 7 (1.64%) qmail
4 7 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.64%) Squid
5 6 (1.41%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.41%) vSphere
6 5 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.70%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.70%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.70%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) UAG
9 1 (0.23%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (6.81%) SCCM
2 17 (3.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (2.82%) HP SIM
3 12 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.88%) SCOM
5 5 (1.17%) WSUS
5 5 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) nmon
8 1 (0.23%) MOM
8 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 267 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 60 (14.08%) VMware
3 41 (9.62%) Cisco
4 33 (7.75%) HP
5 31 (7.28%) SAP
6 24 (5.63%) Citrix
7 19 (4.46%) CheckPoint
8 18 (4.23%) Symantec
9 16 (3.76%) Business Objects
10 14 (3.29%) Oracle
11 8 (1.88%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.64%) NetApp
13 6 (1.41%) Dell
13 6 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.41%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.17%) Lumension
14 5 (1.17%) ProCurve
14 5 (1.17%) Avaya
14 5 (1.17%) Teradata
15 4 (0.94%) Primavera
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £380.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £490 - £540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago