The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 125 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 19 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.93% 0.64%
As % of the Applications category 5.28% 6.67% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 8
Average daily rate
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£348 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.22% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £169 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £369 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.98 £10.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.19% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.74 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+1.77% +3.84%
Spreadsheet
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
360 345 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.50% 13.92% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 202 178
Average daily rate £338 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.50 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South West region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the South West region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -3 10 £380 +61.70% 4
Wiltshire -9 3 £107 -61.09%
Gloucestershire -19 3 £333 -7.63%
Dorset - 1 £120 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) .NET
3 8 (18.60%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (16.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
4 7 (16.28%) MS Office
4 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
5 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
5 6 (13.95%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (9.30%) MDX
6 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (9.30%) VBA
7 3 (6.98%) Windows
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (6.98%) Retail
7 3 (6.98%) Solvency II
7 3 (6.98%) Line Management
7 3 (6.98%) Data Extraction
8 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) SAS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Crystal Reports
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) QlikView
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Business Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Report Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Excel Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Excel VBA Developer
5 3 (6.98%) PMO Lead
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Office Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Research Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) MDX
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.95%) Financial Modelling
3 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Line Management
5 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Use Case
5 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.65%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) VBA
2 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) ISEB
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Open Text
2 2 (4.65%) Infoflex
3 1 (2.33%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos
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