The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South West region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 126 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 10 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.33% 0.62%
As % of the Applications category 2.40% 2.40% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
Average daily rate
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£345 £183 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.04% -43.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £157 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £209 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £10.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £13.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -1.11%
Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
416 292 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.69% 13.72% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 160 225
Average daily rate £310 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 32 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £18.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Spreadsheet
England

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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 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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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 -5 4 £383 +77.90%
Bristol -16 3 £258 -
Gloucestershire -13 2 £375 +150.00%
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) MS Office
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) NHS
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
6 2 (8.70%) Middleware
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 2 (8.70%) Logistics
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) Image Processing
6 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Smart View

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Agresso
1 1 (4.35%) HFM
1 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) Essbase
1 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Incident Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Design Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Essbase Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Project Assistant
3 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Informatics
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Image Processing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Websense
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco