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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 133 133 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 8 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Applications category 2.41% 2.27% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £184 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £422 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £173
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +73.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.74 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
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
332 529 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.42% 15.95% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 286 173
Average daily rate £340 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.39% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 59 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.31 £14.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +36.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -2 3 £147 -51.00% 1
Somerset 0 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Wiltshire +6 1 £300 +66.66% 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) MS Office
5 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (14.29%) Line Management
6 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Solvency II
6 3 (10.71%) QlikView
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.14%) .NET
7 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (7.14%) MDX
8 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.57%) Statistics

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) QlikView
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) MS Access
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Report Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Research Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Actuary
6 1 (3.57%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Research Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Line Management
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) Logistics
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
7 1 (3.57%) Product Management
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Product Marketing
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
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