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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 123 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 22 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.59% 0.59%
As % of the Applications category 5.29% 4.15% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 7
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£325 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £124 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £318 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £16.35
% change year-on-year
-14.81% -17.43%
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
416 337 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.63% 14.27% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 198 179
Average daily rate £338 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 52 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £39.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 10 £325 +18.18%
Bristol -13 5 £325 +80.55%
Gloucestershire -16 3 £333 +18.75%
Dorset - 2 £130 -
Somerset -8 1 £280 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
3 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.51%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
4 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 6 (15.38%) MS Office
6 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Retail
7 4 (10.26%) VBA
7 4 (10.26%) MDX
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
8 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (7.69%) Windows
9 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (5.13%) Change Management
9 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Validation
9 2 (5.13%) Migration

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.56%) SAS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
3 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 8 (20.51%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.13%) QlikView
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Report Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Lead
5 3 (7.69%) Excel Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Excel VBA Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) VBA Developer
6 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Office Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) MI Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Research Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) MDX
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.56%) Informatics
5 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.56%) Statistics
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Validation
4 2 (5.13%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Use Case
4 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Line Management
5 1 (2.56%) Analytics
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VBA
2 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Infoflex
2 2 (5.13%) Open Text
3 1 (2.56%) F5
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) Cognos
3 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Websense
3 1 (2.56%) Dell