The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 14 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.63% 8.16% 2.44%
As % of the Applications category 71.43% 38.71% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £430 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +138.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £300 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.25 £19.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.52% +80.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
MS Excel
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.28% 21.09% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.50 £11.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% +48.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.50 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Staffordshire region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Staffordshire region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 4 £400 +9.58% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - - 1
Cannock - 1 £375 - 2
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - - - -
Tamworth - - - - 3
Uttoxeter - - - -
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
3 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (22.58%) Taxonomies
6 7 (22.58%) Blog
6 7 (22.58%) Ajax
6 7 (22.58%) MVC
6 7 (22.58%) User Experience
6 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
6 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (22.58%) Social Media
6 7 (22.58%) Drupal
6 7 (22.58%) PHP5
6 7 (22.58%) jQuery
6 7 (22.58%) Time Management
6 7 (22.58%) PHP
6 7 (22.58%) HTML
6 7 (22.58%) IIS
6 7 (22.58%) CSS
6 7 (22.58%) Web Services
6 7 (22.58%) XML
6 7 (22.58%) Apache
6 7 (22.58%) MySQL
6 7 (22.58%) LAMP
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (22.58%) Drupal
1 7 (22.58%) IIS
1 7 (22.58%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Project
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (22.58%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Ajax
1 7 (22.58%) jQuery
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
1 7 (22.58%) XML
1 7 (22.58%) LAMP
2 6 (19.35%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) WinForms
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Taxonomies
2 7 (22.58%) Blog
2 7 (22.58%) User Experience
2 7 (22.58%) Social Media
3 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.45%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Online Gambling
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (22.58%) MVC
1 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
1 7 (22.58%) Time Management
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
3 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.23%) Logistics
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) PHP5
3 7 (22.58%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.68%) AccuRev
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya