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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 5 12 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.31% 7.50% 3.06%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 46.15% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +64.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £247 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £433 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £14.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +27.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £19.00 £18.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
20 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.41% 16.25% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 15
Average daily rate £375 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £232 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £430 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.71 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% +59.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Cannock - 7 £375 -
Burton-upon-Trent +4 3 £475 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +3 2 £438 +42.27% 5
Lichfield - 1 - - 1
Stafford - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
3 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (25.81%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
5 7 (22.58%) Apache
5 7 (22.58%) MySQL
5 7 (22.58%) PHP
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) IIS
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) Web Services
5 7 (22.58%) XML
5 7 (22.58%) LAMP
5 7 (22.58%) MVC
5 7 (22.58%) Ajax
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (22.58%) Taxonomies
5 7 (22.58%) Blog
5 7 (22.58%) Time Management
5 7 (22.58%) Drupal
5 7 (22.58%) PHP5
5 7 (22.58%) jQuery
5 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (22.58%) Social Media
5 7 (22.58%) User Experience
5 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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%) IIS
1 7 (22.58%) Apache
1 7 (22.58%) Drupal
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Project
3 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (3.23%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
1 7 (22.58%) XML
1 7 (22.58%) LAMP
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) Ajax
1 7 (22.58%) jQuery
2 6 (19.35%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) WinForms
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) User Experience
2 7 (22.58%) Taxonomies
2 7 (22.58%) Blog
2 7 (22.58%) Social Media
3 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Online Gambling
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) MVC
1 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (22.58%) Time Management
1 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) PHP
3 7 (22.58%) PHP5
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) AccuRev
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp