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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.86% 9.78% 8.63%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 64.29% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Average daily rate £275 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -6.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.44%
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
16 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.43% 15.22% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 17
Average daily rate £320 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.81 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Burton-upon-Trent -2 3 £275 - 1
Cannock - 1 - -
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) MS Project
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) Replication
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) BPMN
7 2 (13.33%) Case Management
7 2 (13.33%) High Availability
7 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
7 2 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (13.33%) Workflow
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Process Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (26.67%) MS Project
3 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) DBA
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) MDX
2 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
1 3 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (13.33%) BPMN
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Case Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
2 2 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (13.33%) OOP
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Process Management
2 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
1 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCAA
1 1 (6.67%) CCENT
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) MKS
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) VMware