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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 17 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.71% 3.64% 6.38%
As % of the Applications category 70.83% 28.57% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £150 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £150 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £11.00 £13.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.36% -19.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
24 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.35% 12.73% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
Average daily rate £290 £285 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £11.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent +8 7 £311 - 3
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £250 - 2
Lichfield - 2 £190 - 2
Stafford - - - - 1
Cannock - - - -
Tamworth - - - - 3
Uttoxeter - - - - 1
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) Project Management
4 9 (29.03%) .NET
5 8 (25.81%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) VB.NET
6 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) Open Source
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
7 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
7 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
7 4 (12.90%) OLAP
7 4 (12.90%) MS Project
7 4 (12.90%) MS Office
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) WinForms
8 3 (9.68%) Back Office
8 3 (9.68%) OO
8 3 (9.68%) MS Visio

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Project
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) OLAP
4 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) WinForms
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Open Source
1 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) GIS
4 1 (3.23%) Firmware
4 1 (3.23%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 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 8
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Project Management
2 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) Line Management
4 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) VB.NET
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) AccuRev
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos