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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 22 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.75% 11.97% 4.24%
As % of the Applications category 55.00% 58.33% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 2
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£400 £213 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.40 £23.00 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.39% +106.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £23.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £23.00 £11.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
40 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.00% 20.51% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 4
Average daily rate £364 £213 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.17% -35.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.40 £22.00 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +97.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.76 £22.40 £13.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Stafford - 7 £400 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent -1 3 £363 +31.81% 1
Cannock -2 1 £161 -24.47%
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 - - 4
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) SQL Server
3 16 (29.63%) .NET
4 14 (25.93%) C#
4 14 (25.93%) MS Project
4 14 (25.93%) N-Tier
4 14 (25.93%) .NET Framework
4 14 (25.93%) Open Source
5 13 (24.07%) Resource Management
6 11 (20.37%) Project Management
6 11 (20.37%) SQL
6 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
7 10 (18.52%) OOP
7 10 (18.52%) VB
8 9 (16.67%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 9 (16.67%) Local Government
8 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (14.81%) SDLC
10 7 (12.96%) PABX
10 7 (12.96%) Finance
10 7 (12.96%) VoIP
10 7 (12.96%) MS Office
11 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.11%) Coaching
12 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
12 5 (9.26%) CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.70%) Lync
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) MS Project
2 7 (12.96%) MS Office
3 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) VoIP
1 7 (12.96%) PABX
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) WebEx
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) 3G
5 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) MS Access
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) QlikView
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
1 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 9 (16.67%) Local Government
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Project Manager
1 14 (25.93%) Team Leader
1 14 (25.93%) Development Team Leader
1 14 (25.93%) Software Development Team Leader
1 14 (25.93%) Software Team Leader
2 11 (20.37%) .NET Team Leader
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Automated Tester
6 2 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) .NET
2 14 (25.93%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.70%) WinForms
4 2 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.85%) MDX
5 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Open Source
2 13 (24.07%) Resource Management
3 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
3 11 (20.37%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) OOP
5 9 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (14.81%) SDLC
7 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.11%) Coaching
8 5 (9.26%) CRM
9 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.41%) ITIL
9 4 (7.41%) Time Management
10 3 (5.56%) Document Management
10 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) C#
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 10 (18.52%) VB
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.85%) MCSE
2 1 (1.85%) MCSA
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Citrix
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) Lotus
4 2 (3.70%) Sage
4 2 (3.70%) Symantec
4 2 (3.70%) MKS
4 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Dell