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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.09% 6.62% 4.83%
As % of the Applications category 76.47% 37.50% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
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£400 £400 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +122.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
17 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.89% 17.65% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Average daily rate £400 £290 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +18.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +20.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 March 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 March 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 £388 +6.16% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (31.25%) Finance
5 9 (28.13%) Time Management
6 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (21.88%) PHP
7 7 (21.88%) HTML
7 7 (21.88%) IIS
7 7 (21.88%) CSS
7 7 (21.88%) Web Services
7 7 (21.88%) XML
7 7 (21.88%) .NET
7 7 (21.88%) MySQL
7 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
7 7 (21.88%) Apache
7 7 (21.88%) LAMP
7 7 (21.88%) MVC
7 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 7 (21.88%) Drupal
7 7 (21.88%) PHP5
7 7 (21.88%) jQuery
7 7 (21.88%) Taxonomies
7 7 (21.88%) Blog
7 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (21.88%) Ajax
7 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.88%) User Experience

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (21.88%) IIS
1 7 (21.88%) Apache
1 7 (21.88%) Drupal
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Project
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.88%) MySQL
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Architect
1 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Software Development Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (9.38%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) DBA
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) CSS
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
1 7 (21.88%) XML
1 7 (21.88%) LAMP
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
1 7 (21.88%) Ajax
1 7 (21.88%) jQuery
2 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Social Media
2 7 (21.88%) User Experience
2 7 (21.88%) Taxonomies
2 7 (21.88%) Blog
3 5 (15.63%) N-Tier
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) NHS
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.13%) Online Gambling
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Time Management
2 7 (21.88%) Web Application Development
2 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) MVC
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
3 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.50%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Logistics
6 2 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (3.13%) DSDM
7 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) PHP
3 7 (21.88%) PHP5
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Avaya
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec