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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 28 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.96% 6.77% 8.16%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 50.00% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
42 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.44% 13.53% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 5
Average daily rate £400 £250 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £314 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.38 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +57.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.43 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 April 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 24 April 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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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 0 4 £250 -16.66%
Stoke-on-Trent +4 3 £400 +8.10% 5
Tamworth - 3 £286 - 1
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (34.21%) .NET
4 12 (31.58%) N-Tier
4 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 12 (31.58%) Open Source
5 11 (28.95%) Resource Management
5 11 (28.95%) C#
6 10 (26.32%) Project Management
6 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) VB
7 8 (21.05%) OOP
7 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 7 (18.42%) MS Project
9 6 (15.79%) MS Office
9 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
10 5 (13.16%) Time Management
10 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.53%) Citrix
11 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
11 4 (10.53%) Windows
11 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.53%) Computer Science

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Drupal
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Project
2 6 (15.79%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.26%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Local Government
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Team Leader
1 12 (31.58%) Development Team Leader
1 12 (31.58%) Software Development Team Leader
1 12 (31.58%) Software Team Leader
2 9 (23.68%) .NET Team Leader
3 8 (21.05%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Project Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) DBA
7 2 (5.26%) Automated Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) WinForms
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) N-Tier
1 12 (31.58%) Open Source
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) Replication
5 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) Blog
6 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) NHS
6 1 (2.63%) Social Media
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Resource Management
2 10 (26.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.05%) OOP
3 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
5 5 (13.16%) Time Management
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Coaching
8 2 (5.26%) Analytics
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 2 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) VB
3 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP5
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.26%) Symantec
4 2 (5.26%) Lotus
4 2 (5.26%) MKS
5 1 (2.63%) Avaya
5 1 (2.63%) Sage
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com