The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.35% 7.27% -
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 44.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £233 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Applications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.06% 16.36% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £349 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £233 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Taunton region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Taunton region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle