The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 47 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 34 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.34% 11.49% 6.54%
As % of the Applications category 52.31% 64.21% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 11
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£313 £244 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £105 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.55 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -6.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.66%
MS Excel
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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 Wales region.

Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
65 95 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.30% 17.89% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 23
Average daily rate £313 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £141 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.15 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £16.16 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
South Wales -24 28 £313 +25.00% 23
West Wales - 3 - - 2
North Wales -2 1 - - 2
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 38 (44.71%) MS Office
3 32 (37.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (29.41%) Finance
5 23 (27.06%) Project Management
6 21 (24.71%) Windows
7 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
8 16 (18.82%) ITIL
8 16 (18.82%) SQL
8 16 (18.82%) MS Visio
9 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.47%) MS Project
10 14 (16.47%) Business Analysis
11 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
11 13 (15.29%) UML
12 12 (14.12%) Office 365
13 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (11.76%) SAN
14 10 (11.76%) CCA
14 10 (11.76%) Migration
14 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
14 10 (11.76%) AS400
14 10 (11.76%) MCSE
14 10 (11.76%) .NET
14 10 (11.76%) DHCP
14 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 10 (11.76%) VPN
14 10 (11.76%) DNS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) SAS
3 3 (3.53%) CMS
3 3 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.53%) Lync
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 38 (44.71%) MS Office
2 32 (37.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (18.82%) MS Visio
4 14 (16.47%) MS Project
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.18%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) DHCP
1 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 10 (11.76%) VPN
1 10 (11.76%) DNS
1 10 (11.76%) SAN
2 9 (10.59%) Internet
3 2 (2.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.71%) MS Access
5 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.35%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.18%) DataStage
7 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.18%) DTS
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos Powerplay
7 1 (1.18%) OLAP
7 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.18%) Toad
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (54.12%) Analyst
2 23 (27.06%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Change Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Project Planner
9 3 (3.53%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Web Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Web Business Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) SCCM Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) J2EE
3 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) XML
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) SOAP
5 1 (1.18%) Ajax
5 1 (1.18%) Java EE
5 1 (1.18%) MDX
5 1 (1.18%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 10 (11.76%) AS400
2 6 (7.06%) GIS
3 3 (3.53%) Data Extraction
3 3 (3.53%) Social Media
3 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Statistics
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) UNIX
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Project Management
2 16 (18.82%) ITIL
3 14 (16.47%) Business Analysis
4 13 (15.29%) UML
5 10 (11.76%) Migration
6 9 (10.59%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.06%) Change Management
8 6 (7.06%) OO
8 6 (7.06%) CRM
8 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.88%) Service Management
9 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.88%) Content Management
9 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.71%) Line Management
10 4 (4.71%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.06%) VB
4 5 (5.88%) VBScript
5 3 (3.53%) C#
6 2 (2.35%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) VBA
7 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.18%) C
7 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (11.76%) MCSE
3 10 (11.76%) MCITP
3 10 (11.76%) CCA
4 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) MCTS
5 7 (8.24%) ISEB
6 5 (5.88%) Degree
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.35%) MAPM
8 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.53%) P3O
4 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Windows Intune
2 8 (9.41%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (9.41%) SCDPM
3 4 (4.71%) SCCM
4 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) McAfee
3 6 (7.06%) SAP
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) Citrix
5 4 (4.71%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.35%) Mitel
7 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.35%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.18%) Cognos
8 1 (1.18%) Progress
8 1 (1.18%) Casewise
8 1 (1.18%) Northgate
8 1 (1.18%) Capita
8 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
LA International
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 18 days ago