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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 46 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.52% 7.13% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 60.53% 48.28% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £146 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.92 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
76 87 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.78% 14.77% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 29
Average daily rate £325 £330 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £189 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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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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
South Wales -3 37 £325 -1.51% 19
West Wales -3 3 - - 2
North Wales -2 1 - -
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 70 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.00%) MS Office
3 33 (33.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (30.00%) Finance
4 30 (30.00%) Project Management
5 27 (27.00%) Windows
6 21 (21.00%) MS Project
7 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 19 (19.00%) Windows 7
9 17 (17.00%) MS Visio
10 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (16.00%) SAN
10 16 (16.00%) Business Analysis
11 15 (15.00%) Active Directory
12 14 (14.00%) SQL
12 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
12 14 (14.00%) Office 365
13 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (13.00%) UML
13 13 (13.00%) ITIL
13 13 (13.00%) CCA
14 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (12.00%) Migration
14 12 (12.00%) .NET
14 12 (12.00%) VMware
14 12 (12.00%) Banking
15 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
15 11 (11.00%) AS400
16 10 (10.00%) Oracle
16 10 (10.00%) CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.00%) IIS
1 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) Lync
3 4 (4.00%) CMS
3 4 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.00%) SAS
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (43.00%) MS Office
2 33 (33.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (21.00%) MS Project
4 17 (17.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.00%) Office 365
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) SAN
2 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.00%) VPN
3 9 (9.00%) DNS
3 9 (9.00%) DHCP
4 7 (7.00%) Internet
5 2 (2.00%) VoIP
5 2 (2.00%) Intranet
6 1 (1.00%) WAN
6 1 (1.00%) ADSL
6 1 (1.00%) L2TP
6 1 (1.00%) Firewall
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.00%) Network Security
6 1 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.00%) Star Schema
5 4 (4.00%) MS Access
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.00%) OLAP
6 3 (3.00%) DataStage
7 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (1.00%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.00%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (1.00%) Cognos Powerplay
8 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) Toad
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.00%) MSI
4 1 (1.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) French Language
6 1 (1.00%) German Language
6 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Analyst
2 22 (22.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.00%) Server Engineer
4 6 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Change Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Administrator
6 4 (4.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.00%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Project Planner
7 3 (3.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) J2EE
3 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.00%) MDX
5 2 (2.00%) Apache FOP
5 2 (2.00%) WCF
5 2 (2.00%) WPF
5 2 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (2.00%) REST
5 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) XSD
5 2 (2.00%) XSLT
5 2 (2.00%) NHibernate
5 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.00%) Java SE
6 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) AS400
2 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) GIS
4 3 (3.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.00%) Social Media
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.00%) UNIX
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.00%) Project Management
2 16 (16.00%) Business Analysis
3 13 (13.00%) ITIL
3 13 (13.00%) UML
4 12 (12.00%) Migration
5 10 (10.00%) CRM
6 9 (9.00%) Data Protection
7 8 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.00%) OO
8 7 (7.00%) Change Management
8 7 (7.00%) Project Planning
9 6 (6.00%) Content Management
9 6 (6.00%) SOA
9 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (5.00%) Change Control
11 4 (4.00%) Use Case
11 4 (4.00%) Release Management
11 4 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.00%) SQL
1 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.00%) C#
2 5 (5.00%) VBScript
2 5 (5.00%) VB
3 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.00%) Java
4 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) CCA
3 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.00%) MCITP
5 8 (8.00%) MCSE
6 7 (7.00%) ISEB
6 7 (7.00%) Degree
6 7 (7.00%) MCTS
7 5 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.00%) MAPM
9 2 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.00%) MCSD
10 1 (1.00%) MCSA
10 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.00%) P3O
4 1 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.00%) XenDesktop
3 7 (7.00%) vSphere
4 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.00%) XenServer
5 5 (5.00%) vCloud
6 3 (3.00%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (1.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Windows Intune
2 7 (7.00%) SCDPM
2 7 (7.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.00%) SCCM
5 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) VMware
3 10 (10.00%) Oracle
4 9 (9.00%) HP
4 9 (9.00%) Citrix
5 7 (7.00%) McAfee
5 7 (7.00%) SAP
6 6 (6.00%) Remedy
7 5 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (4.00%) IBM
8 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
9 3 (3.00%) Cisco
10 2 (2.00%) Dell
10 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.00%) Mitel
10 2 (2.00%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.00%) Planview
11 1 (1.00%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.00%) AppSense
11 1 (1.00%) Casewise
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