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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 30 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.76% 4.63% 4.56%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 51.95% 57.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 18
Median daily rate £288 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £190 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £9.79 £13.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +32.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.01%
MS Excel
UK

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
70 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.11% 8.92% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 30
Median daily rate £301 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 6
Median hourly rate £12.30 £10.50 £30.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £14.91 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +12 26 £256 -6.81% 14
West Wales -1 2 £475 +46.15%
Mid Wales - 1 £225 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 42 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.86%) Windows
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 15 (26.32%) MS Office
5 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
6 12 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (12.28%) SCCM
9 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL
9 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
9 7 (12.28%) Finance
10 6 (10.53%) MS Access
10 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (10.53%) Oracle
10 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (10.53%) Business Transformation
11 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
11 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
11 5 (8.77%) VMware
12 4 (7.02%) Intranet
12 4 (7.02%) VBA
12 4 (7.02%) MCSE
12 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.02%) Cisco

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
1 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) SAS
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) MS Office
2 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.26%) MS Project
5 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Intranet
2 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.26%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) VoIP
3 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) SSH
4 1 (1.75%) SSL
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MS Access
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (7.02%) WebFOCUS
5 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.51%) GIS
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Big Data
7 1 (1.75%) DataStage
7 1 (1.75%) HBase
7 1 (1.75%) MySQL
7 1 (1.75%) OLAP
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JUnit
1 1 (1.75%) Maven
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Rollout Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) COM
1 1 (1.75%) Java EE
1 1 (1.75%) LAMP
1 1 (1.75%) SAML
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Business Transformation
3 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
4 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Human Factors
5 3 (5.26%) OO
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (5.26%) UML
6 2 (3.51%) Analytics
6 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.51%) Database Security
6 2 (3.51%) Information Security
6 2 (3.51%) Scrum
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.02%) VBA
4 3 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.51%) C
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.02%) MCSE
4 3 (5.26%) MCITP
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) MCTS
6 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.75%) CCNA
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.75%) CISMP
6 1 (1.75%) CISSP
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) HNC
6 1 (1.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.75%) Actian
6 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) Informatica
6 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) ParAccel
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.75%) Sybase
6 1 (1.75%) Teradata