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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 33 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 41 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.55% 6.48% 6.94%
As % of the Applications category 50.62% 61.64% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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
81 73 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.98% 10.52% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 52
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £151 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.12 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £38.75 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
South Wales -7 36 £275 -15.38% 12
West Wales -3 3 £350 -
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 56 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (46.15%) SQL
3 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 22 (28.21%) MS Office
5 21 (26.92%) Project Management
6 20 (25.64%) Windows
7 18 (23.08%) ITIL
7 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (21.79%) Finance
9 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
10 14 (17.95%) .NET
11 12 (15.38%) C#
11 12 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
13 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (11.54%) Degree
14 9 (11.54%) MS Project
14 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
15 8 (10.26%) Oracle
15 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
15 8 (10.26%) SLA
15 8 (10.26%) Programme Management
15 8 (10.26%) NHS
15 8 (10.26%) .NET Framework
15 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (28.21%) MS Office
2 12 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (11.54%) MS Project
4 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) DHCP
4 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.28%) VPN
5 1 (1.28%) PABX
5 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (7.69%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (5.13%) MS Access
7 4 (5.13%) Data Mining
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.28%) MySQL
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.28%) Spock
4 1 (1.28%) Geb
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) Maven
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) DBA
3 8 (10.26%) SQL DBA
4 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.69%) PMO Lead
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) VB Developer
7 4 (5.13%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Software Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.97%) WCF
3 7 (8.97%) Entity Framework
3 7 (8.97%) LINQ
4 6 (7.69%) HTML
4 6 (7.69%) XML
5 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.41%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.41%) WinForms
6 3 (3.85%) WPF
7 2 (2.56%) CSS
7 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 2 (2.56%) Web Services
8 1 (1.28%) XSLT
8 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.28%) J2EE
8 1 (1.28%) Spring
8 1 (1.28%) JSF
8 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) NHS
3 4 (5.13%) Replication
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) LIMS
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.13%) AIX
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Project Management
2 18 (23.08%) ITIL
3 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.26%) Programme Management
7 7 (8.97%) Document Management
7 7 (8.97%) OOP
7 7 (8.97%) Change Control
7 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Service Management
8 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.41%) ITSM
9 5 (6.41%) Workflow
9 5 (6.41%) Scrum
9 5 (6.41%) CRM
9 5 (6.41%) Time Management
10 4 (5.13%) Budget Control
10 4 (5.13%) SDLC
10 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.15%) SQL
2 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.69%) VBA
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.13%) VB6
7 4 (5.13%) VB
8 3 (3.85%) C
9 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) PMP
4 6 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.13%) CCNA
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.85%) ISEB
7 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.56%) MCITP
8 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.28%) MCTS
8 1 (1.28%) APMG
8 1 (1.28%) MCSE
8 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) HL7
3 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 56 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Remedy
3 5 (6.41%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) Cisco
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) Citrix
4 4 (5.13%) BMC
5 1 (1.28%) Veritas
5 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.28%) OpenText
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Casewise
5 1 (1.28%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
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