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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / Wales
Rank 23 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 48 68 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.86% 10.12% 6.21%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 72.34% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 30
Median daily rate £178 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.83% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £13.50 £11.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +17.85%

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
96 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.71% 13.99% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 46
Median daily rate £185 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.88 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.35 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.86%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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 +1 42 £170 -43.33% 8
North Wales +3 3 £175 -30.41% 6
West Wales - 2 £500 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 57 (81.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.57%) Windows
3 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 21 (30.00%) Cisco
4 21 (30.00%) ITIL
5 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 18 (25.71%) CCNA
6 18 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 12 (17.14%) VMware
8 12 (17.14%) MS Office
8 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
9 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (15.71%) Coaching
9 11 (15.71%) SQL
9 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (14.29%) Firewall
10 10 (14.29%) Internet
10 10 (14.29%) Tivoli
10 10 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (14.29%) HP
10 10 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
11 9 (12.86%) Finance
12 8 (11.43%) Scrum
12 8 (11.43%) .NET
12 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.43%) Mentoring

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 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS Project
3 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) Firewall
1 10 (14.29%) Internet
2 6 (8.57%) LAN
3 4 (5.71%) WAN
4 2 (2.86%) ADSL
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.86%) NAS
4 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.14%) GIS
3 5 (7.14%) QGIS
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) DataStage
6 1 (1.43%) OLAP
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.43%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.43%) QlikView
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.43%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MSBuild
1 7 (10.00%) MSTest
1 7 (10.00%) NUnit
1 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) French Language
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Technical Support
6 7 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) GIS Technician
8 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Data Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Deskside Support
9 3 (4.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 7 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) COM
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) iPhone
1 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 5 (7.14%) NHS
2 3 (4.29%) iPad
3 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) pSOS
7 1 (1.43%) Unix
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.71%) Coaching
3 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
3 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
3 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.43%) Scrum
4 7 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (10.00%) MVC
4 7 (10.00%) OOP
4 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.14%) Project Management
6 4 (5.71%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.71%) Use Case
7 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.29%) Informatics
7 3 (4.29%) Network Management
7 3 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) C
2 3 (4.29%) VBA
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) CCNA
1 18 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) MCITP
6 5 (7.14%) MCSE
7 2 (2.86%) CCAB
7 2 (2.86%) CCNP
7 2 (2.86%) HNC
8 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.43%) ISO13485
1 1 (1.43%) P3O
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
1 10 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 10 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 57 (81.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Cisco
3 12 (17.14%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (7.14%) Citrix
5 5 (7.14%) Mapinfo
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) SAP
7 3 (4.29%) Avaya
7 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.86%) Apple
8 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.43%) Actian
9 1 (1.43%) Dell
9 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.43%) ParAccel
9 1 (1.43%) Sage
9 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow