The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 177 141 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.61% 6.59% 6.27%
As % of the Applications category 49.30% 45.48% 44.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 53 49
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 25
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% +24.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £23.50 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
MS Excel
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
359 310 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.43% 14.49% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 138 118
Average daily rate £301 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £148 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.61 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +25.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £23.42 £31.50
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 the West Midlands

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Birmingham -3 38 £313 -9.42% 26
Warwickshire -2 35 £249 -31.37% 7
Coventry 0 23 £350 -22.65% 6
Staffordshire +6 15 £375 +20.00% 16
Shropshire +4 10 £228 - 6
Worcestershire -5 8 £213 -16.66% 4
Wolverhampton +2 3 £325 - 5
Solihull -9 3 £420 +54.12% 2
Walsall - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 - - 2
West Bromwich -2 1 - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 246 (67.40%) Microsoft
2 125 (34.25%) MS Office
3 86 (23.56%) SQL
4 83 (22.74%) Finance
5 80 (21.92%) SQL Server
6 76 (20.82%) Windows
7 69 (18.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 58 (15.89%) Project Management
9 54 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (14.25%) SharePoint
11 49 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (12.60%) MS Project
13 40 (10.96%) ITIL
14 39 (10.68%) Active Directory
15 38 (10.41%) PRINCE2
15 38 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 36 (9.86%) MS Visio
17 33 (9.04%) Change Management
18 32 (8.77%) .NET
19 28 (7.67%) VBA
20 27 (7.40%) T-SQL
20 27 (7.40%) Workflow
20 27 (7.40%) Programme Management
21 26 (7.12%) JavaScript
21 26 (7.12%) ERP
21 26 (7.12%) Security Cleared
22 25 (6.85%) Data Analysis
22 25 (6.85%) Windows XP
23 24 (6.58%) CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 52 (14.25%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.47%) IIS
4 8 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.19%) Apache
4 8 (2.19%) Drupal
5 5 (1.37%) SAS
6 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.82%) Documentum
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.55%) Lync
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 125 (34.25%) MS Office
2 69 (18.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 46 (12.60%) MS Project
4 36 (9.86%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) CATIA
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.47%) CA Clarity
2 9 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.10%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.27%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.19%) Firewall
1 8 (2.19%) Internet
1 8 (2.19%) WAN
1 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.92%) LAN
2 7 (1.92%) SAN
3 6 (1.64%) DHCP
3 6 (1.64%) DNS
4 5 (1.37%) Broadband
5 3 (0.82%) LTE
5 3 (0.82%) 3G
5 3 (0.82%) 2G
6 2 (0.55%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.27%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.27%) ATM
7 1 (0.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.21%) MS Access
5 16 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.01%) MySQL
8 11 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.55%) OLAP
14 1 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.10%) JIRA
3 4 (1.10%) Subversion
3 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.27%) PVCS
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 83 (22.74%) Finance
2 17 (4.66%) Automotive
3 11 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.92%) Banking
5 6 (1.64%) Retail
6 5 (1.37%) Marketing
6 5 (1.37%) Advertising
6 5 (1.37%) Publishing
6 5 (1.37%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Military
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Front Office
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 137 (37.53%) Analyst
2 34 (9.32%) Developer
2 34 (9.32%) Data Analyst
3 24 (6.58%) Architect
4 23 (6.30%) Support Analyst
5 21 (5.75%) Support Engineer
6 18 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.66%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.38%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.11%) Service Analyst
9 15 (4.11%) Consultant
10 13 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.29%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (3.01%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.01%) Report Analyst
13 10 (2.74%) Administrator
13 10 (2.74%) Coordinator
14 8 (2.19%) Help Desk Support
15 7 (1.92%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.77%) .NET
2 21 (5.75%) HTML
2 21 (5.75%) Web Services
3 18 (4.93%) CSS
4 17 (4.66%) XML
5 16 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.56%) jQuery
7 12 (3.29%) Ajax
8 9 (2.47%) Middleware
8 9 (2.47%) HTML5
9 8 (2.19%) LAMP
10 6 (1.64%) REST
11 4 (1.10%) SOAP
11 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.10%) WCF
12 3 (0.82%) Google Maps API
12 3 (0.82%) XSD
12 3 (0.82%) WSDL
12 3 (0.82%) WinForms
12 3 (0.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.84%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.01%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.74%) User Experience
5 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.47%) Social Media
6 8 (2.19%) Statistics
6 8 (2.19%) Open Source
6 8 (2.19%) Taxonomies
6 8 (2.19%) Blog
7 7 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.92%) PMI
8 6 (1.64%) E-Learning
8 6 (1.64%) NHS
9 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.10%) CMDB
9 4 (1.10%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 76 (20.82%) Windows
2 25 (6.85%) Windows XP
3 23 (6.30%) Windows 7
4 12 (3.29%) Linux
5 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.74%) UNIX
7 9 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.82%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) Android
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.89%) Project Management
2 49 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (10.96%) ITIL
4 38 (10.41%) PRINCE2
5 33 (9.04%) Change Management
6 27 (7.40%) Workflow
6 27 (7.40%) Programme Management
7 26 (7.12%) ERP
8 25 (6.85%) Data Analysis
9 24 (6.58%) CRM
9 24 (6.58%) Risk Management
10 23 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (6.03%) Change Control
12 21 (5.75%) Migration
13 18 (4.93%) Time Management
13 18 (4.93%) Waterfall
14 16 (4.38%) Scrum
14 16 (4.38%) Service Management
15 15 (4.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.56%) SQL
2 28 (7.67%) VBA
3 27 (7.40%) T-SQL
4 26 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.48%) C#
6 9 (2.47%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.19%) PHP
7 8 (2.19%) VB
7 8 (2.19%) PHP5
8 6 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.37%) C
9 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.10%) Java
11 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.82%) Python
12 2 (0.55%) Ruby
13 1 (0.27%) C++
13 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.48%) Degree
3 17 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.84%) ISEB
4 14 (3.84%) ISTQB
5 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.19%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.92%) MCSE
9 6 (1.64%) PMP
9 6 (1.64%) MCP
10 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.10%) APMP
11 4 (1.10%) PgMP
12 3 (0.82%) HNC
12 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.82%) OCP
13 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.01%) SLA
2 10 (2.74%) QA
3 5 (1.37%) P3O
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.82%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.82%) SCCM
2 3 (0.82%) SCOM
2 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.82%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.55%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 246 (67.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.75%) Oracle
2 21 (5.75%) SAP
3 13 (3.56%) VMware
4 11 (3.01%) Citrix
4 11 (3.01%) IBM
5 8 (2.19%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.19%) Cisco
6 7 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.64%) HP
7 6 (1.64%) Capita
8 5 (1.37%) Google
8 5 (1.37%) Remedy
9 4 (1.10%) Sophos
9 4 (1.10%) Symantec
9 4 (1.10%) Lotus
9 4 (1.10%) webMethods
9 4 (1.10%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.82%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.82%) Cognos
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Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: 6 days ago