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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 177 163 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.70% 7.41% 7.05%
As % of the Applications category 51.75% 48.08% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 42
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £126 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £21.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
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
342 339 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.87% 15.40% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 165 128
Average daily rate £305 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £155 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 68
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £24.60 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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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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
Birmingham 0 56 £298 +12.26% 35
Warwickshire +11 38 £288 -13.53% 11
Coventry +17 32 £310 -4.61% 10
Staffordshire +5 14 £400 - 7
Shropshire -5 10 £344 -14.06% 1
Wolverhampton +13 7 £275 - 8
Worcestershire -2 5 £285 +1.33% 6
Walsall +4 4 £250 - 1
Solihull -2 3 £185 -32.72% 1
Halesowen -1 1 - -
Herefordshire -3 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 239 (67.13%) Microsoft
2 116 (32.58%) MS Office
3 85 (23.88%) Windows
4 71 (19.94%) SQL
4 71 (19.94%) Finance
5 70 (19.66%) SQL Server
6 68 (19.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 65 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (16.85%) SharePoint
9 57 (16.01%) MS Project
10 52 (14.61%) Active Directory
10 52 (14.61%) Project Management
11 45 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (12.08%) PRINCE2
13 38 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (10.11%) ITIL
15 34 (9.55%) .NET
15 34 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (8.99%) MS Visio
16 32 (8.99%) Migration
17 31 (8.71%) CRM
18 25 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
19 24 (6.74%) Windows XP
20 23 (6.46%) Programme Management
20 23 (6.46%) Security Cleared
21 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (6.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 22 (6.18%) Change Management
21 22 (6.18%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 60 (16.85%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.53%) IIS
5 8 (2.25%) Apache
5 8 (2.25%) Drupal
6 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.12%) Documentum
8 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.84%) SAS
8 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.56%) Lync
9 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
Applications
1 116 (32.58%) MS Office
2 68 (19.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 57 (16.01%) MS Project
4 32 (8.99%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.56%) Simulink
6 2 (0.56%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.56%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.56%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.69%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.56%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.28%) SAP xRPM
6 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.93%) WAN
2 13 (3.65%) LAN
3 9 (2.53%) DHCP
4 8 (2.25%) DNS
5 6 (1.69%) Network Security
6 4 (1.12%) 3G
6 4 (1.12%) 2G
6 4 (1.12%) Firewall
6 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.12%) LTE
7 3 (0.84%) 4G
7 3 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.84%) HSPA
7 3 (0.84%) GPRS
7 3 (0.84%) GSM
7 3 (0.84%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.84%) VPN
7 3 (0.84%) Intranet
8 2 (0.56%) Internet
8 2 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (6.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.09%) MS Access
8 10 (2.81%) MySQL
8 10 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle OWB
13 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.84%) JIRA
3 3 (0.84%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.84%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.84%) ERwin
4 2 (0.56%) Subversion
4 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
5 1 (0.28%) PVCS
5 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (19.94%) Finance
2 20 (5.62%) Automotive
3 14 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.97%) Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Legal
6 6 (1.69%) Advertising
6 6 (1.69%) Retail
7 5 (1.40%) Marketing
7 5 (1.40%) Publishing
8 3 (0.84%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.28%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 120 (33.71%) Analyst
2 35 (9.83%) Data Analyst
3 27 (7.58%) Developer
4 26 (7.30%) Architect
5 21 (5.90%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.06%) Support Analyst
7 16 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 12 (3.37%) Service Analyst
8 12 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
9 11 (3.09%) Help Desk Support
9 11 (3.09%) Coordinator
9 11 (3.09%) Test Analyst
10 10 (2.81%) Consultant
10 10 (2.81%) Report Analyst
11 9 (2.53%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.53%) Project Planner
11 9 (2.53%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.25%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.55%) .NET
2 17 (4.78%) Web Services
3 13 (3.65%) XML
3 13 (3.65%) HTML
4 11 (3.09%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.09%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.81%) CSS
5 10 (2.81%) jQuery
6 9 (2.53%) Ajax
7 8 (2.25%) LAMP
8 4 (1.12%) WCF
8 4 (1.12%) HTML5
8 4 (1.12%) REST
9 3 (0.84%) Middleware
10 2 (0.56%) WinForms
10 2 (0.56%) Flash
10 2 (0.56%) SOAP
10 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.37%) Replication
3 11 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.81%) Social Media
4 10 (2.81%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.81%) User Experience
5 9 (2.53%) Open Source
5 9 (2.53%) NHS
6 8 (2.25%) Taxonomies
6 8 (2.25%) Blog
7 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.97%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.40%) CMDB
9 5 (1.40%) Statistics
9 5 (1.40%) PDA
9 5 (1.40%) PKI
9 5 (1.40%) PMI
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (23.88%) Windows
2 24 (6.74%) Windows XP
3 19 (5.34%) Windows 7
4 16 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (2.81%) Linux
8 9 (2.53%) UNIX
9 4 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.84%) Android
11 2 (0.56%) Solaris
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.61%) Project Management
2 45 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (12.08%) PRINCE2
4 38 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (10.11%) ITIL
6 32 (8.99%) Migration
7 31 (8.71%) CRM
8 23 (6.46%) Programme Management
9 22 (6.18%) Change Management
9 22 (6.18%) Change Control
10 20 (5.62%) Data Analysis
11 17 (4.78%) Workflow
12 16 (4.49%) Service Management
13 15 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (4.21%) Risk Management
14 14 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (3.93%) ERP
14 14 (3.93%) Service Delivery
14 14 (3.93%) Project Planning
15 13 (3.65%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.94%) SQL
2 20 (5.62%) T-SQL
3 19 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.06%) C#
5 17 (4.78%) VBA
6 9 (2.53%) PHP
7 8 (2.25%) VB
7 8 (2.25%) PHP5
8 7 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.69%) C
10 4 (1.12%) Java
11 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.84%) Python
12 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.56%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.56%) Ruby
13 1 (0.28%) XQuery
13 1 (0.28%) ABAP
13 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.62%) Degree
3 16 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.65%) VCP4
5 11 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.81%) ISEB
6 10 (2.81%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.25%) MCP
7 8 (2.25%) MCSE
8 6 (1.69%) PMP
8 6 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.40%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.12%) APMP
11 3 (0.84%) PgMP
11 3 (0.84%) OCP
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.84%) HNC
12 2 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.78%) SLA
2 8 (2.25%) QA
3 4 (1.12%) P3O
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.40%) vSphere
3 5 (1.40%) XenApp
3 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.25%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.97%) SCCM
3 5 (1.40%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.40%) SCOM
4 3 (0.84%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 239 (67.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.18%) Oracle
3 20 (5.62%) SAP
4 19 (5.34%) Citrix
5 12 (3.37%) Business Objects
6 10 (2.81%) HP
7 9 (2.53%) Cisco
8 8 (2.25%) Remedy
9 7 (1.97%) VMware
9 7 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.69%) IBM
10 6 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.40%) NetApp
11 5 (1.40%) Cognos
12 4 (1.12%) Primavera
12 4 (1.12%) Capita
12 4 (1.12%) Pega
13 3 (0.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 3 (0.84%) Huawei
13 3 (0.84%) Trillium
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £22.35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £180 - 260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 22 days ago