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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 196 164 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.05% 6.58% 7.51%
As % of the Applications category 51.44% 52.23% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 78 85
Median daily rate £340 £311 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £427 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £11.67 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £31.44 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+12.37% -7.81%
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
381 314 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 12.60% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 163 169
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 60
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.65 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham +6 58 £325 -7.14% 32
Coventry -2 49 £350 -1.19% 5
Shropshire +1 29 £300 +4.34% 2
Warwickshire -1 25 £368 +22.50% 8
Staffordshire 0 17 £259 -16.53% 6
Solihull -11 5 £268 +18.88% 1
Worcestershire -7 4 £413 +91.86% 2
Wolverhampton +1 2 £285 +90.00%
Herefordshire - 1 - - 6
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 264 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 136 (34.69%) MS Office
3 102 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (21.17%) SQL
5 79 (20.15%) Windows
6 75 (19.13%) Project Management
7 72 (18.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 67 (17.09%) SQL Server
9 63 (16.07%) MS Project
10 61 (15.56%) .NET
10 61 (15.56%) Finance
11 57 (14.54%) Active Directory
12 51 (13.01%) MS Visio
13 47 (11.99%) Visual Studio
13 47 (11.99%) Security Cleared
14 45 (11.48%) C#
14 45 (11.48%) SharePoint
15 43 (10.97%) Windows Server
16 38 (9.69%) Migration
16 38 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (8.93%) CRM
18 33 (8.42%) Waterfall
19 32 (8.16%) Change Management
19 32 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
19 32 (8.16%) Degree
20 31 (7.91%) ITIL
21 30 (7.65%) PRINCE2
21 30 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
21 30 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (7.65%) .NET Framework

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 45 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.32%) IIS
4 10 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.53%) Confluence
6 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.28%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.77%) Apache
9 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.77%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.51%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.51%) SAS
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 136 (34.69%) MS Office
2 72 (18.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 63 (16.07%) MS Project
4 51 (13.01%) MS Visio
5 16 (4.08%) Open Workbench
6 7 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.53%) Photoshop
8 4 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (1.02%) InDesign
9 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.59%) Office 365
3 9 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.04%) IaaS
5 7 (1.79%) SaaS
6 4 (1.02%) PaaS
7 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.77%) Yammer
8 1 (0.26%) Boomi
8 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.81%) Firewall
2 10 (2.55%) DNS
3 8 (2.04%) DHCP
3 8 (2.04%) SSL
3 8 (2.04%) VPN
4 6 (1.53%) Network Security
4 6 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.53%) WAN
5 5 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.28%) LAN
6 4 (1.02%) BGP
6 4 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.02%) HSRP
6 4 (1.02%) Internet
6 4 (1.02%) OSPF
6 4 (1.02%) VLAN
6 4 (1.02%) VoIP
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.77%) SAN
7 3 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.53%) MS Access
11 5 (1.28%) Big Data
11 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.02%) QlikView
13 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.77%) MySQL
13 3 (0.77%) OLAP
13 3 (0.77%) Power BI
14 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (11.99%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.32%) Selenium
4 10 (2.55%) JIRA
5 8 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.79%) Subversion
7 5 (1.28%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.02%) VersionOne
9 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.77%) FishEye
9 3 (0.77%) FxCop
9 3 (0.77%) GoCD
9 3 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (15.56%) Finance
2 9 (2.30%) Marketing
3 8 (2.04%) Banking
3 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.53%) Advertising
5 6 (1.53%) Automotive
5 6 (1.53%) Retail
6 5 (1.28%) Billing
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (21.43%) Analyst
2 48 (12.24%) Developer
3 40 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 24 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.87%) Architect
6 20 (5.10%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.59%) .NET Team Leader
7 18 (4.59%) Team Leader
8 17 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (3.06%) C# Developer
9 12 (3.06%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.06%) Support Analyst
10 11 (2.81%) CRM Architect
10 11 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM Architect
10 11 (2.81%) Software Team Leader
11 10 (2.55%) Administrator
11 10 (2.55%) Consultant
11 10 (2.55%) Lead Developer
11 10 (2.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.56%) .NET
2 30 (7.65%) .NET Framework
3 26 (6.63%) HTML
4 21 (5.36%) Web Services
5 20 (5.10%) XML
6 18 (4.59%) CSS
7 11 (2.81%) ASP.NET
8 10 (2.55%) XSD
9 9 (2.30%) MDX
10 8 (2.04%) WCF
10 8 (2.04%) XSLT
11 7 (1.79%) SOAP
12 6 (1.53%) HTML5
12 6 (1.53%) RESTful
13 5 (1.28%) SAML
14 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.02%) jQuery
14 4 (1.02%) LINQ
14 4 (1.02%) REST
15 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.53%) Data Conversion
6 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.53%) NHS
6 6 (1.53%) Statistics
7 5 (1.28%) PMI
7 5 (1.28%) User Experience
7 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.02%) Replication
9 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.77%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.15%) Windows
2 43 (10.97%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.61%) Linux
4 18 (4.59%) Windows 7
5 16 (4.08%) Unix
5 16 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.55%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.79%) CentOS
10 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) pSOS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (19.13%) Project Management
3 38 (9.69%) Migration
4 35 (8.93%) CRM
5 33 (8.42%) Waterfall
6 32 (8.16%) Change Management
7 31 (7.91%) ITIL
8 30 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (7.65%) PRINCE2
8 30 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (6.63%) Data Modelling
10 25 (6.38%) Scrum
10 25 (6.38%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.12%) Resource Management
12 21 (5.36%) Risk Management
13 19 (4.85%) Data Migration
13 19 (4.85%) Line Management
13 19 (4.85%) UML
14 18 (4.59%) Test Automation
14 18 (4.59%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.17%) SQL
2 45 (11.48%) C#
3 28 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 21 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.10%) Java
6 18 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.53%) XAML
8 3 (0.77%) C
8 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.51%) C++
9 2 (0.51%) Python
9 2 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) COBOL
10 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
10 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 47 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.16%) Degree
3 30 (7.65%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.34%) ISEB
6 14 (3.57%) MCSE
7 11 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.30%) ISTQB
9 8 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (2.04%) MCP
10 7 (1.79%) CCNA
10 7 (1.79%) CCNP
11 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.02%) LPIC
12 4 (1.02%) MCITP
12 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.36%) QA
2 14 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 13 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.28%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 57 (14.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.30%) vSphere
4 4 (1.02%) Firmware
5 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) XenApp
6 2 (0.51%) Docker
6 2 (0.51%) iptables
6 2 (0.51%) Postfix
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.83%) SCOM
2 8 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.79%) SCCM
4 6 (1.53%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.53%) Nagios
5 5 (1.28%) Puppet
6 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.02%) WSUS
7 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.26%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 264 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.36%) Oracle
3 19 (4.85%) VMware
4 14 (3.57%) Cisco
5 11 (2.81%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.55%) Citrix
7 6 (1.53%) Adobe
7 6 (1.53%) HP
7 6 (1.53%) IBM
7 6 (1.53%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.28%) SAP
8 5 (1.28%) Sophos
9 4 (1.02%) Canon
9 4 (1.02%) Informatica
9 4 (1.02%) Juniper
9 4 (1.02%) Niku
9 4 (1.02%) Pega
9 4 (1.02%) Rally
10 3 (0.77%) Lotus
10 3 (0.77%) Lumension
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £80 - £90 per day
Posted: 20 days ago