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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 134 180 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.90% 6.99% 7.43%
As % of the Applications category 46.21% 55.05% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 97 86
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £183 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 25
Median hourly rate £15.71 £19.25 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% +21.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £11.99 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £31.44 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
290 327 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.60% 12.70% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 164 185
Median daily rate £365 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 56
Median hourly rate £17.12 £20.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% +26.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £28.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Coventry -15 39 £375 +7.14% 6
Birmingham -23 29 £345 +10.41% 18
Shropshire +10 21 £120 -52.00% 1
Warwickshire -9 15 £369 +9.25% 7
Staffordshire -2 11 £320 -20.00% 8
West Bromwich 0 4 £375 -
Solihull -5 4 £224 -21.49% 1
Herefordshire +17 2 £338 - 2
Worcestershire -10 2 £550 +27.90% 9
Dudley +3 1 - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 216 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 96 (29.00%) SQL
3 94 (28.40%) MS Office
4 87 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (20.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 61 (18.43%) Project Management
6 61 (18.43%) Finance
7 60 (18.13%) MS Project
8 56 (16.92%) .NET
8 56 (16.92%) SQL Server
9 54 (16.31%) Windows
10 52 (15.71%) SharePoint
11 40 (12.08%) Migration
11 40 (12.08%) MS Visio
12 39 (11.78%) C#
13 36 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (10.57%) Visual Studio
14 35 (10.57%) Active Directory
14 35 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (10.27%) CRM
16 31 (9.37%) Dynamics CRM
17 29 (8.76%) PRINCE2
17 29 (8.76%) Data Migration
18 28 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 28 (8.46%) HTML
18 28 (8.46%) Change Management
19 27 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (7.85%) Security Cleared
20 26 (7.85%) Oracle
20 26 (7.85%) Data Modelling

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 52 (15.71%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.02%) IIS
4 7 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.21%) Apache
6 4 (1.21%) Confluence
6 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.60%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.60%) SAS
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (28.40%) MS Office
2 68 (20.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 60 (18.13%) MS Project
4 40 (12.08%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.93%) Open Workbench
6 6 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.60%) InDesign
7 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (9.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) assyst
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) HFM
5 1 (0.30%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.30%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.53%) Office 365
3 7 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.21%) IaaS
5 4 (1.21%) Yammer
6 3 (0.91%) SaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.30%) Boomi
8 1 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.21%) DHCP
1 4 (1.21%) DNS
1 4 (1.21%) Network Security
1 4 (1.21%) Skype
1 4 (1.21%) VoIP
1 4 (1.21%) WebEx
2 3 (0.91%) Firewall
2 3 (0.91%) Internet
2 3 (0.91%) OSPF
2 3 (0.91%) SSL
2 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.91%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.91%) VPN
3 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.60%) MPLS
3 2 (0.60%) SAN
3 2 (0.60%) SNMP
3 2 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.11%) Big Data
9 7 (2.11%) MS Access
9 7 (2.11%) MySQL
9 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.21%) Power BI
12 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.91%) OLAP
12 3 (0.91%) QlikView
13 2 (0.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 35 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.81%) JIRA
4 5 (1.51%) Selenium
5 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.91%) FishEye
6 3 (0.91%) GoCD
6 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.60%) FxCop
7 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.60%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.60%) Toad
8 1 (0.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 61 (18.43%) Finance
2 9 (2.72%) Marketing
3 8 (2.42%) Advertising
4 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.51%) Banking
6 4 (1.21%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Automotive
7 3 (0.91%) Billing
7 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (22.96%) Analyst
2 50 (15.11%) Developer
3 30 (9.06%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.04%) Business Analyst
5 15 (4.53%) Architect
6 14 (4.23%) .NET Team Leader
6 14 (4.23%) Team Leader
7 13 (3.93%) .NET Developer
8 12 (3.63%) Administrator
8 12 (3.63%) Project Planner
9 11 (3.32%) Consultant
9 11 (3.32%) CRM Developer
9 11 (3.32%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.32%) Software Team Leader
10 9 (2.72%) .NET Software Engineer
10 9 (2.72%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (2.72%) Lead Software Engineer
10 9 (2.72%) PMO Analyst
10 9 (2.72%) Service Analyst
10 9 (2.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.92%) .NET
2 28 (8.46%) HTML
3 25 (7.55%) Web Services
4 22 (6.65%) .NET Framework
4 22 (6.65%) CSS
5 16 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.83%) XML
6 11 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (3.32%) MDX
7 9 (2.72%) jQuery
8 8 (2.42%) SOAP
9 7 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.11%) HTML5
9 7 (2.11%) SAML
10 6 (1.81%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 5 (1.51%) REST
12 4 (1.21%) CSS3
12 4 (1.21%) OAuth
12 4 (1.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.11%) Data Conversion
5 6 (1.81%) NHS
6 5 (1.51%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.51%) PMI
6 5 (1.51%) Replication
6 5 (1.51%) User Experience
7 4 (1.21%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.60%) Pocket PC
8 2 (0.60%) Statistics
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.31%) Windows
2 19 (5.74%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.32%) Linux
4 10 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.72%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.11%) Unix
7 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) pSOS
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.43%) Project Management
3 40 (12.08%) Migration
4 36 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (10.27%) CRM
6 29 (8.76%) Data Migration
6 29 (8.76%) PRINCE2
7 28 (8.46%) Change Management
8 26 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (7.85%) Data Modelling
9 25 (7.55%) Waterfall
10 24 (7.25%) ITIL
11 22 (6.65%) Project Planning
11 22 (6.65%) Software Engineering
12 21 (6.34%) Test Scripting
13 18 (5.44%) MVC
13 18 (5.44%) Time Management
14 17 (5.14%) Line Management
14 17 (5.14%) Resource Management
14 17 (5.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 96 (29.00%) SQL
2 39 (11.78%) C#
3 25 (7.55%) T-SQL
4 24 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.23%) Java
6 11 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.21%) C
8 3 (0.91%) XAML
9 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) ABAP
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) COBOL
10 1 (0.30%) R
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) Scala
10 1 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.34%) Degree
3 17 (5.14%) ISEB
4 12 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.32%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.51%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.21%) MCSE
9 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.91%) MCSA
9 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.60%) CCNP
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) HND
10 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.02%) QA
3 9 (2.72%) SLA
4 6 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Docker
3 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.91%) XenApp
4 2 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.30%) UAG
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (1.21%) SCOM
1 4 (1.21%) WSUS
2 3 (0.91%) SCCM
3 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) Oozie
4 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 216 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.85%) Oracle
3 15 (4.53%) Cisco
4 13 (3.93%) VMware
5 12 (3.63%) SAP
6 8 (2.42%) Citrix
7 5 (1.51%) Canon
7 5 (1.51%) Remedy
8 4 (1.21%) Cognos
8 4 (1.21%) EMC
8 4 (1.21%) HP
8 4 (1.21%) Niku
9 3 (0.91%) Google
9 3 (0.91%) IBM
9 3 (0.91%) Mitel
9 3 (0.91%) Sophos
9 3 (0.91%) webMethods
10 2 (0.60%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.60%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
networx
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Candidate Source
Rate: Up to £20,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £350 - £398 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 23 days ago