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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / West Midlands
Rank 24 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 144 184 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.98% 7.67% 7.01%
As % of the Applications category 52.36% 60.53% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 117 81
Median daily rate £338 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 23
Median hourly rate £15.43 £20.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +26.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £11.88 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.77 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +13.79%

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
275 304 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.42% 12.68% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 174 169
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.90 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -18.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.84 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £27.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Coventry -7 53 £375 +11.11% 12
Birmingham -7 29 £305 -26.50% 27
Warwickshire -9 25 £318 -15.33% 10
Shropshire +14 16 £120 -63.07% 7
Solihull -9 6 £160 -20.00% 1
Staffordshire 0 4 £395 +17.03% 7
West Bromwich -1 3 £375 -
Worcestershire -7 2 £225 -44.44% 6
Herefordshire +5 1 £225 -33.33% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 207 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 93 (29.34%) MS Office
3 87 (27.44%) SQL
4 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (18.30%) MS Project
6 53 (16.72%) Windows
6 53 (16.72%) Project Management
7 51 (16.09%) .NET
7 51 (16.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 50 (15.77%) Finance
8 50 (15.77%) Migration
9 48 (15.14%) SQL Server
10 45 (14.20%) CRM
11 44 (13.88%) SharePoint
11 44 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (12.62%) Active Directory
13 38 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
14 36 (11.36%) HTML
15 35 (11.04%) MS Visio
16 34 (10.73%) JavaScript
17 33 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (9.78%) C#
18 31 (9.78%) Data Migration
18 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
19 30 (9.46%) CSS
20 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (8.83%) MVC
22 27 (8.52%) Change Management
22 27 (8.52%) PRINCE2
23 25 (7.89%) Web Services

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 44 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.58%) IIS
3 5 (1.58%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 93 (29.34%) MS Office
2 58 (18.30%) MS Project
3 51 (16.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (11.04%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.47%) Open Workbench
6 5 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) assyst
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) HFM
5 1 (0.32%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.32%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.05%) Office 365
3 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.95%) Yammer
6 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.32%) Boomi
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.52%) Network Security
2 5 (1.58%) Firewall
3 4 (1.26%) DNS
3 4 (1.26%) Internet
3 4 (1.26%) Skype
3 4 (1.26%) VoIP
4 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.95%) WebEx
5 2 (0.63%) DHCP
5 2 (0.63%) HTTP
5 2 (0.63%) OSPF
5 2 (0.63%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) SNMP
5 2 (0.63%) VPN
5 2 (0.63%) WAN
5 2 (0.63%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) ISDN
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.21%) MS Access
7 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.58%) Big Data
9 5 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.26%) MySQL
10 4 (1.26%) QlikView
11 3 (0.95%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.95%) Power BI
12 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.95%) JIRA
5 2 (0.63%) Selenium
5 2 (0.63%) Toad
6 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.32%) git-flow
6 1 (0.32%) Grunt
6 1 (0.32%) gulp
6 1 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.32%) NWDS
6 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) VersionOne
General
1 50 (15.77%) Finance
2 16 (5.05%) Marketing
3 10 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.84%) Electronics
5 8 (2.52%) Advertising
6 6 (1.89%) Retail
7 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.95%) Automotive
8 3 (0.95%) Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (22.40%) Analyst
2 50 (15.77%) Developer
3 24 (7.57%) Project Manager
4 21 (6.62%) CRM Developer
5 15 (4.73%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.10%) Architect
6 13 (4.10%) Project Planner
7 12 (3.79%) Support Analyst
8 11 (3.47%) Consultant
9 10 (3.15%) .NET Developer
9 10 (3.15%) Administrator
9 10 (3.15%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.15%) Service Analyst
10 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Developer
10 9 (2.84%) Project Officer
10 9 (2.84%) Project Support Officer
10 9 (2.84%) Support Officer
11 7 (2.21%) Programme Planner
12 6 (1.89%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (1.89%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.09%) .NET
2 36 (11.36%) HTML
3 30 (9.46%) CSS
4 25 (7.89%) Web Services
5 24 (7.57%) ASP.NET
6 22 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (5.05%) XML
9 14 (4.42%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.15%) jQuery
11 9 (2.84%) SOAP
12 6 (1.89%) MDX
12 6 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (1.58%) HTML5
13 5 (1.58%) REST
13 5 (1.58%) SAML
13 5 (1.58%) WCF
13 5 (1.58%) XSLT
14 4 (1.26%) JSON
14 4 (1.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.05%) Data Conversion
3 14 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.21%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.89%) e-Learning
6 6 (1.89%) NHS
7 4 (1.26%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.26%) PMI
8 3 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (0.95%) Replication
8 3 (0.95%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.63%) Pocket PC
9 2 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.72%) Windows
2 17 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.47%) Linux
4 10 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.21%) Unix
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) pSOS
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.72%) Project Management
3 50 (15.77%) Migration
4 45 (14.20%) CRM
5 33 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (9.78%) Data Migration
7 28 (8.83%) MVC
8 27 (8.52%) Change Management
8 27 (8.52%) PRINCE2
9 25 (7.89%) ITIL
10 22 (6.94%) Project Planning
11 21 (6.62%) Data Modelling
12 19 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (5.99%) TDD
12 19 (5.99%) Time Management
12 19 (5.99%) Web Development
13 17 (5.36%) BDD
13 17 (5.36%) Test Scripting
13 17 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (5.05%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.44%) SQL
2 34 (10.73%) JavaScript
3 31 (9.78%) C#
4 21 (6.62%) T-SQL
5 10 (3.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.84%) Java
7 3 (0.95%) C
7 3 (0.95%) XAML
8 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) ABAP
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) COBOL
9 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) Scala
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VBA
9 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.62%) Degree
3 15 (4.73%) ISEB
4 13 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.15%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.26%) MCSE
8 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.95%) MCSA
9 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.63%) HND
10 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.32%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.05%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.47%) SLA
3 8 (2.52%) QA
4 6 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.26%) Docker
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) UAG
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) WSUS
2 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.63%) SCCM
2 2 (0.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.32%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Oozie
3 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 207 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.31%) Oracle
3 17 (5.36%) VMware
4 14 (4.42%) Cisco
5 13 (4.10%) SAP
6 9 (2.84%) Citrix
7 7 (2.21%) IBM
8 6 (1.89%) HP
9 5 (1.58%) Canon
9 5 (1.58%) Remedy
9 5 (1.58%) Veritas
10 4 (1.26%) Cognos
11 3 (0.95%) Dell
11 3 (0.95%) webMethods
12 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.63%) EMC
12 2 (0.63%) NetApp
12 2 (0.63%) NetIQ
12 2 (0.63%) Niku
12 2 (0.63%) Riverbed
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Rate: Up to £24,240 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £550 - £613 per day
Posted: 6 days ago