The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 182 144 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.41% 7.25% 8.37%
As % of the Applications category 45.73% 51.06% 53.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 57 79
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £106 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £20.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
398 282 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 14.19% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 126 141
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £114 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 31 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £27.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 52 £273 -18.65% 33
Warwickshire +18 41 £300 +200.00% 9
Coventry -9 17 £385 +140.62% 9
Staffordshire +16 14 £213 -26.08% 15
Shropshire -3 8 £107 -57.20% 4
Solihull -5 7 £363 -12.12% 2
Worcestershire -9 6 £190 -45.71% 3
Dudley -2 5 - -
West Bromwich -6 3 - -
Wolverhampton +2 2 - - 4
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 - - 1
Walsall -5 1 £213 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
Tipton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 236 (65.92%) Microsoft
2 123 (34.36%) MS Office
3 71 (19.83%) SQL Server
4 70 (19.55%) SQL
5 69 (19.27%) Finance
6 63 (17.60%) SharePoint
7 62 (17.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 58 (16.20%) Windows
9 47 (13.13%) Project Management
10 46 (12.85%) VBA
11 45 (12.57%) ITIL
12 43 (12.01%) Active Directory
13 36 (10.06%) MS Project
14 34 (9.50%) JavaScript
15 33 (9.22%) MS Visio
16 32 (8.94%) ERP
16 32 (8.94%) PRINCE2
17 31 (8.66%) Telecoms
17 31 (8.66%) Windows 7
18 30 (8.38%) Data Analysis
18 30 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (8.10%) Windows XP
20 27 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 27 (7.54%) Degree
21 24 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
21 24 (6.70%) SLA
22 22 (6.15%) MySQL
22 22 (6.15%) SAP
22 22 (6.15%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (17.60%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.87%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.79%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.68%) SAS
4 6 (1.68%) Drupal
4 6 (1.68%) Alfresco
4 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.84%) CMS
5 3 (0.84%) Documentum
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.56%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.28%) FileNet
Applications
1 123 (34.36%) MS Office
2 62 (17.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (10.06%) MS Project
4 33 (9.22%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.84%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.84%) CATIA
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (3.35%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.96%) CA Clarity
3 7 (1.96%) TRIRIGA
4 5 (1.40%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.40%) SaaS
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.79%) DNS
2 10 (2.79%) WAN
2 10 (2.79%) DHCP
2 10 (2.79%) SAN
2 10 (2.79%) Internet
2 10 (2.79%) LTE
3 8 (2.23%) 3G
3 8 (2.23%) 2G
4 7 (1.96%) RNC
5 6 (1.68%) ADSL
6 4 (1.12%) Broadband
6 4 (1.12%) LAN
7 3 (0.84%) Intranet
7 3 (0.84%) Firewall
7 3 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.56%) VoIP
9 1 (0.28%) Extranet
9 1 (0.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.15%) MySQL
4 20 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (5.31%) MS Access
6 14 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.51%) OLAP
10 8 (2.23%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.56%) OLTP
13 2 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.12%) Subversion
3 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 69 (19.27%) Finance
2 31 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.31%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.47%) Banking
5 13 (3.63%) Automotive
6 12 (3.35%) Legal
7 8 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.23%) Publishing
8 5 (1.40%) Marketing
9 4 (1.12%) Front Office
9 4 (1.12%) Back Office
10 3 (0.84%) Military
10 3 (0.84%) Local Government
10 3 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Retail
11 2 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (29.89%) Analyst
2 48 (13.41%) Developer
3 21 (5.87%) Support Engineer
4 20 (5.59%) Data Analyst
5 19 (5.31%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.31%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.03%) Architect
7 16 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.19%) Consultant
9 13 (3.63%) Database Developer
10 12 (3.35%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.07%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.07%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.07%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.07%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (2.79%) Coordinator
13 9 (2.51%) Administrator
13 9 (2.51%) Information Analyst
13 9 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
14 8 (2.23%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.87%) .NET
2 16 (4.47%) HTML
3 14 (3.91%) CSS
4 11 (3.07%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.23%) jQuery
5 8 (2.23%) HTML5
6 7 (1.96%) Middleware
7 6 (1.68%) MDX
7 6 (1.68%) Web Services
7 6 (1.68%) XML
8 5 (1.40%) Ajax
9 4 (1.12%) WCF
9 4 (1.12%) CSS3
10 3 (0.84%) LINQ
10 3 (0.84%) Google Maps API
10 3 (0.84%) XHTML
10 3 (0.84%) SOAP
11 2 (0.56%) WinForms
11 2 (0.56%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.63%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.79%) PMI
3 9 (2.51%) Mathematics
3 9 (2.51%) Visualisation
4 8 (2.23%) NHS
5 6 (1.68%) Statistics
5 6 (1.68%) Open Source
6 5 (1.40%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.12%) iPad
7 4 (1.12%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.12%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.84%) Social Media
8 3 (0.84%) GIS
8 3 (0.84%) Clustering
8 3 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.84%) SCORM
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.20%) Windows
2 31 (8.66%) Windows 7
3 29 (8.10%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.96%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.40%) UNIX
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.56%) Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.13%) Project Management
2 45 (12.57%) ITIL
3 32 (8.94%) PRINCE2
3 32 (8.94%) ERP
4 30 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (8.38%) Data Analysis
5 24 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.15%) Migration
6 22 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.59%) Change Management
8 19 (5.31%) Service Delivery
9 18 (5.03%) Workflow
9 18 (5.03%) Change Control
10 17 (4.75%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.47%) Validation
11 16 (4.47%) Data Modelling
11 16 (4.47%) CRM
11 16 (4.47%) Waterfall
11 16 (4.47%) Time Management
12 15 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 70 (19.55%) SQL
2 46 (12.85%) VBA
3 34 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.59%) Perl
4 20 (5.59%) Java
5 19 (5.31%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.75%) C#
7 7 (1.96%) VB
7 7 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.40%) C
9 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.28%) Python
11 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (7.54%) Degree
2 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.79%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.79%) ISEB
6 9 (2.51%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.23%) PMP
7 8 (2.23%) MCSE
8 7 (1.96%) MCP
9 6 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.40%) HNC
10 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.40%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.84%) HND
12 2 (0.56%) MCITP
12 2 (0.56%) CAPM
12 2 (0.56%) PgMP
12 2 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.70%) SLA
2 9 (2.51%) P3O
3 8 (2.23%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) SCCM
1 5 (1.40%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.12%) SCOM
3 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.84%) DameWare
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 236 (65.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.15%) SAP
3 11 (3.07%) IBM
3 11 (3.07%) Lotus
3 11 (3.07%) VMware
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle
5 9 (2.51%) Citrix
6 7 (1.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (1.68%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.68%) HP
8 4 (1.12%) Adobe
8 4 (1.12%) Google
8 4 (1.12%) NetApp
9 3 (0.84%) Ericsson
9 3 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.84%) Progress
9 3 (0.84%) Trillium
9 3 (0.84%) Cisco
9 3 (0.84%) Tableau
9 3 (0.84%) Capita
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