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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 188 132 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 6.35% 6.29%
As % of the Applications category 51.79% 45.52% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 67
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £447 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.23% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £23.55 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
363 290 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 13.96% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 133 134
Average daily rate £294 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £435 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +2 42 £233 -27.90% 34
Warwickshire +3 40 £294 -2.08% 13
Coventry -8 23 £363 -3.33% 10
Staffordshire +8 20 £313 +28.86% 19
Shropshire -5 10 £102 - 3
Solihull -2 7 £375 +41.77% 8
Wolverhampton -9 3 £255 - 2
Walsall +2 2 - -
Worcestershire -5 2 - - 2
Herefordshire - 2 - - 3
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 235 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 107 (30.57%) MS Office
3 80 (22.86%) SQL
4 77 (22.00%) SQL Server
5 76 (21.71%) Finance
6 61 (17.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 59 (16.86%) Windows
8 56 (16.00%) SharePoint
9 55 (15.71%) Project Management
10 48 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (12.00%) MS Project
12 39 (11.14%) ITIL
12 39 (11.14%) Active Directory
13 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 35 (10.00%) MS Visio
14 35 (10.00%) VBA
15 33 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (9.14%) .NET
16 32 (9.14%) Data Analysis
17 31 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (8.86%) ERP
18 26 (7.43%) Migration
18 26 (7.43%) Service Delivery
18 26 (7.43%) Change Management
19 25 (7.14%) Windows XP
19 25 (7.14%) T-SQL
19 25 (7.14%) JavaScript
19 25 (7.14%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 56 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.29%) Drupal
4 7 (2.00%) SAS
5 6 (1.71%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.43%) IIS
6 5 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.43%) Apache
7 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.86%) Documentum
8 3 (0.86%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.57%) Lync
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (30.57%) MS Office
2 61 (17.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (12.00%) MS Project
4 35 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.86%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.57%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.29%) SPSS
8 1 (0.29%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 15 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.29%) CA Clarity
3 6 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.14%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.43%) SaaS
2 5 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.14%) SAN
3 10 (2.86%) Internet
4 9 (2.57%) Firewall
5 8 (2.29%) DNS
5 8 (2.29%) DHCP
6 7 (2.00%) WAN
7 6 (1.71%) LTE
8 5 (1.43%) ADSL
8 5 (1.43%) Broadband
9 4 (1.14%) 2G
9 4 (1.14%) 3G
10 3 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.86%) Intranet
11 2 (0.57%) 4G
12 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
12 1 (0.29%) NAS
12 1 (0.29%) NetScreen
12 1 (0.29%) Extranet
12 1 (0.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (4.86%) MS Access
6 11 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.86%) MySQL
8 9 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.57%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.43%) OLAP
10 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.14%) Subversion
3 4 (1.14%) JIRA
3 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.29%) PVCS
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 76 (21.71%) Finance
2 19 (5.43%) Automotive
3 13 (3.71%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.57%) Banking
6 7 (2.00%) Marketing
7 6 (1.71%) Retail
8 5 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.14%) Publishing
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
10 3 (0.86%) Local Government
10 3 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Military
11 2 (0.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.57%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (40.29%) Analyst
2 37 (10.57%) Developer
3 34 (9.71%) Data Analyst
4 24 (6.86%) Architect
5 23 (6.57%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.43%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.43%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.29%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.00%) Consultant
8 14 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.71%) Administrator
9 13 (3.71%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.57%) Information Analyst
12 8 (2.29%) Report Analyst
12 8 (2.29%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.14%) .NET
2 21 (6.00%) HTML
3 17 (4.86%) CSS
4 16 (4.57%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.29%) Web Services
5 15 (4.29%) XML
6 12 (3.43%) HTML5
6 12 (3.43%) jQuery
7 11 (3.14%) Ajax
8 9 (2.57%) Middleware
9 6 (1.71%) REST
10 5 (1.43%) CSS3
10 5 (1.43%) LAMP
11 4 (1.14%) WinForms
11 4 (1.14%) SOAP
12 3 (0.86%) XSD
12 3 (0.86%) WSDL
12 3 (0.86%) Google Maps API
12 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 13 (3.71%) User Experience
4 12 (3.43%) Statistics
5 11 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.86%) Open Source
7 9 (2.57%) PMI
7 9 (2.57%) NHS
7 9 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.00%) Social Media
9 6 (1.71%) E-Learning
10 5 (1.43%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.43%) Blog
10 5 (1.43%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.14%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.14%) DataPower
11 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.86%) Windows
2 25 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 19 (5.43%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.14%) UNIX
5 11 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.29%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.00%) Linux
9 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.86%) Solaris
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.71%) Project Management
2 48 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (11.14%) ITIL
4 35 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 33 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (9.14%) Data Analysis
7 31 (8.86%) ERP
8 26 (7.43%) Service Delivery
8 26 (7.43%) Change Management
8 26 (7.43%) Migration
9 24 (6.86%) Workflow
10 22 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (6.29%) Programme Management
11 21 (6.00%) CRM
11 21 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 18 (5.14%) Time Management
12 18 (5.14%) Change Control
12 18 (5.14%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.86%) Risk Management
14 16 (4.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 80 (22.86%) SQL
2 35 (10.00%) VBA
3 25 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 25 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.00%) C#
5 10 (2.86%) VB
5 10 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.29%) C
7 7 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.43%) PHP5
9 5 (1.43%) Java
9 5 (1.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) Python
11 1 (0.29%) XQuery
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.00%) Degree
3 12 (3.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.43%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.14%) ISEB
5 10 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.57%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.29%) MCSE
8 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.71%) PMP
8 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.14%) MCP
10 3 (0.86%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.86%) PgMP
10 3 (0.86%) APMP
10 3 (0.86%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) MOS
11 2 (0.57%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.86%) QA
2 9 (2.57%) SLA
3 6 (1.71%) P3O
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.00%) SCCM
2 5 (1.43%) SCOM
3 4 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.86%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.29%) DameWare
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 235 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.14%) SAP
3 17 (4.86%) Oracle
3 17 (4.86%) VMware
4 13 (3.71%) IBM
5 10 (2.86%) Citrix
6 9 (2.57%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.29%) Cisco
8 7 (2.00%) Lotus
9 5 (1.43%) Google
10 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.14%) NetApp
10 4 (1.14%) webMethods
10 4 (1.14%) Symantec
10 4 (1.14%) Trillium
10 4 (1.14%) HP
11 3 (0.86%) Avaya
11 3 (0.86%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.86%) TIBCO
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