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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 168 142 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.17% 7.35% 8.16%
As % of the Applications category 44.92% 49.82% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 78
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £105 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.93 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £21.05 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -9.71%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
374 285 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.97% 14.75% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 123 144
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £117 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 30 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £33.12 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%
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 22 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 22 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 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 50 £275 -12.69% 38
Warwickshire +17 31 £300 +200.00% 9
Coventry -9 19 £385 +185.18% 8
Staffordshire +10 12 £213 -26.08% 10
Shropshire 0 8 £107 -57.20% 2
Solihull -6 7 £363 -6.45% 2
Worcestershire -5 6 £190 -45.71% 5
Dudley -1 5 - -
Wolverhampton +4 3 - - 3
West Bromwich -5 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield 0 2 - - 1
Walsall -4 1 £213 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
Bilston - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Willenhall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 235 (66.01%) Microsoft
2 127 (35.67%) MS Office
3 69 (19.38%) SQL
4 68 (19.10%) SQL Server
4 68 (19.10%) Finance
5 65 (18.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 63 (17.70%) Windows
6 63 (17.70%) SharePoint
7 48 (13.48%) Project Management
8 47 (13.20%) VBA
9 46 (12.92%) ITIL
9 46 (12.92%) Active Directory
10 35 (9.83%) MS Project
10 35 (9.83%) Windows 7
11 33 (9.27%) MS Visio
12 31 (8.71%) JavaScript
13 30 (8.43%) PRINCE2
13 30 (8.43%) Telecoms
14 29 (8.15%) ERP
14 29 (8.15%) Windows XP
14 29 (8.15%) Degree
15 28 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (7.87%) Data Analysis
16 27 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (7.02%) Security Cleared
18 24 (6.74%) SLA
19 22 (6.18%) MySQL
19 22 (6.18%) SAP
20 21 (5.90%) Java
20 21 (5.90%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (17.70%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.81%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.69%) SAS
4 6 (1.69%) Drupal
4 6 (1.69%) Alfresco
4 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.84%) LiveCycle
5 3 (0.84%) CMS
5 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Documentum
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.28%) IIS
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) FileNet
7 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 127 (35.67%) MS Office
2 65 (18.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (9.83%) MS Project
4 33 (9.27%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.12%) CATIA
7 3 (0.84%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.97%) CA Clarity
2 7 (1.97%) TRIRIGA
3 5 (1.40%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.09%) Internet
3 10 (2.81%) WAN
3 10 (2.81%) LTE
4 9 (2.53%) DHCP
4 9 (2.53%) SAN
4 9 (2.53%) DNS
5 8 (2.25%) 2G
5 8 (2.25%) 3G
6 7 (1.97%) RNC
7 6 (1.69%) ADSL
8 4 (1.12%) Broadband
8 4 (1.12%) LAN
9 3 (0.84%) Firewall
9 3 (0.84%) Intranet
9 3 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.56%) VoIP
10 2 (0.56%) IPv4
10 2 (0.56%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.18%) MySQL
4 20 (5.62%) MS Access
5 18 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.53%) OLAP
8 9 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.25%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.56%) OLTP
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.28%) DB2
12 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.56%) Selenium
3 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (19.10%) Finance
2 30 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.49%) Banking
5 13 (3.65%) Automotive
6 11 (3.09%) Legal
7 9 (2.53%) Publishing
8 8 (2.25%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.40%) Back Office
10 4 (1.12%) Front Office
10 4 (1.12%) Marketing
11 3 (0.84%) Local Government
11 3 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.84%) Military
12 2 (0.56%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (28.09%) Analyst
2 43 (12.08%) Developer
3 20 (5.62%) Support Engineer
3 20 (5.62%) Data Analyst
4 19 (5.34%) Business Analyst
5 18 (5.06%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.06%) Architect
6 16 (4.49%) Consultant
6 16 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (3.93%) Help Desk Support
8 13 (3.65%) Database Developer
9 10 (2.81%) Service Analyst
9 10 (2.81%) Desktop Support
9 10 (2.81%) Test Analyst
10 9 (2.53%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.53%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.53%) Information Analyst
10 9 (2.53%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.25%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.06%) .NET
2 12 (3.37%) HTML
3 10 (2.81%) CSS
4 8 (2.25%) jQuery
5 7 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.69%) XML
6 6 (1.69%) MDX
7 5 (1.40%) HTML5
7 5 (1.40%) Ajax
8 4 (1.12%) Middleware
8 4 (1.12%) SOAP
8 4 (1.12%) Web Services
8 4 (1.12%) CSS3
8 4 (1.12%) WCF
9 3 (0.84%) Google Maps API
9 3 (0.84%) LINQ
9 3 (0.84%) XHTML
10 2 (0.56%) WinForms
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.93%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.81%) Visualisation
3 9 (2.53%) PMI
4 8 (2.25%) Mathematics
5 7 (1.97%) NHS
6 6 (1.69%) Statistics
6 6 (1.69%) Open Source
7 4 (1.12%) iPad
7 4 (1.12%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.84%) Clustering
8 3 (0.84%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.84%) GIS
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.84%) Social Media
8 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.70%) Windows
2 35 (9.83%) Windows 7
3 29 (8.15%) Windows XP
4 10 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.97%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.69%) UNIX
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.56%) Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.48%) Project Management
2 46 (12.92%) ITIL
3 30 (8.43%) PRINCE2
4 29 (8.15%) ERP
5 28 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (7.87%) Data Analysis
6 21 (5.90%) Migration
6 21 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (5.90%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.62%) Change Management
8 18 (5.06%) Business Analysis
8 18 (5.06%) Change Control
9 17 (4.78%) CRM
10 16 (4.49%) Data Modelling
10 16 (4.49%) Service Management
10 16 (4.49%) Workflow
10 16 (4.49%) Validation
10 16 (4.49%) Waterfall
10 16 (4.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.38%) SQL
2 47 (13.20%) VBA
3 31 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.90%) Java
5 20 (5.62%) Perl
6 15 (4.21%) T-SQL
7 13 (3.65%) C#
8 7 (1.97%) VB
9 5 (1.40%) C
10 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (8.15%) Degree
2 25 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.37%) MCSE
6 10 (2.81%) MCP
7 9 (2.53%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.25%) PMP
8 8 (2.25%) ISEB
8 8 (2.25%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.97%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.40%) HNC
12 3 (0.84%) HND
13 2 (0.56%) MCITP
13 2 (0.56%) CAPM
13 2 (0.56%) PgMP
13 2 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.74%) SLA
2 9 (2.53%) P3O
3 8 (2.25%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) SCCM
2 4 (1.12%) SCOM
2 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.84%) DameWare
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
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
1 235 (66.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.18%) SAP
3 12 (3.37%) IBM
4 11 (3.09%) Oracle
4 11 (3.09%) Lotus
5 10 (2.81%) VMware
6 7 (1.97%) Citrix
6 7 (1.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.69%) HP
8 5 (1.40%) Adobe
9 4 (1.12%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.12%) Progress
9 4 (1.12%) NetApp
10 3 (0.84%) Capita
10 3 (0.84%) Google
10 3 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.84%) Cisco
10 3 (0.84%) Tableau
10 3 (0.84%) Ericsson
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
LA International
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago