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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 159 190 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.48% 7.42% 7.41%
As % of the Applications category 51.46% 48.35% 51.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 85 62
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £438 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
- +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £8.95 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £38.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +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
309 393 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.59% 15.35% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 169 142
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 62 34
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £35.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -4 34 £350 +64.70% 28
Coventry +11 28 £354 +1.21% 7
Warwickshire -12 19 £300 - 7
Staffordshire -5 18 £310 +24.00% 5
Worcestershire +7 11 £210 +27.27% 3
Solihull -1 10 £225 -25.00% 4
Shropshire -7 7 £288 +176.44% 3
Wolverhampton +3 2 £150 -41.17% 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 209 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 99 (27.35%) MS Office
3 86 (23.76%) SQL
4 74 (20.44%) Windows
5 72 (19.89%) SQL Server
6 69 (19.06%) MS Project
7 66 (18.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 65 (17.96%) Project Management
9 64 (17.68%) Finance
10 57 (15.75%) Active Directory
11 51 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (12.43%) ITIL
12 45 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (11.60%) SharePoint
14 40 (11.05%) PRINCE2
15 35 (9.67%) CRM
16 33 (9.12%) Migration
17 32 (8.84%) Change Management
18 29 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (7.73%) .NET
20 26 (7.18%) T-SQL
20 26 (7.18%) MS Visio
21 25 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (6.91%) Dynamics CRM
22 23 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
23 22 (6.08%) VMware
23 22 (6.08%) MS Exchange
23 22 (6.08%) C#
23 22 (6.08%) MS Access
24 21 (5.80%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 42 (11.60%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.21%) Lync
5 7 (1.93%) IIS
6 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.10%) SAS
7 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.55%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 99 (27.35%) MS Office
2 69 (19.06%) MS Project
3 66 (18.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (7.18%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.66%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.55%) Simulink
7 2 (0.55%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.55%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 25 (6.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.83%) Eikon
4 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) Agresso
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.28%) Line 500
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.49%) Office 365
2 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.14%) LAN
1 15 (4.14%) WAN
2 12 (3.31%) Firewall
3 10 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.76%) VPN
4 8 (2.21%) Internet
5 7 (1.93%) PABX
5 7 (1.93%) DNS
5 7 (1.93%) DHCP
5 7 (1.93%) VoIP
6 5 (1.38%) SAN
7 4 (1.10%) FlexRay
7 4 (1.10%) 3G
8 3 (0.83%) 2G
8 3 (0.83%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.83%) 4G
8 3 (0.83%) GSM
8 3 (0.83%) LDAP
9 2 (0.55%) ADSL
9 2 (0.55%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (6.08%) MS Access
4 19 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.21%) MySQL
10 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.10%) OLAP
12 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.55%) QlikView
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.66%) Subversion
2 4 (1.10%) JIRA
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.55%) Moq
4 2 (0.55%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (0.55%) NUnit
4 2 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.28%) Ant
5 1 (0.28%) PVCS
5 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.28%) ERwin
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (17.68%) Finance
2 15 (4.14%) Automotive
3 12 (3.31%) Retail
4 11 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.49%) Local Government
6 7 (1.93%) Banking
7 6 (1.66%) Advertising
8 4 (1.10%) Electronics
9 3 (0.83%) Front Office
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.28%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 105 (29.01%) Analyst
2 40 (11.05%) Developer
3 34 (9.39%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.80%) Support Analyst
4 21 (5.80%) Data Analyst
5 16 (4.42%) Business Analyst
6 14 (3.87%) Test Analyst
7 13 (3.59%) Project Planner
8 12 (3.31%) Consultant
8 12 (3.31%) Team Leader
9 11 (3.04%) Development Team Leader
9 11 (3.04%) Software Development Team Leader
9 11 (3.04%) Software Team Leader
10 10 (2.76%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.49%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.49%) Administrator
11 9 (2.49%) .NET Team Leader
12 8 (2.21%) Technical Manager
12 8 (2.21%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.21%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.73%) .NET
2 15 (4.14%) .NET Framework
3 12 (3.31%) XML
4 10 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.49%) HTML
6 5 (1.38%) CSS
6 5 (1.38%) XSLT
7 4 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.10%) WPF
7 4 (1.10%) Silverlight
7 4 (1.10%) jQuery
7 4 (1.10%) HTML5
8 3 (0.83%) WCF
8 3 (0.83%) JSON
8 3 (0.83%) WinForms
8 3 (0.83%) Web Services
9 2 (0.55%) Flash
9 2 (0.55%) Middleware
9 2 (0.55%) NHibernate
9 2 (0.55%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.31%) N-Tier
3 11 (3.04%) NHS
4 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.21%) User Experience
6 7 (1.93%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.66%) FMCG
8 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.10%) RIA
9 4 (1.10%) CAN bus
10 3 (0.83%) CMDB
10 3 (0.83%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.83%) Replication
10 3 (0.83%) Statistics
11 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.55%) SCADA
11 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.44%) Windows
2 25 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (5.52%) Windows 7
4 18 (4.97%) Windows XP
4 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.87%) Linux
7 11 (3.04%) UNIX
8 9 (2.49%) Solaris
9 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.96%) Project Management
2 45 (12.43%) ITIL
2 45 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.05%) PRINCE2
4 35 (9.67%) CRM
5 33 (9.12%) Migration
6 32 (8.84%) Change Management
7 23 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (5.25%) Change Control
10 18 (4.97%) Test Scripting
11 17 (4.70%) Time Management
11 17 (4.70%) Data Migration
12 16 (4.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (4.42%) SDLC
12 16 (4.42%) Resource Management
13 15 (4.14%) Data Analysis
13 15 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.87%) Waterfall
14 14 (3.87%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.76%) SQL
2 26 (7.18%) T-SQL
3 22 (6.08%) C#
4 20 (5.52%) VBA
5 16 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.87%) VB
7 9 (2.49%) Java
8 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.38%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.83%) C
11 3 (0.83%) Google Apps Script
12 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.28%) VB6
13 1 (0.28%) Ruby
13 1 (0.28%) Perl
13 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (5.25%) Degree
2 17 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.04%) MCSE
5 7 (1.93%) ISEB
5 7 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (0.83%) MCITP
9 3 (0.83%) MCP
10 2 (0.55%) MCSA
10 2 (0.55%) CIPD
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) SLA
2 11 (3.04%) QA
3 10 (2.76%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.93%) TickIT
5 3 (0.83%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 57 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.10%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.83%) XenApp
6 2 (0.55%) vSphere
6 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) SCCM
2 5 (1.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.83%) SCOM
4 2 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 209 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.08%) VMware
3 20 (5.52%) Oracle
4 17 (4.70%) Citrix
5 15 (4.14%) SAP
6 10 (2.76%) Cisco
7 8 (2.21%) HP
7 8 (2.21%) Symantec
8 7 (1.93%) Google
9 6 (1.66%) Lotus
9 6 (1.66%) IBM
10 5 (1.38%) NetApp
11 4 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.83%) Reuters
12 3 (0.83%) EMC
12 3 (0.83%) Veeam
12 3 (0.83%) Yahoo!
13 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.55%) Pega
13 2 (0.55%) Panasonic
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