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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 184 147 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.18% 6.97% 7.11%
As % of the Applications category 50.27% 48.84% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 58 75
Average daily rate
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£300 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £114 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.55 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -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
366 301 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.29% 14.27% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 135 149
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £116 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £21.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -4 45 £258 -23.13% 29
Warwickshire +2 42 £288 +12.19% 9
Coventry -11 18 £425 +14.86% 5
Staffordshire +11 16 £310 - 14
Solihull +3 9 £375 +18.57% 6
Shropshire -3 7 £102 - 2
Worcestershire -4 4 £165 -56.00% 6
Wolverhampton -4 3 £255 - 1
Walsall +1 1 - -
Dudley -1 1 - -
Herefordshire -4 1 - - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 233 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 110 (31.34%) MS Office
3 79 (22.51%) Finance
4 78 (22.22%) SQL
5 75 (21.37%) SQL Server
6 65 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 59 (16.81%) Windows
7 59 (16.81%) SharePoint
8 55 (15.67%) Project Management
9 44 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (11.68%) ITIL
10 41 (11.68%) Active Directory
11 40 (11.40%) MS Project
12 38 (10.83%) PRINCE2
12 38 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (10.54%) VBA
13 37 (10.54%) ERP
14 36 (10.26%) MS Visio
15 35 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (8.55%) .NET
18 29 (8.26%) Data Analysis
19 26 (7.41%) T-SQL
20 25 (7.12%) Windows XP
20 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
20 25 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 24 (6.84%) Degree
21 24 (6.84%) Change Management
21 24 (6.84%) Migration
21 24 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 59 (16.81%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.99%) IBM Notes
3 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.71%) SAS
5 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.14%) Drupal
6 4 (1.14%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.85%) Documentum
8 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Lync
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 110 (31.34%) MS Office
2 65 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (11.40%) MS Project
4 36 (10.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.85%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) CATIA
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (3.13%) CA Clarity
2 9 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.99%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.14%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.42%) SaaS
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.27%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.70%) SAN
3 11 (3.13%) Internet
4 10 (2.85%) DNS
4 10 (2.85%) DHCP
5 8 (2.28%) WAN
5 8 (2.28%) Firewall
6 6 (1.71%) LTE
6 6 (1.71%) ADSL
7 5 (1.42%) Broadband
8 4 (1.14%) Intranet
8 4 (1.14%) 3G
8 4 (1.14%) 2G
9 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.57%) 4G
10 2 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.57%) LAN
11 1 (0.28%) VoIP
11 1 (0.28%) ATM
11 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.27%) MS Access
6 12 (3.42%) MySQL
6 12 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.56%) OLAP
8 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.57%) OLTP
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.14%) Subversion
3 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.85%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.28%) PVCS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 79 (22.51%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.84%) Automotive
4 15 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.70%) Banking
6 8 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.99%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Retail
8 5 (1.42%) Publishing
8 5 (1.42%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Military
9 3 (0.85%) Local Government
9 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 133 (37.89%) Analyst
2 46 (13.11%) Developer
3 31 (8.83%) Data Analyst
4 21 (5.98%) Support Analyst
4 21 (5.98%) Support Engineer
4 21 (5.98%) Business Analyst
5 18 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.56%) Architect
6 16 (4.56%) Test Analyst
7 15 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (3.99%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.70%) Administrator
10 11 (3.13%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.13%) Consultant
10 11 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (2.56%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (1.99%) Information Analyst
13 7 (1.99%) Performance Analyst
13 7 (1.99%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.55%) .NET
2 15 (4.27%) ASP.NET
2 15 (4.27%) HTML
3 12 (3.42%) CSS
4 11 (3.13%) HTML5
5 10 (2.85%) XML
6 9 (2.56%) Middleware
7 8 (2.28%) Web Services
7 8 (2.28%) jQuery
8 6 (1.71%) Ajax
9 5 (1.42%) REST
9 5 (1.42%) CSS3
9 5 (1.42%) WinForms
10 4 (1.14%) MDX
10 4 (1.14%) SOAP
11 3 (0.85%) XSD
11 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.85%) Google Maps API
11 3 (0.85%) WSDL
12 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.27%) Mathematics
3 12 (3.42%) PMI
4 11 (3.13%) Statistics
4 11 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.85%) User Experience
5 10 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.99%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.99%) Open Source
7 6 (1.71%) NHS
8 5 (1.42%) E-Learning
8 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.14%) Learning Management System
9 4 (1.14%) DataPower
9 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.85%) Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.85%) GIS
10 3 (0.85%) SCORM
10 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.81%) Windows
2 25 (7.12%) Windows XP
3 21 (5.98%) Windows 7
4 12 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.13%) UNIX
6 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.71%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.71%) Linux
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.85%) Solaris
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.67%) Project Management
2 44 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (11.68%) ITIL
4 38 (10.83%) PRINCE2
4 38 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (10.54%) ERP
6 29 (8.26%) Data Analysis
7 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
8 24 (6.84%) Change Management
8 24 (6.84%) Migration
8 24 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (5.98%) Workflow
9 21 (5.98%) Programme Management
9 21 (5.98%) Waterfall
10 19 (5.41%) Change Control
10 19 (5.41%) Time Management
11 18 (5.13%) Data Modelling
12 17 (4.84%) CRM
12 17 (4.84%) Service Management
12 17 (4.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.22%) SQL
2 37 (10.54%) VBA
3 26 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 24 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.27%) C#
6 11 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 10 (2.85%) VB
8 9 (2.56%) Perl
8 9 (2.56%) Java
9 7 (1.99%) C
9 7 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.28%) Python
11 1 (0.28%) XQuery
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (6.84%) Degree
2 21 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.42%) PMI Certification
5 11 (3.13%) ISEB
6 9 (2.56%) PMP
7 7 (1.99%) MCSE
8 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.42%) MCP
10 4 (1.14%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.85%) PgMP
11 3 (0.85%) APMP
12 2 (0.57%) APMG
12 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.57%) MCITP
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.13%) SLA
2 9 (2.56%) P3O
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (11.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) SCCM
2 5 (1.42%) SCOM
3 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.85%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) DameWare
Vendors
1 233 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.55%) SAP
3 16 (4.56%) Oracle
4 15 (4.27%) IBM
4 15 (4.27%) VMware
5 9 (2.56%) Citrix
5 9 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.28%) Lotus
7 7 (1.99%) Cisco
8 5 (1.42%) Google
9 4 (1.14%) webMethods
9 4 (1.14%) Trillium
9 4 (1.14%) HP
9 4 (1.14%) NetApp
10 3 (0.85%) Avaya
10 3 (0.85%) Symantec
10 3 (0.85%) Cadence
10 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.85%) Green Hat
Warwickshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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West Midlands
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Staffordshire
Connectus
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Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
CF Appointments
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
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Birmingham
Computer Futures
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