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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 170 211 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.90% 7.88% 7.79%
As % of the Applications category 51.05% 54.10% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 103 68
Average daily rate £375 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.43 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.98% +42.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.63 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £29.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
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
333 390 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.57% 14.57% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 178 137
Average daily rate £310 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 60 59
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% +49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £10.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.37 £32.95 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 28 April 2016.

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 51 £350 +7.69% 26
Coventry -6 26 £400 +8.10% 14
Warwickshire -15 19 £288 -8.00% 16
Worcestershire +3 13 £400 +170.27% 6
Shropshire -36 11 £210 -47.50% 4
Staffordshire -5 9 £180 -55.00% 13
Solihull -7 8 £275 +57.14% 1
Wolverhampton 0 3 £375 +50.00% 4
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
West Bromwich +7 2 £160 +23.07% 1
Walsall +1 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 224 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 115 (32.76%) MS Office
3 71 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 67 (19.09%) Project Management
5 66 (18.80%) SQL
6 62 (17.66%) Finance
7 59 (16.81%) SQL Server
7 59 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (16.24%) Windows
9 50 (14.25%) MS Project
10 46 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (12.25%) SharePoint
12 43 (12.25%) Migration
13 37 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (10.54%) Security Cleared
14 35 (9.97%) MS Visio
15 30 (8.55%) MS Access
15 30 (8.55%) Oracle
16 29 (8.26%) Active Directory
17 28 (7.98%) Degree
17 28 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (7.98%) Office 365
18 27 (7.69%) CRM
18 27 (7.69%) PRINCE2
19 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
20 24 (6.84%) QA
21 23 (6.55%) SC Cleared
21 23 (6.55%) ITIL
21 23 (6.55%) Data Quality

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 43 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.99%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.42%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.28%) IBM Domino
6 8 (2.28%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.28%) PowerExchange
6 8 (2.28%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.85%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.57%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) Blackboard Learn
11 1 (0.28%) Documentum
11 1 (0.28%) Moodle
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 115 (32.76%) MS Office
2 71 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 50 (14.25%) MS Project
4 35 (9.97%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.13%) Open Workbench
5 11 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 21 (5.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.57%) HFM
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.57%) Primavera
6 1 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.98%) Office 365
2 18 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) IaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Yammer
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.28%) LAN
1 8 (2.28%) Skype
2 7 (1.99%) 3G
2 7 (1.99%) VPN
2 7 (1.99%) WAN
2 7 (1.99%) Wireless
3 5 (1.42%) Firewall
3 5 (1.42%) Internet
4 3 (0.85%) 4G
4 3 (0.85%) DHCP
4 3 (0.85%) DNS
4 3 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.85%) VoIP
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.57%) Extranet
5 2 (0.57%) HSRP
5 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.57%) OSPF
5 2 (0.57%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (8.55%) MS Access
4 28 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 19 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (2.28%) Big Data
11 8 (2.28%) PowerCenter
12 6 (1.71%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.42%) OLAP
13 5 (1.42%) Power BI
13 5 (1.42%) QlikView
14 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.85%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.56%) JIRA
2 9 (2.56%) Subversion
3 6 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.14%) Selenium
4 4 (1.14%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.57%) PVCS
6 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.28%) VersionOne
General
1 62 (17.66%) Finance
2 15 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.13%) Banking
4 9 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.28%) Automotive
6 7 (1.99%) Billing
7 6 (1.71%) Back Office
7 6 (1.71%) Legal
7 6 (1.71%) Retail
8 5 (1.42%) Local Government
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 73 (20.80%) Analyst
2 60 (17.09%) Developer
3 32 (9.12%) Project Manager
4 22 (6.27%) Architect
5 19 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 15 (4.27%) Business Developer
6 15 (4.27%) Consultant
6 15 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (4.27%) SQL Developer
7 14 (3.99%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.42%) Coordinator
9 11 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
10 10 (2.85%) Business Objects Developer
10 10 (2.85%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (2.56%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.56%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.28%) Informatica Developer
12 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.27%) .NET
2 20 (5.70%) XML
3 13 (3.70%) Web Services
3 13 (3.70%) XSD
4 11 (3.13%) HTML
5 8 (2.28%) MDX
5 8 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (1.71%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.42%) WCF
7 5 (1.42%) XSLT
8 4 (1.14%) CSS
9 3 (0.85%) ADO.NET
9 3 (0.85%) COM
9 3 (0.85%) REST
9 3 (0.85%) RESTful
9 3 (0.85%) SOAP
9 3 (0.85%) WinForms
10 2 (0.57%) DAO
10 2 (0.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.42%) Statistics
4 11 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.85%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.85%) NHS
6 9 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.71%) Informatics
9 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.57%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.57%) Economics
11 2 (0.57%) Psychology
11 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.24%) Windows
2 16 (4.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.42%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.85%) Linux
4 10 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.28%) Unix
7 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.71%) CentOS
9 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.09%) Project Management
2 59 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (12.25%) Migration
5 27 (7.69%) CRM
5 27 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.55%) ITIL
8 22 (6.27%) Data Analysis
8 22 (6.27%) ETL
9 21 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (5.41%) Change Management
10 19 (5.41%) Data Management
11 17 (4.84%) Scrum
12 16 (4.56%) Business Continuity
13 15 (4.27%) Workflow
14 13 (3.70%) Data Migration
14 13 (3.70%) Master Data Management
15 12 (3.42%) Data Transformation
15 12 (3.42%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (18.80%) SQL
2 20 (5.70%) C#
3 19 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.56%) VBA
6 4 (1.14%) Java
6 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.14%) VBScript
7 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.85%) VB
7 3 (0.85%) XAML
8 2 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.98%) Degree
3 23 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.99%) MCSE
6 8 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.28%) MCP
7 6 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.42%) CCNA
9 4 (1.14%) CCNP
9 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) ISEB
10 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.57%) ECDL
11 2 (0.57%) HNC
11 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.57%) MCSA
11 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.84%) QA
2 23 (6.55%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.71%) SLA
6 2 (0.57%) WCAG
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.42%) vSphere
5 2 (0.57%) iptables
5 2 (0.57%) Postfix
6 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) Nagios
1 4 (1.14%) Puppet
1 4 (1.14%) SCOM
2 3 (0.85%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.85%) SCCM
3 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.28%) SCSM
4 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 224 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.55%) Oracle
3 10 (2.85%) VMware
4 9 (2.56%) Informatica
4 9 (2.56%) Lotus
5 8 (2.28%) IBM
6 7 (1.99%) Huawei
6 7 (1.99%) Pega
6 7 (1.99%) Tableau
7 6 (1.71%) Apple
7 6 (1.71%) Cisco
7 6 (1.71%) Ericsson
7 6 (1.71%) Nokia Networks
7 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (1.42%) Avaya
8 5 (1.42%) BT
8 5 (1.42%) Nokia
8 5 (1.42%) Siemens
9 4 (1.14%) NetCracker
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £NEG(DOE)
Posted: 22 days ago