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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 187 148 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.27% 7.01% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 49.60% 49.50% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 77
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 £145 £113 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £24.60 £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
377 299 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.66% 14.16% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 132 151
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £23.55 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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
Warwickshire +7 46 £300 +17.07% 9
Birmingham -5 46 £240 -28.35% 30
Staffordshire +10 17 £300 +100.00% 18
Coventry -10 17 £350 -4.10% 5
Solihull +2 7 £375 - 6
Shropshire -6 6 £102 - 3
Worcestershire -5 5 £165 -56.00% 7
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 3 £255 - 3
Dudley -1 1 - -
Herefordshire -4 1 - - 2
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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
2 111 (31.62%) MS Office
3 83 (23.65%) Finance
4 76 (21.65%) SQL
5 74 (21.08%) SQL Server
6 60 (17.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 59 (16.81%) Windows
7 59 (16.81%) SharePoint
8 53 (15.10%) Project Management
9 46 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (12.25%) Active Directory
11 40 (11.40%) ITIL
12 39 (11.11%) MS Project
13 38 (10.83%) ERP
13 38 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (10.26%) PRINCE2
14 36 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 34 (9.69%) VBA
16 32 (9.12%) MS Visio
17 31 (8.83%) Data Analysis
17 31 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (8.26%) .NET
19 28 (7.98%) Windows XP
20 27 (7.69%) T-SQL
21 26 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 25 (7.12%) Degree
22 25 (7.12%) JavaScript
23 24 (6.84%) Change Management
24 23 (6.55%) Migration
24 23 (6.55%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 22 (6.27%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.42%) Alfresco
5 5 (1.42%) Drupal
5 5 (1.42%) SAS
6 4 (1.14%) Documentum
7 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 111 (31.62%) MS Office
2 60 (17.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (11.11%) MS Project
4 32 (9.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
6 1 (0.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (3.42%) CA Clarity
2 11 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.99%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (1.14%) SAP CRM
5 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
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 21 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.42%) SAN
3 11 (3.13%) Internet
4 10 (2.85%) DHCP
4 10 (2.85%) DNS
5 8 (2.28%) WAN
6 7 (1.99%) Firewall
7 6 (1.71%) ADSL
7 6 (1.71%) LTE
8 4 (1.14%) 2G
8 4 (1.14%) Intranet
8 4 (1.14%) 3G
8 4 (1.14%) Broadband
9 2 (0.57%) LAN
9 2 (0.57%) RNC
9 2 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.57%) 4G
10 1 (0.28%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 1 (0.28%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.99%) MS Access
6 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.42%) MySQL
8 9 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.56%) OLAP
9 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.57%) OLTP
12 2 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.28%) SSDT
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.14%) Subversion
4 3 (0.85%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.28%) PVCS
General
1 83 (23.65%) Finance
2 19 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.84%) Automotive
4 15 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.99%) Banking
6 8 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.99%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Publishing
9 4 (1.14%) Retail
10 3 (0.85%) Local Government
10 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Military
10 3 (0.85%) Back Office
11 2 (0.57%) Front Office
11 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 2 (0.57%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 130 (37.04%) Analyst
2 46 (13.11%) Developer
3 27 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 23 (6.55%) Business Analyst
5 20 (5.70%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 17 (4.84%) Architect
7 17 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 14 (3.99%) Administrator
11 13 (3.70%) Consultant
12 11 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (3.13%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.13%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.56%) Coordinator
14 8 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.28%) Information Analyst
15 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Developer
15 7 (1.99%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.26%) .NET
2 16 (4.56%) HTML
3 14 (3.99%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.70%) CSS
5 11 (3.13%) HTML5
6 9 (2.56%) XML
7 8 (2.28%) Web Services
7 8 (2.28%) jQuery
8 7 (1.99%) Middleware
9 6 (1.71%) Ajax
10 5 (1.42%) CSS3
10 5 (1.42%) MDX
10 5 (1.42%) WinForms
11 4 (1.14%) REST
12 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.85%) Google Maps API
12 3 (0.85%) SOAP
13 2 (0.57%) WSDL
13 2 (0.57%) XSD
13 2 (0.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.42%) PMI
3 11 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.85%) User Experience
5 8 (2.28%) Statistics
6 7 (1.99%) Open Source
6 7 (1.99%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.71%) NHS
8 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.14%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.14%) Learning Management System
9 4 (1.14%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.85%) iPad
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.81%) Windows
2 28 (7.98%) Windows XP
3 23 (6.55%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.56%) UNIX
6 8 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.99%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.42%) Linux
9 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.57%) Solaris
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.10%) Project Management
2 46 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.40%) ITIL
4 38 (10.83%) ERP
4 38 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 31 (8.83%) Data Analysis
7 24 (6.84%) Change Management
8 23 (6.55%) Migration
9 22 (6.27%) Waterfall
10 21 (5.98%) Programme Management
11 20 (5.70%) Workflow
11 20 (5.70%) Service Delivery
12 19 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (5.41%) Change Control
13 18 (5.13%) Data Modelling
13 18 (5.13%) Test Scripting
13 18 (5.13%) Time Management
14 17 (4.84%) Business Analysis
14 17 (4.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.65%) SQL
2 34 (9.69%) VBA
3 27 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 25 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.98%) C#
6 10 (2.85%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.56%) Java
7 9 (2.56%) Perl
8 8 (2.28%) VB
9 6 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.71%) C
10 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.28%) Python
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (7.12%) Degree
2 22 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.42%) PMI Certification
4 12 (3.42%) ISEB
4 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.56%) PMP
6 7 (1.99%) MCSE
7 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.42%) MCP
8 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.14%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.85%) APMP
10 3 (0.85%) PgMP
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.57%) HND
11 2 (0.57%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.70%) SLA
2 10 (2.85%) P3O
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (12.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.42%) SCCM
1 5 (1.42%) SCOM
2 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.57%) DameWare
3 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.57%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 233 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.55%) SAP
3 15 (4.27%) Oracle
4 13 (3.70%) IBM
4 13 (3.70%) VMware
5 11 (3.13%) Citrix
6 10 (2.85%) Lotus
7 6 (1.71%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.42%) Cisco
9 4 (1.14%) HP
9 4 (1.14%) NetApp
9 4 (1.14%) Trillium
9 4 (1.14%) Google
10 3 (0.85%) Tableau
10 3 (0.85%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.85%) webMethods
10 3 (0.85%) CA
10 3 (0.85%) Primavera
10 3 (0.85%) Cadence
11 2 (0.57%) Avaya
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