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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 183 177 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.70% 7.00% 7.20%
As % of the Applications category 54.14% 58.03% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 82 81
Median daily rate £363 £305 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £162 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 33 21
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.80
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -8.24%
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
338 305 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.54% 12.06% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 149 165
Median daily rate £370 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.66 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.54% +46.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.44 £32.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.01
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.41%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 48 £275 -8.50% 32
Coventry -13 44 £368 +13.75% 9
Shropshire -2 26 £300 +4.34% 9
Staffordshire +2 22 £398 +28.22% 8
Warwickshire -5 22 £430 +43.33% 9
Solihull -6 6 £319 +6.25% 4
Wolverhampton 0 2 £285 +90.00% 1
Worcestershire -10 2 £413 +135.71% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £450 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 267 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 127 (33.25%) MS Office
3 110 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (24.08%) SQL
5 74 (19.37%) Windows
6 71 (18.59%) .NET
6 71 (18.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 68 (17.80%) SQL Server
8 66 (17.28%) MS Project
8 66 (17.28%) Project Management
9 58 (15.18%) Active Directory
10 56 (14.66%) Finance
11 52 (13.61%) SharePoint
12 51 (13.35%) Visual Studio
12 51 (13.35%) C#
13 47 (12.30%) MS Visio
14 42 (10.99%) Migration
15 40 (10.47%) CRM
15 40 (10.47%) Security Cleared
15 40 (10.47%) Windows Server
16 35 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
17 33 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
17 33 (8.64%) Waterfall
18 32 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (8.38%) HTML
19 31 (8.12%) Data Modelling
20 30 (7.85%) Change Management
20 30 (7.85%) .NET Framework
21 29 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 29 (7.59%) PRINCE2

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (13.61%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.28%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.14%) IIS
4 10 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.57%) Confluence
6 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.05%) Apache
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.05%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.79%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 127 (33.25%) MS Office
2 71 (18.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 66 (17.28%) MS Project
4 47 (12.30%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.93%) Open Workbench
6 6 (1.57%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (1.05%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 35 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.19%) Office 365
3 9 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) IaaS
5 7 (1.83%) SaaS
6 5 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.05%) PaaS
7 4 (1.05%) Yammer
8 1 (0.26%) Boomi
8 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.62%) Firewall
2 8 (2.09%) DNS
3 7 (1.83%) SSL
4 6 (1.57%) DHCP
4 6 (1.57%) Network Security
4 6 (1.57%) VPN
5 5 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.31%) VoIP
5 5 (1.31%) WAN
6 4 (1.05%) BGP
6 4 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.05%) HSRP
6 4 (1.05%) OSPF
6 4 (1.05%) Skype
6 4 (1.05%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.05%) VLAN
6 4 (1.05%) WebEx
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.79%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.31%) Big Data
12 4 (1.05%) OLAP
12 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.05%) QlikView
13 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.79%) MySQL
13 3 (0.79%) Power BI
14 2 (0.52%) MS Access
14 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (13.35%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.40%) Selenium
4 10 (2.62%) JIRA
5 8 (2.09%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.09%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.83%) Subversion
7 5 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.05%) VersionOne
9 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.79%) FishEye
9 3 (0.79%) FxCop
9 3 (0.79%) GoCD
9 3 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.79%) StyleCop
General
1 56 (14.66%) Finance
2 9 (2.36%) Marketing
3 6 (1.57%) Banking
3 6 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.31%) Advertising
4 5 (1.31%) Automotive
4 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.31%) Retail
5 4 (1.05%) Back Office
6 3 (0.79%) Billing
6 3 (0.79%) Electronics
6 3 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (18.32%) Analyst
2 52 (13.61%) Developer
3 39 (10.21%) Project Manager
4 24 (6.28%) Architect
5 22 (5.76%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.24%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.71%) .NET Team Leader
7 18 (4.71%) Team Leader
8 17 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 11 (2.88%) Administrator
10 11 (2.88%) Software Team Leader
11 10 (2.62%) Lead Developer
11 10 (2.62%) Tester
12 9 (2.36%) C# Software Engineer
12 9 (2.36%) Consultant
12 9 (2.36%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.36%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (18.59%) .NET
2 32 (8.38%) HTML
3 30 (7.85%) .NET Framework
4 23 (6.02%) XML
5 22 (5.76%) Web Services
6 21 (5.50%) CSS
7 15 (3.93%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.88%) MDX
9 10 (2.62%) SOAP
9 10 (2.62%) WCF
9 10 (2.62%) XSD
9 10 (2.62%) XSLT
10 8 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.09%) RESTful
11 7 (1.83%) jQuery
11 7 (1.83%) REST
11 7 (1.83%) SAML
12 6 (1.57%) HTML5
13 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 4 (1.05%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.83%) Data Conversion
6 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.57%) PMI
6 6 (1.57%) User Experience
7 5 (1.31%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.05%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.05%) NHS
8 4 (1.05%) Replication
9 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.52%) Clustering
10 2 (0.52%) Derivative
10 2 (0.52%) Pocket PC
10 2 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.37%) Windows
2 40 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 20 (5.24%) Linux
4 15 (3.93%) Unix
5 14 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.88%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.83%) CentOS
8 7 (1.83%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) pSOS
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.28%) Project Management
3 42 (10.99%) Migration
4 40 (10.47%) CRM
5 33 (8.64%) Waterfall
6 31 (8.12%) Data Modelling
7 30 (7.85%) Change Management
8 29 (7.59%) ITIL
8 29 (7.59%) PRINCE2
8 29 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (7.07%) Data Migration
9 27 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 26 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (6.81%) Scrum
11 23 (6.02%) Resource Management
12 21 (5.50%) Test Scripting
13 20 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (5.24%) Line Management
13 20 (5.24%) Risk Management
13 20 (5.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.08%) SQL
2 51 (13.35%) C#
3 27 (7.07%) JavaScript
3 27 (7.07%) T-SQL
4 22 (5.76%) Java
5 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.83%) XAML
7 3 (0.79%) C
7 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.52%) C++
8 2 (0.52%) Python
8 2 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.26%) COBOL
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) VB
9 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.81%) Degree
3 25 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.45%) ISEB
6 11 (2.88%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.88%) MCSE
7 9 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.57%) CCNP
8 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.31%) CCNA
10 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.05%) LPIC
10 4 (1.05%) MCP
11 3 (0.79%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.79%) MCITP
11 3 (0.79%) MCTS
11 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.24%) QA
2 13 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.62%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.57%) SLA
5 4 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.36%) vSphere
4 4 (1.05%) Firmware
4 4 (1.05%) XenApp
5 2 (0.52%) Docker
5 2 (0.52%) iptables
5 2 (0.52%) Postfix
6 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (3.66%) SCOM
2 8 (2.09%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.83%) SCCM
4 6 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.57%) Nagios
5 5 (1.31%) Puppet
6 4 (1.05%) WSUS
7 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.26%) Cacti
9 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.26%) SmokePing
9 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 267 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.50%) Oracle
2 21 (5.50%) VMware
3 17 (4.45%) Cisco
4 13 (3.40%) Citrix
5 11 (2.88%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.09%) SAP
7 6 (1.57%) Adobe
7 6 (1.57%) Canon
7 6 (1.57%) IBM
7 6 (1.57%) SolarWinds
7 6 (1.57%) Sophos
8 5 (1.31%) HP
9 4 (1.05%) Juniper
9 4 (1.05%) Niku
9 4 (1.05%) Rally
10 3 (0.79%) Becrypt
10 3 (0.79%) Lumension
10 3 (0.79%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
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