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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 189 155 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.47% 7.36% 8.44%
As % of the Applications category 48.96% 51.67% 54.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 60 83
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £109 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £441 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £9.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.89%
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
386 300 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.26% 14.25% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 138 153
Average daily rate £300 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +8 45 £300 +71.42% 7
Birmingham -6 45 £213 -36.56% 27
Coventry -8 19 £350 +12.00% 4
Staffordshire +8 16 £250 +66.66% 18
Solihull -2 8 £300 -25.00% 4
Shropshire +1 6 £104 -
Worcestershire -2 5 £165 -56.00% 6
Wolverhampton -1 3 £255 -
Sutton Coldfield +2 2 - -
Dudley -2 2 - -
Herefordshire -3 1 - - 3
West Bromwich -10 1 - - 1
Halesowen - 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 245 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 118 (32.24%) MS Office
3 80 (21.86%) Finance
4 72 (19.67%) SQL Server
5 71 (19.40%) SQL
6 65 (17.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 59 (16.12%) Windows
7 59 (16.12%) SharePoint
8 50 (13.66%) Project Management
9 48 (13.11%) ITIL
10 43 (11.75%) Active Directory
11 40 (10.93%) VBA
11 40 (10.93%) MS Visio
12 37 (10.11%) ERP
12 37 (10.11%) MS Project
13 35 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (9.29%) PRINCE2
15 33 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (8.47%) Data Analysis
16 31 (8.47%) Telecoms
17 29 (7.92%) Windows 7
18 28 (7.65%) Windows XP
19 26 (7.10%) Degree
20 25 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (6.83%) JavaScript
21 24 (6.56%) T-SQL
22 23 (6.28%) Migration
22 23 (6.28%) .NET
22 23 (6.28%) SAP
22 23 (6.28%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (16.12%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.46%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.64%) SAS
4 6 (1.64%) Drupal
4 6 (1.64%) Alfresco
4 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.82%) Documentum
7 2 (0.55%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 118 (32.24%) MS Office
2 65 (17.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (10.93%) MS Visio
4 37 (10.11%) MS Project
5 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.82%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
6 1 (0.27%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.01%) CA Clarity
3 10 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.91%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.09%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.27%) Maximo
6 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.37%) SaaS
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.74%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.28%) SAN
2 12 (3.28%) LTE
3 10 (2.73%) 3G
3 10 (2.73%) 2G
3 10 (2.73%) DHCP
3 10 (2.73%) Internet
3 10 (2.73%) DNS
4 7 (1.91%) WAN
4 7 (1.91%) RNC
5 6 (1.64%) Firewall
5 6 (1.64%) ADSL
6 4 (1.09%) Broadband
6 4 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.82%) Intranet
8 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.55%) 4G
9 1 (0.27%) NAS
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.27%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.37%) MySQL
6 15 (4.10%) MS Access
7 14 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.46%) OLAP
11 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.82%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.55%) OLTP
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.09%) Subversion
3 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 80 (21.86%) Finance
2 31 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.64%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.37%) Automotive
4 16 (4.37%) Banking
5 10 (2.73%) Legal
6 8 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.64%) Publishing
8 4 (1.09%) Front Office
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Local Government
9 3 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
9 3 (0.82%) Military
10 2 (0.55%) Law
10 2 (0.55%) Retail
11 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 119 (32.51%) Analyst
2 45 (12.30%) Developer
3 24 (6.56%) Data Analyst
4 23 (6.28%) Architect
4 23 (6.28%) Business Analyst
5 19 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 18 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.10%) Consultant
10 13 (3.55%) Administrator
11 12 (3.28%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.73%) Service Analyst
12 10 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (2.73%) Incident Manager
12 10 (2.73%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (2.46%) Desktop Support
14 8 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.28%) .NET
2 15 (4.10%) HTML
3 13 (3.55%) CSS
4 10 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.73%) HTML5
5 8 (2.19%) Middleware
6 7 (1.91%) jQuery
7 6 (1.64%) MDX
7 6 (1.64%) Ajax
8 5 (1.37%) Web Services
8 5 (1.37%) XML
8 5 (1.37%) CSS3
9 4 (1.09%) WinForms
9 4 (1.09%) SOAP
10 3 (0.82%) Google Maps API
10 3 (0.82%) REST
11 2 (0.55%) Spring
11 2 (0.55%) WCF
11 2 (0.55%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.28%) PMI
2 10 (2.73%) Mathematics
3 9 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.91%) Statistics
4 7 (1.91%) Open Source
5 6 (1.64%) NHS
5 6 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.37%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.09%) Learning Management System
7 4 (1.09%) iPad
7 4 (1.09%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) SCORM
8 3 (0.82%) GIS
8 3 (0.82%) Clustering
8 3 (0.82%) DataPower
8 3 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.12%) Windows
2 29 (7.92%) Windows 7
3 28 (7.65%) Windows XP
4 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.19%) Windows Vista
7 7 (1.91%) UNIX
7 7 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.37%) Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.55%) Solaris
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.66%) Project Management
2 48 (13.11%) ITIL
3 37 (10.11%) ERP
4 35 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (9.29%) PRINCE2
6 31 (8.47%) Data Analysis
7 23 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (6.28%) Migration
8 20 (5.46%) Change Management
8 20 (5.46%) Waterfall
9 19 (5.19%) Service Delivery
9 19 (5.19%) Programme Management
10 18 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (4.92%) Workflow
10 18 (4.92%) Time Management
11 17 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (4.64%) Change Control
11 17 (4.64%) CRM
11 17 (4.64%) Data Modelling
11 17 (4.64%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.40%) SQL
2 40 (10.93%) VBA
3 25 (6.83%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.56%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.37%) C#
6 14 (3.83%) Java
7 13 (3.55%) Perl
8 9 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.91%) VB
10 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.09%) C
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (7.10%) Degree
2 22 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.73%) ISEB
7 9 (2.46%) PMP
7 9 (2.46%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.91%) MCSE
9 5 (1.37%) MCP
10 4 (1.09%) HNC
10 4 (1.09%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.82%) PgMP
11 3 (0.82%) APMP
11 3 (0.82%) HND
11 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.55%) MCITP
12 2 (0.55%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.28%) SLA
2 10 (2.73%) P3O
3 6 (1.64%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
4 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.37%) SCCM
1 5 (1.37%) SCOM
2 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.82%) DameWare
3 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.55%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.55%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 245 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.28%) SAP
3 14 (3.83%) IBM
3 14 (3.83%) VMware
4 12 (3.28%) Oracle
5 10 (2.73%) Citrix
5 10 (2.73%) Lotus
6 7 (1.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.09%) NetApp
8 4 (1.09%) Google
8 4 (1.09%) Cisco
9 3 (0.82%) Trillium
9 3 (0.82%) Ericsson
9 3 (0.82%) HP
9 3 (0.82%) webMethods
9 3 (0.82%) Tableau
9 3 (0.82%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.55%) Capita
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