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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 192 203 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.77% 7.85% 7.52%
As % of the Applications category 55.81% 55.01% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 72
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 21
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £28.55 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
344 369 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.14% 14.26% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 178 132
Median daily rate £325 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 66
Median hourly rate £12.75 £22.35 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £10.50 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £35.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +1 55 £350 -5.08% 26
Coventry +6 37 £400 +8.10% 7
Warwickshire -13 20 £355 +14.05% 10
Worcestershire +1 15 £400 +101.00% 6
Staffordshire -2 14 £180 -55.00% 9
Shropshire -39 14 £210 -47.50% 2
Solihull -13 6 £325 +73.33% 2
West Bromwich +10 5 £160 +23.07% 1
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Wolverhampton +1 2 £375 +33.21% 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 248 (69.08%) Microsoft
2 123 (34.26%) MS Office
3 74 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (19.50%) Windows
5 66 (18.38%) Project Management
6 65 (18.11%) SQL
7 64 (17.83%) MS PowerPoint
8 63 (17.55%) Finance
9 58 (16.16%) SQL Server
10 48 (13.37%) Migration
11 47 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (12.81%) Active Directory
13 43 (11.98%) MS Project
13 43 (11.98%) Security Cleared
14 42 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (11.42%) SharePoint
16 40 (11.14%) CRM
17 36 (10.03%) MS Visio
18 34 (9.47%) .NET
19 33 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 32 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
20 32 (8.91%) Windows Server
21 31 (8.64%) Oracle
21 31 (8.64%) ITIL
22 28 (7.80%) C#
22 28 (7.80%) Degree
23 27 (7.52%) Office 365
24 25 (6.96%) Data Quality
24 25 (6.96%) SC Cleared
24 25 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 41 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.29%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.51%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.23%) IBM Domino
8 7 (1.95%) PowerExchange
8 7 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.67%) IIS
10 5 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.84%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) Blackboard Learn
13 1 (0.28%) Confluence
13 1 (0.28%) Moodle
13 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 123 (34.26%) MS Office
2 64 (17.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (11.98%) MS Project
4 36 (10.03%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.06%) Open Workbench
6 10 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.56%) HFM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.52%) Office 365
2 21 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.67%) IaaS
4 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.84%) PaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.79%) Firewall
2 8 (2.23%) Skype
3 7 (1.95%) DNS
3 7 (1.95%) LAN
3 7 (1.95%) VPN
4 5 (1.39%) 3G
4 5 (1.39%) DHCP
4 5 (1.39%) Internet
4 5 (1.39%) SSL
4 5 (1.39%) WAN
4 5 (1.39%) Wireless
5 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) BGP
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.56%) OSPF
6 2 (0.56%) SAN
6 2 (0.56%) SSH
6 2 (0.56%) VLAN
6 2 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (3.90%) MS Access
7 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.95%) PowerCenter
8 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.67%) Big Data
9 6 (1.67%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.39%) Power BI
11 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.11%) QlikView
11 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.84%) OLAP
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (5.57%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.23%) Selenium
4 7 (1.95%) JIRA
4 7 (1.95%) Subversion
5 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.11%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.84%) VersionOne
7 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.56%) PVCS
7 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.28%) Maven
8 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (17.55%) Finance
2 14 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.34%) Banking
4 11 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.51%) Automotive
5 9 (2.51%) Retail
6 7 (1.95%) Billing
7 6 (1.67%) Legal
7 6 (1.67%) Marketing
8 5 (1.39%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Local Government
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (19.22%) Analyst
2 54 (15.04%) Developer
3 36 (10.03%) Project Manager
4 30 (8.36%) Architect
5 23 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (5.01%) Data Analyst
7 15 (4.18%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.18%) Consultant
8 14 (3.90%) CRM Architect
8 14 (3.90%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.62%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.62%) Coordinator
10 12 (3.34%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 11 (3.06%) Agile Project Manager
11 11 (3.06%) Project Coordinator
12 9 (2.51%) IT Analyst
12 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.51%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.47%) .NET
2 20 (5.57%) XML
3 18 (5.01%) HTML
4 13 (3.62%) XSD
5 12 (3.34%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.34%) Web Services
6 11 (3.06%) CSS
7 7 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.67%) MDX
8 6 (1.67%) WCF
8 6 (1.67%) XSLT
9 4 (1.11%) REST
9 4 (1.11%) RESTful
9 4 (1.11%) SOAP
10 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.84%) COM
10 3 (0.84%) LINQ
10 3 (0.84%) WinForms
11 2 (0.56%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.79%) Statistics
5 9 (2.51%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.23%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.95%) NHS
8 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.67%) Informatics
9 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.11%) Data Conversion
10 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.84%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.56%) CMDB
12 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.50%) Windows
2 32 (8.91%) Windows Server
3 22 (6.13%) Linux
4 14 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.06%) Unix
7 9 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.95%) CentOS
9 5 (1.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.38%) Project Management
3 48 (13.37%) Migration
4 42 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (11.14%) CRM
6 31 (8.64%) ITIL
7 24 (6.69%) Data Analysis
8 23 (6.41%) PRINCE2
8 23 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (5.85%) Change Management
10 20 (5.57%) Scrum
11 19 (5.29%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.01%) ETL
13 17 (4.74%) Data Migration
13 17 (4.74%) Waterfall
14 16 (4.46%) Data Management
15 15 (4.18%) Resource Management
16 14 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (3.90%) System Testing
16 14 (3.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.11%) SQL
2 28 (7.80%) C#
3 20 (5.57%) T-SQL
4 18 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.62%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.79%) Java
6 10 (2.79%) VBA
7 4 (1.11%) XAML
8 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.84%) VB
8 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.56%) Python
9 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.56%) VBScript
10 1 (0.28%) C
10 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.80%) Degree
3 25 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.46%) MCSE
5 10 (2.79%) MCP
6 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.39%) CCNA
9 4 (1.11%) CCNP
9 4 (1.11%) ISEB
9 4 (1.11%) LPIC
9 4 (1.11%) MCITP
9 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.84%) MCSA
10 3 (0.84%) MCTS
11 2 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.96%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.74%) QA
3 12 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) WCAG
6 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (12.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.95%) vSphere
4 4 (1.11%) Firmware
4 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) iptables
5 2 (0.56%) Postfix
6 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.34%) SCOM
2 6 (1.67%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.39%) Puppet
3 5 (1.39%) SCCM
4 4 (1.11%) Nagios
4 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 248 (69.08%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.64%) Oracle
3 18 (5.01%) VMware
4 12 (3.34%) IBM
5 11 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.79%) Lotus
7 8 (2.23%) Citrix
7 8 (2.23%) Informatica
8 7 (1.95%) Cisco
9 6 (1.67%) Tableau
10 5 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (1.39%) Apple
10 5 (1.39%) Avaya
10 5 (1.39%) BT
10 5 (1.39%) Ericsson
10 5 (1.39%) HP
10 5 (1.39%) Huawei
10 5 (1.39%) Nokia
10 5 (1.39%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (1.39%) Siemens
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connectus
Rate: £170.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Simon James IT
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 16 days ago