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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 174 163 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.82% 7.38% 7.61%
As % of the Applications category 57.62% 49.85% 48.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 72 74
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £185 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.13 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -13.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -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
302 327 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.83% 14.80% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 144 163
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.06 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -19.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.15 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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 -10 38 £400 +23.07% 30
Coventry +9 37 £350 +37.25% 10
Warwickshire +1 35 £400 +42.85% 10
Shropshire -10 15 £325 -2.51% 4
Solihull -7 9 £200 +8.10% 5
Worcestershire +9 6 £168 -41.05% 7
Staffordshire -10 4 £275 -31.25% 8
Wolverhampton +2 3 £400 +45.45%
Walsall 0 2 - -
Herefordshire 0 1 £225 -
Dudley -1 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 210 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 115 (32.67%) MS Office
3 89 (25.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (20.17%) SQL
5 67 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (16.76%) SQL Server
7 58 (16.48%) Finance
8 51 (14.49%) Project Management
8 51 (14.49%) Windows
9 42 (11.93%) MS Project
10 40 (11.36%) ITIL
10 40 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (11.08%) SharePoint
11 39 (11.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (9.94%) Degree
13 34 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 31 (8.81%) Oracle
15 29 (8.24%) PRINCE2
16 28 (7.95%) MS Access
17 27 (7.67%) Migration
18 26 (7.39%) Change Management
18 26 (7.39%) Active Directory
19 25 (7.10%) T-SQL
19 25 (7.10%) Waterfall
20 23 (6.53%) CRM
20 23 (6.53%) Service Delivery
21 22 (6.25%) JIRA
22 21 (5.97%) High Availability
23 20 (5.68%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 39 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.40%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.27%) IBM Domino
5 8 (2.27%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.70%) IIS
8 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.42%) PowerExchange
8 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.57%) Blackboard Learning System
10 2 (0.57%) Moodle
10 2 (0.57%) Node.js
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 115 (32.67%) MS Office
2 89 (25.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (11.93%) MS Project
4 20 (5.68%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.84%) Open Workbench
6 7 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.42%) Simulink
7 5 (1.42%) Stateflow
7 5 (1.42%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.57%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.28%) InDesign
9 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.14%) Primavera
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) FastStats
5 1 (0.28%) HFM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.68%) Office 365
2 13 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Yammer
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.27%) Skype
2 7 (1.99%) WAN
3 6 (1.70%) 3G
3 6 (1.70%) LAN
4 5 (1.42%) 4G
4 5 (1.42%) FlexRay
4 5 (1.42%) VoIP
4 5 (1.42%) Wireless
5 4 (1.14%) 2G
5 4 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.85%) Broadband
7 2 (0.57%) BT 21CN
7 2 (0.57%) DNS
7 2 (0.57%) Extranet
7 2 (0.57%) Firewall
7 2 (0.57%) Internet
7 2 (0.57%) LTE
7 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (7.95%) MS Access
5 19 (5.40%) Relational Database
6 18 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.98%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.70%) Big Data
12 6 (1.70%) OLAP
12 6 (1.70%) Power BI
12 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.42%) PowerCenter
13 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (6.25%) JIRA
2 15 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.99%) Subversion
5 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.28%) PVCS
9 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (16.48%) Finance
2 20 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.26%) Automotive
4 10 (2.84%) Banking
4 10 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.27%) Back Office
5 8 (2.27%) Billing
5 8 (2.27%) Retail
6 7 (1.99%) Electronics
7 5 (1.42%) Advertising
7 5 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 4 (1.14%) Legal
8 4 (1.14%) Local Government
9 2 (0.57%) German Language
9 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (21.59%) Analyst
2 67 (19.03%) Developer
3 29 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.68%) Architect
4 20 (5.68%) Data Analyst
5 19 (5.40%) Consultant
5 19 (5.40%) SQL Developer
6 17 (4.83%) Business Developer
7 14 (3.98%) Configuration Engineer
7 14 (3.98%) Release and Configuration Engineer
7 14 (3.98%) Release Engineer
8 11 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 11 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (2.84%) Administrator
9 10 (2.84%) Business Objects Developer
9 10 (2.84%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.56%) .NET Developer
10 9 (2.56%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.83%) .NET
2 13 (3.69%) HTML
3 11 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.84%) CSS
5 9 (2.56%) MDX
5 9 (2.56%) XML
6 8 (2.27%) Web Services
7 7 (1.99%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.42%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.42%) HTML5
9 5 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.42%) XSD
10 4 (1.14%) Ajax
10 4 (1.14%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.14%) jQuery
10 4 (1.14%) LINQ
10 4 (1.14%) Silverlight
10 4 (1.14%) WPF
11 3 (0.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.41%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.27%) NHS
5 7 (1.99%) Statistics
6 6 (1.70%) User Experience
7 5 (1.42%) CAN bus
7 5 (1.42%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.14%) Blog
8 4 (1.14%) Psychology
8 4 (1.14%) RIA
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) EPoS
9 3 (0.85%) FMCG
9 3 (0.85%) Informatics
9 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.49%) Windows
2 12 (3.41%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.42%) Unix
6 4 (1.14%) Linux
6 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.57%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.49%) Project Management
3 40 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (11.36%) ITIL
4 29 (8.24%) PRINCE2
5 27 (7.67%) Migration
6 26 (7.39%) Change Management
7 25 (7.10%) Waterfall
8 23 (6.53%) CRM
8 23 (6.53%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.97%) High Availability
10 20 (5.68%) UML
11 19 (5.40%) Data Analysis
11 19 (5.40%) V-Model
12 18 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (5.11%) Workflow
13 17 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.83%) Validation
14 16 (4.55%) Time Management
15 15 (4.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.17%) SQL
2 25 (7.10%) T-SQL
3 13 (3.69%) C#
3 13 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.13%) VBA
5 6 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.42%) MATLAB
6 5 (1.42%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.42%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.14%) C
8 3 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.57%) VB
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (9.94%) Degree
2 12 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.14%) ECDL
6 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.85%) HNC
6 3 (0.85%) MCP
6 3 (0.85%) MCSE
6 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCENT
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.40%) ISO 9001
1 19 (5.40%) TickIT
2 18 (5.11%) QA
3 11 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.99%) SLA
5 5 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.42%) MISRA
6 4 (1.14%) ISO26262
6 4 (1.14%) WCAG
7 3 (0.85%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.28%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
3 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.28%) SCSM
3 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 210 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.81%) Oracle
3 12 (3.41%) IBM
4 10 (2.84%) Citrix
4 10 (2.84%) SAP
5 9 (2.56%) Lotus
6 8 (2.27%) VMware
7 7 (1.99%) Cisco
7 7 (1.99%) Informatica
7 7 (1.99%) Tableau
8 5 (1.42%) Huawei
9 4 (1.14%) Adobe
9 4 (1.14%) Cramer
9 4 (1.14%) Ericsson
9 4 (1.14%) MathWorks
9 4 (1.14%) Mitel
9 4 (1.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (1.14%) Nortel
9 4 (1.14%) Pega
10 3 (0.85%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 16 days ago