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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 202 166 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.74% 7.48% 7.05%
As % of the Applications category 52.60% 45.73% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 64 41
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£320 £309 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.64% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £432 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 28
Average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.87% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.74 £17.60 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +0.87%
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
384 363 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 16.35% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 148 124
Average daily rate £313 £303 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 43 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £30.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
Birmingham +3 64 £320 +2.40% 28
Warwickshire +7 40 £310 -4.61% 12
Coventry -3 30 £380 +38.18% 10
Staffordshire +6 21 £400 - 15
Shropshire -6 12 £400 +25.98% 4
Dudley -1 8 £280 +163.52%
Solihull 0 6 £185 -32.72% 4
Wolverhampton +10 5 £275 - 4
Walsall +1 4 £250 -
Worcestershire +2 3 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 242 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 116 (31.69%) MS Office
3 83 (22.68%) Windows
4 75 (20.49%) SQL Server
5 71 (19.40%) SQL
5 71 (19.40%) Finance
6 70 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (18.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 59 (16.12%) SharePoint
9 58 (15.85%) Active Directory
10 55 (15.03%) MS Project
11 54 (14.75%) Project Management
12 44 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (10.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (10.11%) PRINCE2
15 36 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (9.56%) ITIL
17 34 (9.29%) CRM
18 33 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 31 (8.47%) MS Visio
19 31 (8.47%) .NET
20 30 (8.20%) Migration
21 27 (7.38%) Dynamics CRM
22 25 (6.83%) Windows XP
23 24 (6.56%) Windows 7
24 23 (6.28%) Security Cleared
24 23 (6.28%) Citrix
24 23 (6.28%) JavaScript
24 23 (6.28%) Automotive
24 23 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 18 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.46%) IIS
5 8 (2.19%) Drupal
5 8 (2.19%) Apache
6 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.37%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.55%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) Lync
9 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.55%) Documentum
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 116 (31.69%) MS Office
2 68 (18.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 55 (15.03%) MS Project
4 31 (8.47%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.83%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.82%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.82%) Simulink
6 3 (0.82%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.82%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (7.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.37%) CA PPM
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.27%) Maximo
7 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) SAP xRPM
7 1 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.10%) WAN
2 14 (3.83%) LAN
3 10 (2.73%) DHCP
4 9 (2.46%) DNS
5 6 (1.64%) Network Security
6 4 (1.09%) 2G
6 4 (1.09%) LTE
6 4 (1.09%) Intranet
6 4 (1.09%) 3G
6 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.82%) VPN
7 3 (0.82%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.82%) GPRS
7 3 (0.82%) GSM
7 3 (0.82%) Firewall
7 3 (0.82%) HSPA
7 3 (0.82%) 4G
7 3 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.55%) SAN
8 2 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.28%) MySQL
5 12 (3.28%) MS Access
5 12 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.01%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.55%) OLAP
11 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 11 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.09%) ERwin
4 3 (0.82%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
4 3 (0.82%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.55%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.27%) XMLUnit
6 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 71 (19.40%) Finance
2 23 (6.28%) Automotive
3 15 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.91%) Advertising
5 7 (1.91%) Banking
6 6 (1.64%) Retail
7 5 (1.37%) Publishing
7 5 (1.37%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.27%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 115 (31.42%) Analyst
2 30 (8.20%) Developer
3 28 (7.65%) Data Analyst
4 25 (6.83%) Architect
5 20 (5.46%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.10%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.55%) PMO Analyst
9 12 (3.28%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (3.01%) Administrator
10 11 (3.01%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.01%) Consultant
11 10 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (2.73%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.46%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.46%) Project Planner
13 8 (2.19%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.19%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.47%) .NET
2 16 (4.37%) Web Services
3 15 (4.10%) HTML
4 12 (3.28%) .NET Framework
4 12 (3.28%) CSS
5 11 (3.01%) XML
5 11 (3.01%) jQuery
6 10 (2.73%) Ajax
7 8 (2.19%) LAMP
8 7 (1.91%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.37%) WCF
10 4 (1.09%) HTML5
11 3 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.82%) Flash
12 2 (0.55%) WinForms
12 2 (0.55%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.55%) REST
12 2 (0.55%) OOXML
13 1 (0.27%) JSON
13 1 (0.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.83%) NHS
3 12 (3.28%) Replication
3 12 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.01%) User Experience
4 11 (3.01%) Open Source
4 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.73%) Social Media
6 8 (2.19%) Blog
6 8 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.19%) Taxonomies
7 7 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.37%) CMDB
8 5 (1.37%) PKI
8 5 (1.37%) PDA
9 4 (1.09%) PMI
10 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.82%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (22.68%) Windows
2 25 (6.83%) Windows XP
3 24 (6.56%) Windows 7
4 17 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (2.19%) Linux
9 5 (1.37%) UNIX
10 4 (1.09%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.09%) Android
11 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.75%) Project Management
2 44 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (10.11%) PRINCE2
4 36 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (9.56%) ITIL
6 34 (9.29%) CRM
7 30 (8.20%) Migration
8 21 (5.74%) Change Management
9 20 (5.46%) Data Analysis
10 19 (5.19%) Programme Management
11 17 (4.64%) Resource Management
11 17 (4.64%) Time Management
11 17 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (4.64%) Change Control
12 15 (4.10%) Workflow
13 14 (3.83%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.55%) Project Planning
15 12 (3.28%) Scrum
15 12 (3.28%) Data Modelling
15 12 (3.28%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.40%) SQL
2 23 (6.28%) JavaScript
3 17 (4.64%) C#
3 17 (4.64%) T-SQL
4 15 (4.10%) VBA
5 9 (2.46%) PHP
6 8 (2.19%) PHP5
7 7 (1.91%) VB
8 6 (1.64%) Java
8 6 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.09%) C
10 3 (0.82%) Python
10 3 (0.82%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.82%) Ruby
11 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.01%) Degree
3 15 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.73%) ISEB
6 8 (2.19%) MCP
6 8 (2.19%) MCSE
6 8 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.37%) PMP
7 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.37%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.82%) HNC
8 3 (0.82%) APMP
9 2 (0.55%) PgMP
9 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.55%) MCSA
9 2 (0.55%) OCP
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.74%) SLA
2 11 (3.01%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) P3O
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.64%) XenApp
4 5 (1.37%) vSphere
4 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.19%) Tivoli
1 8 (2.19%) SCCM
2 5 (1.37%) SCOM
2 5 (1.37%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.55%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.55%) WSUS
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 242 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.28%) Citrix
3 19 (5.19%) Oracle
4 16 (4.37%) SAP
5 12 (3.28%) Business Objects
6 11 (3.01%) HP
7 8 (2.19%) Cisco
7 8 (2.19%) Remedy
8 7 (1.91%) Lotus
8 7 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.64%) VMware
10 5 (1.37%) IBM
10 5 (1.37%) Cognos
10 5 (1.37%) Pega
11 4 (1.09%) Capita
11 4 (1.09%) Google
11 4 (1.09%) NetApp
12 3 (0.82%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.82%) EMC
12 3 (0.82%) Nortel
West Midlands
Costello & Reyes Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.54 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £26.00 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago