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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 156 157 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.21% 7.49% 6.57%
As % of the Applications category 48.15% 47.29% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 26
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.85 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
324 332 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.97% 15.84% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 164 117
Average daily rate £320 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 63
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%

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 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -4 44 £325 +22.64% 31
Warwickshire +4 40 £273 -21.86% 21
Coventry +4 13 £275 -45.00% 10
Staffordshire +5 10 £375 -9.63% 11
Shropshire 0 8 £228 -43.03% 5
Worcestershire -8 6 £213 -24.44% 5
Wolverhampton +4 4 £275 - 6
Solihull -3 3 £185 -50.66% 5
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Halesowen 0 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 226 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 114 (33.63%) MS Office
3 83 (24.48%) Windows
4 77 (22.71%) SQL
5 76 (22.42%) Finance
6 73 (21.53%) SQL Server
7 64 (18.88%) MS PowerPoint
8 60 (17.70%) SharePoint
9 58 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (15.34%) Project Management
11 49 (14.45%) Active Directory
12 45 (13.27%) MS Project
13 42 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (11.50%) PRINCE2
16 37 (10.91%) ITIL
17 34 (10.03%) MS Visio
18 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (8.85%) CRM
19 30 (8.85%) .NET
20 26 (7.67%) T-SQL
21 25 (7.37%) Migration
21 25 (7.37%) Programme Management
21 25 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
22 24 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 24 (7.08%) Change Management
22 24 (7.08%) Windows XP
23 23 (6.78%) Data Analysis
24 22 (6.49%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 60 (17.70%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.42%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.65%) IIS
5 8 (2.36%) Drupal
5 8 (2.36%) Apache
6 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.88%) SAS
7 3 (0.88%) Documentum
7 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.59%) Lync
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 114 (33.63%) MS Office
2 64 (18.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 45 (13.27%) MS Project
4 34 (10.03%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.83%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.29%) CATIA
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
7 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (4.13%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.65%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.59%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.54%) WAN
2 11 (3.24%) LAN
3 8 (2.36%) DHCP
4 7 (2.06%) Firewall
4 7 (2.06%) DNS
5 5 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.47%) Network Security
6 4 (1.18%) Internet
6 4 (1.18%) SAN
7 3 (0.88%) Intranet
8 2 (0.59%) LTE
8 2 (0.59%) 3G
8 2 (0.59%) VPN
8 2 (0.59%) 2G
9 1 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.29%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.29%) HTTP
9 1 (0.29%) ATM
9 1 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.13%) MS Access
5 14 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.65%) MySQL
8 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.18%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) Subversion
4 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) ERwin
5 1 (0.29%) PVCS
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 76 (22.42%) Finance
2 19 (5.60%) Automotive
3 10 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.77%) Banking
5 6 (1.77%) Retail
5 6 (1.77%) Publishing
6 5 (1.47%) Advertising
6 5 (1.47%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (38.35%) Analyst
2 38 (11.21%) Data Analyst
3 29 (8.55%) Architect
3 29 (8.55%) Developer
4 23 (6.78%) Support Analyst
5 20 (5.90%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (4.13%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.13%) Project Manager
7 13 (3.83%) Service Analyst
8 12 (3.54%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.54%) Consultant
9 11 (3.24%) Report Analyst
9 11 (3.24%) PMO Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (2.65%) Administrator
10 9 (2.65%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.36%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.36%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.85%) .NET
2 20 (5.90%) Web Services
3 16 (4.72%) HTML
4 15 (4.42%) XML
5 13 (3.83%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.83%) CSS
6 10 (2.95%) jQuery
7 9 (2.65%) Ajax
8 8 (2.36%) LAMP
9 6 (1.77%) HTML5
10 5 (1.47%) REST
10 5 (1.47%) Middleware
10 5 (1.47%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.18%) WCF
12 3 (0.88%) WinForms
13 2 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.59%) SOAP
13 2 (0.59%) XSD
13 2 (0.59%) WSDL
13 2 (0.59%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.83%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.95%) Social Media
4 10 (2.95%) Replication
5 9 (2.65%) User Experience
6 8 (2.36%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.36%) Blog
6 8 (2.36%) Taxonomies
7 7 (2.06%) PMI
7 7 (2.06%) NHS
7 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.77%) Statistics
8 6 (1.77%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.47%) Open Source
9 5 (1.47%) PDA
10 4 (1.18%) CMDB
10 4 (1.18%) PKI
10 4 (1.18%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.48%) Windows
2 24 (7.08%) Windows XP
3 22 (6.49%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.54%) Linux
7 9 (2.65%) UNIX
8 7 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.88%) Solaris
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.59%) Android
10 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.34%) Project Management
2 39 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (11.50%) PRINCE2
3 37 (10.91%) ITIL
4 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (8.85%) CRM
6 25 (7.37%) Migration
6 25 (7.37%) Programme Management
7 24 (7.08%) Change Management
8 23 (6.78%) Data Analysis
9 22 (6.49%) Workflow
10 19 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.60%) Change Control
11 18 (5.31%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.01%) ERP
13 15 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (4.42%) Analytics
14 13 (3.83%) Service Management
14 13 (3.83%) Scrum
14 13 (3.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.71%) SQL
2 26 (7.67%) T-SQL
3 21 (6.19%) JavaScript
3 21 (6.19%) VBA
4 15 (4.42%) C#
5 8 (2.36%) PHP5
5 8 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.36%) PHP
5 8 (2.36%) VB
6 6 (1.77%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.47%) C
8 4 (1.18%) Java
9 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.88%) Python
9 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) XQuery
11 1 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.42%) Degree
3 13 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.24%) ISEB
4 11 (3.24%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.36%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.06%) MCSE
8 6 (1.77%) MCP
8 6 (1.77%) PMP
9 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.18%) APMP
9 4 (1.18%) PgMP
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.88%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.88%) OCP
10 3 (0.88%) HNC
11 2 (0.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.83%) SLA
2 8 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.47%) P3O
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) XenApp
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.65%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.77%) SCCM
3 5 (1.47%) SCOM
4 4 (1.18%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.59%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 226 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.90%) Oracle
3 19 (5.60%) SAP
4 16 (4.72%) Citrix
5 10 (2.95%) HP
5 10 (2.95%) VMware
6 9 (2.65%) Cisco
7 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.06%) Remedy
8 6 (1.77%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.77%) IBM
8 6 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.18%) Capita
9 4 (1.18%) Cognos
9 4 (1.18%) Symantec
9 4 (1.18%) Lotus
9 4 (1.18%) Sophos
10 3 (0.88%) Cadence
10 3 (0.88%) Primavera
10 3 (0.88%) Avaya
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 10 to 10.50 per hour GBP
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £6.50 - £8 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £330 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £26.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 200 Per Day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago