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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 205 179 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.86% 7.54% 6.97%
As % of the Applications category 53.66% 52.34% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 94 72
Median daily rate £350 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £433 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £28.40 £29.20
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
382 342 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.78% 14.40% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 184 136
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 71
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £9.83 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £31.80 £34.00
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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 +9 65 £325 -13.33% 26
Coventry +10 47 £375 +3.55% 9
Worcestershire +2 17 £400 +60.00% 4
Warwickshire -12 17 £350 +12.44% 8
Shropshire -33 16 £430 +7.50% 2
Staffordshire -5 15 £175 -56.25% 11
West Bromwich +11 4 £160 +23.07%
Solihull -17 4 £255 +45.71% 2
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £375 +33.21% 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 245 (69.41%) Microsoft
2 128 (36.26%) MS Office
3 71 (20.11%) Windows
3 71 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (18.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 66 (18.70%) SQL
6 65 (18.41%) Project Management
7 62 (17.56%) SQL Server
8 60 (17.00%) Finance
9 52 (14.73%) Active Directory
10 46 (13.03%) Security Cleared
11 44 (12.46%) MS Project
11 44 (12.46%) MS Visio
12 42 (11.90%) .NET
12 42 (11.90%) Migration
13 41 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (11.05%) Windows Server
15 38 (10.76%) CRM
15 38 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (9.92%) SharePoint
17 33 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
18 32 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 31 (8.78%) C#
20 28 (7.93%) ITIL
20 28 (7.93%) SC Cleared
21 25 (7.08%) HTML
22 24 (6.80%) Oracle
22 24 (6.80%) Visual Studio
22 24 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 24 (6.80%) Degree

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 35 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.97%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.27%) IIS
7 7 (1.98%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.70%) PowerExchange
8 6 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.42%) IBM Domino
10 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.13%) Confluence
11 3 (0.85%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.85%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.57%) Apache
12 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 128 (36.26%) MS Office
2 67 (18.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 44 (12.46%) MS Project
3 44 (12.46%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.12%) Open Workbench
5 6 (1.70%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.57%) HFM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.23%) Office 365
2 19 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.55%) IaaS
4 7 (1.98%) SaaS
5 4 (1.13%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.40%) Firewall
2 9 (2.55%) DNS
3 8 (2.27%) VPN
4 7 (1.98%) DHCP
4 7 (1.98%) SSL
5 6 (1.70%) LAN
5 6 (1.70%) Wireless
6 5 (1.42%) Skype
6 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.13%) 3G
7 4 (1.13%) BGP
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.13%) HSRP
7 4 (1.13%) Internet
7 4 (1.13%) Network Security
7 4 (1.13%) OSPF
7 4 (1.13%) WAN
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.85%) SAN
8 3 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (4.25%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.83%) MS Access
8 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.70%) Big Data
9 6 (1.70%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.70%) Power BI
9 6 (1.70%) PowerCenter
10 4 (1.13%) OLAP
10 4 (1.13%) QlikView
10 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.40%) Selenium
4 8 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 7 (1.98%) JIRA
6 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.70%) Subversion
7 4 (1.13%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.85%) FxCop
8 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.85%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.85%) VersionOne
8 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.57%) GoCD
General
1 60 (17.00%) Finance
2 12 (3.40%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.12%) Marketing
4 10 (2.83%) Banking
4 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.55%) Retail
6 8 (2.27%) Back Office
7 7 (1.98%) Legal
8 6 (1.70%) Automotive
9 5 (1.42%) Billing
10 4 (1.13%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (19.26%) Analyst
2 53 (15.01%) Developer
3 29 (8.22%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.52%) Architect
5 19 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (5.10%) Business Analyst
7 17 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 12 (3.40%) Consultant
8 12 (3.40%) CRM Architect
8 12 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 11 (3.12%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.12%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.83%) Coordinator
10 10 (2.83%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (2.55%) C# Developer
11 9 (2.55%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.55%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.27%) QA Tester
12 8 (2.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.90%) .NET
2 25 (7.08%) HTML
3 19 (5.38%) CSS
4 18 (5.10%) XML
5 16 (4.53%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.97%) Web Services
7 12 (3.40%) XSD
8 9 (2.55%) MDX
9 7 (1.98%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.70%) HTML5
10 6 (1.70%) WCF
10 6 (1.70%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (1.70%) XSLT
11 4 (1.13%) LINQ
11 4 (1.13%) REST
11 4 (1.13%) RESTful
11 4 (1.13%) SOAP
12 3 (0.85%) COM
12 3 (0.85%) WinForms
13 2 (0.57%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.27%) NHS
5 8 (2.27%) Statistics
6 6 (1.70%) Informatics
7 5 (1.42%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.13%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.13%) User Experience
8 4 (1.13%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.11%) Windows
2 39 (11.05%) Windows Server
3 23 (6.52%) Linux
4 16 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.25%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.97%) Unix
7 11 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.98%) CentOS
10 6 (1.70%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.13%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.41%) Project Management
3 42 (11.90%) Migration
4 38 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (10.76%) CRM
5 28 (7.93%) ITIL
6 24 (6.80%) Waterfall
7 23 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 23 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.95%) Data Modelling
9 19 (5.38%) Change Management
9 19 (5.38%) Data Management
9 19 (5.38%) Scrum
10 18 (5.10%) Data Analysis
10 18 (5.10%) ETL
11 15 (4.25%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.97%) Analytics
12 14 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.97%) Resource Management
13 13 (3.68%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (18.70%) SQL
2 31 (8.78%) C#
3 23 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 19 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.82%) Java
6 16 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.55%) VBA
8 4 (1.13%) XAML
9 3 (0.85%) C
9 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.57%) Python
10 2 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (13.03%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.80%) Degree
4 23 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.97%) MCSE
6 10 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.27%) MCP
8 7 (1.98%) ISEB
9 6 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.70%) CCNA
9 6 (1.70%) CCNP
9 6 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.13%) LPIC
10 4 (1.13%) MCITP
11 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.85%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.85%) MCSA
11 3 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.67%) QA
2 19 (5.38%) Data Quality
3 13 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (14.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.55%) vSphere
4 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.13%) Firmware
5 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.57%) iptables
7 2 (0.57%) Postfix
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.25%) SCOM
2 8 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.98%) SCCM
4 6 (1.70%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.70%) Nagios
4 6 (1.70%) Puppet
5 5 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) Cacti
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.28%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 245 (69.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.80%) Oracle
3 20 (5.67%) VMware
4 11 (3.12%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.55%) Cisco
5 9 (2.55%) Citrix
5 9 (2.55%) IBM
6 8 (2.27%) Lotus
7 7 (1.98%) Adobe
8 6 (1.70%) HP
8 6 (1.70%) Informatica
8 6 (1.70%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.70%) Tableau
9 5 (1.42%) Sophos
10 4 (1.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.13%) BT
10 4 (1.13%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.13%) Nokia
10 4 (1.13%) Siemens
10 4 (1.13%) Symantec
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