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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 209 177 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.80% 7.51% 7.19%
As % of the Applications category 53.73% 48.23% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 66 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £124 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.90 £15.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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
389 367 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.51% 15.57% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 117
Average daily rate £313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 51
Average hourly rate £22.35 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £32.30 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 55 £325 +4.00% 30
Warwickshire +8 39 £313 -3.84% 6
Staffordshire +7 32 £400 +33.33% 12
Coventry -3 29 £350 +21.73% 6
Shropshire 0 18 £400 +280.95% 3
Dudley -2 10 £280 +117.64%
Worcestershire +6 6 £148 +7.63% 8
Solihull -2 5 £175 -36.36% 2
Wolverhampton +9 4 £250 - 1
Walsall +1 3 £250 -
West Bromwich -9 1 £130 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 246 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 109 (29.54%) MS Office
3 89 (24.12%) Windows
4 70 (18.97%) Active Directory
5 69 (18.70%) Finance
6 68 (18.43%) SQL
7 67 (18.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 64 (17.34%) SQL Server
8 64 (17.34%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (17.07%) MS Project
10 57 (15.45%) Project Management
11 56 (15.18%) SharePoint
12 46 (12.47%) PRINCE2
13 41 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (10.57%) ITIL
16 37 (10.03%) Migration
17 32 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 31 (8.40%) MS Visio
19 30 (8.13%) CRM
19 30 (8.13%) .NET
19 30 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (7.05%) Citrix
21 25 (6.78%) Automotive
22 24 (6.50%) Windows XP
22 24 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
22 24 (6.50%) Security Cleared
23 23 (6.23%) Degree
23 23 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
24 22 (5.96%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 56 (15.18%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.90%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.36%) Lync
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.54%) Documentum
7 2 (0.54%) IIS
7 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 109 (29.54%) MS Office
2 67 (18.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 63 (17.07%) MS Project
4 31 (8.40%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.79%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.08%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.81%) TargetLink
7 3 (0.81%) Simulink
7 3 (0.81%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.08%) CA PPM
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.54%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.54%) Primavera
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Eikon
5 1 (0.27%) SAP xRPM
5 1 (0.27%) Line 500
5 1 (0.27%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.27%) Trello
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.88%) LAN
1 18 (4.88%) WAN
2 13 (3.52%) DHCP
3 12 (3.25%) DNS
4 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.63%) VPN
4 6 (1.63%) Network Security
5 5 (1.36%) SAN
5 5 (1.36%) Firewall
6 4 (1.08%) 2G
6 4 (1.08%) 3G
6 4 (1.08%) Intranet
6 4 (1.08%) Internet
6 4 (1.08%) LTE
7 3 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.81%) 4G
7 3 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.81%) HSPA
7 3 (0.81%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.81%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (4.34%) MS Access
6 13 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.17%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.36%) MySQL
12 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (0.81%) OLAP
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
14 2 (0.54%) Data Mart
15 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Power View
15 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.08%) ERwin
2 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.81%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.81%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.27%) XMLUnit
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (18.70%) Finance
2 25 (6.78%) Automotive
3 15 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.17%) Banking
5 8 (2.17%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Local Government
7 3 (0.81%) Electronics
7 3 (0.81%) Advertising
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 124 (33.60%) Analyst
2 31 (8.40%) Data Analyst
3 30 (8.13%) Developer
4 20 (5.42%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.42%) Support Analyst
5 15 (4.07%) Support Engineer
5 15 (4.07%) Service Analyst
5 15 (4.07%) Architect
6 14 (3.79%) PMO Analyst
7 13 (3.52%) Help Desk Support
7 13 (3.52%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.25%) Team Leader
8 12 (3.25%) Development Team Leader
8 12 (3.25%) Software Development Team Leader
8 12 (3.25%) Software Team Leader
9 11 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (2.98%) Project Planner
9 11 (2.98%) Administrator
10 10 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.13%) .NET
2 16 (4.34%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.63%) HTML
3 6 (1.63%) Web Services
4 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.08%) HTML5
6 3 (0.81%) jQuery
6 3 (0.81%) WCF
6 3 (0.81%) CSS
6 3 (0.81%) Flash
7 2 (0.54%) WinForms
7 2 (0.54%) Middleware
7 2 (0.54%) XML
7 2 (0.54%) OOXML
7 2 (0.54%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.54%) Ajax
7 2 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.34%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.52%) NHS
4 12 (3.25%) Replication
4 12 (3.25%) N-Tier
4 12 (3.25%) Open Source
5 10 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.63%) PKI
7 6 (1.63%) PDA
8 5 (1.36%) User Experience
9 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.81%) CMDB
10 3 (0.81%) PMI
11 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.54%) FMCG
11 2 (0.54%) Social Media
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.12%) Windows
2 24 (6.50%) Windows XP
3 23 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (5.96%) Windows 7
5 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (2.71%) Linux
8 5 (1.36%) UNIX
9 4 (1.08%) Android
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.81%) Solaris
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (15.45%) Project Management
2 46 (12.47%) PRINCE2
3 41 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (10.57%) ITIL
6 37 (10.03%) Migration
7 30 (8.13%) CRM
8 19 (5.15%) Change Management
8 19 (5.15%) Resource Management
9 18 (4.88%) Data Analysis
10 16 (4.34%) Programme Management
10 16 (4.34%) Data Migration
11 15 (4.07%) Project Planning
11 15 (4.07%) Service Management
11 15 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (4.07%) Change Control
12 14 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.79%) Data Cleansing
13 12 (3.25%) Risk Management
13 12 (3.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.43%) SQL
2 17 (4.61%) C#
3 16 (4.34%) T-SQL
4 12 (3.25%) VBA
4 12 (3.25%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.25%) VB
5 7 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.90%) Java
6 3 (0.81%) C
6 3 (0.81%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) ABAP
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.23%) Degree
3 17 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.25%) ISEB
6 10 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.71%) MCSE
7 8 (2.17%) MCP
7 8 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.36%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PMP
9 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.81%) HNC
11 2 (0.54%) MCSA
11 2 (0.54%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.54%) APMP
12 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.96%) SLA
2 9 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) P3O
3 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.63%) XenApp
4 5 (1.36%) vSphere
5 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.44%) SCCM
2 6 (1.63%) SCOM
2 6 (1.63%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.36%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.54%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 246 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.05%) Citrix
3 16 (4.34%) HP
4 15 (4.07%) Oracle
5 13 (3.52%) Business Objects
6 12 (3.25%) SAP
7 11 (2.98%) Cisco
8 9 (2.44%) Lotus
8 9 (2.44%) VMware
9 7 (1.90%) IBM
10 6 (1.63%) Remedy
10 6 (1.63%) NetApp
11 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.36%) Pega
11 5 (1.36%) Cognos
11 5 (1.36%) EMC
11 5 (1.36%) Symantec
12 4 (1.08%) Google
13 3 (0.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 3 (0.81%) Brocade
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £18.14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 18 days ago