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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 176 167 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.43% 7.02% 7.60%
As % of the Applications category 51.46% 46.39% 49.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 73 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £28.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
342 360 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.44% 15.14% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 146 120
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 71 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £34.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -8 46 £376 +39.35% 43
Coventry +4 24 £362 +25.95% 12
Staffordshire +3 24 £400 +60.00% 12
Warwickshire -7 22 £311 -0.40% 11
Shropshire +7 16 £400 +263.63% 5
Worcestershire +12 7 £250 -27.27% 1
Solihull -1 4 £175 -41.66% 5
Dudley -2 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton +2 2 £282 - 7
West Bromwich -10 1 £130 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 240 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 96 (25.40%) MS Office
3 81 (21.43%) SQL
4 80 (21.16%) MS Project
5 77 (20.37%) SQL Server
6 74 (19.58%) Windows
7 67 (17.72%) Finance
8 64 (16.93%) Project Management
9 60 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
10 58 (15.34%) Active Directory
11 55 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 50 (13.23%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (12.96%) PRINCE2
15 45 (11.90%) Migration
16 39 (10.32%) ITIL
16 39 (10.32%) CRM
17 36 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 35 (9.26%) .NET
18 35 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (8.47%) MS Visio
20 30 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
21 27 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 25 (6.61%) Change Management
23 24 (6.35%) C#
23 24 (6.35%) SLA
23 24 (6.35%) Degree
24 22 (5.82%) Data Migration
24 22 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
24 22 (5.82%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 54 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.85%) Lync
4 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.06%) SAS
5 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.53%) IIS
7 2 (0.53%) Documentum
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 96 (25.40%) MS Office
2 80 (21.16%) MS Project
3 60 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (8.47%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.32%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.79%) Simulink
7 3 (0.79%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.79%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 30 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.06%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.79%) Eikon
5 2 (0.53%) Primavera
5 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.26%) Maximo
6 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.26%) SyteLine
6 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.26%) Line 500
6 1 (0.26%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.59%) Office 365
3 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.79%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.53%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.97%) LAN
1 15 (3.97%) WAN
2 13 (3.44%) Firewall
3 12 (3.17%) DHCP
4 11 (2.91%) DNS
5 10 (2.65%) VPN
6 9 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.85%) VoIP
7 7 (1.85%) PABX
8 6 (1.59%) Internet
9 5 (1.32%) 3G
9 5 (1.32%) 2G
9 5 (1.32%) SAN
10 4 (1.06%) GSM
10 4 (1.06%) Network Security
10 4 (1.06%) LTE
10 4 (1.06%) 4G
11 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.79%) HSPA
11 3 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.29%) MS Access
5 17 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.32%) MySQL
9 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.06%) OLAP
11 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.53%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.79%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.79%) ERwin
2 3 (0.79%) ClearQuest
2 3 (0.79%) Subversion
2 3 (0.79%) JIRA
3 2 (0.53%) TestComplete
3 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.53%) NUnit
3 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (0.53%) Moq
3 2 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.26%) XMLUnit
General
1 67 (17.72%) Finance
2 22 (5.82%) Automotive
3 18 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.38%) Retail
5 9 (2.38%) Local Government
6 8 (2.12%) Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Legal
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
7 3 (0.79%) Front Office
8 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 111 (29.37%) Analyst
2 40 (10.58%) Developer
3 31 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 25 (6.61%) Data Analyst
5 19 (5.03%) Project Planner
6 18 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 15 (3.97%) Business Analyst
7 15 (3.97%) Architect
7 15 (3.97%) Team Leader
8 14 (3.70%) Development Team Leader
8 14 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 14 (3.70%) Software Development Team Leader
8 14 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
9 12 (3.17%) Administrator
10 11 (2.91%) .NET Team Leader
11 10 (2.65%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.65%) Service Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) PMO Analyst
12 9 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (2.38%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.26%) .NET
2 19 (5.03%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.65%) HTML
3 10 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.59%) HTML5
5 5 (1.32%) CSS
5 5 (1.32%) XML
6 4 (1.06%) Web Services
6 4 (1.06%) WCF
6 4 (1.06%) jQuery
7 3 (0.79%) JSON
7 3 (0.79%) CSS3
8 2 (0.53%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.53%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (0.53%) NHibernate
8 2 (0.53%) OOXML
8 2 (0.53%) Google Maps API
8 2 (0.53%) OAuth
8 2 (0.53%) Flash
8 2 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 14 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 14 (3.70%) NHS
3 12 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.65%) Replication
5 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.32%) User Experience
7 4 (1.06%) FMCG
7 4 (1.06%) PKI
8 3 (0.79%) PDA
8 3 (0.79%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.53%) PMI
9 2 (0.53%) CMDB
9 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) iPad
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.58%) Windows
2 22 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 17 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (2.38%) Linux
7 7 (1.85%) UNIX
8 4 (1.06%) Solaris
8 4 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.79%) Android
9 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.93%) Project Management
2 50 (13.23%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (12.96%) PRINCE2
4 45 (11.90%) Migration
5 39 (10.32%) CRM
5 39 (10.32%) ITIL
6 35 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (6.61%) Change Management
8 22 (5.82%) Data Migration
9 20 (5.29%) Resource Management
10 19 (5.03%) Test Scripting
10 19 (5.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 18 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (4.76%) Change Control
11 18 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 18 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.76%) SDLC
12 17 (4.50%) Project Planning
13 16 (4.23%) Programme Management
13 16 (4.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.43%) SQL
2 24 (6.35%) C#
3 19 (5.03%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.23%) VBA
5 15 (3.97%) VB
6 14 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.38%) Java
8 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.06%) C
10 3 (0.79%) Google Apps Script
10 3 (0.79%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (6.35%) Degree
2 19 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.17%) MCSE
5 10 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.38%) ISEB
7 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.59%) MCP
8 6 (1.59%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.32%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
11 3 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.53%) APMP
12 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.53%) MCITP
12 2 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.35%) SLA
2 9 (2.38%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) P3O
3 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.32%) XenApp
5 4 (1.06%) vSphere
6 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.65%) SCCM
2 5 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.06%) SCOM
3 4 (1.06%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.53%) WSUS
4 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 240 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.29%) Citrix
3 16 (4.23%) Oracle
4 14 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 14 (3.70%) SAP
4 14 (3.70%) VMware
5 13 (3.44%) HP
6 11 (2.91%) Cisco
7 8 (2.12%) Symantec
8 7 (1.85%) NetApp
8 7 (1.85%) Google
9 6 (1.59%) Lotus
9 6 (1.59%) IBM
10 5 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.32%) Pega
11 4 (1.06%) EMC
12 3 (0.79%) Nortel
12 3 (0.79%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.79%) Mapinfo
12 3 (0.79%) Remedy
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 420 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £230 - £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £29 - £30 per hour + increased rate for overtime
Posted: 7 days ago
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £251 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £408.50 - £420.50 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 28 days ago