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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 165 179 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.86% 7.31% 7.25%
As % of the Applications category 50.93% 45.66% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 56
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £8.95 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £29.40 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.24%
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
324 392 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.48% 16.01% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 171 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 65 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £27.90 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 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 31 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 31 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 -3 40 £389 +42.66% 28
Coventry +12 27 £385 - 6
Staffordshire 0 22 £400 +88.23% 7
Warwickshire -13 17 £263 -12.50% 10
Shropshire -3 10 £344 +221.26% 2
Worcestershire +5 8 £298 +56.57% 3
Solihull -1 5 £150 -58.62%
Wolverhampton +1 3 £282 - 7
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 231 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 97 (25.59%) MS Office
3 84 (22.16%) MS Project
4 81 (21.37%) SQL
5 75 (19.79%) Project Management
6 74 (19.53%) Windows
7 73 (19.26%) SQL Server
8 68 (17.94%) MS PowerPoint
9 64 (16.89%) Finance
10 57 (15.04%) Active Directory
11 51 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (12.66%) PRINCE2
14 44 (11.61%) ITIL
14 44 (11.61%) SharePoint
15 41 (10.82%) Migration
16 35 (9.23%) Change Management
17 33 (8.71%) CRM
18 32 (8.44%) .NET
18 32 (8.44%) MS Visio
19 29 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (6.60%) Degree
20 25 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
20 25 (6.60%) C#
21 24 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (6.07%) MS Access
22 23 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
23 22 (5.80%) T-SQL
23 22 (5.80%) MS Exchange
24 21 (5.54%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 44 (11.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.85%) Lync
5 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.06%) SAS
6 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.79%) IIS
7 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.53%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.53%) Documentum
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 97 (25.59%) MS Office
2 84 (22.16%) MS Project
3 68 (17.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (8.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.85%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.79%) Simulink
7 3 (0.79%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.79%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 23 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.79%) Eikon
4 2 (0.53%) Primavera
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.26%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.37%) Office 365
2 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.79%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
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 14 (3.69%) LAN
1 14 (3.69%) WAN
2 13 (3.43%) Firewall
3 11 (2.90%) VPN
4 10 (2.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.37%) DHCP
5 9 (2.37%) DNS
6 8 (2.11%) Internet
7 7 (1.85%) PABX
7 7 (1.85%) VoIP
8 6 (1.58%) 3G
9 5 (1.32%) 2G
9 5 (1.32%) SAN
10 4 (1.06%) GSM
10 4 (1.06%) LTE
10 4 (1.06%) 4G
11 3 (0.79%) FlexRay
11 3 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.79%) HSPA
11 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.07%) MS Access
4 19 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.58%) MySQL
11 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.06%) OLAP
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.06%) Subversion
2 4 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
3 3 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.79%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.79%) ERwin
3 3 (0.79%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.53%) NUnit
4 2 (0.53%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.53%) Moq
4 2 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) XMLUnit
General
1 64 (16.89%) Finance
2 21 (5.54%) Automotive
3 15 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.90%) Retail
6 9 (2.37%) Local Government
7 7 (1.85%) Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Advertising
8 5 (1.32%) Electronics
9 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.79%) Front Office
10 3 (0.79%) Legal
11 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.53%) Billing
11 2 (0.53%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 102 (26.91%) Analyst
2 40 (10.55%) Developer
3 36 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 19 (5.01%) Project Planner
5 18 (4.75%) Support Analyst
5 18 (4.75%) Data Analyst
6 15 (3.96%) Test Analyst
6 15 (3.96%) Team Leader
7 14 (3.69%) Development Team Leader
7 14 (3.69%) Software Development Team Leader
7 14 (3.69%) Software Team Leader
8 12 (3.17%) Administrator
9 11 (2.90%) Business Analyst
9 11 (2.90%) .NET Team Leader
10 9 (2.37%) Support Engineer
10 9 (2.37%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.11%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.11%) Consultant
11 8 (2.11%) Technical Project Manager
11 8 (2.11%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.44%) .NET
2 18 (4.75%) .NET Framework
3 11 (2.90%) HTML
4 10 (2.64%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.37%) XML
6 6 (1.58%) CSS
6 6 (1.58%) HTML5
7 5 (1.32%) jQuery
8 4 (1.06%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.79%) WCF
9 3 (0.79%) JSON
9 3 (0.79%) Web Services
9 3 (0.79%) Flash
9 3 (0.79%) CSS3
10 2 (0.53%) OOXML
10 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (0.53%) Middleware
10 2 (0.53%) WinForms
10 2 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.69%) N-Tier
3 13 (3.43%) NHS
4 10 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.37%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.32%) FMCG
8 5 (1.32%) User Experience
9 4 (1.06%) Replication
10 3 (0.79%) CAN bus
10 3 (0.79%) CMDB
10 3 (0.79%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.53%) PKI
11 2 (0.53%) PDA
11 2 (0.53%) Statistics
11 2 (0.53%) PMI
11 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.53%) Windows
2 25 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (5.01%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.75%) Windows XP
6 17 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.90%) Linux
8 9 (2.37%) UNIX
9 7 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (1.58%) Solaris
11 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.79%) Project Management
2 51 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (12.66%) PRINCE2
4 44 (11.61%) ITIL
5 41 (10.82%) Migration
6 35 (9.23%) Change Management
7 33 (8.71%) CRM
8 24 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (5.54%) SDLC
10 20 (5.28%) Resource Management
10 20 (5.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (5.01%) Test Scripting
11 19 (5.01%) Change Control
12 18 (4.75%) Data Migration
12 18 (4.75%) Project Planning
13 16 (4.22%) Data Analysis
13 16 (4.22%) ETL
13 16 (4.22%) Service Management
13 16 (4.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.37%) SQL
2 25 (6.60%) C#
3 22 (5.80%) T-SQL
4 17 (4.49%) VBA
5 15 (3.96%) VB
5 15 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.64%) Java
7 4 (1.06%) C
7 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.79%) Google Apps Script
8 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.26%) VB6
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.60%) Degree
2 18 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.69%) MCSE
4 8 (2.11%) ISEB
4 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.58%) MCP
5 6 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
7 3 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.79%) MCITP
8 2 (0.53%) CIPD
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.53%) PMP
8 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.01%) SLA
2 11 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) P3O
4 2 (0.53%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.43%) 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
8 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (3.43%) SCCM
2 5 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.06%) SCOM
4 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 231 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.28%) Citrix
3 19 (5.01%) VMware
4 16 (4.22%) Oracle
5 15 (3.96%) SAP
6 11 (2.90%) Cisco
7 9 (2.37%) HP
8 8 (2.11%) IBM
8 8 (2.11%) Symantec
9 7 (1.85%) NetApp
9 7 (1.85%) Google
10 6 (1.58%) Lotus
11 5 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.32%) Pega
12 4 (1.06%) EMC
13 3 (0.79%) Nortel
13 3 (0.79%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.79%) Mapinfo
13 3 (0.79%) Reuters
13 3 (0.79%) MathWorks
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