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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 201 177 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.91% 7.50% 7.24%
As % of the Applications category 54.47% 46.83% 47.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 46
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £22.90 £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
369 378 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.52% 16.01% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 142 111
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 41
Average hourly rate £22.35 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.96 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £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 28 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 28 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 28 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 0 55 £369 +36.57% 31
Staffordshire +9 32 £400 +33.33% 8
Warwickshire +5 32 £311 +3.75% 8
Coventry -9 20 £378 +31.30% 6
Shropshire +4 18 £400 +280.95% 1
Dudley -4 7 - - 1
Solihull -1 6 £188 -37.50% 4
Worcestershire +5 5 £199 -42.10% 5
Wolverhampton +1 2 £282 - 2
West Bromwich -10 1 £130 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 242 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 104 (27.96%) MS Office
3 80 (21.51%) MS Project
4 76 (20.43%) Windows
5 73 (19.62%) SQL
6 70 (18.82%) SQL Server
7 67 (18.01%) Finance
8 62 (16.67%) Project Management
8 62 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 62 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 58 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
10 55 (14.78%) SharePoint
11 48 (12.90%) PRINCE2
12 45 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (11.56%) Migration
14 38 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (10.22%) ITIL
15 37 (9.95%) MS Visio
16 34 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (8.33%) .NET
18 29 (7.80%) CRM
18 29 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (6.45%) Automotive
19 24 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
20 23 (6.18%) Degree
20 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
20 23 (6.18%) SLA
21 22 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (5.91%) Change Management
22 21 (5.65%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 55 (14.78%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.88%) Lync
5 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.08%) SAS
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.54%) IIS
7 2 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.54%) Documentum
7 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 104 (27.96%) MS Office
2 80 (21.51%) MS Project
3 62 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (9.95%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.34%) 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 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.81%) Eikon
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.81%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.81%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.54%) Primavera
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
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%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.34%) Office 365
3 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.81%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.27%) Trello
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.30%) LAN
1 16 (4.30%) WAN
2 12 (3.23%) DHCP
3 11 (2.96%) DNS
4 9 (2.42%) Firewall
5 7 (1.88%) VPN
6 6 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.61%) VoIP
6 6 (1.61%) PABX
7 5 (1.34%) Network Security
8 4 (1.08%) 3G
8 4 (1.08%) 2G
8 4 (1.08%) SAN
8 4 (1.08%) Intranet
8 4 (1.08%) Internet
8 4 (1.08%) LTE
9 3 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.81%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.81%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.38%) MS Access
5 18 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.34%) MySQL
12 4 (1.08%) OLAP
12 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
14 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.54%) Data Mart
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.81%) ERwin
2 3 (0.81%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.54%) TestComplete
3 2 (0.54%) Subversion
3 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.27%) XMLUnit
4 1 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.27%) Moq
4 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.27%) NUnit
4 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (18.01%) Finance
2 24 (6.45%) Automotive
3 16 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.42%) Retail
6 8 (2.15%) Local Government
7 7 (1.88%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Electronics
8 3 (0.81%) Front Office
8 3 (0.81%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.27%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 116 (31.18%) Analyst
2 35 (9.41%) Developer
3 29 (7.80%) Data Analyst
4 26 (6.99%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.11%) Project Planner
6 18 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 15 (4.03%) Architect
8 14 (3.76%) Software Team Leader
8 14 (3.76%) Software Development Team Leader
8 14 (3.76%) Team Leader
8 14 (3.76%) Development Team Leader
9 13 (3.49%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.49%) Administrator
9 13 (3.49%) Service Analyst
10 12 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (2.96%) Help Desk Support
11 11 (2.96%) .NET Team Leader
11 11 (2.96%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.33%) .NET
2 18 (4.84%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.15%) HTML
4 6 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.34%) HTML5
6 4 (1.08%) XML
6 4 (1.08%) CSS
6 4 (1.08%) jQuery
7 3 (0.81%) WCF
7 3 (0.81%) Flash
7 3 (0.81%) Web Services
8 2 (0.54%) WinForms
8 2 (0.54%) Middleware
8 2 (0.54%) OOXML
8 2 (0.54%) JSON
8 2 (0.54%) OAuth
8 2 (0.54%) Google Maps API
8 2 (0.54%) Ajax
8 2 (0.54%) CSS3
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.57%) Data Structures
3 15 (4.03%) NHS
4 14 (3.76%) N-Tier
5 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.23%) Replication
5 12 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.34%) User Experience
7 5 (1.34%) PKI
8 4 (1.08%) PDA
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.81%) FMCG
10 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.54%) PMI
10 2 (0.54%) iPad
10 2 (0.54%) Social Media
10 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.27%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 76 (20.43%) Windows
2 22 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (5.11%) Windows XP
6 15 (4.03%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (2.15%) Linux
9 5 (1.34%) UNIX
10 4 (1.08%) Android
10 4 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.81%) Solaris
11 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.67%) Project Management
2 48 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 45 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (11.56%) Migration
5 38 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (10.22%) ITIL
6 29 (7.80%) CRM
7 22 (5.91%) Change Management
8 20 (5.38%) Resource Management
9 18 (4.84%) Data Migration
9 18 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 18 (4.84%) Change Control
9 18 (4.84%) SDLC
10 17 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (4.57%) Programme Management
10 17 (4.57%) Service Management
10 17 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (4.30%) Project Planning
12 15 (4.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 73 (19.62%) SQL
2 19 (5.11%) T-SQL
2 19 (5.11%) C#
3 17 (4.57%) VBA
4 15 (4.03%) VB
5 14 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.61%) Java
8 3 (0.81%) Google Apps Script
8 3 (0.81%) C
8 3 (0.81%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (6.18%) Degree
1 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.69%) MCSE
5 8 (2.15%) ISEB
6 7 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.61%) MCP
8 5 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.34%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.81%) PMP
10 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.54%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) APMP
12 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.18%) SLA
2 9 (2.42%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) P3O
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.34%) XenApp
4 4 (1.08%) 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 (2.42%) SCCM
2 5 (1.34%) SCOrch
2 5 (1.34%) SCOM
3 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.54%) WSUS
3 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 242 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.65%) Citrix
3 16 (4.30%) Business Objects
4 14 (3.76%) HP
4 14 (3.76%) SAP
5 13 (3.49%) Cisco
6 12 (3.23%) Oracle
7 10 (2.69%) VMware
8 7 (1.88%) Google
8 7 (1.88%) NetApp
9 6 (1.61%) Lotus
9 6 (1.61%) IBM
10 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.34%) EMC
10 5 (1.34%) Symantec
10 5 (1.34%) Remedy
11 4 (1.08%) Pega
12 3 (0.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (0.81%) Yahoo!
12 3 (0.81%) Huawei
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