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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 195 167 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.19% 6.96% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 50.39% 52.35% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 87 81
Median daily rate £340 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £184 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £11.94 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £27.70 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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
387 319 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.28% 13.29% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 171 159
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £33.05 £27.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 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 29 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 +1 60 £325 -16.39% 22
Coventry 0 52 £356 -6.55% 15
Warwickshire +2 25 £365 +19.18% 6
Shropshire -22 19 £430 +25.09% 4
Staffordshire -2 18 £259 -35.31% 10
Worcestershire -3 5 - - 6
Solihull -13 5 £268 +78.33% 2
West Bromwich - 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £285 +1.24% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 249 (67.66%) Microsoft
2 133 (36.14%) MS Office
3 85 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (20.65%) SQL
5 72 (19.57%) Windows
6 71 (19.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 69 (18.75%) Project Management
8 62 (16.85%) Finance
9 60 (16.30%) SQL Server
10 57 (15.49%) MS Project
11 52 (14.13%) .NET
12 51 (13.86%) Active Directory
13 47 (12.77%) MS Visio
14 46 (12.50%) Security Cleared
15 40 (10.87%) Migration
15 40 (10.87%) Visual Studio
15 40 (10.87%) Windows Server
16 38 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (10.33%) CRM
17 37 (10.05%) C#
18 36 (9.78%) SharePoint
19 35 (9.51%) Waterfall
20 34 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
21 33 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
22 32 (8.70%) Degree
23 29 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
24 28 (7.61%) PRINCE2
24 28 (7.61%) ITIL
24 28 (7.61%) SC Cleared
25 26 (7.07%) .NET Framework

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 36 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.43%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.99%) IIS
4 9 (2.45%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.36%) Confluence
7 5 (1.36%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.09%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.82%) Apache
9 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.82%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.82%) PowerExchange
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.54%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 133 (36.14%) MS Office
2 71 (19.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 57 (15.49%) MS Project
4 47 (12.77%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.26%) Open Workbench
6 6 (1.63%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.09%) InDesign
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.54%) HFM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.27%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.89%) Office 365
2 16 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.45%) IaaS
4 7 (1.90%) SaaS
5 4 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) Firewall
2 9 (2.45%) DNS
3 8 (2.17%) SSL
3 8 (2.17%) VPN
4 7 (1.90%) DHCP
5 5 (1.36%) LAN
5 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.36%) Wireless
6 4 (1.09%) BGP
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.09%) HSRP
6 4 (1.09%) Internet
6 4 (1.09%) Network Security
6 4 (1.09%) OSPF
6 4 (1.09%) WAN
7 3 (0.82%) 3G
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.82%) NX-OS
7 3 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.90%) MS Access
10 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.36%) Big Data
11 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.36%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.36%) QlikView
12 3 (0.82%) Power BI
12 3 (0.82%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.26%) Selenium
4 8 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.17%) JIRA
4 8 (2.17%) WebDriver
5 7 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.63%) Subversion
7 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.09%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.82%) FishEye
8 3 (0.82%) FxCop
8 3 (0.82%) GoCD
8 3 (0.82%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.82%) VersionOne
General
1 62 (16.85%) Finance
2 11 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 11 (2.99%) Marketing
3 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.45%) Banking
5 7 (1.90%) Legal
5 7 (1.90%) Retail
6 6 (1.63%) Advertising
6 6 (1.63%) Automotive
7 5 (1.36%) Back Office
8 4 (1.09%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (21.47%) Analyst
2 44 (11.96%) Developer
3 32 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 22 (5.98%) Architect
6 18 (4.89%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.62%) .NET Team Leader
7 17 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (4.62%) Team Leader
8 12 (3.26%) CRM Architect
8 12 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 11 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (2.99%) C# Developer
9 11 (2.99%) Coordinator
9 11 (2.99%) Data Analyst
9 11 (2.99%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.72%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.72%) IT Analyst
10 10 (2.72%) Lead Developer
10 10 (2.72%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.13%) .NET
2 26 (7.07%) .NET Framework
3 23 (6.25%) HTML
4 18 (4.89%) CSS
5 17 (4.62%) Web Services
6 15 (4.08%) XML
7 10 (2.72%) MDX
8 9 (2.45%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.45%) XSD
9 6 (1.63%) HTML5
9 6 (1.63%) WCF
9 6 (1.63%) XSLT
10 4 (1.09%) LINQ
10 4 (1.09%) REST
10 4 (1.09%) RESTful
10 4 (1.09%) SOAP
11 3 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.82%) WinForms
12 2 (0.54%) ISAPI
12 2 (0.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.90%) Statistics
7 5 (1.36%) NHS
7 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.09%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.09%) Replication
8 4 (1.09%) User Experience
9 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.82%) Informatics
9 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.57%) Windows
2 40 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 20 (5.43%) Linux
4 17 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 16 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.80%) Unix
7 11 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.90%) CentOS
8 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.27%) AIX
14 1 (0.27%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.75%) Project Management
3 40 (10.87%) Migration
4 38 (10.33%) CRM
5 35 (9.51%) Waterfall
6 34 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (7.61%) ITIL
8 28 (7.61%) PRINCE2
9 24 (6.52%) Change Management
9 24 (6.52%) Data Modelling
10 22 (5.98%) Scrum
11 21 (5.71%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.43%) Data Migration
13 19 (5.16%) UML
14 17 (4.62%) Resource Management
14 17 (4.62%) V-Model
15 16 (4.35%) Data Analysis
15 16 (4.35%) Data Management
15 16 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (20.65%) SQL
2 37 (10.05%) C#
3 26 (7.07%) T-SQL
4 18 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.62%) Java
6 16 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.09%) VBA
7 4 (1.09%) XAML
8 3 (0.82%) C
8 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.54%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.70%) Degree
3 28 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.80%) MCSE
6 12 (3.26%) ISEB
7 10 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.17%) MCP
9 6 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.63%) CCNA
9 6 (1.63%) CCNP
10 5 (1.36%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.09%) LPIC
11 4 (1.09%) MCITP
12 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.82%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.16%) QA
2 15 (4.08%) Data Quality
3 13 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.09%) SLA
5 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.45%) vSphere
4 4 (1.09%) Firmware
4 4 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.54%) iptables
6 2 (0.54%) Postfix
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.08%) SCOM
2 8 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.90%) SCCM
4 6 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.63%) Nagios
4 6 (1.63%) Puppet
5 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.54%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) Cacti
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 249 (67.66%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.71%) Oracle
3 18 (4.89%) VMware
4 11 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.72%) Cisco
6 8 (2.17%) Citrix
7 6 (1.63%) Adobe
7 6 (1.63%) HP
7 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.36%) IBM
8 5 (1.36%) Informatica
8 5 (1.36%) Sophos
9 4 (1.09%) Juniper
9 4 (1.09%) Lotus
9 4 (1.09%) Niku
9 4 (1.09%) Pega
10 3 (0.82%) BT
10 3 (0.82%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (0.82%) Symantec
10 3 (0.82%) ZTE
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Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
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Telford, Shropshire
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