The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 97 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 14 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Applications category 4.32% 5.12% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Average daily rate
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£230 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £223 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.74 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+1.77% +3.84%
Spreadsheet
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
324 332 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.95% 15.92% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 165 120
Average daily rate £320 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 62
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the West Midlands region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the West Midlands region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -6 4 £203 -37.69% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £140 -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 15 (50.00%) VBA
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
4 10 (33.33%) VB
5 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 9 (30.00%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) VBScript
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (26.67%) OO
6 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) Data Entry
8 4 (13.33%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
9 3 (10.00%) Publishing
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (6.67%) VB6
10 2 (6.67%) MOS
10 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (10.00%) Publishing
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Report Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Excel Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Report Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) JSP
2 1 (3.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.67%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Solaris
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) OO
1 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.33%) Data Entry
4 3 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) OOP
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.33%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) VBA
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) VB
4 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (26.67%) VBScript
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
7 1 (3.33%) Korn
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MOS
2 1 (3.33%) CIPD
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat