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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 103 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 16 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.82% 0.54%
As % of the Applications category 4.28% 6.07% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
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£230 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £198 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £356 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.12% -13.86%
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
374 280 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 13.58% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 133 132
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (42.86%) VBA
2 11 (39.29%) VB
3 10 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) VBScript
4 8 (28.57%) OO
4 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
7 4 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (14.29%) QA
7 4 (14.29%) Social Media
8 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
8 3 (10.71%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.14%) ODBC
9 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (7.14%) UNIX
9 2 (7.14%) Windows
9 2 (7.14%) Solaris
9 2 (7.14%) Linux
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Graduate
3 4 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Database Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Excel Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) VB Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Assistant
6 1 (3.57%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) ODBC
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Social Media
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.57%) Economics
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Solaris
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) OO
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) VBA
2 11 (39.29%) VB
3 10 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (7.14%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) Korn
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) VB6
6 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
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