The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 101 92 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 17 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Applications category 4.43% 3.90% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate £363 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £175 £313
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £7.13 £11.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
384 282 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.15% 15.39% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 116 121
Average daily rate £300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £403 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 64
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.77 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Spreadsheet
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 13 £344 +29.71% 1
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (54.84%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) VBA
3 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) ETL
4 6 (19.35%) SLA
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (19.35%) MDX
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Change Data Capture
5 5 (16.13%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (16.13%) Cognos
5 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.90%) Adobe
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) LiveCycle
7 3 (9.68%) Web Development
7 3 (9.68%) NHS

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.23%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
3 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Excel VBA Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Excel Developer
3 5 (16.13%) VBA Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Designer
4 4 (12.90%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Project Support Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) PMO Lead
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) MDX
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) SCADA
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ETL
1 6 (19.35%) Project Management
1 6 (19.35%) Change Data Capture
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Change Control
3 3 (9.68%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) VBA
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Cognos
3 4 (12.90%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) VMware