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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Spreadsheets
Rank 116 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 6 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.50% 0.79%
As % of the Applications category 1.99% 3.36% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
Average daily rate £275 £243 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -31.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £157 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £363 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £195 £280
% change year-on-year
+43.58% -30.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.98 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.51% +18.37%
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
302 327 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.83% 14.80% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 144 163
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.06 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -19.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.15 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire +3 3 £275 -15.38%
Birmingham -1 3 £150 -7.83%
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (20.00%) Local Government
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Cognos
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
2 1 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
1 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (10.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos