Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 35 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 +33 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 32 18 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.39% 3.61% 1.93%
As % of the Applications category 36.78% 37.50% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 15
10th Percentile £125 £174 £127
25th Percentile £190 £191 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £213 £200
Median % change year-on-year +52.94% +6.25% -37.21%
75th Percentile £438 £297 £381
90th Percentile £583 £404 £595
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.25 -
Median % change year-on-year -28.77% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -19.44% -61.70% +164.64%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 87 48 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.23% 9.62% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 22 56
10th Percentile £117 £163 £118
25th Percentile £179 £181 £162
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £394 £325
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +21.15% +11.11%
75th Percentile £499 £534 £441
90th Percentile £598 £598 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
10th Percentile £11.43 " £10.23
25th Percentile £12.00 £13.00 £11.06
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.25 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +13.80% -4.80%
75th Percentile £15.75 £18.91 £20.00
90th Percentile £17.24 £20.96 £22.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.77% -18.75% +25.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Birmingham

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Birmingham

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Birmingham over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Birmingham

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) Social Skills
4 7 (21.88%) Power Platform
4 7 (21.88%) Power BI
4 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (18.75%) Validation
5 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (15.63%) PMO
6 5 (15.63%) ETL
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (15.63%) MS Access
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Data Governance
7 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
7 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.50%) Windows
7 4 (12.50%) SAP
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Project Delivery
8 3 (9.38%) Public Sector
8 3 (9.38%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (9.38%) Power Query
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.25%) ProjectWise
4 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Power Platform
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (6.25%) Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (6.25%) Boomi
3 2 (6.25%) Trello
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Power BI
2 5 (15.63%) MS Access
3 3 (9.38%) Power Query
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (6.25%) Data Lake
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) Metadata
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.25%) Star Schema
5 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 10 (31.25%) Social Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 3 (9.38%) Publishing
4 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Coordinator
3 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Power BI Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (9.38%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) PMO Assistant
5 2 (6.25%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Data Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (18.75%) Validation
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 5 (15.63%) Data Governance
3 5 (15.63%) ETL
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
5 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CISM
2 1 (3.13%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) CRISC
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) GCIA
2 1 (3.13%) GCIH
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) PMO
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) Ariba
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) BT
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Planview