The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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.

Spreadsheets
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 69 60
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.37% 0.66%
As % of the Applications category - 3.95% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £158 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -49.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £265 £275
% change year-on-year +32.07% -3.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  

Spreadsheet is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 49 76 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.11% 9.33% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 56
Median daily rate £320 £200 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -36.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £15.64 £12.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.33% +0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
2 2 (66.67%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management

Spreadsheet
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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Finance Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Financial Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Process Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Case Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft