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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 48 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 1.40% 0.14%
As % of the Applications category 5.56% 10.00% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £425 £168 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +153.73% -4.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £208
% change year-on-year +16.07% +34.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -10.34% +16.00%  

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 54 90 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.32% 13.98% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 47
Median daily rate £290 £319 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.01% -0.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £485 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.93 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.59% -13.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in Birmingham

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Case Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data-Flow Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL

Spreadsheet
Top Related 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 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Case Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data-Flow Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper