The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 27 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 12 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.54% 13.00% 9.43%
As % of the Applications category 34.29% 85.94% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 22
Median daily rate £170 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.33% -17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £375 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.75 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS Excel 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 Cardiff with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 35 64 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 10.32% 15.13% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 27
Median daily rate £170 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.03% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £206 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.25% -19.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Cardiff

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Cardiff

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Cardiff

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Cardiff

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Cardiff

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (23.33%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (23.33%) Coaching
6 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (23.33%) OOP
6 7 (23.33%) MVC
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) NUnit
6 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (23.33%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (23.33%) MSTest
6 7 (23.33%) Entity Framework
6 7 (23.33%) MSBuild
7 6 (20.00%) Cisco
7 6 (20.00%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) ADSL
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) NAS
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MSBuild
1 7 (23.33%) MSTest
1 7 (23.33%) NUnit
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) French Language
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (23.33%) Entity Framework
1 7 (23.33%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) iPhone
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) iPad
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Coaching
2 7 (23.33%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
2 7 (23.33%) MVC
2 7 (23.33%) OOP
2 7 (23.33%) Scrum
2 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Data Flow Diagram
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Use Case
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) ERP
5 2 (6.67%) Informatics
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) CCNA
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO13485
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.33%) Sage
6 1 (3.33%) SAP