Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 November 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.

Microsoft Excel
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 62 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 237 308 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.88% 3.17% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 29.96% 34.76% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 185 168
Midlands median daily rate £330 £300 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.92% +8.61%
10th Percentile £191 £146 £157
90th Percentile £528 £450 £488
England median daily rate £370 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +5.71% -5.15% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 46
Midlands median hourly rate £14.30 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -26.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £9.93 £10.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.13 £20.37 £32.60
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.80% +10.16% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 791 886 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.62% 9.11% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 520 418
Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +2.01% +7.83%
10th Percentile £153 £125 £145
90th Percentile £497 £475 £475
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 103 139
Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -12.94%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.44 £29.20 £32.35
England median hourly rate £15.53 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +1 165 £325 +8.33% 27
East Midlands -18 72 £388 +55.00% 13
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 101 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 79 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 70 (29.54%) Finance
4 59 (24.89%) Microsoft Office
5 46 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (18.14%) SQL
7 39 (16.46%) MS Visio
7 39 (16.46%) Project Management
8 37 (15.61%) PMO
9 33 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (11.81%) Microsoft Project
10 28 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
12 25 (10.55%) VBA
13 22 (9.28%) SAP
13 22 (9.28%) Windows
13 22 (9.28%) SharePoint
13 22 (9.28%) Retail
13 22 (9.28%) Analytics
14 21 (8.86%) ITIL
14 21 (8.86%) Oracle
15 19 (8.02%) Management Information System
15 19 (8.02%) Degree
16 17 (7.17%) PRINCE2
17 16 (6.75%) C#
17 16 (6.75%) Migration
17 16 (6.75%) Manufacturing
17 16 (6.75%) Project Planning
17 16 (6.75%) Spreadsheet
18 15 (6.33%) QA

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 22 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.53%) CMS
3 3 (1.27%) IIS
3 3 (1.27%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.84%) Confluence
4 2 (0.84%) Documentum
4 2 (0.84%) SAS
4 2 (0.84%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.42%) Drupal
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 59 (24.89%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (16.46%) MS Visio
4 28 (11.81%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (6.75%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.69%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.69%) RoboHelp
6 4 (1.69%) Snagit
7 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) iTrent
3 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.84%) Route 53
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.53%) Internet
2 6 (2.53%) Intranet
3 5 (2.11%) ATM
4 4 (1.69%) LAN
4 4 (1.69%) SMS
5 2 (0.84%) Modbus
5 2 (0.84%) TETRA
6 1 (0.42%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) LDAP
6 1 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.38%) Power BI
4 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (2.53%) MS Access
7 5 (2.11%) OLAP
8 4 (1.69%) Big Data
8 4 (1.69%) QlikView
8 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.27%) GIS
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.84%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (0.84%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.84%) Essbase
10 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.27%) JIRA
3 3 (1.27%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) Selenium
4 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.42%) Toad
4 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (29.54%) Finance
2 22 (9.28%) Retail
3 16 (6.75%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.49%) Automotive
5 11 (4.64%) Banking
6 9 (3.80%) Legal
7 6 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.69%) Marketing
9 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.27%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.84%) Billing
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (40.08%) Analyst
2 25 (10.55%) Data Analyst
3 24 (10.13%) Developer
4 22 (9.28%) Business Analyst
5 18 (7.59%) PMO Analyst
6 15 (6.33%) Administrator
6 15 (6.33%) Coordinator
7 11 (4.64%) Junior
7 11 (4.64%) Project Coordinator
7 11 (4.64%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.38%) IT Analyst
8 8 (3.38%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.38%) Project Analyst
9 7 (2.95%) Consultant
9 7 (2.95%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (2.95%) PMO Manager
10 6 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (2.53%) Junior Analyst
10 6 (2.53%) Junior IT Project Manager
10 6 (2.53%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.33%) .NET
2 14 (5.91%) CSS
2 14 (5.91%) HTML
3 8 (3.38%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.95%) HTML5
5 5 (2.11%) CSS3
5 5 (2.11%) jQuery
5 5 (2.11%) Web Services
5 5 (2.11%) XML
6 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.69%) SOAP
6 4 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.27%) Aurelia
7 3 (1.27%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.27%) MDX
7 3 (1.27%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (1.27%) REST
8 2 (0.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (1.69%) FMCG
3 4 (1.69%) NHS
3 4 (1.69%) PMI
4 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.27%) SCADA
5 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.84%) User Experience
6 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.42%) iPhone
6 1 (0.42%) LIMS
6 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.28%) Windows
2 7 (2.95%) Unix
2 7 (2.95%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.84%) Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.46%) Project Management
2 33 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (9.28%) Analytics
5 21 (8.86%) ITIL
6 17 (7.17%) PRINCE2
7 16 (6.75%) Migration
7 16 (6.75%) Project Planning
8 14 (5.91%) Data Modelling
8 14 (5.91%) Risk Management
8 14 (5.91%) Visualisation
9 13 (5.49%) Change Control
9 13 (5.49%) CRM
9 13 (5.49%) Data Analysis
9 13 (5.49%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (5.06%) Data Management
10 12 (5.06%) ETL
11 11 (4.64%) Time Management
11 11 (4.64%) Validation
11 11 (4.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.14%) SQL
2 25 (10.55%) VBA
3 16 (6.75%) C#
4 9 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.38%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.53%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.69%) Python
8 3 (1.27%) Java
8 3 (1.27%) VB
9 2 (0.84%) C
9 2 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.84%) Perl
9 2 (0.84%) Ruby
9 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) R
10 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.02%) Degree
2 4 (1.69%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.69%) PMP
3 3 (1.27%) HNC
4 2 (0.84%) APMP
4 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.42%) MCSD
5 1 (0.42%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.42%) OCP
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (15.61%) PMO
2 15 (6.33%) QA
3 11 (4.64%) Data Quality
4 10 (4.22%) SLA
5 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.69%) MiFID
7 3 (1.27%) FATCA
7 3 (1.27%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.42%) P3O
9 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.69%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.11%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.84%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.28%) SAP
3 21 (8.86%) Oracle
4 9 (3.80%) VMware
5 7 (2.95%) Cognos
6 6 (2.53%) Google
7 5 (2.11%) Adobe
8 4 (1.69%) IBM
8 4 (1.69%) Remedy
8 4 (1.69%) Tableau
9 2 (0.84%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.84%) HP
9 2 (0.84%) Siemens
10 1 (0.42%) Avaya
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix
10 1 (0.42%) Informatica
10 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.42%) JDA
10 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.42%) webMethods