The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 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.

Microsoft Office Excel
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.56% 4.25% 3.27%
As % of the Applications category 100.00% 40.91% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Median daily rate £350 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -4.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -1.07% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9 22 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 7.56% 10.38% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Median daily rate £350 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the Midlands

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (46.15%) MS Project
2 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (38.46%) User Stories
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (23.08%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) Presales
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing

MS 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 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Project
2 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Product Owner
1 5 (38.46%) Digital Product Owner
1 5 (38.46%) Product Owner
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) ERP Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) ERP Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) MSMQ
1 2 (15.38%) SAML
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) User Stories
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Infor