Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 July 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 79 55
Rank change year-on-year -4 -24 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 133 146 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.50% 2.65% 3.87%
As % of the Applications category 31.74% 29.08% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 138
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% -11.43%
10th Percentile £210 £158 £163
90th Percentile £440 £450 £454
England median daily rate £375 £354 £350
% change year-on-year +5.93% +1.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 24
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £14.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -38.04% -16.36%
10th Percentile £18.26 £11.00 £9.51
90th Percentile £38.25 £35.85 £32.40
England median hourly rate £18.52 £17.50 £16.05
% change year-on-year +5.83% +9.07% +0.41%

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 South West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 419 502 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.88% 9.10% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 291 332
South West median daily rate £338 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +3.17% -7.35%
10th Percentile £157 £150 £151
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 47 85
South West median hourly rate £20.72 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.82% -12.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.00 £9.85
90th Percentile £44.63 £44.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Bristol -5 55 £370 +23.33% 19
Gloucestershire +16 30 £293 -26.88% 8
Wiltshire -20 17 £290 -2.52% 5
Somerset +4 11 £300 +4.80% 9
Dorset 0 9 - - 15
Cornwall - 4 £213 - 2
Devon +11 3 - - 10
Avon - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 53 (39.85%) Finance
2 44 (33.08%) SQL
2 44 (33.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (30.08%) Microsoft
4 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (18.05%) Data Analysis
6 23 (17.29%) Project Management
6 23 (17.29%) PMO
7 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (15.04%) Change Control
9 18 (13.53%) Banking
10 17 (12.78%) VBA
11 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
11 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.28%) Migration
13 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
13 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2
13 14 (10.53%) Requirements Management
13 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.77%) Document Management
14 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
15 12 (9.02%) Risk Management
16 11 (8.27%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
18 9 (6.77%) Manufacturing
18 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.26%) SAS
3 3 (2.26%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (2.26%) Confluence
4 2 (1.50%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.50%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (33.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.75%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.75%) InDesign
6 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Actimize
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) MoSes
2 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.50%) DAB
2 2 (1.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) SMS
3 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.27%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.02%) QlikView
5 5 (3.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.76%) MS Access
5 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.01%) Power BI
7 3 (2.26%) MySQL
8 2 (1.50%) Big Data
8 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.50%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
1 4 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.26%) Maven
3 2 (1.50%) ERwin
3 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 53 (39.85%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.51%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.51%) Electronics
5 5 (3.76%) Automotive
5 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.01%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Avionics
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (48.12%) Analyst
2 26 (19.55%) Data Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Developer
4 11 (8.27%) Project Officer
5 10 (7.52%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.52%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Project Support Officer
6 8 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Support Officer
6 8 (6.02%) VBA Developer
7 7 (5.26%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Administrator
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Data Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Electronics Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) REST
2 7 (5.26%) HTML
3 5 (3.76%) .NET
3 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.76%) LDAP
3 5 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.01%) Flash
5 3 (2.26%) jQuery
5 3 (2.26%) Kafka
5 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.26%) SOAP
5 3 (2.26%) Web Services
6 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.50%) ADO
6 2 (1.50%) JSON
6 2 (1.50%) ODBC
6 2 (1.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.75%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.75%) Social Media
7 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.26%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) Unix
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (18.05%) Data Analysis
2 23 (17.29%) Project Management
3 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (15.04%) Change Control
5 15 (11.28%) Migration
6 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 14 (10.53%) Requirements Management
7 13 (9.77%) Document Management
8 12 (9.02%) Risk Management
9 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.77%) Information Assurance
10 9 (6.77%) Programme Governance
10 9 (6.77%) Trend Analysis
11 8 (6.02%) Analytics
11 8 (6.02%) ITIL
12 7 (5.26%) Programme Management
12 7 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.08%) SQL
2 17 (12.78%) VBA
3 9 (6.77%) VB
4 8 (6.02%) C
4 8 (6.02%) Python
4 8 (6.02%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.76%) C#
6 5 (3.76%) R
6 5 (3.76%) XPath
6 5 (3.76%) XQuery
7 4 (3.01%) Perl
8 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) Java
10 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.50%) APMP
5 2 (1.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.29%) PMO
2 8 (6.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.76%) DO-254
4 4 (3.01%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) P3O
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Ansible
1 4 (3.01%) Puppet
2 3 (2.26%) Nagios
2 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle
3 8 (6.02%) Tableau
4 5 (3.76%) EMC
4 5 (3.76%) SAP
5 4 (3.01%) Teradata
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) iManage
6 1 (0.75%) PTC
6 1 (0.75%) Sage
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase