The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / South West
Rank 25 34 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 153 156 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.89% 5.38% 4.68%
As % of the Applications category 50.33% 45.75% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 108 80
Median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +35.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £32.50
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 the South West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 304 341 333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.75% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 203 189
Median daily rate £313 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -3.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +80.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.52 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

MS 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 MS Excel in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the South West

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in the South West

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the South West

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in the South West

MS 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 MS Excel within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 58 £338 +4.00% 28
Wiltshire +11 42 £295 -9.92% 10
Gloucestershire -4 19 £425 +36.00% 4
Devon -1 8 £170 -41.37% 10
Somerset -1 8 £325 -23.30% 20
Dorset -7 3 £125 -59.93% 6
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 221 (69.28%) Microsoft
2 108 (33.86%) Windows
3 103 (32.29%) MS Office
4 89 (27.90%) SQL Server
4 89 (27.90%) Security Cleared
5 72 (22.57%) SQL
6 64 (20.06%) Finance
7 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
8 53 (16.61%) Active Directory
9 47 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (14.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 45 (14.11%) Oracle
12 44 (13.79%) .NET
13 42 (13.17%) C#
13 42 (13.17%) Project Management
14 41 (12.85%) Windows 7
15 38 (11.91%) Migration
15 38 (11.91%) SharePoint
15 38 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 37 (11.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 36 (11.29%) MS Project
17 36 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (11.29%) Windows Server
18 33 (10.34%) T-SQL
19 32 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
20 29 (9.09%) DV Cleared
20 29 (9.09%) ITIL
20 29 (9.09%) Linux
21 25 (7.84%) SLA

MS Excel
Top Related 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 38 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.13%) IIS
5 7 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.57%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.25%) CMS
8 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.94%) Apache
9 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.63%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.63%) Confluence
10 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.63%) Mule
10 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 103 (32.29%) MS Office
2 46 (14.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (11.29%) MS Project
4 17 (5.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.31%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.25%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.94%) Primavera
4 3 (0.94%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.27%) Office 365
2 14 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) G Suite
6 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.02%) Firewall
2 14 (4.39%) DNS
3 11 (3.45%) WAN
4 10 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (3.13%) Wireless
5 9 (2.82%) Internet
5 9 (2.82%) LAN
5 9 (2.82%) VPN
6 7 (2.19%) DHCP
7 6 (1.88%) SAN
8 5 (1.57%) PuTTY
8 5 (1.57%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (1.57%) WinSCP
9 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.94%) ADSL
10 3 (0.94%) SSL
10 3 (0.94%) VoIP
11 2 (0.63%) 3G
11 2 (0.63%) Broadband
11 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (11.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (7.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (4.70%) MS Access
9 12 (3.76%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.45%) PowerPivot
11 10 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (2.51%) Relational Database
12 8 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (2.19%) PerformancePoint
14 6 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.88%) MySQL
15 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.08%) Selenium
2 13 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.51%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (2.19%) Ant
5 7 (2.19%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.19%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.88%) JIRA
7 5 (1.57%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.57%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.57%) TestNG
7 5 (1.57%) Toad
8 4 (1.25%) GoCD
8 4 (1.25%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 64 (20.06%) Finance
2 23 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.27%) Retail
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
5 9 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.51%) Billing
7 7 (2.19%) Electronics
8 5 (1.57%) Banking
9 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (20.06%) Analyst
2 45 (14.11%) Developer
3 25 (7.84%) Administrator
4 21 (6.58%) Consultant
5 19 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.64%) IT Support
7 16 (5.02%) DBA
8 15 (4.70%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.39%) Service Analyst
10 13 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Coordinator
12 11 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
12 11 (3.45%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 9 (2.82%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
14 9 (2.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.79%) .NET
2 17 (5.33%) ASP.NET
3 16 (5.02%) XML
4 12 (3.76%) HTML
5 9 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (2.82%) REST
5 9 (2.82%) SOAP
5 9 (2.82%) Web Services
6 8 (2.51%) CSS
7 7 (2.19%) HTML5
8 6 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (1.57%) jQuery
9 5 (1.57%) JSON
10 4 (1.25%) ADO.NET
10 4 (1.25%) Kafka
10 4 (1.25%) Spring
11 3 (0.94%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.94%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.76%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.82%) Smart Meter
5 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.88%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.88%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.57%) Replication
8 4 (1.25%) Clustering
9 3 (0.94%) Handset
9 3 (0.94%) IVR
9 3 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.63%) CCTV
10 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
10 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.86%) Windows
2 41 (12.85%) Windows 7
3 36 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.09%) Linux
5 24 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.08%) Unix
8 10 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.13%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.19%) Android
10 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.25%) Solaris
12 3 (0.94%) AIX
12 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (13.17%) Project Management
3 38 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (11.91%) Migration
4 29 (9.09%) ITIL
5 25 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (7.21%) CRM
7 22 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 22 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (6.58%) Scrum
9 19 (5.96%) PRINCE2
10 18 (5.64%) Programme Management
11 16 (5.02%) Integration Testing
12 15 (4.70%) Data Analysis
12 15 (4.70%) Software Engineering
12 15 (4.70%) Validation
13 14 (4.39%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
13 14 (4.39%) Data Migration
13 14 (4.39%) Resource Allocation
14 13 (4.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.57%) SQL
2 42 (13.17%) C#
3 33 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 21 (6.58%) C
5 19 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.02%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.08%) Java
8 12 (3.76%) Python
9 11 (3.45%) Perl
10 8 (2.51%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.19%) PHP
11 7 (2.19%) VBScript
12 6 (1.88%) VB
13 5 (1.57%) F#
14 4 (1.25%) Scala
14 4 (1.25%) VBA
15 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.63%) Groovy
16 2 (0.63%) Ruby
16 2 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (27.90%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.39%) Degree
5 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.57%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.57%) MCSE
7 4 (1.25%) APMP
7 4 (1.25%) ISEB
7 4 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.94%) CIPD
8 3 (0.94%) CISMP
8 3 (0.94%) CISSP
8 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) MCITP
9 2 (0.63%) GSEC
9 2 (0.63%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 2 (0.63%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.84%) SLA
2 14 (4.39%) PMO
3 10 (3.13%) QA
4 8 (2.51%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.25%) GxP
6 4 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.63%) COBIT
7 2 (0.63%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.31%) ISO19770
System Software
1 53 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.88%) XenApp
4 5 (1.57%) vSphere
5 4 (1.25%) Docker
5 4 (1.25%) LXC
6 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.94%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) SCCM
2 5 (1.57%) vRealize
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.94%) Nagios
4 2 (0.63%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 221 (69.28%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.11%) Oracle
3 25 (7.84%) VMware
4 21 (6.58%) Citrix
5 19 (5.96%) SAP
6 12 (3.76%) Cisco
6 12 (3.76%) HP
7 10 (3.13%) Apple
7 10 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.82%) IBM
9 6 (1.88%) Sophos
10 5 (1.57%) Remedy
11 4 (1.25%) Dell
11 4 (1.25%) Intel
11 4 (1.25%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.25%) IronPort
11 4 (1.25%) Juniper
11 4 (1.25%) Pegasus
11 4 (1.25%) QAD
11 4 (1.25%) RightFax
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