Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 93 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 -32 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 158 150 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.89% 2.36% 3.13%
As % of the Applications category 32.51% 37.04% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 75 98
South West median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £120 £205 £156
90th Percentile £811 £488 £446
England median daily rate £350 £383 £365
% change year-on-year -8.50% +4.79% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 21
South West median hourly rate £28.49 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% - -
10th Percentile £19.70 £19.10 £12.94
90th Percentile £37.35 £48.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +8.57%

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 486 405 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.88% 6.38% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 223 258
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £127
90th Percentile £538 £500 £468
England median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 60
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.68% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.85 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.86 £49.70 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -3.13%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +30 70 £515 +37.33% 31
Wiltshire -1 33 £294 -16.07% 10
Devon +1 17 £351 - 4
Somerset +9 14 £238 -40.63% 9
Dorset +1 13 £120 -63.08% 10
Gloucestershire -9 10 £340 -12.26% 12
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 87 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 74 (46.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 52 (32.91%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (29.75%) Security Cleared
5 44 (27.85%) SharePoint
6 43 (27.22%) MS Visio
7 31 (19.62%) SC Cleared
7 31 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (18.99%) Migration
8 30 (18.99%) CRM
9 29 (18.35%) Azure
9 29 (18.35%) DevOps
9 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (17.09%) ArchiMate
10 27 (17.09%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (17.09%) Sparx
10 27 (17.09%) Visual Studio
10 27 (17.09%) Dynamics CRM
11 25 (15.82%) Active Directory
11 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
11 25 (15.82%) Open Source
12 23 (14.56%) Power BI
12 23 (14.56%) Power Platform
12 23 (14.56%) SQL
12 23 (14.56%) Finance
13 22 (13.92%) Project Management
13 22 (13.92%) PRINCE2
13 22 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 44 (27.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) CMS
2 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.90%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 52 (32.91%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (27.22%) MS Visio
4 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (4.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.27%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (17.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Magento
4 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.35%) Azure
2 27 (17.09%) Dynamics 365
3 23 (14.56%) Power Platform
4 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Flow
4 18 (11.39%) PowerApps
5 17 (10.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (10.76%) Azure Functions
5 17 (10.76%) SaaS
5 17 (10.76%) Serverless
6 6 (3.80%) Office 365
7 2 (1.27%) AWS
7 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) LAN
2 4 (2.53%) Network Security
2 4 (2.53%) Skype
2 4 (2.53%) WebEx
3 3 (1.90%) Internet
3 3 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.90%) WAN
4 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.63%) DKIM
5 1 (0.63%) DMARC
5 1 (0.63%) Extranet
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.63%) PPP
5 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.63%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.56%) Power BI
3 21 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.16%) MS Access
5 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) DB2
6 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) QGIS
7 1 (0.63%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (17.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.90%) JIRA
4 2 (1.27%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (14.56%) Finance
2 21 (13.29%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.53%) Banking
3 4 (2.53%) Billing
3 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.53%) Marketing
3 4 (2.53%) Retail
3 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.27%) Military
5 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Avionics
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (22.78%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Architect
3 16 (10.13%) CRM Architect
3 16 (10.13%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 12 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.70%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.70%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Coordinator
7 8 (5.06%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Data Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (5.06%) Project Officer
7 8 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.80%) Deployment Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Desktop Technician
8 6 (3.80%) Developer
8 6 (3.80%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (3.80%) Senior Architect
8 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) MDX
2 3 (1.90%) HTML
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) ADO
3 2 (1.27%) CSS
3 2 (1.27%) DAO
3 2 (1.27%) ODBC
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) COM
4 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.66%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.90%) AS400
4 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.90%) NHS
4 3 (1.90%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.27%) PDA
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.63%) Lidar
6 1 (0.63%) Photography
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.49%) Windows
2 8 (5.06%) Linux
3 4 (2.53%) Mac OS
3 4 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.90%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) pSOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.99%) CRM
2 30 (18.99%) Migration
3 29 (18.35%) DevOps
4 27 (17.09%) ArchiMate
5 25 (15.82%) Open Source
6 22 (13.92%) PRINCE2
6 22 (13.92%) Project Management
6 22 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (10.76%) B2C
9 13 (8.23%) Change Management
9 13 (8.23%) Decision-Making
10 12 (7.59%) Data Analysis
10 12 (7.59%) Project Delivery
11 11 (6.96%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.33%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.06%) Programme Management
13 8 (5.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.56%) SQL
2 13 (8.23%) VBA
3 5 (3.16%) Python
4 4 (2.53%) C
4 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.90%) Java
5 3 (1.90%) VB
6 2 (1.27%) C#
6 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (29.75%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.62%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (6.33%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.06%) Degree
6 4 (2.53%) Postgraduate
6 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.27%) APMP
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
8 2 (1.27%) OCP
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.27%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.63%) HNC
9 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.70%) PMO
2 6 (3.80%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.63%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (15.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.09%) Sparx
3 10 (6.33%) SAP
4 4 (2.53%) HP
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle
4 4 (2.53%) Remedy
5 3 (1.90%) Cognos
5 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.90%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) Adobe
6 2 (1.27%) Bomgar
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) MAPICS
6 2 (1.27%) Peregrine
6 2 (1.27%) Snow
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) hybris
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Sophos
7 1 (0.63%) Veeam