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 3 months to 27 June 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 52 37
Rank change year-on-year -32 -15  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 53 107 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.94% 3.59% 4.45%
As % of the Applications category 22.65% 37.02% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 101
Median daily rate £300 £310 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -8.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £11.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £33.75 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +16.66%  

Microsoft 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 234 289 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.57% 9.69% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 161 213
Median daily rate £350 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -9.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £426 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 38 31
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.91% +36.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £39.13 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 -13 22 £288 -4.56% 13
Somerset -3 10 £288 +4.54% 1
Wiltshire -9 10 £325 -16.66% 6
Gloucestershire +1 6 £289 -8.91% 7
Dorset -2 3 - - 2
Devon -7 1 - - 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.42%) Finance
3 50 (34.72%) Microsoft Office
4 45 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (20.83%) Project Management
6 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (13.89%) SAP
8 20 (13.89%) SQL
9 19 (13.19%) VBA
10 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
10 17 (11.81%) Telecoms
10 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
11 16 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (11.11%) Windows
12 15 (10.42%) PRINCE2
12 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
13 14 (9.72%) Migration
13 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Project
13 14 (9.72%) Retail
14 13 (9.03%) Data Analysis
14 13 (9.03%) SLA
15 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
15 12 (8.33%) Degree
16 11 (7.64%) Oracle
16 11 (7.64%) C
17 10 (6.94%) DV Cleared
17 10 (6.94%) Billing
18 9 (6.25%) Document Management
18 9 (6.25%) Windows 7

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 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.39%) Documentum
4 1 (0.69%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (34.72%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 6 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.69%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.78%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.08%) Primavera
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.69%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.69%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) G Suite
2 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.08%) VoIP
3 2 (1.39%) 3G
3 2 (1.39%) 4G
4 1 (0.69%) 2G
4 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.69%) Skype
4 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.17%) MS Access
3 5 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.08%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.39%) Power BI
6 2 (1.39%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.39%) QlikView
7 1 (0.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) OLAP
7 1 (0.69%) QGIS
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) AppScan
1 2 (1.39%) Pylint
1 2 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.69%) ERwin
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (35.42%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Telecoms
3 14 (9.72%) Retail
4 10 (6.94%) Billing
5 8 (5.56%) Marketing
6 5 (3.47%) Banking
6 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.78%) Electronics
8 3 (2.08%) Back Office
9 2 (1.39%) Law
9 2 (1.39%) Legal
9 2 (1.39%) Military
10 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 42 (29.17%) Analyst
2 15 (10.42%) Coordinator
3 13 (9.03%) Administrator
4 12 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
5 11 (7.64%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Support Officer
8 6 (4.17%) Consultant
8 6 (4.17%) Process Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Project Officer
8 6 (4.17%) Project Support Officer
9 5 (3.47%) Commercial Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Project Controller
9 5 (3.47%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) ERP Support
10 4 (2.78%) IT Support
10 4 (2.78%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) .NET
1 2 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.69%) ActiveX
2 1 (0.69%) ADO
2 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.17%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.08%) Handset
5 3 (2.08%) IVR
6 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) Project Management
2 16 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.72%) Migration
5 13 (9.03%) Data Analysis
6 9 (6.25%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 9 (6.25%) Document Management
6 9 (6.25%) Process Improvement
6 9 (6.25%) Resource Allocation
6 9 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 8 (5.56%) Change Control
7 8 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.86%) Requirements Management
8 7 (4.86%) SAP Implementation
9 6 (4.17%) Information Assurance
9 6 (4.17%) Line Management
9 6 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.89%) SQL
2 19 (13.19%) VBA
3 11 (7.64%) C
4 3 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.33%) Degree
4 10 (6.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (2.08%) CIPD
8 2 (1.39%) APMP
8 2 (1.39%) CEH
8 2 (1.39%) CISA
8 2 (1.39%) CISM
8 2 (1.39%) CISSP
8 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CCAB
9 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.69%) MCSA
9 1 (0.69%) MCSE
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.03%) SLA
2 9 (6.25%) PMO
3 7 (4.86%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.39%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.39%) QA
6 1 (0.69%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) SAP
3 11 (7.64%) Oracle
4 5 (3.47%) Pegasus
5 4 (2.78%) IBM
5 4 (2.78%) QAD
5 4 (2.78%) VMware
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco
6 3 (2.08%) Verint
7 2 (1.39%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.39%) HP
7 2 (1.39%) Remedy
7 2 (1.39%) Veracode
8 1 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.69%) BT
8 1 (0.69%) Cognos
8 1 (0.69%) Informatica
8 1 (0.69%) Lotus
8 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.69%) Tableau
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