Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 76 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 -33 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 133 142 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.63% 2.73% 4.38%
As % of the Applications category 33.50% 29.83% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 98 161
South West median daily rate £308 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £149 £193
90th Percentile £411 £450 £463
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 27
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +33.33% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.80 £30.75
England median hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.72% +12.50% -2.29%

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 397 476 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.85% 9.17% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 297 346
South West median daily rate £330 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% - -5.80%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £158
90th Percentile £475 £475 £480
England median daily rate £370 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +5.71% +1.45% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 52 87
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +61.29%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.15 £10.08
90th Percentile £37.50 £44.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.93% +7.67%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 0 53 £344 +7.42% 20
Gloucestershire +20 28 £310 -8.15% 7
Wiltshire +4 28 £291 -3.00% 7
Somerset +1 8 £313 +8.70% 6
Devon +3 5 £150 -26.83% 4
Dorset -12 5 - - 9
Cornwall - 2 £213 - 4
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 50 (37.59%) Finance
2 46 (34.59%) SQL
3 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
4 34 (25.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
6 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (16.54%) Project Management
8 21 (15.79%) VBA
8 21 (15.79%) Change Control
9 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (13.53%) Banking
9 18 (13.53%) Data Analysis
10 17 (12.78%) Document Management
10 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
11 16 (12.03%) PRINCE2
11 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
12 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
12 15 (11.28%) Requirements Management
12 15 (11.28%) PMO
13 14 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Project
14 13 (9.77%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (9.77%) Risk Management
15 12 (9.02%) C
15 12 (9.02%) Information Assurance
15 12 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (8.27%) SAP
17 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (4.51%) SAS
3 2 (1.50%) Confluence
3 2 (1.50%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (25.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.75%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Actimize
3 1 (0.75%) MoSes
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.75%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Office 365
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.75%) DAB
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) SMS
3 1 (0.75%) VoIP
3 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.77%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.26%) QlikView
6 5 (3.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.76%) SAP BW
7 4 (3.01%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.01%) MS Access
7 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.26%) MySQL
8 3 (2.26%) Power BI
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.50%) Big Data
9 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.50%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 50 (37.59%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.51%) Marketing
4 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.26%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.26%) Automotive
6 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Billing
7 2 (1.50%) Law
7 2 (1.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (49.62%) Analyst
2 25 (18.80%) Data Analyst
3 23 (17.29%) Developer
4 13 (9.77%) Project Officer
5 10 (7.52%) VBA Developer
6 9 (6.77%) PMO Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Project Support Officer
8 7 (5.26%) Support Officer
9 6 (4.51%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Project Control Officer
10 5 (3.76%) Business Data Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Excel Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) SQL Data Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) .NET
1 6 (4.51%) HTML
2 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.76%) LDAP
2 5 (3.76%) REST
2 5 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.26%) Flash
4 2 (1.50%) jQuery
4 2 (1.50%) JSON
4 2 (1.50%) RESTful
4 2 (1.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.75%) ADO
5 1 (0.75%) MDX
5 1 (0.75%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
2 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.54%) Project Management
3 21 (15.79%) Change Control
4 18 (13.53%) Data Analysis
4 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (12.78%) Document Management
6 16 (12.03%) PRINCE2
7 15 (11.28%) Requirements Management
8 13 (9.77%) Risk Management
9 12 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (9.02%) Information Assurance
10 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.77%) Migration
11 9 (6.77%) Programme Governance
11 9 (6.77%) Trend Analysis
12 8 (6.02%) CRM
12 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (5.26%) Analytics
13 7 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.51%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.59%) SQL
2 21 (15.79%) VBA
3 12 (9.02%) C
4 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.26%) VB
5 5 (3.76%) R
5 5 (3.76%) XPath
5 5 (3.76%) XQuery
6 4 (3.01%) C#
6 4 (3.01%) Python
7 3 (2.26%) Java
7 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) APMP
5 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) PMO
2 8 (6.02%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.26%) DO-254
4 2 (1.50%) P3O
4 2 (1.50%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Ansible
1 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.27%) SAP
3 8 (6.02%) Tableau
4 7 (5.26%) Oracle
5 4 (3.01%) EMC
6 2 (1.50%) Teradata
7 1 (0.75%) Apple
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco
7 1 (0.75%) iManage
7 1 (0.75%) PTC
7 1 (0.75%) Reuters
7 1 (0.75%) Sybase