Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 71 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 -24 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 168 162 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.68% 2.91% 3.86%
As % of the Applications category 37.09% 32.46% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 97 114
South West median daily rate £370 £353 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +13.71% -11.43%
10th Percentile £210 £159 £175
90th Percentile £488 £453 £475
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 53
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £22.50 £15.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.63 £35.30 £40.50
England median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.85
% change year-on-year -14.47% +6.44% +11.56%

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 453 499 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.23% 8.96% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 300 349
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £163 £146 £130
90th Percentile £491 £490 £475
England median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 108
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -1.80% +19.29%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.20 £37.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.76%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -6 69 £375 +6.38% 34
Gloucestershire -4 35 £370 -14.20% 8
Wiltshire -37 26 £325 -9.09% 11
Somerset -7 13 £400 +73.91% 5
Dorset +7 10 £463 +19.42% 13
Devon - 7 - - 6
Cornwall -4 2 £215 -28.33% 4
Avon - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 61 (36.31%) Finance
2 60 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 53 (31.55%) SQL
4 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 36 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 32 (19.05%) Project Management
7 32 (19.05%) VBA
8 30 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
8 30 (17.86%) Data Analysis
9 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
9 29 (17.26%) PMO
10 28 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 27 (16.07%) Microsoft Project
12 26 (15.48%) PRINCE2
13 23 (13.69%) MS Visio
14 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (12.50%) Programme Management
15 21 (12.50%) Change Control
16 20 (11.90%) DV Cleared
16 20 (11.90%) Requirements Management
17 19 (11.31%) Python
17 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (10.12%) Scrum
19 16 (9.52%) Risk Management
20 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 15 (8.93%) Banking
20 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
21 14 (8.33%) C

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 28 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.98%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 30 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (16.07%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (13.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.60%) InDesign
8 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Primavera
2 1 (0.60%) Actimize
2 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon S3
1 5 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.79%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.19%) Wireless
4 1 (0.60%) DAB
4 1 (0.60%) Extranet
4 1 (0.60%) NAS
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.74%) MS Access
5 12 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.95%) Power BI
7 5 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.38%) QlikView
8 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.98%) Maven
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.79%) ERwin
6 2 (1.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 61 (36.31%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Banking
3 11 (6.55%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.36%) Electronics
6 8 (4.76%) Aerospace
6 8 (4.76%) Marketing
7 4 (2.38%) Automotive
8 3 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.19%) Military
9 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Avionics
10 1 (0.60%) Back Office
10 1 (0.60%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (30.36%) Analyst
2 28 (16.67%) Developer
3 16 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.14%) Project Officer
4 12 (7.14%) VBA Developer
5 9 (5.36%) Project Control Officer
6 8 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 7 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (3.57%) Access Developer
8 6 (3.57%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (2.98%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Access VBA Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Consultant
9 5 (2.98%) PMO Planner
9 5 (2.98%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.57%) HTML
3 6 (3.57%) SOAP
3 6 (3.57%) WCF
4 5 (2.98%) ADO.NET
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (2.98%) CSS
4 5 (2.98%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.98%) jQuery
4 5 (2.98%) Kafka
4 5 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.98%) REST
4 5 (2.98%) XML
5 2 (1.19%) ADO
5 2 (1.19%) Flash
6 1 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.98%) Wiki
5 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.19%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.74%) Windows
2 6 (3.57%) Unix
3 5 (2.98%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.19%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.05%) Project Management
3 30 (17.86%) Data Analysis
4 26 (15.48%) PRINCE2
5 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (12.50%) Change Control
6 21 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 20 (11.90%) Requirements Management
8 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (10.12%) Scrum
10 16 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.14%) Data Modelling
12 12 (7.14%) Information Assurance
12 12 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.14%) Validation
13 11 (6.55%) Document Management
13 11 (6.55%) Migration
14 10 (5.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.55%) SQL
2 32 (19.05%) VBA
3 19 (11.31%) Python
4 14 (8.33%) C
5 13 (7.74%) C#
5 13 (7.74%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.17%) Perl
7 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.98%) Korn
8 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.79%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.19%) R
10 2 (1.19%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.33%) Degree
4 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.98%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.38%) ISEB
9 3 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.19%) APMP
10 2 (1.19%) HNC
11 1 (0.60%) HND
11 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.26%) PMO
2 13 (7.74%) QA
3 4 (2.38%) DO-254
4 2 (1.19%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) EMIR
5 1 (0.60%) MiFID
5 1 (0.60%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) Ansible
1 10 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (5.95%) Puppet
2 5 (2.98%) Nagios
3 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 60 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.74%) Oracle
3 8 (4.76%) SAP
4 7 (4.17%) Tableau
5 5 (2.98%) EMC
5 5 (2.98%) IBM
5 5 (2.98%) Teradata
6 3 (1.79%) Veritas
7 2 (1.19%) Cognos
7 2 (1.19%) Snow
7 2 (1.19%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.60%) Dell
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) ILOG
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) Sage
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com