Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -26 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 162 222 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.91% 3.86% 4.39%
As % of the Applications category 32.46% 36.33% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 198
South West median daily rate £353 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.71% -11.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £159 £175 £155
90th Percentile £453 £475 £475
England median daily rate £369 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +5.36% -4.96% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 53 30
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +89.66%
10th Percentile £15.90 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £35.30 £40.50 £43.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +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 499 611 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.96% 10.63% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 349 464
South West median daily rate £350 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +3.70%
10th Percentile £146 £130 £125
90th Percentile £490 £475 £475
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 108 82
South West median hourly rate £20.50 £20.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.80% +19.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.50 £10.01
90th Percentile £37.50 £43.00 £42.82
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.76% +5.00%

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 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 £353 +6.82% 6
Wiltshire -7 39 £358 +30.00% 3
Gloucestershire +8 26 £431 +32.69% 1
Somerset -13 17 £230 -42.50% 4
Dorset -3 4 £388 +106.67% 2
Cornwall - 4 £300 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 77 (47.53%) Finance
2 74 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (25.31%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (20.99%) SQL
6 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (19.75%) MS Visio
7 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (16.67%) Project Management
9 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
9 25 (15.43%) VBA
10 23 (14.20%) SAP
10 23 (14.20%) PRINCE2
10 23 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
11 21 (12.96%) Data Analysis
12 20 (12.35%) Banking
12 20 (12.35%) Degree
12 20 (12.35%) Telecoms
12 20 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (11.11%) PMO
14 17 (10.49%) Change Control
15 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
16 14 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (8.64%) Retail
17 13 (8.02%) Document Management
17 13 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (7.41%) Billing

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 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.70%) SAS
3 3 (1.85%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (33.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (19.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.94%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.23%) SPSS
6 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.62%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.62%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.62%) Maximo
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.62%) Primavera
3 1 (0.62%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (1.85%) VPN
2 2 (1.23%) Broadband
2 2 (1.23%) SMS
3 1 (0.62%) ATM
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) Intranet
3 1 (0.62%) Skype
3 1 (0.62%) VoIP
3 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.56%) MS Access
5 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.23%) Endeca
7 2 (1.23%) MySQL
7 2 (1.23%) Power BI
7 2 (1.23%) QlikView
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) ERwin
2 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.62%) Selenium
2 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 77 (47.53%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Banking
2 20 (12.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.64%) Retail
4 12 (7.41%) Billing
4 12 (7.41%) Marketing
5 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.32%) Electronics
7 3 (1.85%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.85%) Law
7 3 (1.85%) Legal
7 3 (1.85%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.62%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (37.65%) Analyst
2 17 (10.49%) Developer
3 14 (8.64%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.79%) Coordinator
6 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 9 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.94%) PMO Analyst
7 8 (4.94%) Project Control Officer
7 8 (4.94%) Project Officer
8 6 (3.70%) Administrator
8 6 (3.70%) Business Data Analyst
8 6 (3.70%) Consultant
8 6 (3.70%) Excel Analyst
8 6 (3.70%) PMO Planner
8 6 (3.70%) Programme Planner
8 6 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.70%) VBA Developer
9 5 (3.09%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) ActiveX
2 1 (0.62%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.23%) iPad
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.62%) NHS
4 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.62%) RIA
4 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.79%) Windows
2 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.85%) Unix
5 2 (1.23%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.67%) Project Management
3 23 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (14.20%) PRINCE2
4 21 (12.96%) Data Analysis
5 20 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.49%) Change Control
7 13 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.02%) Document Management
8 12 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 11 (6.79%) Risk Management
10 10 (6.17%) Process Improvement
11 9 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (5.56%) Data Management
11 9 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.56%) Information Assurance
11 9 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 9 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 9 (5.56%) Requirements Management
11 9 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.99%) SQL
2 25 (15.43%) VBA
3 9 (5.56%) C
4 4 (2.47%) VB
5 2 (1.23%) C#
5 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.23%) Python
5 2 (1.23%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.62%) Java
6 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.35%) Degree
3 9 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.32%) ISEB
5 5 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.85%) CCNA
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.11%) PMO
2 8 (4.94%) Data Quality
3 7 (4.32%) QA
4 3 (1.85%) GDPR
5 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.20%) SAP
3 9 (5.56%) Oracle
4 4 (2.47%) Cisco
4 4 (2.47%) Tableau
5 3 (1.85%) CyberArk
5 3 (1.85%) Juniper
6 2 (1.23%) Citrix
6 2 (1.23%) Informatica
6 2 (1.23%) Microgen
6 2 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) Lotus
7 1 (0.62%) NEC
7 1 (0.62%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.62%) Talend