Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 56 42
Rank change year-on-year -5 -14 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 163 193 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.15% 3.53% 4.38%
As % of the Applications category 37.30% 36.07% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 121 173
South West median daily rate £335 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £159 £204 £190
90th Percentile £444 £500 £475
England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 30
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +23.40%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £37.50 £40.50 £41.49
England median hourly rate £19.27 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.09% +9.38% +3.23%

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 437 535 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.44% 9.79% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 337 406
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +3.32%
10th Percentile £130 £124 £125
90th Percentile £475 £500 £478
England median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 85 83
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +28.48% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £37.50 £42.50 £41.91
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% +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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -5 65 £353 +4.14% 26
Wiltshire +4 41 £291 -3.00% 5
Gloucestershire +4 27 £408 +16.43% 5
Somerset -2 9 £325 -18.75% 10
Dorset -9 7 £388 +138.46% 13
Devon +9 5 £150 -52.38% 4
Cornwall - 4 £300 - 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 68 (41.72%) Finance
2 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 53 (32.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (23.93%) SQL
5 38 (23.31%) Microsoft Office
6 30 (18.40%) Project Management
6 30 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (17.79%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (17.18%) Banking
9 25 (15.34%) MS Visio
10 23 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (14.11%) Change Control
11 22 (13.50%) PRINCE2
11 22 (13.50%) VBA
12 20 (12.27%) PMO
13 19 (11.66%) SAP
14 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
14 18 (11.04%) Data Analysis
14 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
15 17 (10.43%) Document Management
15 17 (10.43%) SQL Server
15 17 (10.43%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (8.59%) C
17 14 (8.59%) Risk Management
18 13 (7.98%) Telecoms
19 12 (7.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 12 (7.36%) DV Cleared

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 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.52%) SAS
3 3 (1.84%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (32.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 38 (23.31%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (17.79%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (15.34%) MS Visio
5 10 (6.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.23%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.23%) SPSS
6 2 (1.23%) Windchill
7 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.61%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.61%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.61%) Maximo
3 1 (0.61%) MoSes
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.61%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (1.84%) VPN
2 2 (1.23%) Broadband
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) Intranet
2 2 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (0.61%) DAB
3 1 (0.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.43%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.07%) QlikView
5 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.07%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.45%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.84%) MS Access
7 3 (1.84%) Power BI
8 2 (1.23%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.23%) Endeca
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.84%) Selenium
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) ERwin
3 1 (0.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 68 (41.72%) Finance
2 28 (17.18%) Banking
3 13 (7.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.52%) Marketing
5 4 (2.45%) Billing
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Electronics
6 3 (1.84%) Law
6 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (45.40%) Analyst
2 23 (14.11%) Developer
3 20 (12.27%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.27%) Data Analyst
4 13 (7.98%) PMO Analyst
4 13 (7.98%) Project Officer
5 11 (6.75%) Administrator
6 10 (6.13%) Project Control Officer
6 10 (6.13%) VBA Developer
7 8 (4.91%) Business Data Analyst
8 6 (3.68%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (3.68%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Insight Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Report Analyst
10 4 (2.45%) Author
10 4 (2.45%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.45%) IT Analyst
10 4 (2.45%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) .NET
2 4 (2.45%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.84%) LDAP
3 3 (1.84%) REST
3 3 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.61%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.23%) iPad
3 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.61%) NHS
4 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Windows
2 9 (5.52%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.23%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) Project Management
2 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.11%) Change Control
3 23 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (13.50%) PRINCE2
5 18 (11.04%) Data Analysis
6 17 (10.43%) Document Management
7 15 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.59%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.36%) Information Assurance
9 12 (7.36%) Programme Governance
9 12 (7.36%) Requirements Management
10 10 (6.13%) CRM
10 10 (6.13%) Quality Management
10 10 (6.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (5.52%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (5.52%) Dependency Management
12 8 (4.91%) Business Analysis
12 8 (4.91%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.93%) SQL
2 22 (13.50%) VBA
3 14 (8.59%) C
4 5 (3.07%) VB
5 4 (2.45%) C#
6 3 (1.84%) Java
6 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.84%) Python
6 3 (1.84%) R
6 3 (1.84%) XPath
6 3 (1.84%) XQuery
7 2 (1.23%) SAS Macro
7 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.36%) DV Cleared
2 12 (7.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (5.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.84%) ISEB
4 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) APMP
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.27%) PMO
2 9 (5.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (4.91%) QA
4 4 (2.45%) GDPR
5 2 (1.23%) P3O
5 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.66%) SAP
3 8 (4.91%) Tableau
4 6 (3.68%) Oracle
5 3 (1.84%) CyberArk
5 3 (1.84%) Teradata
6 2 (1.23%) Apple
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) Microgen
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) EMC
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
7 1 (0.61%) NEC
7 1 (0.61%) PTC
7 1 (0.61%) Remedy
7 1 (0.61%) Reuters