Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 84 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 157 129 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.71% 2.37% 3.63%
As % of the Applications category 35.60% 26.17% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 108
South West median daily rate £330 £351 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.98% +20.52% -16.79%
10th Percentile £211 £191 £156
90th Percentile £480 £444 £433
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.07% +7.07% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 43
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £46.56 £38.75 £40.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +16.67%

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 441 493 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.61% 9.04% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 292 319
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £195 £151 £133
90th Percentile £500 £488 £463
England median daily rate £375 £362 £342
% change year-on-year +3.52% +5.92% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 94
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +48.59%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +10.00%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 64 £370 +2.78% 29
Gloucestershire +20 35 £325 -23.53% 12
Wiltshire -13 22 £321 -8.18% 17
Somerset +3 14 £313 +8.70% 4
Dorset +3 9 £501 +17.76% 8
Devon +13 6 - - 6
Cornwall -9 2 £215 - 5
Avon - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 54 (34.39%) SQL
3 53 (33.76%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (24.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
7 30 (19.11%) Data Analysis
8 28 (17.83%) PMO
9 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
9 27 (17.20%) SQL Server
10 26 (16.56%) Project Management
11 24 (15.29%) VBA
12 23 (14.65%) Microsoft Project
13 22 (14.01%) PRINCE2
14 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (12.74%) Python
16 19 (12.10%) Requirements Management
16 19 (12.10%) SharePoint
16 19 (12.10%) Change Control
17 18 (11.46%) MS Visio
18 17 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (10.83%) Scrum
18 17 (10.83%) Programme Management
19 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (9.55%) Risk Management
19 15 (9.55%) Oracle
20 14 (8.92%) MS Access
20 14 (8.92%) Migration

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 19 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.18%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (1.91%) Confluence
3 3 (1.91%) SAS
4 2 (1.27%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (24.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 32 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (14.65%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (11.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.64%) InDesign
6 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Primavera
2 2 (1.27%) Actimize
3 1 (0.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon S3
1 5 (3.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) DAB
3 1 (0.64%) Extranet
3 1 (0.64%) NAS
3 1 (0.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (8.92%) MS Access
4 9 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.46%) Power BI
6 6 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.55%) QlikView
7 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.64%) MySQL
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.73%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.18%) Maven
5 3 (1.91%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) ERwin
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.37%) Aerospace
5 9 (5.73%) Electronics
6 7 (4.46%) Automotive
6 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.82%) Marketing
8 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.91%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Advertising
11 1 (0.64%) Avionics
11 1 (0.64%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.64%) Law
11 1 (0.64%) Military
11 1 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (37.58%) Analyst
2 27 (17.20%) Developer
3 20 (12.74%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.64%) VBA Developer
5 10 (6.37%) Project Officer
6 9 (5.73%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) PMO Analyst
7 7 (4.46%) Access Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Design Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Electronics Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Project Control Officer
8 6 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (3.18%) Access VBA Developer
9 5 (3.18%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.37%) .NET
2 8 (5.10%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.82%) HTML
3 6 (3.82%) REST
3 6 (3.82%) SOAP
3 6 (3.82%) WCF
4 5 (3.18%) ADO.NET
4 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (3.18%) CSS
4 5 (3.18%) Entity Framework
4 5 (3.18%) Flash
4 5 (3.18%) jQuery
4 5 (3.18%) Kafka
4 5 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.18%) XML
5 3 (1.91%) ADO
5 3 (1.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.18%) Wiki
5 4 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.64%) Social Media
6 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.28%) Windows
2 6 (3.82%) Unix
3 5 (3.18%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.27%) Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.11%) Data Analysis
3 26 (16.56%) Project Management
4 22 (14.01%) PRINCE2
5 19 (12.10%) Change Control
5 19 (12.10%) Requirements Management
6 17 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (10.83%) Programme Management
6 17 (10.83%) Scrum
7 15 (9.55%) Risk Management
7 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.92%) Migration
9 11 (7.01%) Document Management
9 11 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.37%) Build Automation
10 10 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.37%) Data Extraction
10 10 (6.37%) Information Assurance
10 10 (6.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (5.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.39%) SQL
2 24 (15.29%) VBA
3 20 (12.74%) Python
4 13 (8.28%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.01%) C
5 11 (7.01%) C#
6 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.82%) Perl
8 5 (3.18%) Korn
8 5 (3.18%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.91%) VB
10 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.27%) R
11 1 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.64%) Java
11 1 (0.64%) XPath
11 1 (0.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.92%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) Degree
4 7 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.18%) Master's Degree
5 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.55%) ISEB
7 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.27%) APMP
8 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.64%) HNC
9 1 (0.64%) HND
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.64%) PMP
9 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.83%) PMO
2 11 (7.01%) QA
3 7 (4.46%) DO-254
4 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.64%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.64%) P3O
5 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) Ansible
1 10 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.37%) Puppet
2 5 (3.18%) Nagios
3 4 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 53 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.55%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) EMC
4 6 (3.82%) SAP
5 4 (2.55%) Teradata
6 3 (1.91%) Tableau
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) Adobe
8 1 (0.64%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.64%) Dell
8 1 (0.64%) iManage
8 1 (0.64%) Sage
8 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.64%) Veritas