Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 73 88
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 67 194 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.71% 3.05% 2.55%
As % of the Applications category 29.13% 34.15% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 107 81
Median daily rate £310 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £210
90th Percentile £458 £525 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Median hourly rate £24.50 £16.57 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.90% -41.88% +43.32%
10th Percentile £16.40 £14.38 £23.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £18.04
% change year-on-year +24.24% -8.55% -2.47%

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 230 568 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.29% 8.94% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 299 221
Median daily rate £423 £356 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.68% +5.48% -2.17%
10th Percentile £166 £135 £181
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 79 64
Median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £20.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +88.22% -5.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.75 £11.68
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 £44.63
Median hourly rate £19.28 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.09% +1.52% -

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the South West

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the South West over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +11 20 £300 -12.28% 3
Wiltshire +6 13 £413 +25.06% 1
Devon +8 12 £329 +1.33%
Gloucestershire +11 9 - - 2
Somerset +8 6 £281 -10.71% 2
Dorset +13 4 £353 -6.00% 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (28.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.87%) Finance
5 17 (25.37%) PRINCE2
5 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
7 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.42%) Project Management
9 9 (13.43%) SAP
9 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
9 9 (13.43%) SQL
9 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.43%) Public Sector
10 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
10 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
11 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (10.45%) VBA
11 7 (10.45%) Logistics
11 7 (10.45%) Project Planning
11 7 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.45%) Change Control
11 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (8.96%) Document Management
12 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
12 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
12 6 (8.96%) 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 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) Confluence
3 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.49%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (7.46%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Primavera
2 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) 4G
1 2 (2.99%) 5G
1 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.49%) 2G
2 1 (1.49%) 3G
2 1 (1.49%) Broadband
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) PPP
2 1 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.49%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.97%) SAP HANA
4 3 (4.48%) Power BI
5 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.99%) MS Access
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.49%) GIS
6 1 (1.49%) QGIS
6 1 (1.49%) QlikView
6 1 (1.49%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) LSMW
2 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.49%) ERwin
3 1 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Public Sector
3 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.48%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Military
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Project Officer
3 8 (11.94%) Data Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Project Support Officer
4 7 (10.45%) Support Officer
5 6 (8.96%) Junior
5 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Coordinator
6 5 (7.46%) Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Repair Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Stress Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Excel Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Junior Data Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) CSS
1 2 (2.99%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.49%) MDX
2 1 (1.49%) ODBC
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) NHS
3 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) Lidar
5 1 (1.49%) Photography
5 1 (1.49%) Social Media
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.49%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) PRINCE2
3 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (16.42%) Project Management
5 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
5 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
6 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.45%) Change Control
6 7 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (10.45%) Logistics
6 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.45%) Project Planning
7 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.96%) Document Management
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.46%) Analytics
8 5 (7.46%) Information Assurance
8 5 (7.46%) PRINCE
8 5 (7.46%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) VBA
3 4 (5.97%) ABAP
4 3 (4.48%) Python
4 3 (4.48%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.48%) PMP
4 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) HNC
6 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.99%) PMO
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Tableau
4 2 (2.99%) Cognos
4 2 (2.99%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.49%) Confirmit
5 1 (1.49%) ESRI
5 1 (1.49%) Facebook
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Huawei
5 1 (1.49%) hybris
5 1 (1.49%) Nokia
5 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.49%) Talend
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter
5 1 (1.49%) YouTube