Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 66 85
Rank change year-on-year -25 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 50 124 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 3.16% 2.67%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 33.16% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 74 78
10th Percentile £214 £120 £163
25th Percentile £288 £218 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £391 £327 £323
Median % change year-on-year +19.59% +1.44% +4.03%
75th Percentile £439 £593 £438
90th Percentile £634 £827 £491
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 16
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.90 £14.00
25th Percentile £25.31 £16.50 £14.47
Median hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 £16.16
Median % change year-on-year +61.11% +39.21% -43.29%
75th Percentile £47.81 £28.75 £28.75
90th Percentile £49.88 " £38.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.11 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +14.91% -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 175 374 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.44% 9.52% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 232 260
10th Percentile £151 £161 £125
25th Percentile £203 £259 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £370
Median % change year-on-year - +1.35% +9.63%
75th Percentile £450 £488 £463
90th Percentile £575 £650 £538
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 62
10th Percentile £16.13 £11.00 £12.88
25th Percentile £18.63 £11.90 £14.50
Median hourly rate £31.05 £22.00 £34.88
Median % change year-on-year +41.14% -36.92% +43.81%
75th Percentile £47.19 £45.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.19 £53.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% +1.85%

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021. 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 -12 21 £329 -53.04% 11
Gloucestershire +4 14 £425 +25.93% 2
Wiltshire +8 6 £440 +49.79% 2
Dorset -6 3 £375 +167.86% 2
Devon +18 2 £380 +15.39% 8
Somerset +1 2 £375 +50.00% 7
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 15 (30.00%) Finance
5 14 (28.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (24.00%) Social Skills
7 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
9 8 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (16.00%) Change Control
10 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) Power Platform
10 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.00%) Power BI
10 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (12.00%) Python
11 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
11 6 (12.00%) Oracle
11 6 (12.00%) Document Management
11 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
11 6 (12.00%) Decision-Making
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
11 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.00%) Requirements Management
12 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
12 5 (10.00%) 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 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) FastStats
1 1 (2.00%) FastStats PeopleStage
1 1 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Power Platform
2 4 (8.00%) Azure
3 3 (6.00%) AWS
4 2 (4.00%) Trello
5 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.00%) Matillion
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.00%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.00%) Pure360
5 1 (2.00%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) Intranet
2 3 (6.00%) Skype
3 2 (4.00%) 2G
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) 4G
3 2 (4.00%) 5G
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) PBX
3 2 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.00%) VoIP
3 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
3 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Power BI
2 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Tableau
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.00%) MS Access
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.00%) Looker
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) RStudio
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Social Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (6.00%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.00%) Marketing
7 1 (2.00%) Banking
7 1 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (2.00%) Law
7 1 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Data Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Project Control Officer
3 4 (8.00%) Project Officer
4 3 (6.00%) IT Trainer
4 3 (6.00%) Trainer
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Project Controller
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Support Officer
5 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce Administrator
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau Analyst
6 1 (2.00%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Beautiful Soup
1 1 (2.00%) COM
1 1 (2.00%) JSON
1 1 (2.00%) NumPy
1 1 (2.00%) ODBC
1 1 (2.00%) Pandas
1 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
1 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.00%) Change Control
4 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (12.00%) Decision-Making
6 6 (12.00%) Document Management
6 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 6 (12.00%) Requirements Management
7 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.00%) ETL
8 4 (8.00%) Project Management
8 4 (8.00%) Validation
9 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) Python
3 5 (10.00%) VBA
4 4 (8.00%) R
5 2 (4.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CCDP
5 2 (4.00%) CCNP
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Def Stans
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) IFRS
2 1 (2.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Avaya
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Nortel
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) Alterian
5 1 (2.00%) Apteco
5 1 (2.00%) BT
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Teradata
5 1 (2.00%) Workday