Period
to 17 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 84 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 194 134 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.09% 2.52% 2.72%
As % of the Applications category 35.08% 32.21% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 81 98
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £155
90th Percentile £525 £438 £450
England median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year - +6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 18
South West median hourly rate £16.57 £28.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.88% +100.00% -38.04%
10th Percentile £14.34 £18.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.55 £38.25 £35.85
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.91% +5.83% +9.38%

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 553 416 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.81% 7.84% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 218 302
South West median daily rate £375 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +3.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £150
90th Percentile £525 £468 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 64 47
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £20.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.40% -5.82% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.63 £44.25
England median hourly rate £16.62 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% +6.25% -3.03%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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
Wiltshire +3 59 £335 +16.02% 9
Bristol -5 55 £339 -8.51% 24
Gloucestershire -7 39 £425 +45.30% 14
Devon +8 20 £325 +116.67% 7
Dorset -1 10 £375 - 14
Somerset -3 9 £318 +5.83% 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 76 (39.18%) Security Cleared
2 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
3 66 (34.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (33.51%) Finance
5 61 (31.44%) SQL
5 61 (31.44%) Microsoft Office
6 43 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (21.13%) SC Cleared
8 37 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (18.56%) Project Management
10 33 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (13.40%) DV Cleared
11 26 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (12.89%) SharePoint
13 24 (12.37%) C
14 23 (11.86%) PRINCE2
14 23 (11.86%) Change Control
15 22 (11.34%) Spreadsheet
15 22 (11.34%) Power BI
15 22 (11.34%) Power Platform
15 22 (11.34%) Risk Management
16 21 (10.82%) Software Engineering
16 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Project
16 21 (10.82%) VB
16 21 (10.82%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.82%) PMO
16 21 (10.82%) Analytics
17 20 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (9.79%) SAP

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 25 (12.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.06%) Confluence
3 3 (1.55%) IIS
4 2 (1.03%) WordPress
5 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) Liferay
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 66 (34.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 61 (31.44%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (11.34%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (7.73%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.03%) InDesign
6 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.52%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.52%) SPSS
7 1 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.06%) Primavera
3 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.34%) Power Platform
2 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.61%) Office 365
4 5 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.06%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.03%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) WebEx
2 4 (2.06%) Firewall
2 4 (2.06%) Wireless
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) DHCP
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.34%) Power BI
2 21 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.15%) Big Data
5 8 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.09%) MS Access
8 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.06%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.03%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.64%) HP UFT
1 9 (4.64%) LoadRunner
2 6 (3.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (33.51%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.67%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.67%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Electronics
5 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (43.81%) Analyst
2 24 (12.37%) Developer
3 22 (11.34%) Data Analyst
4 20 (10.31%) Project Officer
5 19 (9.79%) Business Analyst
6 14 (7.22%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Graduate
8 8 (4.12%) Graduate Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Graduate Data Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) IT Support
9 7 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Support Officer
9 7 (3.61%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Project Support Officer
10 6 (3.09%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) .NET
2 5 (2.58%) CSS
3 4 (2.06%) HTML
4 3 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.03%) Ajax
5 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.03%) COM
5 2 (1.03%) jQuery
5 2 (1.03%) LESS
5 2 (1.03%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (1.03%) Sass
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.52%) HTML5
6 1 (0.52%) JFC
6 1 (0.52%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.12%) Taxonomies
4 7 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.06%) User Experience
6 3 (1.55%) CESG
6 3 (1.55%) CMDB
6 3 (1.55%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.03%) iPhone
7 2 (1.03%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.03%) Podcast
7 2 (1.03%) SCORM
8 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.73%) Windows
2 6 (3.09%) Linux
3 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.52%) Debian
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.56%) Project Management
3 33 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (11.86%) Change Control
5 23 (11.86%) PRINCE2
6 22 (11.34%) Risk Management
7 21 (10.82%) Analytics
7 21 (10.82%) Software Engineering
8 20 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (9.28%) Information Assurance
10 17 (8.76%) Data Analysis
10 17 (8.76%) ITIL
11 15 (7.73%) Decision-Making
11 15 (7.73%) Document Management
11 15 (7.73%) Requirements Management
12 14 (7.22%) Machine Learning
12 14 (7.22%) Visualisation
13 13 (6.70%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.44%) SQL
2 24 (12.37%) C
3 21 (10.82%) VB
4 16 (8.25%) VBA
5 9 (4.64%) Java
5 9 (4.64%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.12%) PHP
7 6 (3.09%) C#
8 5 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.55%) R
10 2 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.03%) Python
11 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (39.18%) Security Cleared
2 41 (21.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.40%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (6.19%) Degree
6 10 (5.15%) MCP
6 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.64%) OCP
7 9 (4.64%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (4.64%) SAP Certification
8 7 (3.61%) CISM
8 7 (3.61%) CISSP
8 7 (3.61%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.55%) ECDL
10 2 (1.03%) APMP
10 2 (1.03%) CIPD
10 2 (1.03%) HNC
10 2 (1.03%) ISEB
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.82%) PMO
2 13 (6.70%) QA
3 7 (3.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.55%) SLA
6 2 (1.03%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) HP ALM
1 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) IBM Guardium
3 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.79%) SAP
3 18 (9.28%) Tableau
4 10 (5.15%) Oracle
5 9 (4.64%) HP
6 3 (1.55%) IBM
6 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.03%) Adobe
7 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.03%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
8 1 (0.52%) IFS
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Snow
8 1 (0.52%) Veritas
8 1 (0.52%) Workday