Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 67 52
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 168 155 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.63% 2.94% 3.72%
As % of the Applications category 38.27% 33.48% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 98 108
South West median daily rate £360 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £205 £159 £204
90th Percentile £488 £446 £479
England median daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 52
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.90 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.38 £34.38 £40.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.39
% change year-on-year -7.89% +3.32% +14.94%

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 439 463 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.88% 8.79% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 285 315
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £136 £144 £124
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 60 98
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.45% +57.14%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £37.63 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.45%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Bristol -6 64 £385 +9.61% 23
Wiltshire -46 36 £315 +2.27% 17
Gloucestershire -1 33 £370 -12.94% 9
Dorset +13 13 £425 +9.68% 3
Somerset +6 12 £390 +20.00%
Devon -3 6 - - 8
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 72 (42.86%) Finance
2 63 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 52 (30.95%) Security Cleared
4 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (24.40%) SQL
6 39 (23.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 38 (22.62%) SharePoint
8 34 (20.24%) Project Management
8 34 (20.24%) PRINCE2
9 33 (19.64%) Microsoft Project
10 32 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (18.45%) Change Control
12 29 (17.26%) PMO
13 28 (16.67%) VBA
14 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
15 26 (15.48%) MS Visio
16 24 (14.29%) Requirements Management
16 24 (14.29%) DV Cleared
17 23 (13.69%) Programme Management
18 22 (13.10%) Risk Management
18 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (12.50%) Data Analysis
20 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
20 19 (11.31%) C
20 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
21 18 (10.71%) Information Assurance
22 17 (10.12%) Document Management
23 16 (9.52%) 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 38 (22.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (23.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 33 (19.64%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (15.48%) MS Visio
5 7 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.60%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon S3
1 5 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) Internet
2 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.19%) Wireless
3 1 (0.60%) Broadband
3 1 (0.60%) Extranet
3 1 (0.60%) NAS
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.95%) MS Access
3 10 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.36%) Power BI
5 7 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.38%) QlikView
7 3 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.19%) JIRA
3 2 (1.19%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) ERwin
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.60%) TestRail
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (42.86%) Finance
2 12 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.55%) Banking
3 11 (6.55%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.55%) Marketing
4 10 (5.95%) Electronics
5 5 (2.98%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.19%) Automotive
6 2 (1.19%) Billing
6 2 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.19%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Analyst
2 26 (15.48%) Developer
3 16 (9.52%) Project Officer
4 11 (6.55%) Project Control Officer
5 10 (5.95%) Data Analyst
5 10 (5.95%) VBA Developer
6 9 (5.36%) PMO Analyst
7 8 (4.76%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.98%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Access Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Administrator
10 5 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (2.98%) Consultant
10 5 (2.98%) Programme Planner
10 5 (2.98%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.98%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.95%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.57%) HTML
3 6 (3.57%) WCF
4 5 (2.98%) ADO.NET
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (2.98%) CSS
4 5 (2.98%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.98%) jQuery
4 5 (2.98%) XML
5 3 (1.79%) SOAP
6 2 (1.19%) Kafka
6 2 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.19%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.60%) ADO
7 1 (0.60%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.98%) Wiki
4 3 (1.79%) PMI
4 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.60%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (3.57%) Unix
3 2 (1.19%) Linux
3 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.24%) PRINCE2
2 34 (20.24%) Project Management
3 31 (18.45%) Change Control
4 24 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 23 (13.69%) Programme Management
6 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.10%) Risk Management
7 21 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 18 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (10.71%) Information Assurance
9 17 (10.12%) Document Management
10 15 (8.93%) Scrum
11 14 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (5.95%) Data Modelling
14 9 (5.36%) Resource Management
14 9 (5.36%) Software Engineering
14 9 (5.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.40%) SQL
2 28 (16.67%) VBA
3 19 (11.31%) C
4 16 (9.52%) Python
5 14 (8.33%) C#
6 9 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.98%) Korn
8 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.38%) Perl
10 3 (1.79%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.79%) VB
11 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.19%) R
12 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.60%) Java
12 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (5.36%) Degree
6 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.79%) ISEB
7 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.19%) HNC
8 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.60%) APMP
9 1 (0.60%) HND
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.26%) PMO
2 12 (7.14%) QA
3 6 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.19%) ARP4754
4 2 (1.19%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.19%) DO-254
4 2 (1.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) EMIR
5 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Ansible
1 7 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.17%) Puppet
2 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.19%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 63 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.52%) SAP
3 11 (6.55%) Oracle
4 8 (4.76%) IBM
5 7 (4.17%) Tableau
6 6 (3.57%) Veritas
7 5 (2.98%) Snow
7 5 (2.98%) VMware
8 4 (2.38%) EMC
9 3 (1.79%) Teradata
10 2 (1.19%) Cognos
11 1 (0.60%) Anaplan
11 1 (0.60%) Dell
11 1 (0.60%) Google
11 1 (0.60%) ILOG
11 1 (0.60%) Informatica
11 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com