The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
England / South West
Rank 124 127 136
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 13 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Applications category 4.29% 3.81% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £233 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £353 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £190
% change year-on-year +16.07% +47.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £27.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +72.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00%  

Spreadsheet is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 303 341 330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.77% 11.75% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 203 188
Median daily rate £313 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 51
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +80.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.52 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the South West

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the South West

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the South West

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the South West

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 4 £433 +33.07% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire +2 3 £113 -66.41%
Devon -4 1 £205 +17.14% 1
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) PMO
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) Document Management
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
4 8 (25.81%) Business Transformation
5 7 (22.58%) SLA
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 6 (19.35%) Apple
6 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
6 6 (19.35%) Network Management
6 6 (19.35%) QA
6 6 (19.35%) DBS Check
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.13%) Time Management
7 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.13%) Wireless
7 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 5 (16.13%) DHCP
7 5 (16.13%) DNS
7 5 (16.13%) Citrix

Spreadsheet
Top Related 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DHCP
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
1 5 (16.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MS Access
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) WiX
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) PMO Lead
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Database Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) PMO Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.23%) Breeze.js
2 1 (3.23%) Durandal
2 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.23%) Express
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Kendo UI
2 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Mac OS X
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Business Transformation
2 8 (25.81%) Document Management
2 8 (25.81%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Network Management
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 5 (16.13%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Statistics
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
2 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) DBS Check
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) APMP
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) PMO
2 7 (22.58%) SLA
3 6 (19.35%) QA
4 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (3.23%) IFRS
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Apple
3 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.23%) Samsung
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow