The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 15 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.11% 2.55% 11.05%
As % of the Applications category 41.18% 25.00% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Median daily rate £308 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £165.00 £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +870.58% -17.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS Excel 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 17 16 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.41% 10.19% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 13
Median daily rate £263 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.96% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £368 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £165.00 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1000.00% -26.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Staffordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Stoke-on-Trent +8 5 £190 - 5
Lichfield - 1 £450 -
MS Excel
West Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) PMO
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Publishing
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (13.33%) SLA
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) SAS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Cutover Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) CRM
1 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Information Exploitation
2 1 (6.67%) Information Management
2 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.67%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PMO
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP