The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 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.

Microsoft Office Excel
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 145 150 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.52% 5.48% 7.47%
As % of the Applications category 56.64% 51.37% 51.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 81 83
Median daily rate £325 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -1.07% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -38.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £20.25 £26.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 256 292 373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.52% 10.67% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 151 152
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 69
Median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -39.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the West Midlands

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry +9 35 £450 +10.76% 1
Warwickshire +2 29 £300 -26.15% 8
Birmingham -5 28 £238 -37.90% 25
West Bromwich +2 9 £340 - 1
Shropshire +29 7 £325 +85.71% 6
Staffordshire +7 6 £308 +11.81% 13
Solihull -3 5 £300 +20.00% 1
Dudley - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire -1 2 £300 +130.76% 7
MS Excel
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 189 (64.73%) Microsoft
2 84 (28.77%) MS Office
3 78 (26.71%) SQL
4 60 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (17.47%) Windows
6 48 (16.44%) MS Project
6 48 (16.44%) Project Management
7 46 (15.75%) Migration
8 45 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (14.73%) MS PowerPoint
10 41 (14.04%) Finance
11 40 (13.70%) Active Directory
11 40 (13.70%) CRM
12 38 (13.01%) MS Visio
13 37 (12.67%) PMO
14 35 (11.99%) SQL Server
15 34 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 33 (11.30%) CSS
16 33 (11.30%) HTML
16 33 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
18 31 (10.62%) .NET
18 31 (10.62%) SharePoint
19 29 (9.93%) JavaScript
20 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
21 26 (8.90%) Security Cleared
22 25 (8.56%) Data Migration
22 25 (8.56%) TDD
23 24 (8.22%) Degree
23 24 (8.22%) ITIL

MS Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 31 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.37%) SAS
3 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.03%) IIS
4 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.34%) Confluence
6 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 84 (28.77%) MS Office
2 48 (16.44%) MS Project
3 43 (14.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (13.01%) MS Visio
5 14 (4.79%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (2.40%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.68%) SPSS
8 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.68%) assyst
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.68%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.34%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.34%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.34%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.11%) Office 365
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) Network Security
2 4 (1.37%) Firewall
2 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.03%) LAN
3 3 (1.03%) VoIP
4 2 (0.68%) DNS
4 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) OSPF
4 2 (0.68%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.68%) SAN
4 2 (0.68%) SNMP
4 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 2 (0.68%) WebEx
4 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.68%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) RS-232
5 1 (0.34%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (2.74%) MS Access
6 7 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.05%) Power BI
8 5 (1.71%) Big Data
8 5 (1.71%) MySQL
8 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.37%) QlikView
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.03%) OLAP
10 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.68%) Selenium
4 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) MSTest
5 1 (0.34%) NDepend
5 1 (0.34%) NuGet
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) NWDS
5 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.34%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 41 (14.04%) Finance
2 18 (6.16%) Marketing
3 10 (3.42%) Retail
4 9 (3.08%) Advertising
4 9 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.05%) Electronics
6 4 (1.37%) Automotive
7 3 (1.03%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (30.14%) Analyst
2 45 (15.41%) Developer
3 20 (6.85%) CRM Developer
4 18 (6.16%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.16%) Service Analyst
5 16 (5.48%) Project Planner
6 15 (5.14%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.14%) Support Analyst
7 14 (4.79%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (4.45%) Architect
9 10 (3.42%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (3.42%) Administrator
9 10 (3.42%) Coordinator
9 10 (3.42%) Project Coordinator
9 10 (3.42%) Support Officer
10 9 (3.08%) Project Officer
10 9 (3.08%) Project Support Officer
11 8 (2.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.30%) CSS
1 33 (11.30%) HTML
2 31 (10.62%) .NET
3 22 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 22 (7.53%) Web Services
4 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (2.05%) HTML5
5 6 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.71%) Entity Framework
6 5 (1.71%) jQuery
7 4 (1.37%) CSS3
7 4 (1.37%) XML
8 3 (1.03%) Ajax
8 3 (1.03%) JSON
8 3 (1.03%) SOAP
8 3 (1.03%) WCF
9 2 (0.68%) MDX
9 2 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.45%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.11%) NHS
5 7 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.40%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) PMI
8 2 (0.68%) User Experience
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (17.47%) Windows
2 17 (5.82%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.45%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.40%) Unix
7 6 (2.05%) Linux
7 6 (2.05%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.71%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.44%) Project Management
3 46 (15.75%) Migration
4 40 (13.70%) CRM
5 33 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
7 25 (8.56%) Data Migration
7 25 (8.56%) TDD
8 24 (8.22%) ITIL
9 23 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (7.88%) Time Management
10 22 (7.53%) Data Analysis
10 22 (7.53%) Project Planning
11 21 (7.19%) MVC
12 19 (6.51%) BDD
12 19 (6.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 18 (6.16%) Change Management
14 17 (5.82%) Functional Testing
15 16 (5.48%) Campaign Management
15 16 (5.48%) Data Conversion
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.71%) SQL
2 29 (9.93%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.79%) T-SQL
4 13 (4.45%) C#
5 12 (4.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.74%) C
7 5 (1.71%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) Ruby
8 2 (0.68%) Scala
8 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) ABAP
9 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) R
9 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.22%) Degree
3 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.74%) ISEB
6 6 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.05%) MCSE
7 5 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.03%) MCSA
8 3 (1.03%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.68%) MCITP
9 2 (0.68%) MCP
9 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.67%) PMO
2 12 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.11%) SLA
3 11 (3.77%) QA
4 9 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.68%) IFRS
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.68%) Docker
4 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.34%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.37%) WSUS
2 3 (1.03%) SCCM
3 2 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 189 (64.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.82%) Oracle
3 15 (5.14%) VMware
4 10 (3.42%) SAP
5 9 (3.08%) Cisco
6 6 (2.05%) Veritas
7 5 (1.71%) Citrix
7 5 (1.71%) IBM
7 5 (1.71%) Remedy
8 4 (1.37%) HP
9 3 (1.03%) Cognos
9 3 (1.03%) Niku
9 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.03%) Tableau
10 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.68%) Dell
10 2 (0.68%) EMC
10 2 (0.68%) NetApp
10 2 (0.68%) Tealium
10 2 (0.68%) Teradata
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