Period
to 27 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 April 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 149 196 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 4.34% 4.20%
As % of the Applications category 38.60% 42.70% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 114 137
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +10.17%
10th Percentile £203 £175 £155
90th Percentile £538 £438 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.69 £9.30 £12.15
90th Percentile £29.69 £18.87 £20.10
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +3.13%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 386 459 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.97% 10.17% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 267 298
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £157 £158 £150
90th Percentile £488 £449 £488
England median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 46 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £13.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.53% -7.00%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.61 £10.48
90th Percentile £38.75 £27.13 £20.28
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.05
% change year-on-year +3.13% -0.28% +6.97%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 April 2018. 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
Birmingham -19 40 £370 +15.63% 21
Warwickshire -13 29 £340 +13.33% 23
Coventry -14 25 £417 +28.31% 15
Staffordshire +9 12 £340 -9.33% 8
Shropshire -18 10 £320 +166.67% 6
Solihull -6 5 £210 -30.00% 8
Wolverhampton - 3 - - 3
West Bromwich -1 1 - -
Walsall -2 1 - - 4
Worcestershire -6 1 £170 -24.44% 8
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 74 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 48 (32.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (27.52%) Finance
4 40 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
5 38 (25.50%) SQL
6 29 (19.46%) Project Management
7 24 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (15.44%) VBA
9 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
9 22 (14.77%) Microsoft Project
10 21 (14.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (12.75%) PMO
12 18 (12.08%) GDPR
12 18 (12.08%) MS Visio
13 17 (11.41%) Change Management
13 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (10.07%) Data Analysis
14 15 (10.07%) Legal
14 15 (10.07%) SAP
15 14 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
17 12 (8.05%) Degree
17 12 (8.05%) Windows
18 10 (6.71%) VB
18 10 (6.71%) Oracle
18 10 (6.71%) Power BI
18 10 (6.71%) Change Control
19 9 (6.04%) Waterfall
19 9 (6.04%) Data Cleansing

Microsoft 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 9 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.01%) Confluence
3 3 (2.01%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.34%) CMS
4 2 (1.34%) IIS
4 2 (1.34%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 48 (32.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 40 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (14.77%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (12.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (4.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.67%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.67%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.67%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.67%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.34%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.34%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) Skype
2 2 (1.34%) Intranet
2 2 (1.34%) VPN
3 1 (0.67%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.71%) Power BI
3 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.01%) MS Access
6 3 (2.01%) OLAP
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.34%) Big Data
7 2 (1.34%) DB2
7 2 (1.34%) Essbase
7 2 (1.34%) MySQL
7 2 (1.34%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) CA Gen
1 3 (2.01%) JIRA
2 2 (1.34%) LSMW
3 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 41 (27.52%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Legal
3 9 (6.04%) Retail
4 6 (4.03%) Automotive
5 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.67%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (41.61%) Analyst
2 22 (14.77%) Data Analyst
3 13 (8.72%) Change Manager
4 12 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.05%) Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Administrator
5 11 (7.38%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.71%) Coordinator
7 7 (4.70%) Architect
7 7 (4.70%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Junior
9 5 (3.36%) Junior Project Manager
9 5 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Project Administrator
10 4 (2.68%) Consultant
10 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS Project Manager
10 4 (2.68%) Senior Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) XML
2 4 (2.68%) HTML
3 3 (2.01%) CSS
3 3 (2.01%) J2EE
3 3 (2.01%) Web Services
4 2 (1.34%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.34%) LDAP
4 2 (1.34%) XSL
5 1 (0.67%) J2SE
5 1 (0.67%) MDX
5 1 (0.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.37%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.68%) FMCG
3 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.68%) PMI
3 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.34%) iPhone
4 2 (1.34%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.34%) NHS
4 2 (1.34%) User Experience
4 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.67%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.67%) LIMS
5 1 (0.67%) RIA
5 1 (0.67%) SCADA
5 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 6 (4.03%) Unix
3 4 (2.68%) Linux
4 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.34%) Android
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.46%) Project Management
2 21 (14.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.41%) Change Management
5 15 (10.07%) Data Analysis
6 14 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
8 10 (6.71%) Change Control
9 9 (6.04%) Coaching
9 9 (6.04%) Data Cleansing
9 9 (6.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.37%) Data Mapping
10 8 (5.37%) ITIL
10 8 (5.37%) Migration
10 8 (5.37%) Workflow
11 7 (4.70%) Data Management
11 7 (4.70%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.70%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.50%) SQL
2 23 (15.44%) VBA
3 10 (6.71%) VB
4 5 (3.36%) Java
5 4 (2.68%) C
5 4 (2.68%) Perl
5 4 (2.68%) VB6
6 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.34%) VBScript
8 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) CIPD
3 5 (3.36%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.36%) PMP
4 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.01%) ISEB
6 2 (1.34%) APMP
6 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.34%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.67%) AAT
7 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.75%) PMO
2 18 (12.08%) GDPR
3 9 (6.04%) Data Quality
4 6 (4.03%) QA
5 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) RACF
4 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.07%) SAP
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) Google
5 4 (2.68%) webMethods
6 3 (2.01%) BEA
6 3 (2.01%) Cognos
6 3 (2.01%) IBM
6 3 (2.01%) Informatica
6 3 (2.01%) Ingenico
6 3 (2.01%) Pega
6 3 (2.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco
7 2 (1.34%) HP
7 2 (1.34%) Progress
7 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.34%) Tableau
7 2 (1.34%) Tandberg
8 1 (0.67%) Niku