Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 173 162 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.40% 3.52% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 32.73% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 98 126
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04% -11.54%
10th Percentile £177 £191 £150
90th Percentile £438 £500 £447
England median daily rate £375 £372 £350
% change year-on-year +0.74% +6.36% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +45.16% -34.04%
10th Percentile £9.39 £10.50 £7.75
90th Percentile £31.93 £33.30 £19.58
England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% +16.67%

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 519 495 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.20% 10.75% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 281 338
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +0.30% +1.23%
10th Percentile £130 £150 £150
90th Percentile £475 £475 £469
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.82 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +5.47% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £32.63 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +6.95%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -17 51 £338 +5.47% 16
Coventry +7 35 £325 -5.45% 6
Shropshire -17 35 £278 -34.71% 6
Warwickshire 0 27 £338 +2.27% 16
Staffordshire -9 7 £390 +20.00% 7
Worcestershire -2 4 £450 +24.14% 7
Wolverhampton - 3 £338 -
Solihull -6 2 £450 +44.00% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Walsall +1 1 £350 -6.67%
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 81 (46.82%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 59 (34.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (22.54%) Project Management
5 37 (21.39%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (20.81%) Finance
7 31 (17.92%) PMO
8 24 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (13.29%) Windows
9 23 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (12.72%) ISEB
10 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (12.14%) SQL
12 19 (10.98%) Data Analysis
12 19 (10.98%) ITIL
12 19 (10.98%) MS Visio
13 18 (10.40%) Degree
13 18 (10.40%) Collaborative Working
14 17 (9.83%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (9.83%) Performance Management
15 16 (9.25%) JIRA
15 16 (9.25%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (8.67%) Change Management
16 15 (8.67%) Change Control
17 14 (8.09%) Open Workbench
18 13 (7.51%) Management Information System
18 13 (7.51%) SharePoint
18 13 (7.51%) MS Access
18 13 (7.51%) Coaching
18 13 (7.51%) User Experience

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 13 (7.51%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.36%) Confluence
3 7 (4.05%) CMS
4 6 (3.47%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (46.82%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (34.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (10.98%) MS Visio
4 14 (8.09%) Open Workbench
5 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.58%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) assyst
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.16%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (1.16%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.58%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.58%) Movex
4 1 (0.58%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.58%) Primavera
4 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.20%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) FTP
1 2 (1.16%) Internet
1 2 (1.16%) RTP
1 2 (1.16%) Skype
2 1 (0.58%) Intranet
2 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.25%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (7.51%) MS Access
3 11 (6.36%) Power BI
3 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (9.25%) JIRA
2 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.31%) Selenium
2 4 (2.31%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.31%) Toad
3 3 (1.73%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.16%) Subversion
4 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.58%) Gatling
5 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.58%) XMLSpy
General
1 36 (20.81%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Marketing
3 7 (4.05%) Legal
3 7 (4.05%) Retail
4 4 (2.31%) Automotive
5 3 (1.73%) Advertising
5 3 (1.73%) Law
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.58%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.58%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (58.38%) Analyst
2 20 (11.56%) Business Analyst
2 20 (11.56%) PMO Analyst
3 14 (8.09%) Data Analyst
4 13 (7.51%) Administrator
5 9 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (5.20%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Developer
8 5 (2.89%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Product Owner
9 4 (2.31%) IT Analyst
9 4 (2.31%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (2.31%) SharePoint Business Analyst
9 4 (2.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.94%) XML
2 7 (4.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) Drools
3 2 (1.16%) JSON
3 2 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.16%) SOAP
3 2 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.58%) COM
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.51%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.51%) User Experience
3 7 (4.05%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.89%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.89%) EPoS
5 4 (2.31%) NHS
6 3 (1.73%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.73%) FMCG
6 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.73%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.58%) RIA
8 1 (0.58%) SCADA
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.29%) Windows
2 7 (4.05%) Unix
3 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.58%) Android
4 1 (0.58%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.54%) Project Management
2 24 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (10.98%) Data Analysis
5 19 (10.98%) ITIL
6 18 (10.40%) Collaborative Working
7 17 (9.83%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (9.83%) Performance Management
8 15 (8.67%) Change Control
8 15 (8.67%) Change Management
9 13 (7.51%) Coaching
10 12 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.78%) Migration
11 10 (5.78%) Service Management
12 9 (5.20%) Commercial Awareness
12 9 (5.20%) Decision-Making
12 9 (5.20%) Time Management
13 8 (4.62%) Business Analysis
13 8 (4.62%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) SQL
2 7 (4.05%) VBA
3 6 (3.47%) Java
4 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.16%) C
5 2 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
6 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (12.72%) ISEB
2 18 (10.40%) Degree
3 8 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.31%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.16%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) CIPD
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.58%) IIBA
7 1 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.58%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.92%) PMO
2 11 (6.36%) Data Quality
3 7 (4.05%) QA
4 5 (2.89%) GDPR
5 2 (1.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.73%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) Oracle
3 10 (5.78%) Niku
4 6 (3.47%) webMethods
5 5 (2.89%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.31%) SAP
7 2 (1.16%) Citrix
7 2 (1.16%) Google
7 2 (1.16%) HP
7 2 (1.16%) Remedy
7 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Ariba
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.58%) Avaya
8 1 (0.58%) CA
8 1 (0.58%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.58%) Lotus
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) VMware