Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 59 45
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 160 151 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.25% 3.19% 3.78%
As % of the Applications category 36.87% 36.04% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 106 101
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +8.80% -3.85%
10th Percentile £146 £203 £175
90th Percentile £454 £538 £431
England median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.04 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.10% -3.19% -22.53%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.38 £8.53
90th Percentile £23.75 £28.38 £20.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +9.38%

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 434 419 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.82% 8.85% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 234 290
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +0.75%
10th Percentile £127 £149 £144
90th Percentile £475 £488 £450
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.19% +27.92%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.36 £9.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.70 £27.15
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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
Shropshire -14 41 £275 -14.06% 8
Warwickshire +6 36 £350 +6.06% 8
Birmingham -3 31 £375 - 13
Staffordshire +11 17 £390 +14.71% 14
Coventry -17 15 £435 +16.00% 12
Worcestershire -4 9 £225 +10.43% 9
Solihull +3 6 £183 -10.98% 3
Dudley - 1 £83 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 80 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (38.13%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (35.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (28.75%) Finance
5 41 (25.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (24.38%) SharePoint
7 35 (21.88%) SQL
8 33 (20.63%) Project Management
8 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (20.00%) PMO
10 30 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (17.50%) Customer Requirements
12 25 (15.63%) JIRA
13 24 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
13 24 (15.00%) Oracle
13 24 (15.00%) ISEB
14 23 (14.38%) Change Management
15 21 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (11.25%) Project Governance
16 18 (11.25%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (10.63%) Windows
17 17 (10.63%) Decision-Making
17 17 (10.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
18 16 (10.00%) Change Control
18 16 (10.00%) XML
18 16 (10.00%) VBA
19 15 (9.38%) SAP
19 15 (9.38%) Degree
19 15 (9.38%) Oracle OWB
20 14 (8.75%) SQL Server

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 39 (24.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (38.13%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (35.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (4.38%) Open Workbench
5 6 (3.75%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.50%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.25%) Primavera
2 2 (1.25%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Office 365
2 4 (2.50%) Trello
3 2 (1.25%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.25%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.25%) SaaS
3 2 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Skype
2 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.25%) Internet
3 2 (1.25%) RTP
3 2 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) DSL
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.25%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (9.38%) Oracle OWB
3 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.38%) Power BI
8 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.75%) MS Access
9 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.50%) SQLPlus
11 3 (1.88%) OLTP
11 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.25%) DTS
12 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.63%) OLAP
13 1 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
13 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (15.63%) JIRA
2 8 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.00%) Toad
3 6 (3.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.75%) Selenium
3 6 (3.75%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.25%) JMeter
5 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.25%) Subversion
5 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (28.75%) Finance
2 10 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.25%) Billing
4 2 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (43.75%) Analyst
2 24 (15.00%) PMO Analyst
3 13 (8.13%) Developer
4 10 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Administrator
5 9 (5.63%) Data Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Product Owner
6 7 (4.38%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.75%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.13%) Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.13%) IT Manager
9 4 (2.50%) Report Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Support Analyst
10 3 (1.88%) Consultant
10 3 (1.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) XML
2 10 (6.25%) .NET
3 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.75%) HTML
3 6 (3.75%) JSON
3 6 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.13%) Web Services
5 4 (2.50%) ActiveX
5 4 (2.50%) Classic ASP
5 4 (2.50%) WinForms
5 4 (2.50%) XSLT
6 2 (1.25%) Drools
6 2 (1.25%) Flash
6 2 (1.25%) IDoc
7 1 (0.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.13%) FMCG
3 5 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.88%) CMDB
4 3 (1.88%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.88%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.25%) NHS
5 2 (1.25%) PMI
5 2 (1.25%) SCADA
6 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.63%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.63%) Windows
2 10 (6.25%) Unix
3 7 (4.38%) Linux
4 4 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.25%) Android
6 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.63%) Project Management
3 28 (17.50%) Customer Requirements
4 23 (14.38%) Change Management
5 21 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (11.25%) Project Governance
7 17 (10.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 17 (10.63%) Decision-Making
8 16 (10.00%) Change Control
9 14 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
9 14 (8.75%) Resource Allocation
10 13 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (8.13%) Commercial Awareness
11 12 (7.50%) Test Scripting
11 12 (7.50%) Waterfall
12 11 (6.88%) Asset Management
12 11 (6.88%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.88%) Product Management
13 9 (5.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.88%) SQL
2 16 (10.00%) VBA
3 12 (7.50%) Java
4 9 (5.63%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.75%) C#
5 6 (3.75%) VB
6 5 (3.13%) C
6 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.13%) VB6
6 5 (3.13%) VBScript
7 4 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.88%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) Python
9 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) ISEB
2 15 (9.38%) Degree
3 8 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.50%) PMP
5 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.63%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.63%) GIAC
7 1 (0.63%) HNC
7 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.00%) PMO
2 6 (3.75%) QA
3 5 (3.13%) GDPR
4 4 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.50%) SLA
5 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Snort
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.63%) Kibana
3 1 (0.63%) logstash
3 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 80 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.00%) Oracle
3 15 (9.38%) SAP
4 12 (7.50%) ServiceNow
5 10 (6.25%) Remedy
6 7 (4.38%) Niku
7 6 (3.75%) webMethods
8 3 (1.88%) Citrix
8 3 (1.88%) Tableau
8 3 (1.88%) VMware
9 2 (1.25%) Altiris
9 2 (1.25%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.25%) New Relic
9 2 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.25%) Snow
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.63%) Verint