Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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 Excel
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 52 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 162 206 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.40% 3.34% 4.48%
As % of the Applications category 31.95% 35.46% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 125 118
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +13.54%
10th Percentile £192 £150 £185
90th Percentile £524 £416 £501
England median daily rate £369 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +5.36% -4.96% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.75 £15.99 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.77% -30.48% +27.78%
10th Percentile £10.63 £8.02 £11.00
90th Percentile £32.88 £20.37 £32.72
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.44% +11.56% -

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 507 581 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.65% 9.41% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 349 278
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +4.09% +12.08%
10th Percentile £153 £157 £160
90th Percentile £488 £471 £477
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.08% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.50 £35.55 £36.15
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.76% +5.00%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +18 64 £325 +18.61% 4
Warwickshire -5 29 £325 +22.07%
Shropshire +9 18 £450 +50.00%
Coventry -12 15 £350 -1.41% 3
Staffordshire +7 6 £325 +54.76% 6
West Bromwich 0 5 £500 +25.00%
Solihull - 5 £313 -
Worcestershire +6 3 £213 -5.56% 1
Herefordshire +2 1 - -
Walsall 0 1 £375 -3.85% 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 80 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 51 (31.48%) Finance
3 47 (29.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (19.75%) SQL
7 26 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (16.05%) PMO
8 25 (15.43%) Project Management
9 19 (11.73%) MS Visio
9 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Project
10 18 (11.11%) VBA
10 18 (11.11%) Analytics
11 16 (9.88%) Management Information System
12 15 (9.26%) SQL Server
12 15 (9.26%) SAP
12 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
12 15 (9.26%) Spreadsheet
13 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
13 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (8.02%) Retail
14 13 (8.02%) Project Planning
14 13 (8.02%) ITIL
14 13 (8.02%) Manufacturing
15 12 (7.41%) Automotive
15 12 (7.41%) Risk Management
15 12 (7.41%) Windows
15 12 (7.41%) Degree
15 12 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (7.41%) Visualisation

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 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.09%) CMS
3 2 (1.23%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) ThingWorx
4 1 (0.62%) Drupal
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.62%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (29.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 45 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (11.73%) MS Visio
4 15 (9.26%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.47%) Acrobat
5 4 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.47%) RoboHelp
5 4 (2.47%) Snagit
6 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.62%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.23%) Route 53
1 2 (1.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) SMS
2 3 (1.85%) LAN
3 2 (1.23%) TETRA
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.09%) OLAP
4 5 (3.09%) Power BI
4 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.23%) Essbase
6 2 (1.23%) MS Access
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.62%) QlikView
7 1 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.62%) Selenium
3 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.62%) Toad
3 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (31.48%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Manufacturing
2 13 (8.02%) Retail
3 12 (7.41%) Automotive
4 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.09%) Banking
6 4 (2.47%) Legal
7 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.85%) Marketing
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (41.98%) Analyst
2 18 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 17 (10.49%) Developer
4 15 (9.26%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.26%) PMO Analyst
5 12 (7.41%) Coordinator
6 11 (6.79%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
8 8 (4.94%) Administrator
8 8 (4.94%) IT Manager
8 8 (4.94%) Junior
9 7 (4.32%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.32%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Consultant
10 6 (3.70%) Junior IT Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Junior IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Project Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) CSS
1 10 (6.17%) HTML
2 8 (4.94%) .NET
3 5 (3.09%) XML
4 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.47%) HTML5
5 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.85%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.85%) MDX
6 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.23%) CSS3
6 2 (1.23%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (1.23%) jQuery
6 2 (1.23%) WCF
6 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 2 (1.23%) WPF
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.47%) FMCG
3 4 (2.47%) PMI
4 3 (1.85%) SCADA
5 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.23%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) LIMS
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (1.85%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.23%) Unix
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.62%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (15.43%) Project Management
3 18 (11.11%) Analytics
4 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.02%) ITIL
5 13 (8.02%) Project Planning
6 12 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 12 (7.41%) Visualisation
7 11 (6.79%) Data Visualisation
7 11 (6.79%) Migration
7 11 (6.79%) Validation
8 10 (6.17%) Data Management
8 10 (6.17%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.17%) Workflow
9 9 (5.56%) Change Control
9 9 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.56%) Data Mapping
9 9 (5.56%) Time Management
10 8 (4.94%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.75%) SQL
2 18 (11.11%) VBA
3 8 (4.94%) C#
3 8 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.47%) Python
7 3 (1.85%) Java
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
8 2 (1.23%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.62%) R
9 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.47%) PMP
3 3 (1.85%) HNC
4 2 (1.23%) APMP
4 2 (1.23%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.05%) PMO
2 12 (7.41%) QA
3 10 (6.17%) Data Quality
4 7 (4.32%) SLA
5 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.47%) MiFID
7 3 (1.85%) FATCA
7 3 (1.85%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.62%) P3O
8 1 (0.62%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) VirtualBox
1 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.62%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.23%) Ansible
2 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.26%) SAP
3 11 (6.79%) Oracle
4 5 (3.09%) Google
5 4 (2.47%) Adobe
5 4 (2.47%) Cognos
5 4 (2.47%) IBM
5 4 (2.47%) Tableau
5 4 (2.47%) VMware
6 3 (1.85%) Remedy
7 2 (1.23%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.23%) HP
8 1 (0.62%) Avaya
8 1 (0.62%) Citrix
8 1 (0.62%) Facebook
8 1 (0.62%) hybris
8 1 (0.62%) Informatica
8 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.62%) Siebel
8 1 (0.62%) webMethods