Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 64 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 121 177 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.09% 3.47% 3.62%
As % of the Applications category 37.00% 33.02% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 101 102
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - +16.07%
10th Percentile £138 £178 £190
90th Percentile £488 £438 £500
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -24.44% +45.16%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £34.56 £31.93 £33.30
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% -11.84% +8.57%

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 327 536 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.35% 10.50% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 278 288
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.21% +0.71%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £152
90th Percentile £500 £475 £477
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 56 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.90% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £33.13 £33.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Birmingham -4 36 £300 -11.11% 16
Coventry 0 25 £400 +23.08% 8
Warwickshire 0 24 £288 -11.54% 7
Shropshire +22 14 £320 +16.36% 3
Solihull +11 6 £208 -53.89% 3
Staffordshire +10 4 £356 -8.65% 9
Worcestershire -3 3 £190 -57.18% 2
Herefordshire +13 1 £250 - 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 73 (60.33%) Microsoft
2 58 (47.93%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (41.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (27.27%) Finance
5 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (20.66%) Project Management
7 21 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (15.70%) SharePoint
9 18 (14.88%) SQL
10 17 (14.05%) MS Visio
11 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (12.40%) Migration
11 15 (12.40%) Change Management
11 15 (12.40%) PMO
12 13 (10.74%) ITIL
12 13 (10.74%) Azure
12 13 (10.74%) Office 365
13 11 (9.09%) Analytics
13 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (8.26%) Project Delivery
14 10 (8.26%) Change Control
14 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
14 10 (8.26%) Windows
15 9 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
15 9 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (7.44%) Power Platform
15 9 (7.44%) Customer Requirements
15 9 (7.44%) Windows 10
16 8 (6.61%) ServiceNow

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 19 (15.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 58 (47.93%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (41.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (14.05%) MS Visio
4 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (4.96%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.83%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) SAP MM
2 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.48%) SAP PS
4 2 (1.65%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.83%) Primavera
5 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.74%) Azure
1 13 (10.74%) Office 365
2 9 (7.44%) Power Platform
3 5 (4.13%) PowerApps
4 4 (3.31%) G Suite
4 4 (3.31%) SaaS
5 2 (1.65%) GCP
5 2 (1.65%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Google Sheets
6 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) Wireless
2 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.83%) DWDM
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Intranet
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) RTP
3 1 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle OWB
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.31%) Power BI
4 3 (2.48%) MS Access
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.65%) BigQuery
5 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.83%) DTS
6 1 (0.83%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) JIRA
2 3 (2.48%) Dreamweaver
General
1 33 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) French Language
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (38.02%) Analyst
2 12 (9.92%) Data Analyst
3 9 (7.44%) Developer
4 8 (6.61%) Administrator
4 8 (6.61%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Consultant
5 7 (5.79%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Data Administrator
8 4 (3.31%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.31%) Programme Planner
8 4 (3.31%) SCCM Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Support Officer
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Specialist
9 3 (2.48%) SAP Financial Consultant
9 3 (2.48%) Service Transition Analyst
9 3 (2.48%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) HTML
2 2 (1.65%) BAPI
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.83%) Doctrine
3 1 (0.83%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.48%) CCTV
4 3 (2.48%) NHS
4 3 (2.48%) PMI
5 2 (1.65%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.65%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) VMS
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) Project Management
2 21 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (12.40%) Change Management
3 15 (12.40%) Migration
4 13 (10.74%) ITIL
5 11 (9.09%) Analytics
5 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.26%) Change Control
6 10 (8.26%) Project Delivery
6 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 9 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.44%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (6.61%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.61%) Project Governance
9 7 (5.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 7 (5.79%) CRM
9 7 (5.79%) Resource Allocation
10 6 (4.96%) Service Management
10 6 (4.96%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) SQL
2 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.79%) C
4 5 (4.13%) VBA
5 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) ISEB
3 6 (4.96%) HND
4 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.48%) PMP
5 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.40%) PMO
2 4 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.65%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.83%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.31%) XenApp
1 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (60.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.61%) SAP
2 8 (6.61%) ServiceNow
3 7 (5.79%) Google
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle
5 5 (4.13%) Citrix
5 5 (4.13%) Remedy
6 4 (3.31%) McAfee
7 3 (2.48%) Selligent
8 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.65%) Tableau
8 2 (1.65%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) BMC
9 1 (0.83%) Cadence
9 1 (0.83%) Kronos
9 1 (0.83%) Niku
9 1 (0.83%) Nokia