Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 85 143 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.28% 3.14% 2.92%
As % of the Applications category 39.72% 37.73% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 77 100
Median daily rate £313 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £151 £148 £199
90th Percentile £498 £488 £538
England median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £10.18 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.73% -45.06% +48.16%
10th Percentile £15.85 £9.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.16 £39.32 £30.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% +14.29%

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 214 379 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.76% 8.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 202 211
Median daily rate £385 £341 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £135 £135 £130
90th Percentile £538 £498 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.67% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 47
Median hourly rate £16.60 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% +29.03% -3.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.03 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.85 £43.75 £32.64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.65% +6.25%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 3 June 2020. 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 +31 33 £250 -9.09% 6
Warwickshire +12 17 £425 -10.53% 3
Coventry +30 16 £301 -33.06% 1
Shropshire +16 11 £393 +40.18% 5
Wolverhampton - 3 £200 -
Worcestershire +18 1 - -
Solihull +4 1 £400 +110.53%
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 4
Halesowen - 1 £175 -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
3 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (28.24%) Finance
4 20 (23.53%) Power BI
4 20 (23.53%) Power Platform
5 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (18.82%) Windows
6 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 15 (17.65%) Analytics
8 14 (16.47%) Data Analysis
9 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
10 12 (14.12%) Project Management
11 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
11 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
11 11 (12.94%) Data Analytics
11 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.94%) R
11 11 (12.94%) PMO
12 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (11.76%) JIRA
12 10 (11.76%) Oracle
12 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
13 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.59%) Java
13 9 (10.59%) Python
13 9 (10.59%) ITIL

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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) SAS
2 6 (7.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.53%) ArcGIS
3 3 (3.53%) Confluence
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (9.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.35%) SPSS
6 2 (2.35%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (3.53%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) Power Platform
2 7 (8.24%) Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) DWDM
1 3 (3.53%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (3.53%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.35%) Skype
2 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) Connectrix
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Intranet
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) Network Security
3 1 (1.18%) SAN
3 1 (1.18%) Softphone
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.53%) Power BI
2 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.41%) Big Data
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.71%) Looker
5 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.71%) Pentaho
5 4 (4.71%) QlikView
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.53%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.53%) MS Access
6 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.53%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) JIRA
2 3 (3.53%) CA Gen
2 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) Postman
2 3 (3.53%) Selenium
2 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.53%) Toad
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) RStudio
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Public Sector
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 6 (7.06%) German Language
4 6 (7.06%) Legal
4 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.88%) Retail Banking
6 4 (4.71%) Marketing
7 3 (3.53%) Back Office
8 2 (2.35%) Electronics
8 2 (2.35%) Housing Association
9 1 (1.18%) French Language
9 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.18%) Law
9 1 (1.18%) Local Government
9 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Administrator
3 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Power BI Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 5 (5.88%) Data Administrator
4 5 (5.88%) PMO Planner
5 4 (4.71%) Customer Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Incident Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Major Incident Manager
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Data Consultant
6 3 (3.53%) Designer
6 3 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Service Management Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) CSS
1 4 (4.71%) HTML
1 4 (4.71%) HTML5
2 3 (3.53%) J2EE
2 3 (3.53%) JSON
2 3 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) CSS3
3 2 (2.35%) jQuery
3 2 (2.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.18%) Flash
4 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.88%) iPad
3 5 (5.88%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.18%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) AIX
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) HPUX
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Solaris
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (17.65%) Analytics
4 14 (16.47%) Data Analysis
5 12 (14.12%) Project Management
6 11 (12.94%) Data Analytics
6 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.59%) ITIL
8 9 (10.59%) Visualisation
9 7 (8.24%) ETL
10 6 (7.06%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (7.06%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (7.06%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 5 (5.88%) Decision-Making
11 5 (5.88%) ITIL V3
11 5 (5.88%) Statistics
11 5 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) R
3 9 (10.59%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) Python
4 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.53%) C
5 3 (3.53%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (3.53%) Perl
5 3 (3.53%) VBA
6 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) Degree
4 5 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.53%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) PMO
2 7 (8.24%) Data Quality
3 6 (7.06%) QA
4 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) HDFS
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.18%) Docker
3 1 (1.18%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.18%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) SAP
4 6 (7.06%) webMethods
5 5 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.88%) Tableau
6 4 (4.71%) Informatica
7 3 (3.53%) BEA
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco
7 3 (3.53%) Mapbox
7 3 (3.53%) Pega
8 1 (1.18%) Brocade
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.18%) Sun
8 1 (1.18%) UiPath
8 1 (1.18%) Virgin Media