Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 167 170 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.22% 3.50% 3.34%
As % of the Applications category 34.15% 33.53% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 112 123
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -5.44%
10th Percentile £153 £190 £160
90th Percentile £438 £524 £450
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +35.91% -17.23%
10th Percentile £9.09 £11.25 £8.66
90th Percentile £29.88 £32.45 £20.37
England median hourly rate £15.88 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.45% +5.56% +12.50%

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 489 507 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.42% 10.42% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 297 345
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +4.48%
10th Percentile £125 £155 £160
90th Percentile £475 £488 £469
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.03 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.35 £35.88 £32.25
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Shropshire -32 42 £275 -35.29% 3
Birmingham -18 40 £390 +14.71% 15
Warwickshire +12 30 £325 - 13
Coventry +1 28 £325 -9.72% 8
Staffordshire -6 12 £390 +20.00% 7
Worcestershire -1 7 £406 +91.18% 5
Solihull +2 2 £450 +44.00% 3
Wolverhampton -1 1 - - 1
Herefordshire -17 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 78 (46.71%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 53 (31.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (23.95%) Project Management
5 37 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (21.56%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (20.96%) Finance
8 34 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (20.36%) PMO
9 28 (16.77%) ISEB
10 27 (16.17%) SQL
11 25 (14.97%) Windows
12 22 (13.17%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (13.17%) JIRA
13 21 (12.57%) Customer Requirements
13 21 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (11.98%) Change Control
15 19 (11.38%) SharePoint
16 17 (10.18%) Change Management
17 16 (9.58%) ITIL
17 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Project
17 16 (9.58%) Oracle
17 16 (9.58%) MS Visio
17 16 (9.58%) Degree
18 15 (8.98%) Data Analysis
18 15 (8.98%) Open Workbench
19 14 (8.38%) Collaborative Working
20 12 (7.19%) Niku
20 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
20 12 (7.19%) Test Scripting

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 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.99%) Confluence
3 8 (4.79%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.19%) CMS
5 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 78 (46.71%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (31.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (9.58%) MS Visio
4 15 (8.98%) Open Workbench
5 8 (4.79%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) assyst
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (1.20%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.60%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.60%) Primavera
4 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) RTP
1 2 (1.20%) Skype
1 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (4.79%) Oracle OWB
3 6 (3.59%) MS Access
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) DTS
6 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.20%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (13.17%) JIRA
2 6 (3.59%) Toad
3 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.40%) Selenium
4 3 (1.80%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.80%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.20%) JMeter
5 2 (1.20%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.20%) Subversion
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Gatling
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (20.96%) Finance
2 9 (5.39%) Retail
3 7 (4.19%) Marketing
4 4 (2.40%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Military
5 2 (1.20%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.60%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.60%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (56.29%) Analyst
2 26 (15.57%) PMO Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Business Analyst
4 15 (8.98%) Data Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Administrator
6 9 (5.39%) Product Owner
6 9 (5.39%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.99%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 5 (2.99%) Office 365 Business Analyst
9 5 (2.99%) Process Analyst
9 5 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.40%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.40%) Developer
10 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Business Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) XML
2 7 (4.19%) HTML
3 4 (2.40%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) Drools
4 2 (1.20%) JSON
4 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.19%) User Experience
3 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.19%) FMCG
4 7 (4.19%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.99%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.99%) e-Learning
5 5 (2.99%) EPoS
6 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.80%) NHS
6 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.97%) Windows
2 11 (6.59%) Unix
3 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.80%) Android
4 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.80%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) Project Management
2 37 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.57%) Customer Requirements
4 21 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (11.98%) Change Control
6 17 (10.18%) Change Management
7 16 (9.58%) ITIL
8 15 (8.98%) Data Analysis
9 14 (8.38%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (7.19%) Test Scripting
10 12 (7.19%) Waterfall
11 11 (6.59%) Commercial Awareness
11 11 (6.59%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.99%) Project Governance
13 9 (5.39%) Asset Management
13 9 (5.39%) Coaching
13 9 (5.39%) Decision-Making
13 9 (5.39%) Product Management
13 9 (5.39%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.17%) SQL
2 10 (5.99%) Java
2 10 (5.99%) VBA
3 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.80%) C
5 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.60%) Python
6 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (16.77%) ISEB
2 16 (9.58%) Degree
3 8 (4.79%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) PMP
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.60%) GIAC
9 1 (0.60%) IIBA
9 1 (0.60%) MCSE
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) SANS
9 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.36%) PMO
2 11 (6.59%) QA
3 9 (5.39%) GDPR
4 6 (3.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.60%) Kibana
3 1 (0.60%) logstash
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.58%) Oracle
3 12 (7.19%) Niku
4 8 (4.79%) webMethods
5 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.40%) Remedy
7 3 (1.80%) Citrix
7 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.20%) New Relic
8 2 (1.20%) Tableau
9 1 (0.60%) Ariba
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.60%) Avaya
9 1 (0.60%) CA
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco
9 1 (0.60%) Lotus
9 1 (0.60%) Progress
9 1 (0.60%) Verint