Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 51 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 164 194 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.52% 3.54% 4.77%
As % of the Applications category 34.17% 38.49% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 137
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £309 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% -4.11% +17.09%
10th Percentile £199 £157 £163
90th Percentile £504 £421 £477
England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% -20.03% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.88 £9.13 £17.80
90th Percentile £29.22 £20.37 £31.95
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.42% +13.72% -

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 480 504 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.31% 9.20% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 319 279
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £339 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +1.19% +11.67%
10th Percentile £154 £144 £162
90th Percentile £483 £456 £500
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 46 71
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.42 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% -25.00% +26.18%
10th Percentile £9.97 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £26.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Birmingham +12 63 £340 +54.55% 21
Warwickshire -2 28 £328 +9.17% 17
Coventry -10 21 £360 -1.44% 13
Shropshire -2 14 £375 +32.74% 7
Staffordshire +10 8 £340 +70.00% 4
Walsall +3 2 £375 +4.90% 2
Worcestershire -2 2 £204 -9.44% 5
Herefordshire 0 1 - -
West Bromwich -2 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 - - 6
Solihull - 1 £225 - 3
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 82 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (29.88%) Finance
3 48 (29.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (25.61%) Microsoft Office
5 38 (23.17%) SQL
6 32 (19.51%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (17.07%) PMO
9 23 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (13.41%) Project Management
11 21 (12.80%) VBA
11 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
12 20 (12.20%) MS Visio
13 18 (10.98%) Retail
14 17 (10.37%) Project Planning
15 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
15 16 (9.76%) PRINCE2
15 16 (9.76%) Analytics
16 15 (9.15%) Change Control
16 15 (9.15%) SAP
16 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (8.54%) Windows
18 13 (7.93%) Validation
19 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
19 12 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 12 (7.32%) Oracle
19 12 (7.32%) Change Management
19 12 (7.32%) Risk Management
19 12 (7.32%) Time Management
19 12 (7.32%) GDPR

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 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.05%) CMS
3 3 (1.83%) Confluence
3 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.22%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 48 (29.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 42 (25.61%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (19.51%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (12.20%) MS Visio
5 10 (6.10%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.44%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (2.44%) RoboHelp
6 4 (2.44%) Snagit
7 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.22%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.22%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.22%) Route 53
4 2 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.88%) Power BI
5 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.05%) OLAP
6 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.44%) MS Access
8 3 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.83%) MySQL
9 2 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.22%) Big Data
9 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.22%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (1.22%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (1.22%) DB2
9 2 (1.22%) Essbase
9 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.44%) JIRA
3 2 (1.22%) CA Gen
3 2 (1.22%) LSMW
4 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.61%) Toad
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (29.88%) Finance
2 18 (10.98%) Retail
3 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.10%) Automotive
5 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.44%) Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Billing
7 3 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Legal
8 2 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (39.63%) Analyst
2 22 (13.41%) Data Analyst
3 19 (11.59%) Developer
4 18 (10.98%) Project Manager
5 15 (9.15%) Business Analyst
6 14 (8.54%) Coordinator
7 11 (6.71%) Junior
7 11 (6.71%) PMO Analyst
8 10 (6.10%) Administrator
8 10 (6.10%) Junior Project Manager
9 9 (5.49%) Project Coordinator
10 8 (4.88%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (4.27%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Change Manager
12 6 (3.66%) Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) Project Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.27%) HTML
2 6 (3.66%) CSS
3 5 (3.05%) Web Services
3 5 (3.05%) XML
4 4 (2.44%) .NET
4 4 (2.44%) MDX
5 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.83%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.22%) CSS3
6 2 (1.22%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (1.22%) HTML5
6 2 (1.22%) J2EE
6 2 (1.22%) jQuery
6 2 (1.22%) LDAP
7 1 (0.61%) J2SE
7 1 (0.61%) SOAP
7 1 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.88%) FMCG
3 8 (4.88%) PMI
4 7 (4.27%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
7 1 (0.61%) LIMS
7 1 (0.61%) SCADA
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.54%) Windows
2 5 (3.05%) Linux
2 5 (3.05%) Unix
3 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.22%) zOS
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (13.41%) Project Management
3 17 (10.37%) Project Planning
4 16 (9.76%) Analytics
4 16 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.15%) Change Control
6 13 (7.93%) Validation
7 12 (7.32%) Change Management
7 12 (7.32%) Risk Management
7 12 (7.32%) Time Management
8 11 (6.71%) Data Analysis
8 11 (6.71%) Data Modelling
8 11 (6.71%) Migration
8 11 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.10%) Data Mapping
9 10 (6.10%) Line Management
9 10 (6.10%) Project Governance
10 9 (5.49%) ETL
11 8 (4.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.17%) SQL
2 21 (12.80%) VBA
3 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.88%) VB
5 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.05%) Java
7 4 (2.44%) C#
7 4 (2.44%) Perl
7 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.83%) C
8 3 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.83%) Python
8 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.83%) VB6
9 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.88%) Degree
1 8 (4.88%) PMI Certification
1 8 (4.88%) PMP
2 3 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.22%) HNC
3 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) AAT
4 1 (0.61%) APMP
4 1 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.07%) PMO
2 12 (7.32%) GDPR
3 11 (6.71%) Data Quality
4 9 (5.49%) QA
5 7 (4.27%) SLA
6 4 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.83%) FATCA
7 3 (1.83%) MiFID
7 3 (1.83%) Solvency II
8 2 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.61%) P3O
9 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.44%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.22%) RACF
4 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.22%) Ansible
3 2 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.15%) SAP
3 12 (7.32%) Oracle
4 8 (4.88%) Google
5 6 (3.66%) VMware
6 5 (3.05%) Cognos
7 4 (2.44%) Adobe
7 4 (2.44%) IBM
7 4 (2.44%) Tableau
8 3 (1.83%) Informatica
8 3 (1.83%) Ingenico
8 3 (1.83%) Remedy
8 3 (1.83%) webMethods
9 2 (1.22%) BEA
9 2 (1.22%) Capita
9 2 (1.22%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.22%) Pega
9 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.61%) hybris