Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 40 47
Rank change year-on-year -37 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 140 186 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.72% 4.22% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 31.11% 41.52% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 125
West Midlands median daily rate £331 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +14.04% -12.31%
10th Percentile £174 £170 £150
90th Percentile £538 £458 £450
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.76% +0.36% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.76 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% - -30.56%
10th Percentile £15.00 £9.30 £8.25
90th Percentile £30.96 £35.00 £18.41
England median hourly rate £18.52 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.83% +9.38% +1.59%

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 450 448 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.74% 10.17% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 247 323
West Midlands median daily rate £308 £335 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +8.84% -0.81%
10th Percentile £120 £167 £150
90th Percentile £492 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 41
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £16.99 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +24.20% -14.79%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £34.90 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -19 45 £338 +12.50% 24
Warwickshire -8 22 £358 +10.00% 14
Coventry -29 22 £350 +10.24% 5
Shropshire -19 17 £291 -40.26% 3
Staffordshire +2 9 £415 - 8
Solihull -19 7 £243 -22.40% 4
Wolverhampton - 4 £338 - 1
West Bromwich -2 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £170 -53.10% 10
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £350 - 1
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 54 (38.57%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (34.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (26.43%) Project Management
5 33 (23.57%) Finance
6 26 (18.57%) SQL
7 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
8 18 (12.86%) Change Management
8 18 (12.86%) Degree
9 17 (12.14%) Windows
9 17 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (12.14%) PMO
10 15 (10.71%) MS Visio
10 15 (10.71%) ISEB
10 15 (10.71%) Legal
10 15 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.71%) Data Analysis
11 14 (10.00%) Performance Management
11 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (9.29%) Power BI
12 13 (9.29%) ITIL
13 11 (7.86%) XML
13 11 (7.86%) Migration
14 10 (7.14%) Coaching
14 10 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
15 9 (6.43%) Data Quality
15 9 (6.43%) Decision-Making

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 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.14%) CMS
3 3 (2.14%) Confluence
3 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (38.57%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (34.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 10 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (4.29%) Open Workbench
7 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.71%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Movex
2 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.71%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Skype
2 3 (2.14%) VPN
3 2 (1.43%) FTP
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.29%) Power BI
3 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.43%) MS Access
5 6 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 2 (1.43%) Toad
3 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.71%) XMLSpy
General
1 33 (23.57%) Finance
2 15 (10.71%) Legal
3 6 (4.29%) Automotive
3 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 4 (2.86%) Advertising
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (46.43%) Analyst
2 11 (7.86%) Administrator
2 11 (7.86%) Business Analyst
2 11 (7.86%) Data Analyst
3 8 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
3 8 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 6 (4.29%) Developer
5 6 (4.29%) Performance Analyst
5 6 (4.29%) Project Administrator
5 6 (4.29%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 5 (3.57%) Architect
6 5 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 5 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 4 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.86%) XML
2 4 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (1.43%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.43%) CSS
3 2 (1.43%) SOAP
3 2 (1.43%) Web Services
3 2 (1.43%) XSL
3 2 (1.43%) XSLT
4 1 (0.71%) COM
4 1 (0.71%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.29%) User Experience
4 4 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.43%) iPhone
6 2 (1.43%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
6 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.71%) iPad
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) RIA
7 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) Unix
3 3 (2.14%) Android
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.71%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) Project Management
2 18 (12.86%) Change Management
3 17 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.71%) Data Analysis
5 14 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 14 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.29%) ITIL
7 11 (7.86%) Migration
8 10 (7.14%) Coaching
9 9 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (6.43%) Decision-Making
9 9 (6.43%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (5.71%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (5.71%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.00%) Data Management
11 7 (5.00%) Service Management
12 6 (4.29%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.57%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) VBA
3 5 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.43%) Python
4 2 (1.43%) VB
4 2 (1.43%) VBScript
5 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
2 15 (10.71%) ISEB
3 7 (5.00%) CIPD
4 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.86%) Postgraduate
5 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.43%) APMP
7 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.71%) IIBA
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PMP
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.14%) PMO
2 9 (6.43%) Data Quality
3 8 (5.71%) GDPR
4 4 (2.86%) SLA
5 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.71%) QA
6 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.71%) SCCM
1 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.43%) SAP
3 7 (5.00%) Oracle
4 4 (2.86%) Google
4 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.86%) webMethods
5 3 (2.14%) HP
5 3 (2.14%) Niku
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco
6 2 (1.43%) Progress
6 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.43%) Tableau
6 2 (1.43%) Tandberg
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe
7 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft