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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 84 117 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.14% 3.89% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 41.38% 37.14% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 73 58
Median daily rate £325 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £325
% change year-on-year +3.58% -3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -14.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.50 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £18.28 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  

Microsoft Excel is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 203 315 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 10.47% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 185 166
Median daily rate £330 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 34
Median hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -31.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £27.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +19 25 £350 +35.92% 1
Birmingham -3 18 £320 +60.00% 7
Coventry +2 13 £310 -3.12%
Solihull +14 5 £300 +20.00% 4
West Bromwich 0 4 £500 +212.50%
Shropshire +15 3 £288 +29.21%
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 92 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 55 (28.50%) SQL
3 46 (23.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (22.80%) Microsoft Office
5 41 (21.24%) Finance
6 38 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (15.03%) PMO
7 29 (15.03%) Data Analysis
8 28 (14.51%) Migration
9 26 (13.47%) Project Management
10 24 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (11.92%) Spreadsheet
12 22 (11.40%) Microsoft Project
13 21 (10.88%) VBA
14 20 (10.36%) Data Management
15 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
15 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (9.33%) Management Information System
16 17 (8.81%) SQL Server
16 17 (8.81%) Degree
16 17 (8.81%) Data Migration
17 16 (8.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 14 (7.25%) SharePoint
18 14 (7.25%) PRINCE2
18 14 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 12 (6.22%) Retail
20 12 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
20 12 (6.22%) NHS
20 12 (6.22%) Visualisation

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 14 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.11%) SAS
3 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.55%) ThingWorx
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (23.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 44 (22.80%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (11.92%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (11.40%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.07%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP PM
1 2 (1.04%) WebTrends
1 2 (1.04%) Workfront
2 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) PuTTY
1 2 (1.04%) TETRA
1 2 (1.04%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) LAN
2 1 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.52%) Skype
2 1 (0.52%) SMS
2 1 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.15%) MS Access
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.07%) Power BI
7 4 (2.07%) QlikView
7 4 (2.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.55%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.55%) Big Data
8 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) JIRA
2 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.04%) Toad
4 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.52%) MSTest
4 1 (0.52%) NUnit
4 1 (0.52%) ProC
4 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (21.24%) Finance
2 12 (6.22%) Retail
3 11 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.18%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.11%) Advertising
5 6 (3.11%) Automotive
6 5 (2.59%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Local Government
7 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (43.52%) Analyst
2 28 (14.51%) Data Analyst
3 17 (8.81%) Developer
4 16 (8.29%) Administrator
4 16 (8.29%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.74%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (6.22%) Excel Analyst
6 12 (6.22%) SQL Analyst
7 10 (5.18%) Junior
8 9 (4.66%) Project Planner
9 8 (4.15%) Coordinator
9 8 (4.15%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Excel Developer
11 6 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) Programme Planner
11 6 (3.11%) Project Administrator
11 6 (3.11%) Report Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.07%) CSS
2 4 (2.07%) HTML
3 3 (1.55%) HTML5
3 3 (1.55%) WCF
3 3 (1.55%) WPF
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.22%) NHS
4 8 (4.15%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.11%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.55%) SCADA
8 2 (1.04%) CMDB
8 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
8 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) CESG
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.07%) Unix
1 4 (2.07%) Windows
2 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.03%) Data Analysis
2 28 (14.51%) Migration
3 26 (13.47%) Project Management
4 24 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (10.36%) Data Management
6 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (8.81%) Data Migration
8 16 (8.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 14 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.25%) PRINCE2
10 12 (6.22%) Visualisation
11 11 (5.70%) Data Visualisation
11 11 (5.70%) Validation
12 10 (5.18%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.18%) Data Protection
13 9 (4.66%) Data Cleansing
13 9 (4.66%) ETL
13 9 (4.66%) ITIL
14 8 (4.15%) Change Control
14 8 (4.15%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.50%) SQL
2 21 (10.88%) VBA
3 4 (2.07%) C#
4 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.04%) VB
6 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.52%) PROC SQL
6 1 (0.52%) Python
6 1 (0.52%) R
6 1 (0.52%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 17 (8.81%) Degree
2 7 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.59%) ISEB
3 5 (2.59%) Postgraduate
3 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.04%) HNC
4 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.52%) AAT
5 1 (0.52%) CCAB
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.03%) PMO
2 9 (4.66%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.11%) QA
4 4 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.04%) SLA
6 1 (0.52%) COSO
6 1 (0.52%) IFRS
6 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 92 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.70%) Oracle
3 10 (5.18%) SAP
4 6 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.55%) HP
5 3 (1.55%) Niku
6 2 (1.04%) Adobe
6 2 (1.04%) Cognos
6 2 (1.04%) Omniture
6 2 (1.04%) Tableau
6 2 (1.04%) Tealium
6 2 (1.04%) Teradata
7 1 (0.52%) Ariba
7 1 (0.52%) Civica
7 1 (0.52%) Kronos
7 1 (0.52%) Netezza
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago