Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Spreadsheets
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 182 163
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 -17
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 17 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Applications category 3.27% 3.63% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £213 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.94% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £117 £161 £113
90th Percentile £500 £341 £405
England median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £10.62 £8.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.18% +21.31% -40.68%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.02 £8.13
90th Percentile £14.25 £19.79 £9.38
England median hourly rate £14.98 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +27.51% -21.67% -2.60%

Spreadsheet 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 520 579 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.68% 9.39% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 353 272
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +4.09% +12.08%
10th Percentile £154 £160 £160
90th Percentile £488 £469 £488
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 50 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -17.57% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.50 £36.05 £35.95
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Spreadsheet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the West Midlands

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +5 7 £216 +8.13% 2
West Bromwich - 3 £500 -
Warwickshire +2 2 £300 +41.18%
Shropshire +23 1 - -
Coventry +14 1 £350 +7.69%
Spreadsheet
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Data Management
5 4 (23.53%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) Data Security
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) NHS
7 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Postgraduate
8 1 (5.88%) Human Resource Management
8 1 (5.88%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization

Spreadsheet
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:

Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Insight Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (11.76%) NHS
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Data Security
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) OpenUP
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Postgraduate
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle