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 3 months to 26 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.

Spreadsheets
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 135 103
Rank change year-on-year +30 -32  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 12 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.17% 0.76%
As % of the Applications category 5.97% 1.59% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Median daily rate £450 £195 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +130.76% -37.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £145 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £235 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £265 £275
% change year-on-year +32.07% -3.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  

Spreadsheet 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 201 314 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.83% 10.52% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 182 157
Median daily rate £325 £296 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 32
Median hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -14.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.86 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £27.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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

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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 3 months to 26 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 - 4 £438 -
West Bromwich - 3 £500 -
Shropshire +15 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Spreadsheet
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) SQL
4 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (41.38%) Data Analysis
6 11 (37.93%) Data Management
7 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
7 10 (34.48%) Degree
7 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
7 10 (34.48%) Data Visualisation
8 9 (31.03%) NHS
9 8 (27.59%) Data Security
10 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (24.14%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
10 7 (24.14%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (20.69%) Migration
11 6 (20.69%) Oracle
12 5 (17.24%) Postgraduate
12 5 (17.24%) Project Management
13 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
13 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
13 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
14 3 (10.34%) Windows
14 3 (10.34%) Finance
14 3 (10.34%) Validation
14 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
1 2 (6.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) QlikView
4 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.45%) MS Access
4 1 (3.45%) OLAP
4 1 (3.45%) Power BI
4 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Business Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Insight Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Excel Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Excel Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Junior Data Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Java EE
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (31.03%) NHS
4 7 (24.14%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
7 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Data Analysis
2 11 (37.93%) Data Management
3 10 (34.48%) Data Visualisation
3 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
4 8 (27.59%) Data Security
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Validation
10 2 (6.90%) Information Management
10 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) TDD
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) Postgraduate
3 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Tableau