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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 118 111
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 18 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Applications category 7.09% 3.83% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Median daily rate £333 £194 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.61% -39.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £265 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £208
% change year-on-year +16.07% +34.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £14.24
% change year-on-year -5.45% -3.44%  

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 254 287 368
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.35% 10.45% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 148 149
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 68
Median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -39.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 29 March 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 29 March 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
West Bromwich - 7 £340 -
Birmingham -6 3 £425 +142.85% 3
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Warwickshire - 2 £238 - 1
Spreadsheet
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (34.38%) Data Analysis
4 10 (31.25%) Degree
4 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
5 9 (28.13%) NHS
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) Data Management
7 7 (21.88%) MS Office
8 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 6 (18.75%) Visualisation
8 6 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 5 (15.63%) Data Quality
9 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.63%) Data Security
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) C
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle
9 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
10 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.50%) Validation
10 4 (12.50%) Migration
10 4 (12.50%) Case Management
10 4 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
11 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland

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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) MS Access
1 2 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) OLAP
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Business Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Information Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Excel Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Insight Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (28.13%) NHS
3 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Data Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) Data Management
3 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 6 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
3 6 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Data Security
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Case Management
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) Validation
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Network Management
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) Data-Flow Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Information Governance
7 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C
3 2 (6.25%) VBA
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Postgraduate
3 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 2 (6.25%) PMO
3 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau