The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.87% 1.75% 5.97%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 40.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£323 £245 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.63% -34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Applications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.61% 4.39% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate £319 £245 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.10% -34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Belfast region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Belfast region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

MS Excel
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft