The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 10 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.41% 11.36% 1.65%
As % of the Applications category 58.82% 68.97% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
Average daily rate
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£358 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.44% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £505 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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 Halifax region.

Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.90% 16.48% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 10
Average daily rate £356 £440 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £505 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (55.56%) MS Project
1 10 (55.56%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) MS Office
5 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (11.11%) MCP
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
8 1 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Project
2 8 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (55.56%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) PMO Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Planning Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP