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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 19 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.92% 1.62% 6.31%
As % of the Applications category 67.86% 30.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £284 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £344 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.89%
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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
28 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.09% 5.41% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 33
Average daily rate £438 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £425
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 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) Business Objects
3 10 (34.48%) Banking
4 9 (31.03%) Retail
4 9 (31.03%) VBA
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
4 9 (31.03%) MS Access
4 9 (31.03%) ETL
5 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (17.24%) SAS
8 5 (17.24%) MS Project
8 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
8 5 (17.24%) Xcelsius
8 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
10 3 (10.34%) Change Management
10 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
11 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
11 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
11 2 (6.90%) Project Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Project
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) MS Access
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) Xcelsius
6 2 (6.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (3.45%) DB2
7 1 (3.45%) Base SAS
7 1 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.45%) Essbase
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Banking
3 9 (31.03%) Retail
4 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Business Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) MI Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Office Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) XSD
1 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ETL
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.45%) Use Case
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio