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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.85% 6.62% 6.21%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 32.26% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate £350 £480 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
MS Excel
West Yorkshire

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
12 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.54% 20.53% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 19
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £510 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) FileNet
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) ABAP
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) FileNet
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Portal
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) FileNet Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Payroll Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Security
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) ABAP
1 1 (14.29%) Bourne shell
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware