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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 13 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.61% 6.08% 8.33%
As % of the Applications category 38.24% 45.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £390 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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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
34 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 22.52% 13.51% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 20
Average daily rate £425 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £143 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £426 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Banking
4 8 (36.36%) MS Office
5 7 (31.82%) Retail
5 7 (31.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) MS Project
8 4 (18.18%) SAS
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (13.64%) Line Management
9 3 (13.64%) VMware
9 3 (13.64%) General Ledger
9 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
9 3 (13.64%) SAP
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 2 (9.09%) VPN
10 2 (9.09%) HND
10 2 (9.09%) Windows
10 2 (9.09%) Security Management
10 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
10 2 (9.09%) Active Directory

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (18.18%) SAS
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (18.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (9.09%) Essbase
3 2 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) General Ledger
4 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) PMO Manager
4 2 (9.09%) UAT Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planner
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Planner
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Security Management
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Cash Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Coaching
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) R
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) HND
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco