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 23 September 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
23 Sep 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 14 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.15% 2.38% 7.53%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 44.44% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £315 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £286 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -6.66%
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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
21 9 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.73% 5.36% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 35
Average daily rate £450 £310 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £269 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £396 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) Business Objects
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) VBA
4 9 (36.00%) MS Access
4 9 (36.00%) ETL
4 9 (36.00%) Banking
5 8 (32.00%) Retail
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (24.00%) SAS
7 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) MS Project
8 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (20.00%) Xcelsius
9 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (8.00%) MS Office
11 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (24.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Project
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MS Access
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (20.00%) Xcelsius
6 3 (12.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (4.00%) Base SAS
8 1 (4.00%) Essbase
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 8 (32.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) MI Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Excel Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Excel Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ETL
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
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