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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.42% 2.42% 7.58%
As % of the Applications category 39.47% 18.18% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £208 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.81% -42.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £105 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £349 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
38 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 26.39% 13.33% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 14
Average daily rate £396 £160 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.50% -53.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £114 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £381 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 26 (78.79%) Finance
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (33.33%) Banking
5 10 (30.30%) Business Objects
5 10 (30.30%) VBA
6 9 (27.27%) MS Access
6 9 (27.27%) ETL
6 9 (27.27%) Retail
7 7 (21.21%) SAS
7 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (21.21%) MS Office
7 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) MS Project
9 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
9 5 (15.15%) Xcelsius
9 5 (15.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
10 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.09%) Waterfall

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (21.21%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
1 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (15.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (27.27%) MS Access
3 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.15%) Xcelsius
4 5 (15.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (6.06%) Essbase
6 2 (6.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (3.03%) Base SAS
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 26 (78.79%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Retail
4 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.06%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) UAT Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.06%) MI Developer
6 1 (3.03%) PMO Assistant
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ETL
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Cash Management
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) VBA
3 1 (3.03%) R
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) HND
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau
4 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.03%) VMware