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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.65% 3.05% 8.65%
As % of the Applications category 43.75% 41.67% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £289 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £423 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
16 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.90% 7.32% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 31
Average daily rate £398 £310 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.22% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 17 (68.00%) 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
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (32.00%) Banking
5 8 (32.00%) Retail
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (24.00%) SAS
7 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (20.00%) MS Project
8 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) Xcelsius
8 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
11 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (8.00%) Change Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Project
2 4 (16.00%) 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 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 8 (32.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 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 Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior 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%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
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
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
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%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
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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