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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.19% 10.30% 1.10%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 60.71% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
Average daily rate
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£403 £463 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +38.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £305 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £505 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.98
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.13%
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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
14 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.38% 16.97% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 8
Average daily rate £397 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £505 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 29 July 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 10 (52.63%) MS Project
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 7 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Legal
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Release Management
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) ETL
7 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.26%) SDLC
8 1 (5.26%) High Availability
8 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Project
2 7 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (21.05%) MS Office
4 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Legal
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Release Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Planning Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Release Management
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP