The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 37 16 28
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 12 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.86% 5.26% 1.85%
As % of the Applications category 19.67% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate £425 £313 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £339 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
61 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.52% 10.53% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 10
Average daily rate £388 £280 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -27.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £331 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Lancashire region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Lancashire region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston -9 6 £465 +54.83% 1
Blackburn - - - - 1
Blackpool - - - -
Lancaster - - - - 2
Nelson - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
6 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) Service Management
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.76%) CA
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (11.76%) AppSense
8 2 (11.76%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) QlikView
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) MVS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Metadata Management
3 1 (5.88%) Demand Management
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow Management
3 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) REXX
2 1 (5.88%) JCL
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenServer
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) CA
3 2 (11.76%) AppSense
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Lumension
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) IronPort
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Maconomy
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Compaq
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
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