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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 16 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 24 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.52% 8.09% 1.79%
As % of the Applications category 34.78% 45.83% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £313 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -8.31%
Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
69 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.86% 17.65% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 18
Average daily rate £325 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £310 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -8 12 £605 +101.66% 1
Blackburn 0 1 - - 4
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) MS Office
4 11 (29.73%) VBA
5 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 10 (27.03%) Windows
6 8 (21.62%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) Citrix
8 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
8 6 (16.22%) MS Project
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) SAP
8 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
8 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.22%) Dell
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
9 5 (13.51%) ResourceLink
9 5 (13.51%) SaaS
9 5 (13.51%) Software Deployment
9 5 (13.51%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (13.51%) Python
9 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
9 5 (13.51%) Perl
9 5 (13.51%) Java
9 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.51%) webMethods

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (16.22%) MS Project
4 4 (10.81%) InfoPath
4 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
1 5 (13.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.70%) QlikView
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) OLAP
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Change Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planner
7 1 (2.70%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Integration Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) DWR
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
4 3 (8.11%) UNIX
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
2 5 (13.51%) Software Deployment
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) ITSM
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.70%) Campaign Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Document Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) VBA
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.51%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) Java
4 5 (13.51%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenServer
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) SAP
2 6 (16.22%) Dell
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 5 (13.51%) Software AG
3 5 (13.51%) webMethods
4 4 (10.81%) AppSense
4 4 (10.81%) Lumension
4 4 (10.81%) CA
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Compaq
5 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) IronPort
5 1 (2.70%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Maconomy