The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.28% 3.08% 4.60%
As % of the Applications category 52.08% 21.28% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
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£350 £382 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +22.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.73 £28.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +29.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +0.87%
MS Excel
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.06% 14.46% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 12
Average daily rate £310 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.12 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.55% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.20 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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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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 +7 10 £385 -17.11% 2
Chorley - 6 £350 - 1
Blackpool - 5 £300 - 1
Blackburn - - - - 5
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Rossendale - - - -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (25.49%) MS Office
5 12 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (21.57%) SQL
7 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.69%) VBA
8 8 (15.69%) MS Project
8 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
8 8 (15.69%) Service Management
8 8 (15.69%) Project Management
8 8 (15.69%) Finance
9 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
9 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
9 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.73%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (11.76%) UNIX
10 6 (11.76%) ERP
10 6 (11.76%) MS Access
10 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
11 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (9.80%) Windows
11 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
11 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
11 5 (9.80%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (9.80%) Data Management
11 5 (9.80%) Degree
11 5 (9.80%) Master Data Management
11 5 (9.80%) Business Process Mapping

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Office
2 12 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (15.69%) MS Project
4 7 (13.73%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
5 3 (5.88%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
1 3 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) MS Access
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Process Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Business Process Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Report Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Project Officer
6 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Excel Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Economics
3 2 (3.92%) Life Science
3 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Project Management
1 8 (15.69%) Service Management
2 6 (11.76%) ERP
3 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (9.80%) Data Management
3 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
3 5 (9.80%) Master Data Management
3 5 (9.80%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (7.84%) Data Transformation
4 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
4 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Workflow
5 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.92%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) VBA
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) PMP
4 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) APMP
5 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) XenApp
2 1 (1.96%) XenServer
2 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.92%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Nintex
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Compaq
4 1 (1.96%) Dell
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