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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.33% 5.24% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 80.65% 66.67% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 8
Median daily rate £335 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.82% +32.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £169 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £47.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +70.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £35.20 £21.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £47.33 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
31 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.33% 7.86% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 16
Median daily rate £335 £381 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.07% +22.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £169 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
Median hourly rate £39.00 £47.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +131.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £34.40 £19.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £47.33 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -3 13 £335 -15.82%
Preston +1 5 £270 - 4
Burnley - 1 £225 -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (44.68%) Windows
3 20 (42.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (36.17%) ITIL
4 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (29.79%) WebSphere
5 14 (29.79%) Service Management
6 13 (27.66%) Unix
7 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
7 12 (25.53%) Data Management
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.40%) AIX
8 11 (23.40%) Linux
8 11 (23.40%) Windows 2000
8 11 (23.40%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.28%) IaaS
9 10 (21.28%) Open Source
9 10 (21.28%) SaaS
9 10 (21.28%) PaaS
9 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
9 10 (21.28%) Change Management
9 10 (21.28%) ITSM
10 9 (19.15%) Finance
10 9 (19.15%) VMware
10 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
10 9 (19.15%) SQL
10 9 (19.15%) DevOps
11 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
11 8 (17.02%) Release Management
11 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (29.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (42.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (17.02%) MS Office
3 3 (6.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) IaaS
1 10 (21.28%) PaaS
1 10 (21.28%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) FTP
2 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) Softphone
4 1 (2.13%) Symposium
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Power View
4 2 (4.26%) Power BI
4 2 (4.26%) PowerPivot
4 2 (4.26%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (4.26%) QlikView
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
5 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.26%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.13%) Rational Robot
2 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Operations Support Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) CRM Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.38%) OAT Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) OAT Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Tandem
3 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) User Experience
5 2 (4.26%) RIA
5 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.26%) Statistics
6 1 (2.13%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
4 11 (23.40%) AIX
4 11 (23.40%) Linux
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 2000
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Service Management
3 12 (25.53%) Data Management
4 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Change Management
5 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) ITSM
5 10 (21.28%) Open Source
6 9 (19.15%) DevOps
6 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
7 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
7 8 (17.02%) Release Management
8 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.51%) CRM
11 4 (8.51%) SDLC
11 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
2 3 (6.38%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) CBAP
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) IIBA
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.26%) Apple
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco
5 2 (4.26%) Cognos
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (4.26%) Samsung
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) Tableau
5 2 (4.26%) Veeam
5 2 (4.26%) Verint
6 1 (2.13%) CODA
6 1 (2.13%) Concur
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow