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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 42 17
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 30 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.18% 2.86% 5.24%
As % of the Applications category 52.63% 19.35% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £28.50 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £28.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
57 62 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.64% 14.76% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 7
Average daily rate £335 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £215 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
Average hourly rate £18.88 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.90 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.53 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +10 9 £410 -11.73% 2
Chorley - 8 £350 - 1
Blackpool - 5 £300 -
Lytham St Annes +10 2 £323 -
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (25.00%) MS Office
3 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (21.43%) SQL
5 10 (17.86%) Service Management
5 10 (17.86%) Finance
6 9 (16.07%) Project Management
6 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
6 9 (16.07%) MS Project
6 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.29%) UNIX
8 7 (12.50%) VBA
8 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 6 (10.71%) Windows
9 6 (10.71%) ERP
10 5 (8.93%) MS Access
10 5 (8.93%) ITIL
10 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
10 5 (8.93%) Migration
10 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.93%) Change Management
10 5 (8.93%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Office
1 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
2 9 (16.07%) MS Project
3 8 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) DNS
1 4 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.57%) NAS
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
2 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) MS Access
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Developer
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 8 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Business Process Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Process Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Report Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Project Officer
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 2 (3.57%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Excel Developer
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Life Science
4 2 (3.57%) Economics
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) UNIX
2 6 (10.71%) Windows
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Service Management
2 9 (16.07%) Project Management
3 6 (10.71%) ERP
4 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.93%) Change Management
4 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
4 5 (8.93%) Data Management
4 5 (8.93%) Master Data Management
4 5 (8.93%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.36%) Workflow
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.36%) Data Transformation
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) VBA
3 3 (5.36%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) Perl
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.57%) PMP
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) APMP
5 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
2 2 (3.57%) XenServer
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Citrix
2 3 (5.36%) VMware
2 3 (5.36%) Nintex
3 2 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Compaq
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe
4 1 (1.79%) Infor
4 1 (1.79%) Lumension
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £750.00 - £850.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago