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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Lancashire
Rank 18 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 23 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.68% 5.47% 5.92%
As % of the Applications category 82.14% 65.63% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Median daily rate £330 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £219 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £456 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 6
Median hourly rate £27.63 £30.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.93 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £47.33 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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
28 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.57% 8.33% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 27
Median daily rate £275 £338 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +20.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £440 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 8
Median hourly rate £41.25 £47.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +131.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +20 14 £335 - 1
Preston -10 6 £270 -25.51% 3
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (40.54%) ITIL
3 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
5 13 (35.14%) Unix
6 12 (32.43%) Service Management
7 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
7 11 (29.73%) AIX
7 11 (29.73%) Linux
7 11 (29.73%) Windows 2000
7 11 (29.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Open Source
8 10 (27.03%) SaaS
8 10 (27.03%) PaaS
8 10 (27.03%) IaaS
8 10 (27.03%) ITSM
8 10 (27.03%) Data Management
8 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
9 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
9 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
9 9 (24.32%) Change Management
9 9 (24.32%) DevOps
10 8 (21.62%) Tandem
10 8 (21.62%) Release Management
10 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
11 7 (18.92%) VMware
11 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement

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 (37.84%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (51.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 3 (8.11%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) IaaS
1 10 (27.03%) PaaS
1 10 (27.03%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) FTP
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) Softphone
4 1 (2.70%) Symposium
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (5.41%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.70%) Rational Robot
1 1 (2.70%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Avionics
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Operational Support Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Operations Support Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) OAT Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) OAT Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) SOAP
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.62%) Tandem
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) User Experience
5 2 (5.41%) RIA
5 2 (5.41%) Statistics
6 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Unix
3 11 (29.73%) AIX
3 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 2000
3 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Service Management
3 11 (29.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Data Management
4 10 (27.03%) ITSM
4 10 (27.03%) Open Source
5 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) Change Management
5 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
5 9 (24.32%) DevOps
5 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
6 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
6 8 (21.62%) Release Management
7 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) SDLC
9 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C
3 1 (2.70%) Ada
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 4 (10.81%) ISEB
5 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) CBAP
6 1 (2.70%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) HND
6 1 (2.70%) IIBA
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) GMP
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam