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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 40 18
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.09% 3.29% 7.58%
As % of the Applications category 49.09% 23.61% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £25.12 £24.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £20.39 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.40 £28.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
55 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.42% 13.95% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 7
Average daily rate £321 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.26% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 18
Average hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £25.15 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +12 11 £320 -31.10% 6
Blackpool +5 3 - - 1
Chorley - 3 - - 2
Lytham St Annes +7 2 £323 -
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (32.14%) MS Office
4 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
5 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (19.64%) SQL
7 10 (17.86%) VBA
7 10 (17.86%) Project Management
7 10 (17.86%) Service Management
8 9 (16.07%) Finance
8 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
8 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (14.29%) UNIX
9 8 (14.29%) MS Project
9 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 7 (12.50%) ITIL
10 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 7 (12.50%) Migration
10 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.71%) MS Access
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) Degree
12 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Windows
12 5 (8.93%) ERP
12 5 (8.93%) Change Management
12 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
13 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
13 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MS Office
2 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.36%) ResourceLink
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
1 3 (5.36%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (3.57%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) DHCP
1 2 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.71%) MS Access
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Architect
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Process Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Report Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Project Officer
5 3 (5.36%) Excel Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (3.57%) VBA Developer
6 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Replication
3 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) Economics
4 2 (3.57%) iPhone
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Project Management
1 10 (17.86%) Service Management
2 7 (12.50%) Migration
2 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) ERP
3 5 (8.93%) Change Management
3 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Data Management
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.36%) ETL
5 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.36%) Master Data Management
5 3 (5.36%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (5.36%) SDLC
6 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.57%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) VBA
3 2 (3.57%) Python
3 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) PMP
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) APMP
5 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) XenServer
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.79%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) SAP
2 4 (7.14%) Citrix
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) Dell
4 2 (3.57%) HP
4 2 (3.57%) Software AG
4 2 (3.57%) webMethods
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee
5 1 (1.79%) Lotus
5 1 (1.79%) Infor
5 1 (1.79%) Lumension
5 1 (1.79%) Talend
5 1 (1.79%) Nintex
5 1 (1.79%) Compaq
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
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