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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 19 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.72% 6.99% 3.05%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 37.04% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £324 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.03 £10.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.19% -71.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.67 £10.10 £24.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.04 £10.90 £48.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -6.25%
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
63 54 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.67% 18.88% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 11
Average daily rate £345 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £232 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £347 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 4
Average hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.90 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.07 £21.50 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -4 14 £453 +50.83% 3
Blackburn +3 1 - - 3
Burnley - - - - 2
Chorley - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) MS Office
5 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
5 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
6 12 (27.91%) VBA
7 11 (25.58%) Windows
8 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (20.93%) Degree
9 8 (18.60%) PL/SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Finance
9 8 (18.60%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (16.28%) Dell
10 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
11 6 (13.95%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) Perl
11 6 (13.95%) MS Project
11 6 (13.95%) SAP
11 6 (13.95%) Python
11 6 (13.95%) Citrix
11 6 (13.95%) Software AG
11 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
11 6 (13.95%) webMethods
11 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (13.95%) ResourceLink
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (13.95%) SaaS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (13.95%) MS Project
4 4 (9.30%) InfoPath
4 4 (9.30%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) SaaS
1 6 (13.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.98%) OLAP
6 3 (6.98%) Data Mart
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.33%) MS Access
8 1 (2.33%) QlikView
8 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Change Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) DBA
7 1 (2.33%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) WPF
4 2 (4.65%) LINQ
4 2 (4.65%) DWR
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.33%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.63%) Service Management
2 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
2 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
3 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.30%) Time Management
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) ITSM
5 2 (4.65%) MVC
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.65%) MVVM
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.65%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) VBA
3 8 (18.60%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.95%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) Perl
5 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) XAML
7 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.98%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) XenServer
3 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Dell
3 6 (13.95%) Citrix
3 6 (13.95%) Software AG
3 6 (13.95%) SAP
3 6 (13.95%) webMethods
4 4 (9.30%) AppSense
4 4 (9.30%) Lumension
4 4 (9.30%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Compaq
6 1 (2.33%) IronPort
6 1 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) VMware