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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.87% 5.26% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 40.98% 31.11% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £306 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £318 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -78.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
61 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.32% 16.92% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 11
Average daily rate £347 £310 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £347 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 3
Average hourly rate £17.01 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.41% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.34 £17.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -2 13 £453 +44.80% 3
Chorley - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 3
Burnley - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
5 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 14 (31.82%) MS Office
6 13 (29.55%) VBA
7 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (22.73%) Windows
7 10 (22.73%) Degree
8 9 (20.45%) PL/SQL
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
9 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 8 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (15.91%) SaaS
10 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (15.91%) ResourceLink
10 7 (15.91%) Dell
10 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
10 7 (15.91%) webMethods
10 7 (15.91%) Software AG
10 7 (15.91%) MS Project
10 7 (15.91%) SAP
10 7 (15.91%) Java
10 7 (15.91%) Perl
10 7 (15.91%) Python
10 7 (15.91%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Office
2 8 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (15.91%) MS Project
4 4 (9.09%) InfoPath
4 4 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) SaaS
1 7 (15.91%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (9.09%) OLAP
6 4 (9.09%) Data Mart
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.27%) MS Access
8 1 (2.27%) QlikView
8 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
3 3 (6.82%) Change Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (4.55%) SQL DBA
4 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Business Change Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 2 (4.55%) Integration Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) WPF
4 2 (4.55%) LINQ
4 2 (4.55%) DWR
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.64%) Data Analysis
3 5 (11.36%) Time Management
3 5 (11.36%) Software Deployment
3 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.36%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) Scrum
4 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) MVVM
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.55%) Line Management
5 2 (4.55%) Campaign Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) VBA
3 9 (20.45%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.91%) Python
4 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.91%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) Perl
5 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) XAML
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Dell
2 7 (15.91%) SAP
2 7 (15.91%) Software AG
2 7 (15.91%) webMethods
3 5 (11.36%) Citrix
4 4 (9.09%) AppSense
4 4 (9.09%) Lumension
4 4 (9.09%) CA
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
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