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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 26 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.91% 2.44% 1.92%
As % of the Applications category 47.27% 23.81% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +29.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £251 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £339 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -50.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.50% 10.24% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 15
Average daily rate £275 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £295 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Average hourly rate £20.35 £15.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.63% -18.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 - 9 £350 -
Blackpool - 7 £300 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Blackburn - - - - 4
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
6 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.00%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (17.78%) Degree
8 8 (17.78%) .NET
8 8 (17.78%) MS Office
9 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
9 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
10 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
10 6 (13.33%) C#
10 6 (13.33%) MS Project
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (13.33%) Time Management
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (11.11%) MCSE
11 5 (11.11%) ERP
11 5 (11.11%) VBA
11 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (17.78%) MS Office
3 6 (13.33%) MS Project
3 6 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.44%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Wireless
1 2 (4.44%) DHCP
1 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
1 2 (4.44%) NAS
1 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.89%) MS Access
5 3 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (6.67%) OLAP
5 3 (6.67%) Data Mart
6 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Subversion
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
1 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Process Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Project Officer
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) WPF
3 2 (4.44%) LINQ
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Life Science
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) iPhone
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
3 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
2 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 6 (13.33%) Time Management
3 5 (11.11%) ERP
3 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.89%) Service Management
4 4 (8.89%) Data Management
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
4 4 (8.89%) Master Data Management
4 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.89%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Scrum
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) VBA
4 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) XAML
6 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.78%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCDPM
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Nintex
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Dell
4 2 (4.44%) Software AG
4 2 (4.44%) webMethods
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.22%) VMware