The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 72 71 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.06% 6.24% 7.04%
As % of the Applications category 61.02% 59.17% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 37
Average daily rate £323 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £428 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.74 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% -6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.28 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
MS Excel
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
118 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.29% 10.54% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 74 76
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £15.35 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Leeds region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Leeds region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 86 (55.48%) Microsoft
2 47 (30.32%) SQL Server
3 44 (28.39%) SQL
3 44 (28.39%) MS Office
4 35 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (20.00%) Finance
6 28 (18.06%) MS Project
6 28 (18.06%) Windows
7 27 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (16.77%) .NET
9 25 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (14.19%) Active Directory
11 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (12.90%) Project Management
12 20 (12.90%) MS Visio
12 20 (12.90%) C#
12 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (12.26%) Data Quality
14 18 (11.61%) PRINCE2
14 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
16 16 (10.32%) Analytics
17 15 (9.68%) CRM
17 15 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
18 14 (9.03%) Data Analysis
18 14 (9.03%) Validation
18 14 (9.03%) Oracle
19 13 (8.39%) ITIL
19 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET
19 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.29%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Jetty
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (28.39%) MS Office
2 35 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (18.06%) MS Project
4 20 (12.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) DHCP
1 4 (2.58%) DNS
2 3 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.94%) Firewall
2 3 (1.94%) Internet
2 3 (1.94%) VPN
3 2 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.29%) LAN
3 2 (1.29%) SAN
3 2 (1.29%) SSL
3 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.29%) WAN
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) IPsec
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.65%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (30.32%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (8.39%) MS Access
3 13 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (4.52%) Data Mining
8 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.29%) MySQL
12 2 (1.29%) QlikView
13 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.94%) Hudson
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.65%) MSTest
5 1 (0.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 31 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Legal
2 7 (4.52%) Publishing
3 6 (3.87%) Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
4 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.58%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.68%) Analyst
2 22 (14.19%) Developer
3 12 (7.74%) Support Analyst
4 11 (7.10%) IT Trainer
4 11 (7.10%) Trainer
5 10 (6.45%) Consultant
5 10 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.81%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Applications Support
7 8 (5.16%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (4.52%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.87%) Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) Service Desk Support
10 5 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.77%) .NET
2 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.52%) Web Services
4 6 (3.87%) XML
5 5 (3.23%) Classic ASP
6 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.58%) COM
6 4 (2.58%) WCF
7 2 (1.29%) CSS
7 2 (1.29%) HTML
7 2 (1.29%) jQuery
7 2 (1.29%) Middleware
7 2 (1.29%) XSLT
8 1 (0.65%) J2EE
8 1 (0.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.45%) NHS
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.87%) e-Learning
5 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.06%) Windows
2 10 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) Android
4 3 (1.94%) Linux
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.65%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.90%) Project Management
4 18 (11.61%) PRINCE2
4 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.32%) Analytics
6 15 (9.68%) CRM
7 14 (9.03%) Data Analysis
7 14 (9.03%) Validation
8 13 (8.39%) Change Management
8 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.39%) Data Validation
8 13 (8.39%) ITIL
9 11 (7.10%) Migration
10 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
10 10 (6.45%) Service Management
11 9 (5.81%) Release Management
11 9 (5.81%) TDD
11 9 (5.81%) Test Scripting
12 8 (5.16%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.39%) SQL
2 20 (12.90%) C#
3 12 (7.74%) T-SQL
4 8 (5.16%) VB
4 8 (5.16%) VBA
5 5 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.29%) C
6 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.16%) Degree
3 6 (3.87%) CIPD
4 4 (2.58%) ECDL
4 4 (2.58%) MCT
4 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.94%) PMP
5 3 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.29%) CCNP
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.29%) MCDST
6 2 (1.29%) MCITP
6 2 (1.29%) MCP
6 2 (1.29%) MCSE
6 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) CCA
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.26%) Data Quality
2 12 (7.74%) QA
3 4 (2.58%) SLA
4 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
4 1 (0.65%) Xen
4 1 (0.65%) XenApp
4 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) DameWare
2 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 86 (55.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.03%) Oracle
3 9 (5.81%) VMware
4 7 (4.52%) Cisco
5 3 (1.94%) Citrix
5 3 (1.94%) Perforce
5 3 (1.94%) SAP
6 2 (1.29%) EMC
6 2 (1.29%) iManage
6 2 (1.29%) Sage
6 2 (1.29%) Trillium
7 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) F5
7 1 (0.65%) Infoblox
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.65%) Polycom
7 1 (0.65%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.65%) Remedy
7 1 (0.65%) Tableau
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