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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 106 56 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.79% 5.03% 7.54%
As % of the Applications category 56.08% 47.86% 57.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 31
Average daily rate
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£335 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £125 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.60 £8.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.75% -70.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
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
189 117 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.12% 10.50% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 80 54
Average daily rate £335 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.80 £11.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% -59.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £7.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £13.68 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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.

1 135 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 51 (27.57%) SQL
3 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
4 35 (18.92%) Finance
5 34 (18.38%) MS Office
6 30 (16.22%) Windows
7 26 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (12.43%) .NET
9 22 (11.89%) NHS
9 22 (11.89%) Data Analysis
10 19 (10.27%) ITIL
11 18 (9.73%) VMware
11 18 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (9.19%) MS Access
12 17 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (8.65%) C#
13 16 (8.65%) Project Management
14 14 (7.57%) Active Directory
14 14 (7.57%) MS Project
14 14 (7.57%) SharePoint
15 13 (7.03%) VB
15 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (6.49%) Data Validation
16 12 (6.49%) Validation
16 12 (6.49%) Oracle
16 12 (6.49%) MS Visio
16 12 (6.49%) WAN
16 12 (6.49%) LAN

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 14 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.41%) Lync
3 5 (2.70%) SAS
3 5 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.54%) Jetty
6 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.54%) nginx
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.54%) Documentum
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (18.38%) MS Office
2 18 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (7.57%) MS Project
4 12 (6.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.54%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.54%) SPSS
6 1 (0.54%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.54%) InDesign
6 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.54%) Unica
3 1 (0.54%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.49%) LAN
1 12 (6.49%) WAN
2 8 (4.32%) Unified Communications
3 7 (3.78%) Firewall
4 6 (3.24%) DMZ
5 4 (2.16%) DNS
6 2 (1.08%) 3G
6 2 (1.08%) 2G
6 2 (1.08%) HSPA
6 2 (1.08%) DHCP
6 2 (1.08%) GPRS
6 2 (1.08%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.54%) 4G
7 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.54%) GSM
7 1 (0.54%) UMTS
7 1 (0.54%) FTP
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.19%) MS Access
3 11 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.16%) QlikView
6 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.08%) DataStage
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.62%) JIRA
3 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.54%) Appium
General
1 35 (18.92%) Finance
2 9 (4.86%) Retail
3 7 (3.78%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.08%) Advertising
4 2 (1.08%) Publishing
4 2 (1.08%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Billing
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (35.14%) Analyst
2 27 (14.59%) Developer
3 21 (11.35%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.81%) Data Analyst
5 9 (4.86%) Deployment Analyst
6 8 (4.32%) Architect
6 8 (4.32%) Consultant
7 7 (3.78%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.24%) Information Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) MI Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) Communications Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) SQL Developer
9 5 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Administrator
9 5 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (2.70%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.16%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.43%) .NET
2 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (2.70%) XML
3 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.70%) COM
4 4 (2.16%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.16%) jQuery
4 4 (2.16%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.16%) Ninject
4 4 (2.16%) NLog
4 4 (2.16%) Backbone.js
4 4 (2.16%) Mustache
4 4 (2.16%) Underscore.js
4 4 (2.16%) SignalR
5 3 (1.62%) MDX
6 2 (1.08%) Middleware
7 1 (0.54%) WinForms
7 1 (0.54%) J2EE
7 1 (0.54%) Servlets
7 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.89%) NHS
3 11 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.16%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.62%) iPhone
5 3 (1.62%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.08%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.54%) New Media
7 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.54%) Informatics
7 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.22%) Windows
2 4 (2.16%) Linux
2 4 (2.16%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.62%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.08%) UNIX
4 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.89%) Data Analysis
2 19 (10.27%) ITIL
3 18 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (8.65%) Project Management
6 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.49%) Validation
7 12 (6.49%) Data Validation
8 11 (5.95%) Time Management
8 11 (5.95%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.41%) Supplier Management
10 9 (4.86%) CRM
11 8 (4.32%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.32%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.78%) ETL
12 7 (3.78%) Analytics
13 6 (3.24%) Service Management
13 6 (3.24%) Change Management
13 6 (3.24%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.57%) SQL
2 16 (8.65%) C#
3 13 (7.03%) VB
4 9 (4.86%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.32%) VBA
6 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.62%) Java
9 2 (1.08%) C
9 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.70%) MCITP
3 5 (2.70%) MCSE
3 5 (2.70%) ISEB
4 4 (2.16%) Degree
5 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) CIPD
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) HL7
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.08%) vSphere
4 2 (1.08%) vCloud
5 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) SCCM
2 1 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 135 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.73%) VMware
3 12 (6.49%) Oracle
4 8 (4.32%) Cisco
5 7 (3.78%) IBM
6 6 (3.24%) Computacenter
7 4 (2.16%) SAP
8 3 (1.62%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.62%) NetApp
8 3 (1.62%) Nokia
9 2 (1.08%) Intel
9 2 (1.08%) Citrix
9 2 (1.08%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.08%) HP
9 2 (1.08%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.08%) Google
9 2 (1.08%) Netezza
9 2 (1.08%) Tandberg
10 1 (0.54%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.54%) Actix
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