The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Leeds region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 73 59 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.22% 7.71% 6.36%
As % of the Applications category 57.03% 52.68% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 17
Average daily rate £311 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.22% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £110 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £379 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £11.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.67 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £72.60 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
128 112 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.91% 14.64% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 62 40
Average daily rate £300 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £113 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £407 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.35%) MS Office
3 38 (28.57%) Windows
4 26 (19.55%) Migration
5 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
6 21 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (15.04%) ITIL
8 19 (14.29%) .NET
8 19 (14.29%) Oracle
9 18 (13.53%) MS Project
10 17 (12.78%) Finance
10 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
11 16 (12.03%) CRM
11 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (11.28%) SQL
13 14 (10.53%) Active Directory
13 14 (10.53%) Project Management
13 14 (10.53%) C#
13 14 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
14 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
15 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
15 12 (9.02%) Web Services
15 12 (9.02%) Data Migration
16 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET
16 11 (8.27%) MS Visio
17 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (7.52%) Data Analysis
17 10 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (6.77%) User Stories

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (3.76%) Lync
5 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.50%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
Applications
1 51 (38.35%) MS Office
2 21 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (13.53%) MS Project
4 11 (8.27%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.76%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) IPsec
1 5 (3.76%) Firewall
1 5 (3.76%) Wireless
1 5 (3.76%) SAN
1 5 (3.76%) MPLS
1 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.76%) VPN
2 4 (3.01%) DHCP
2 4 (3.01%) DNS
3 3 (2.26%) NAS
3 3 (2.26%) DSL
4 2 (1.50%) SSL
4 2 (1.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.75%) 2G
5 1 (0.75%) LAN
5 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.76%) MySQL
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.50%) MS Access
6 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.75%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.75%) OLAP
7 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.26%) InstallShield
3 3 (2.26%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Legal
3 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Publishing
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (30.08%) Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Administrator
3 15 (11.28%) Developer
4 11 (8.27%) Project Administrator
5 10 (7.52%) Business Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Programme Planner
7 8 (6.02%) Coordinator
7 8 (6.02%) Project Coordinator
8 7 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Project Planner
8 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Siebel Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.01%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) Web Services
3 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.26%) XML
5 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.76%) XMPP
6 5 (3.76%) WPF
6 5 (3.76%) HTML
6 5 (3.76%) CSS
7 3 (2.26%) WinForms
7 3 (2.26%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.26%) Ajax
7 3 (2.26%) WCF
7 3 (2.26%) Middleware
8 1 (0.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.75%) REST
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.75%) Spring
8 1 (0.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Data Integration
2 7 (5.26%) Statistics
3 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.26%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.26%) Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.50%) VLE
5 2 (1.50%) Open Source
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.57%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
3 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.51%) UNIX
7 5 (3.76%) Linux
8 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.50%) CentOS
8 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) Migration
2 20 (15.04%) ITIL
3 16 (12.03%) CRM
3 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.53%) Project Management
5 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
5 12 (9.02%) Data Migration
6 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.52%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.77%) User Stories
9 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.02%) Service Management
10 7 (5.26%) Project Planning
10 7 (5.26%) Change Management
10 7 (5.26%) Workflow
10 7 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.51%) EAI
11 6 (4.51%) SOA
11 6 (4.51%) MVC
11 6 (4.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) SQL
2 14 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (4.51%) Java
4 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.26%) VBA
5 3 (2.26%) C
5 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.50%) Perl
6 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB6
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) PMP
1 8 (6.02%) PMI Certification
2 6 (4.51%) MCSE
2 6 (4.51%) ISEB
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) MCITP
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.02%) vSphere
3 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.76%) Xen
5 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle EDQ
3 5 (3.76%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.01%) SCOM
5 2 (1.50%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.50%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.50%) Puppet
5 2 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.75%) Cacti
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (6.02%) VMware
4 6 (4.51%) Siebel
4 6 (4.51%) IBM
4 6 (4.51%) HP
5 5 (3.76%) NetApp
5 5 (3.76%) EMC
5 5 (3.76%) Cisco
6 4 (3.01%) SAP
7 3 (2.26%) Splunk
7 3 (2.26%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.26%) Adobe
8 2 (1.50%) Lotus
8 2 (1.50%) Citrix
9 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.75%) MKS
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) Sage
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