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 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 15 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 88 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.78% 8.18% 8.41%
As % of the Applications category 63.31% 62.28% 57.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 50
Average daily rate
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£335 £321 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.12 £36.95 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.16 £45.75 £17.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
139 114 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.87% 13.13% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 49 81
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £142 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £10.81 £43.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +201.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £15.35 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.58 £45.00 £15.00
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 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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 40 (29.20%) MS Office
3 39 (28.47%) Windows
4 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
4 26 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (17.52%) SQL Server
6 20 (14.60%) Oracle
6 20 (14.60%) Finance
6 20 (14.60%) VMware
6 20 (14.60%) Windows 7
7 18 (13.14%) Service Management
8 17 (12.41%) SQL
8 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (11.68%) Project Management
10 15 (10.95%) ITIL
11 14 (10.22%) .NET
11 14 (10.22%) MS Visio
12 12 (8.76%) Banking
12 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.76%) Data Protection
12 12 (8.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (8.76%) MS Project
12 12 (8.76%) Linux
12 12 (8.76%) Web Services
12 12 (8.76%) Puppet
12 12 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (8.03%) C#
13 11 (8.03%) SharePoint
14 9 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (8.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.65%) Lync
3 5 (3.65%) CMS
4 4 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.73%) SAS
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 40 (29.20%) MS Office
2 14 (10.22%) MS Visio
3 12 (8.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (8.76%) MS Project
4 6 (4.38%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (3.65%) InfoPath
6 3 (2.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.73%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) LAN
1 4 (2.92%) WAN
1 4 (2.92%) VPN
1 4 (2.92%) SAN
2 3 (2.19%) Intranet
2 3 (2.19%) Internet
2 3 (2.19%) MPLS
2 3 (2.19%) Firewall
2 3 (2.19%) Wireless
2 3 (2.19%) IPsec
2 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.46%) DNS
3 2 (1.46%) SSL
3 2 (1.46%) DHCP
3 2 (1.46%) FTP
3 2 (1.46%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.73%) DSL
4 1 (0.73%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.38%) MS Access
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.38%) QlikView
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.73%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.73%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (4.38%) Hudson
3 2 (1.46%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.73%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.73%) MSI
4 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (14.60%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Back Office
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (35.77%) Analyst
2 14 (10.22%) Architect
3 13 (9.49%) Service Analyst
3 13 (9.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (8.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (8.03%) Developer
6 10 (7.30%) Administrator
7 7 (5.11%) Software Manager
7 7 (5.11%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.65%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.65%) MI Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Software Configuration Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Project Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Help Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) .NET
2 12 (8.76%) Web Services
3 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.11%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.38%) Middleware
4 6 (4.38%) HTML
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.92%) Ajax
5 4 (2.92%) CSS
6 3 (2.19%) XML
6 3 (2.19%) XMPP
6 3 (2.19%) WCF
7 2 (1.46%) jQuery
7 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.73%) WF
8 1 (0.73%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.73%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.46%) Statistics
5 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.46%) Online Games
6 1 (0.73%) Open Source
6 1 (0.73%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) IVR
6 1 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.47%) Windows
2 20 (14.60%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.76%) Linux
4 8 (5.84%) UNIX
4 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.14%) Service Management
2 16 (11.68%) Project Management
3 15 (10.95%) ITIL
4 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (8.76%) Data Protection
5 9 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.84%) Migration
6 8 (5.84%) Change Management
6 8 (5.84%) Data Modelling
6 8 (5.84%) Project Planning
7 7 (5.11%) Analytics
7 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.38%) ERP
8 6 (4.38%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.38%) BPEL
8 6 (4.38%) Data Analysis
8 6 (4.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (3.65%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.65%) Data Management
9 5 (3.65%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.41%) SQL
2 11 (8.03%) C#
3 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.19%) Erlang
6 2 (1.46%) VBA
6 2 (1.46%) VB
6 2 (1.46%) Ruby
6 2 (1.46%) Perl
6 2 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (1.46%) Java
7 1 (0.73%) C
7 1 (0.73%) Delphi
7 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.73%) VBScript
7 1 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (5.84%) Degree
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.19%) PMP
5 2 (1.46%) MCSE
5 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) MCITP
6 1 (0.73%) MCSA
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.38%) vSphere
4 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.19%) Xen
6 2 (1.46%) XenApp
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (8.76%) Puppet
1 12 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.38%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) SCOM
3 3 (2.19%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.73%) Cacti
5 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.73%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.60%) Oracle
2 20 (14.60%) VMware
3 6 (4.38%) Perforce
3 6 (4.38%) Cisco
3 6 (4.38%) HP
4 5 (3.65%) NetApp
4 5 (3.65%) IBM
4 5 (3.65%) Citrix
4 5 (3.65%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.19%) EMC
6 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.46%) Avaya
6 2 (1.46%) SAP
6 2 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.46%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.73%) Sage
7 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.73%) Splunk
7 1 (0.73%) BMC
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