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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 78 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.39% 8.11% 8.59%
As % of the Applications category 52.00% 65.74% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 38
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +27.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £10.45 £39.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.54% +167.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £45.25 £22.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
150 108 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.20% 12.34% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 56 78
Average daily rate £318 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £271 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 18
Average hourly rate £11.13 £28.75 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £12.45 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 87 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.62%) Windows
3 36 (26.47%) MS Office
4 27 (19.85%) Active Directory
5 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
5 23 (16.91%) Windows 7
6 22 (16.18%) ITIL
7 21 (15.44%) Oracle
7 21 (15.44%) Finance
7 21 (15.44%) VMware
8 19 (13.97%) Service Management
9 17 (12.50%) .NET
9 17 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (11.76%) C#
10 16 (11.76%) Project Management
11 14 (10.29%) Migration
11 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.56%) SQL
12 13 (9.56%) Linux
12 13 (9.56%) MS Exchange
13 12 (8.82%) Web Services
14 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (8.09%) Banking
14 11 (8.09%) MS Project
14 11 (8.09%) MS Visio
14 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
15 10 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (7.35%) Data Protection
15 10 (7.35%) vSphere
15 10 (7.35%) Puppet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.15%) Lync
4 6 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.41%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.94%) CMS
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.47%) IIS
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (26.47%) MS Office
2 11 (8.09%) MS Visio
2 11 (8.09%) MS Project
3 10 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.68%) InfoPath
5 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) SAN
2 6 (4.41%) VPN
3 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.68%) MPLS
3 5 (3.68%) Firewall
3 5 (3.68%) Wireless
3 5 (3.68%) IPsec
4 4 (2.94%) DNS
4 4 (2.94%) DHCP
5 3 (2.21%) NAS
5 3 (2.21%) DSL
5 3 (2.21%) Internet
6 2 (1.47%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.47%) FTP
6 2 (1.47%) LAN
6 2 (1.47%) WAN
6 2 (1.47%) SSL
7 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.41%) MySQL
4 4 (2.94%) MS Access
5 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (2.94%) Hudson
4 3 (2.21%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (15.44%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Back Office
4 3 (2.21%) Games
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing
4 3 (2.21%) Legal
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (30.15%) Analyst
2 14 (10.29%) Developer
3 12 (8.82%) Architect
3 12 (8.82%) Service Analyst
3 12 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (7.35%) Administrator
4 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (5.15%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (5.15%) Coordinator
5 7 (5.15%) Software Manager
6 6 (4.41%) Project Administrator
7 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.68%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) MI Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Software Asset Manager
8 4 (2.94%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (2.94%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.21%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (8.82%) Web Services
3 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.41%) HTML
6 5 (3.68%) CSS
6 5 (3.68%) Middleware
6 5 (3.68%) Ajax
6 5 (3.68%) XMPP
7 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.21%) XML
8 3 (2.21%) WCF
9 2 (1.47%) WPF
9 2 (1.47%) jQuery
9 2 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (0.74%) WinForms
10 1 (0.74%) Spring
10 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.41%) Statistics
3 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.21%) Clustering
4 3 (2.21%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.47%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.47%) Online Games
6 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.74%) Open Source
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) PMI
6 1 (0.74%) VLE
6 1 (0.74%) IVR
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (31.62%) Windows
2 23 (16.91%) Windows 7
3 13 (9.56%) Linux
4 9 (6.62%) UNIX
4 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.18%) ITIL
2 19 (13.97%) Service Management
3 16 (11.76%) Project Management
4 14 (10.29%) Migration
4 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.35%) Data Protection
7 8 (5.88%) CRM
8 7 (5.15%) Change Management
9 6 (4.41%) ERP
9 6 (4.41%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.41%) Project Planning
9 6 (4.41%) Analytics
9 6 (4.41%) Automation Testing
10 5 (3.68%) Master Data Management
10 5 (3.68%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (3.68%) MVC
10 5 (3.68%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.68%) Data Management
10 5 (3.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.76%) C#
2 13 (9.56%) SQL
3 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.21%) VBA
6 3 (2.21%) Erlang
6 3 (2.21%) C
7 2 (1.47%) Java
7 2 (1.47%) C++
7 2 (1.47%) Perl
7 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.47%) VB
7 2 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) VB6
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.74%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (5.15%) Degree
2 6 (4.41%) MCSE
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.21%) PMP
6 2 (1.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) MCSA
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) MCP
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (19.85%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.35%) vSphere
4 6 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.68%) Xen
6 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) Puppet
1 10 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.88%) SCCM
3 5 (3.68%) SCOM
3 5 (3.68%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) Cacti
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 87 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.44%) Oracle
2 21 (15.44%) VMware
3 8 (5.88%) Cisco
4 7 (5.15%) HP
5 6 (4.41%) IBM
5 6 (4.41%) NetApp
6 5 (3.68%) EMC
7 4 (2.94%) Citrix
7 4 (2.94%) Perforce
8 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.21%) SAP
9 2 (1.47%) Avaya
9 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.47%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (1.47%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.74%) Sage
10 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.74%) Splunk
10 1 (0.74%) Symantec
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