The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Manchester
Rank 32 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 67 105 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.98% 5.48% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 55.37% 57.07% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 61 52
Median daily rate £342 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £188 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £460 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £40.00 £17.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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

Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
121 184 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.00% 9.60% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 110 114
Median daily rate £325 £300 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 30
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £9.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £40.00 £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +8 8 £339 +28.95% 1
Stockport +8 3 - - 5
Salford -5 2 £101 -15.62% 1
Bury -3 1 - -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 108 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 40 (26.14%) SQL Server
3 39 (25.49%) Windows
4 35 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (20.92%) MS Office
6 31 (20.26%) SQL
6 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
8 28 (18.30%) Finance
9 24 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (10.46%) Firewall
13 15 (9.80%) Cisco
13 15 (9.80%) .NET
13 15 (9.80%) Migration
13 15 (9.80%) Windows 7
14 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
14 14 (9.15%) CRM
15 12 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.84%) ERP
15 12 (7.84%) JavaScript
15 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (7.84%) PowerShell
16 11 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
16 11 (7.19%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (7.19%) SAP
16 11 (7.19%) ETL
16 11 (7.19%) CISSP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.19%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.58%) CMS
4 5 (3.27%) Sitefinity
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.31%) SAS
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (20.92%) MS Office
2 11 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.54%) MS Project
4 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.96%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.96%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.96%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.96%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.54%) PaaS
4 9 (5.88%) SaaS
5 7 (4.58%) IaaS
5 7 (4.58%) Office 365
6 5 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.46%) Firewall
2 9 (5.88%) WebEx
3 8 (5.23%) DNS
4 7 (4.58%) LAN
4 7 (4.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.92%) WAN
6 5 (3.27%) DHCP
6 5 (3.27%) VLAN
7 4 (2.61%) VPN
7 4 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.96%) FTP
9 2 (1.31%) 3G
9 2 (1.31%) HTTP
9 2 (1.31%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.31%) Network Security
9 2 (1.31%) SAN
9 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.31%) VoIP
10 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.65%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.92%) MS Access
6 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.61%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.31%) MySQL
8 2 (1.31%) Power BI
8 2 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.65%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.65%) DTS
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.65%) SAS EBI
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.96%) Gradle
2 3 (1.96%) JIRA
2 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.31%) Ant
3 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 28 (18.30%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Advertising
3 6 (3.92%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (22.88%) Developer
2 29 (18.95%) Analyst
3 21 (13.73%) Consultant
4 16 (10.46%) Architect
4 16 (10.46%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (7.19%) IT Consultant
5 11 (7.19%) Security Consultant
5 11 (7.19%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Administrator
6 10 (6.54%) IT Security Consultant
7 8 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.58%) Azure Architect
8 7 (4.58%) CMS Developer
8 7 (4.58%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.58%) SQL BI Developer
8 7 (4.58%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.92%) Project Administrator
10 5 (3.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.80%) .NET
2 10 (6.54%) CSS
2 10 (6.54%) HTML
2 10 (6.54%) Web Services
3 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.58%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (4.58%) Entity Framework
4 7 (4.58%) HTML5
5 3 (1.96%) EDI
5 3 (1.96%) SOAP
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.65%) ISPF
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) MDX
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.65%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) SAML
7 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.96%) Fintech
6 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.31%) Handset
6 2 (1.31%) IVR
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.65%) Robotics
7 1 (0.65%) Tandem
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.49%) Windows
2 15 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.92%) Linux
6 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.96%) Unix
9 2 (1.31%) CentOS
9 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (9.80%) Migration
4 14 (9.15%) CRM
5 12 (7.84%) ERP
6 11 (7.19%) ETL
6 11 (7.19%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (6.54%) Information Security
7 10 (6.54%) Service Management
7 10 (6.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 9 (5.88%) SOA
9 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.23%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.23%) ITIL
9 8 (5.23%) System Testing
10 7 (4.58%) Content Management
10 7 (4.58%) MVC
10 7 (4.58%) Process Improvement
10 7 (4.58%) Web Development
11 6 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.26%) SQL
2 12 (7.84%) JavaScript
2 12 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.54%) C#
4 5 (3.27%) Java
5 4 (2.61%) VBA
6 3 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.96%) VB
7 2 (1.31%) C
7 2 (1.31%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.65%) JCL
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
8 1 (0.65%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.19%) CISSP
2 10 (6.54%) Degree
3 9 (5.88%) CISMP
4 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.61%) CCNA
5 4 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.61%) ISEB
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.96%) MCSE
7 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.31%) MCSA
8 1 (0.65%) CASP
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) MCP
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.88%) COBIT
2 9 (5.88%) ISO27002
3 6 (3.92%) QA
4 5 (3.27%) SLA
5 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.96%) XenApp
4 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) NFS
5 1 (0.65%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.65%) Xen
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.80%) Cisco
3 11 (7.19%) SAP
4 10 (6.54%) VMware
5 7 (4.58%) Oracle
6 6 (3.92%) Cognos
7 5 (3.27%) Citrix
7 5 (3.27%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.96%) Altiris
8 3 (1.96%) Ariba
8 3 (1.96%) Concur
8 3 (1.96%) Dell
8 3 (1.96%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.96%) HP
8 3 (1.96%) IBM
8 3 (1.96%) Intel
8 3 (1.96%) IronPort
8 3 (1.96%) RightFax
8 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.31%) Intel Security
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