The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 16 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 Manchester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 101 55 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.02% 5.49% 4.99%
As % of the Applications category 52.88% 38.73% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 27
Average daily rate £325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £334 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.25 £7.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.85 £13.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -6.66%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
191 142 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.28% 14.19% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 41 56
Average daily rate £316 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 23
Average hourly rate £13.16 £17.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.78% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £7.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £72.75 £26.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +1 8 - - 6
Salford +2 2 - - 5
Wigan -4 2 - - 4
Bolton - 2 - - 2
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Bury - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 114 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 57 (31.32%) Windows
2 57 (31.32%) Finance
3 49 (26.92%) MS Office
4 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
5 33 (18.13%) SQL
5 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
6 30 (16.48%) Project Management
7 28 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 27 (14.84%) ITIL
9 26 (14.29%) MS Project
9 26 (14.29%) Citrix
10 21 (11.54%) Windows XP
10 21 (11.54%) Migration
10 21 (11.54%) Windows 7
11 19 (10.44%) SharePoint
11 19 (10.44%) VPN
12 18 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (9.89%) MS Visio
12 18 (9.89%) PRINCE2
12 18 (9.89%) Degree
13 17 (9.34%) SLA
14 16 (8.79%) Blackberry
14 16 (8.79%) Oracle
15 15 (8.24%) .NET
16 14 (7.69%) C#
17 13 (7.14%) Windows 2000
17 13 (7.14%) HP
17 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 28 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.59%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.75%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.10%) Lync
7 2 (1.10%) Orchard CMS
7 2 (1.10%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
7 2 (1.10%) Apache
7 2 (1.10%) IIS
8 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.55%) CICS
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 49 (26.92%) MS Office
2 26 (14.29%) MS Project
3 18 (9.89%) MS Visio
4 12 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.65%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.65%) Maximo
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.55%) assyst
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) VPN
2 11 (6.04%) Wireless
3 9 (4.95%) DHCP
3 9 (4.95%) LAN
3 9 (4.95%) WAN
3 9 (4.95%) DNS
4 6 (3.30%) SAN
5 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.20%) IPsec
6 4 (2.20%) Firewall
6 4 (2.20%) MPLS
7 3 (1.65%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.65%) SNMP
7 3 (1.65%) OSPF
7 3 (1.65%) BGP
7 3 (1.65%) Network Security
7 3 (1.65%) HSRP
7 3 (1.65%) Multicast
8 2 (1.10%) Intranet
8 2 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.59%) MS Access
4 11 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.30%) QlikView
7 6 (3.30%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.20%) OLAP
10 3 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.65%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.55%) MySQL
12 1 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.65%) Toad
3 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
General
1 57 (31.32%) Finance
2 12 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.40%) Legal
3 8 (4.40%) Billing
4 6 (3.30%) Banking
5 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.20%) Retail
7 3 (1.65%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Electronics
8 2 (1.10%) Back Office
8 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.10%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (30.22%) Analyst
2 24 (13.19%) Developer
3 16 (8.79%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 13 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.04%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.95%) SQL Developer
7 9 (4.95%) Consultant
8 8 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.40%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.85%) Administrator
10 6 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) DBA
10 6 (3.30%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.75%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Programme Planner
11 5 (2.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.24%) .NET
2 11 (6.04%) HTML
3 10 (5.49%) CSS
3 10 (5.49%) Web Services
3 10 (5.49%) XML
4 8 (4.40%) Ajax
5 7 (3.85%) SOAP
5 7 (3.85%) XHTML
6 6 (3.30%) jQuery
6 6 (3.30%) WSDL
6 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.75%) XSLT
7 5 (2.75%) RESTful
7 5 (2.75%) HTML5
8 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.65%) CSS3
8 3 (1.65%) Sass
9 2 (1.10%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.85%) NHS
4 6 (3.30%) Data Extraction
5 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.75%) Open Source
5 5 (2.75%) iPad
6 4 (2.20%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.20%) Clustering
7 3 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.65%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.10%) PDA
8 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 2 (1.10%) GIS
8 2 (1.10%) DTV
8 2 (1.10%) PMI
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.32%) Windows
2 21 (11.54%) Windows XP
2 21 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 13 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 12 (6.59%) NetWare
5 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.85%) UNIX
6 7 (3.85%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.10%) Linux
10 1 (0.55%) Fedora
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.48%) Project Management
2 27 (14.84%) ITIL
3 21 (11.54%) Migration
4 18 (9.89%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.04%) CRM
8 10 (5.49%) Data Analysis
9 8 (4.40%) Change Management
9 8 (4.40%) Scrum
10 7 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.30%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.30%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.30%) Service Management
11 6 (3.30%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.30%) SOA
12 5 (2.75%) Information Security
12 5 (2.75%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) SQL
2 14 (7.69%) C#
3 12 (6.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.95%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.95%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.40%) VBScript
7 6 (3.30%) VBA
8 4 (2.20%) Java
9 3 (1.65%) Ruby
9 3 (1.65%) XPath
10 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (9.89%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) MCSE
3 10 (5.49%) MCP
4 8 (4.40%) MCTS
4 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.85%) CCNA
5 7 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.75%) MCSA
6 5 (2.75%) ISEB
7 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) MCITP
7 4 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.65%) CCNP
8 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.34%) SLA
2 6 (3.30%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.40%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.20%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.10%) NDS
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (3.85%) SCCM
3 4 (2.20%) WSUS
4 3 (1.65%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.10%) Novell Identity Manager
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Control-M
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 114 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.29%) Citrix
3 16 (8.79%) Oracle
4 13 (7.14%) HP
5 12 (6.59%) VMware
5 12 (6.59%) Lotus
6 11 (6.04%) SAP
7 10 (5.49%) Novell
8 7 (3.85%) Cisco
9 5 (2.75%) Avaya
10 4 (2.20%) Splunk
11 3 (1.65%) Nortel
12 2 (1.10%) Mitel
12 2 (1.10%) Adobe
12 2 (1.10%) Sage
12 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.55%) Dell
13 1 (0.55%) Capita
13 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.55%) 3PAR
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