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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 108 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.93% 5.14% 4.46%
As % of the Applications category 56.84% 48.06% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 17 17
Average daily rate
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£309 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £129 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.10 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.70 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £17.65 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
- -4.69%
MS Excel
North West

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
190 129 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.19% 10.70% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 52 35
Average daily rate £300 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +6 4 - -
Salford +3 3 £325 - 4
Oldham - 3 £200 - 1
Bury - 2 £213 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £95 - 4
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 6
Wigan - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 127 (65.80%) Microsoft
2 74 (38.34%) MS Office
3 57 (29.53%) Windows
4 43 (22.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (19.69%) MS Project
6 34 (17.62%) Finance
7 33 (17.10%) Windows 7
8 32 (16.58%) Project Management
9 31 (16.06%) SQL Server
10 29 (15.03%) PRINCE2
11 28 (14.51%) ITIL
11 28 (14.51%) Active Directory
12 26 (13.47%) SQL
12 26 (13.47%) Migration
13 24 (12.44%) .NET
14 23 (11.92%) Windows XP
14 23 (11.92%) Citrix
15 22 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (10.36%) C#
16 20 (10.36%) HTML
17 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
18 17 (8.81%) MVC
19 16 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
19 16 (8.29%) jQuery
20 15 (7.77%) Degree
20 15 (7.77%) XML
20 15 (7.77%) ASP.NET
21 14 (7.25%) Visual Studio
21 14 (7.25%) VCP4

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 13 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.63%) SAS
3 7 (3.63%) CICS
4 5 (2.59%) CMS
4 5 (2.59%) Apache
4 5 (2.59%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.59%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.55%) IIS
5 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.04%) Lync
6 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 74 (38.34%) MS Office
2 43 (22.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (19.69%) MS Project
4 10 (5.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.07%) Mingle
6 2 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.18%) SAN
2 8 (4.15%) Firewall
3 6 (3.11%) WAN
3 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (1.55%) VPN
5 3 (1.55%) Intranet
5 3 (1.55%) Internet
6 2 (1.04%) Network Security
6 2 (1.04%) DSL
6 2 (1.04%) DVB
6 2 (1.04%) DNS
6 2 (1.04%) VoIP
6 2 (1.04%) DHCP
6 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.04%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) SSH
7 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.52%) Telnet
7 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.66%) RavenDB
4 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.11%) Base SAS
6 6 (3.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.59%) MS Access
7 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.07%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (2.07%) Easytrieve
9 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.55%) Big Data
10 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (1.04%) MySQL
11 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.07%) Toad
5 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.04%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.52%) MorphX
General
1 34 (17.62%) Finance
2 13 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.66%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.63%) Banking
5 6 (3.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 2 (1.04%) Local Government
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (27.46%) Analyst
2 37 (19.17%) Developer
3 14 (7.25%) Project Manager
3 14 (7.25%) Service Analyst
4 13 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (6.22%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.18%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (4.66%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.66%) Architect
8 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.15%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.63%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.63%) Administrator
9 7 (3.63%) Project Officer
10 6 (3.11%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.11%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.11%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.59%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.44%) .NET
2 20 (10.36%) HTML
3 16 (8.29%) jQuery
4 15 (7.77%) XML
4 15 (7.77%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.74%) CSS
5 13 (6.74%) Web Services
6 12 (6.22%) Ajax
6 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (4.66%) XHTML
7 9 (4.66%) RESTful
8 8 (4.15%) LINQ
9 6 (3.11%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.59%) Lucene
10 5 (2.59%) XSLT
10 5 (2.59%) SAML
10 5 (2.59%) Sinatra
10 5 (2.59%) Regular Expression
10 5 (2.59%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.22%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.70%) NHS
4 9 (4.66%) Data Extraction
4 9 (4.66%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (4.66%) Life Science
5 8 (4.15%) Open Source
5 8 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.59%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.07%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.07%) VSAM
8 3 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.04%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.04%) IPTV
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.04%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.04%) FMCG
9 2 (1.04%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (29.53%) Windows
2 33 (17.10%) Windows 7
3 23 (11.92%) Windows XP
4 10 (5.18%) UNIX
5 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.63%) Linux
6 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.59%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.58%) Project Management
2 29 (15.03%) PRINCE2
3 28 (14.51%) ITIL
4 26 (13.47%) Migration
5 22 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.81%) MVC
7 16 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (6.74%) Change Management
8 13 (6.74%) TDD
8 13 (6.74%) SOA
9 12 (6.22%) Programme Management
9 12 (6.22%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.70%) Change Control
10 11 (5.70%) Service Management
11 10 (5.18%) OO
11 10 (5.18%) Scrum
11 10 (5.18%) Data Analysis
12 9 (4.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) SQL
2 20 (10.36%) C#
3 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.70%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.66%) REXX
6 8 (4.15%) VBA
7 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.11%) Ruby
8 5 (2.59%) JCL
9 4 (2.07%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.07%) COBOL
9 4 (2.07%) VB
10 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.04%) XPath
11 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.04%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.52%) VB6
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.77%) Degree
2 14 (7.25%) VCP4
3 11 (5.70%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) MCSE
7 2 (1.04%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MCP
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CCA
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CCEA
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) CCIA
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 28 (14.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) vSphere
4 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.04%) XenApp
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.52%) XenServer
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Puppet
1 2 (1.04%) Ansible
1 2 (1.04%) Salt
1 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.52%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 127 (65.80%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.92%) Citrix
3 10 (5.18%) IBM
3 10 (5.18%) VMware
4 8 (4.15%) Oracle
5 7 (3.63%) Northgate
6 5 (2.59%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.59%) SAP
6 5 (2.59%) Cognos
7 4 (2.07%) HP
7 4 (2.07%) NetApp
7 4 (2.07%) Cisco
8 3 (1.55%) Lotus
9 2 (1.04%) Apple
9 2 (1.04%) Adobe
10 1 (0.52%) AppSense
10 1 (0.52%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.52%) Telerik
10 1 (0.52%) Mitel
10 1 (0.52%) Siebel
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