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 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 92 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.26% 5.65% 6.04%
As % of the Applications category 54.76% 37.95% 51.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 40
Average daily rate
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£344 £330 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £164 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £34.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
168 166 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.26% 14.89% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 75
Average daily rate £340 £320 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £149 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 27
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £26.25 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
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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 - 4 £405 - 1
Stockport -1 3 £369 - 5
Wigan +2 2 £405 - 2
Salford - 2 - -
Oldham 0 1 - - 2
Cheadle -2 1 - -
Altrincham - - - - 4
Bury - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 121 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 57 (31.15%) Finance
3 52 (28.42%) Windows
4 49 (26.78%) MS Office
5 44 (24.04%) Project Management
6 42 (22.95%) MS Project
7 38 (20.77%) SQL
8 35 (19.13%) SQL Server
9 32 (17.49%) Migration
10 27 (14.75%) PRINCE2
11 26 (14.21%) MS Visio
12 24 (13.11%) ITIL
13 20 (10.93%) Windows 7
14 19 (10.38%) Active Directory
14 19 (10.38%) Business Analysis
15 18 (9.84%) SharePoint
16 17 (9.29%) .NET
16 17 (9.29%) Oracle
16 17 (9.29%) Data Migration
17 16 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (8.74%) MS Access
17 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
18 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (7.65%) Degree
19 14 (7.65%) SAP
20 13 (7.10%) Citrix
20 13 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 13 (7.10%) Data Analysis
21 12 (6.56%) Business Intelligence

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.19%) MS Project Server
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) SAS
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (26.78%) MS Office
2 42 (22.95%) MS Project
3 26 (14.21%) MS Visio
4 15 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.09%) Maximo
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.55%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.01%) Wireless
2 7 (3.83%) DHCP
3 6 (3.28%) SAN
3 6 (3.28%) LAN
3 6 (3.28%) DNS
3 6 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.19%) IPsec
4 4 (2.19%) VPN
4 4 (2.19%) WAN
5 3 (1.64%) HSRP
5 3 (1.64%) Multicast
5 3 (1.64%) Network Security
5 3 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.64%) SNMP
5 3 (1.64%) MPLS
5 3 (1.64%) OSPF
5 3 (1.64%) BGP
5 3 (1.64%) Firewall
6 2 (1.09%) Intranet
6 2 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (8.74%) MS Access
3 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.83%) QlikView
5 7 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.55%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.55%) OLAP
10 1 (0.55%) MySQL
10 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Toad
2 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) AdminStudio
General
1 57 (31.15%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Marketing
3 7 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.83%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.83%) Banking
4 6 (3.28%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.28%) Legal
5 5 (2.73%) Electronics
5 5 (2.73%) Retail
6 3 (1.64%) Back Office
6 3 (1.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 60 (32.79%) Analyst
2 28 (15.30%) Developer
3 23 (12.57%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.46%) Service Analyst
5 10 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (5.46%) Programme Manager
6 9 (4.92%) Data Analyst
7 8 (4.37%) Programme Planner
7 8 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.83%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Administrator
9 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.28%) Consultant
10 5 (2.73%) Trainer
10 5 (2.73%) IT Trainer
10 5 (2.73%) MI Analyst
11 4 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (2.19%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.73%) CSS
2 5 (2.73%) XML
2 5 (2.73%) HTML
3 4 (2.19%) Ajax
3 4 (2.19%) WPF
3 4 (2.19%) HTML5
4 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.09%) XHTML
4 2 (1.09%) XSLT
4 2 (1.09%) SOAP
4 2 (1.09%) Web Services
4 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.09%) jQuery
4 2 (1.09%) LINQ
4 2 (1.09%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.09%) WCF
4 2 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.55%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.83%) Data Extraction
3 4 (2.19%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.19%) FMCG
3 4 (2.19%) iPad
4 3 (1.64%) NHS
4 3 (1.64%) DTV
4 3 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) Replication
5 2 (1.09%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.09%) RIA
6 1 (0.55%) Open Source
6 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.55%) PMI
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.42%) Windows
2 20 (10.93%) Windows 7
3 11 (6.01%) Windows XP
4 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.19%) UNIX
6 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.64%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.55%) Fedora
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.04%) Project Management
2 32 (17.49%) Migration
3 27 (14.75%) PRINCE2
4 24 (13.11%) ITIL
5 19 (10.38%) Business Analysis
6 17 (9.29%) Data Migration
7 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (7.10%) Data Analysis
9 12 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.56%) Product Management
10 10 (5.46%) Programme Management
10 10 (5.46%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (4.37%) CRM
12 7 (3.83%) Data Mapping
12 7 (3.83%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.83%) Change Management
13 6 (3.28%) Use Case
13 6 (3.28%) Data Architecture
14 5 (2.73%) UML
14 5 (2.73%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.77%) SQL
2 11 (6.01%) VBA
2 11 (6.01%) PL/SQL
3 10 (5.46%) C#
4 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.09%) VB
6 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.09%) X++
6 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.55%) VBScript
7 1 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (7.65%) Degree
2 12 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.28%) MCTS
4 6 (3.28%) MCP
4 6 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) MCSE
6 4 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.19%) CCNA
6 4 (2.19%) MCSA
7 3 (1.64%) CCNP
7 3 (1.64%) MCITP
8 2 (1.09%) ISEB
8 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) APMP
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Basel III
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.55%) XenApp
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) NDS
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) SCCM
2 4 (2.19%) WSUS
3 3 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.09%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) SCSM
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 121 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.29%) Oracle
3 14 (7.65%) SAP
4 13 (7.10%) Citrix
5 6 (3.28%) Sage
6 5 (2.73%) Cisco
6 5 (2.73%) VMware
7 4 (2.19%) Avaya
7 4 (2.19%) Splunk
8 3 (1.64%) Nortel
8 3 (1.64%) HP
9 2 (1.09%) Northgate
9 2 (1.09%) Lotus
9 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.09%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.55%) Facebook
10 1 (0.55%) Tableau
10 1 (0.55%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.55%) LANDesk
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