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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 95 111 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.23% 6.03% 6.69%
As % of the Applications category 65.97% 56.92% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 59
Median daily rate £363 £325 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £182 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 11
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% +8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £20.75 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.01%
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
144 195 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.93% 10.60% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 105 101
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 20
Median hourly rate £13.60 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.10 £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Salford -11 3 £93 -58.88%
Bolton - 3 £275 - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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.

1 115 (60.85%) Microsoft
2 53 (28.04%) MS Office
3 50 (26.46%) Active Directory
4 43 (22.75%) SQL
5 41 (21.69%) Windows
6 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
7 36 (19.05%) Finance
8 26 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (12.70%) ERP
9 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (10.58%) SOA
11 20 (10.58%) Project Management
11 20 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (9.52%) MS Project
13 16 (8.47%) .NET
13 16 (8.47%) VMware
13 16 (8.47%) Banking
13 16 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (8.47%) Windows Server
14 15 (7.94%) Windows 7
14 15 (7.94%) Data Centre
14 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
14 15 (7.94%) SharePoint
15 14 (7.41%) ITIL
15 14 (7.41%) Data Management
15 14 (7.41%) Firewall
15 14 (7.41%) Mentoring
16 13 (6.88%) PowerShell
16 13 (6.88%) Business Analysis

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 15 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.76%) CMS
4 7 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.65%) Sitefinity
6 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) SAS
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.06%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (28.04%) MS Office
2 18 (9.52%) MS Project
3 16 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.53%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.82%) PaaS
3 9 (4.76%) IaaS
4 7 (3.70%) Office 365
5 6 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.17%) SaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.41%) Firewall
2 11 (5.82%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.29%) DHCP
3 10 (5.29%) DNS
4 9 (4.76%) VLAN
5 8 (4.23%) LAN
5 8 (4.23%) WAN
6 6 (3.17%) SAN
6 6 (3.17%) VPN
7 5 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.12%) Network Security
9 3 (1.59%) FTP
9 3 (1.59%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.06%) HTTP
10 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.06%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.06%) WLAN
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.29%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.17%) MS Access
6 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.06%) Power BI
9 2 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) MySQL
10 1 (0.53%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) HP UFT
1 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
1 2 (1.06%) Selenium
1 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (19.05%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.17%) Marketing
5 4 (2.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.06%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) International Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (24.87%) Analyst
2 28 (14.81%) Architect
2 28 (14.81%) Developer
3 22 (11.64%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (5.82%) SQL Developer
6 10 (5.29%) Administrator
6 10 (5.29%) Azure Architect
7 9 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.76%) SQL BI Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.70%) Cognos BI Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Cognos Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.70%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.70%) SAP BI Developer
8 7 (3.70%) SAP Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.70%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) .NET
2 9 (4.76%) Middleware
3 8 (4.23%) .NET Framework
3 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (3.70%) CSS
4 7 (3.70%) Entity Framework
4 7 (3.70%) HTML
4 7 (3.70%) HTML5
5 5 (2.65%) EDI
6 3 (1.59%) SOAP
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) ISPF
8 1 (0.53%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) Web Services
8 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.59%) NHS
5 3 (1.59%) Social Media
6 2 (1.06%) Blog
6 2 (1.06%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.06%) Life Science
6 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.06%) Psychology
6 2 (1.06%) Social Network
7 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) iSeries
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.69%) Windows
2 16 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.70%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.17%) Linux
6 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.12%) Unix
7 4 (2.12%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.06%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (12.70%) ERP
3 22 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (10.58%) Project Management
4 20 (10.58%) SOA
5 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.41%) Data Management
6 14 (7.41%) ITIL
6 14 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.88%) Business Analysis
7 13 (6.88%) CRM
8 10 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.29%) ETL
8 10 (5.29%) GAP Analysis
8 10 (5.29%) System Testing
8 10 (5.29%) TOGAF
9 9 (4.76%) Business Process Mapping
9 9 (4.76%) ETL Development
9 9 (4.76%) MVC
9 9 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.75%) SQL
2 13 (6.88%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.35%) VBA
4 10 (5.29%) C#
5 9 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.23%) C
7 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.65%) VB
8 4 (2.12%) Java
9 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.06%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) JCL
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.70%) Degree
3 6 (3.17%) CCNA
3 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.65%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.65%) MCSE
5 3 (1.59%) CISSP
5 3 (1.59%) ISEB
5 3 (1.59%) MCSA
6 2 (1.06%) MCP
6 2 (1.06%) OCP
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.06%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.53%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
1 7 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.59%) P3O
2 3 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (26.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.17%) XenApp
3 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) vSphere
5 3 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.06%) NFS
6 2 (1.06%) Xen
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.53%) NDS
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.53%) UAG
7 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) SCCM
2 6 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.53%) SCOM
4 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (60.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.47%) VMware
3 13 (6.88%) SAP
4 12 (6.35%) Citrix
5 10 (5.29%) Oracle
5 10 (5.29%) PeopleSoft
6 9 (4.76%) Cognos
7 8 (4.23%) Cisco
8 6 (3.17%) HP
9 5 (2.65%) ForgeRock
9 5 (2.65%) Intel Security
9 5 (2.65%) Sitecore
10 4 (2.12%) Altiris
10 4 (2.12%) IBM
11 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.59%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.59%) Dell
11 3 (1.59%) EMC
11 3 (1.59%) Facebook
11 3 (1.59%) Twitter
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