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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 82 71 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.96% 5.97% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 53.25% 58.68% 53.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 27
Average daily rate
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£308 £320 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +27.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.23% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.58 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -19.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.55 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £18.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
154 121 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.20% 10.18% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 56 52
Average daily rate £303 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.67 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £26.28 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oldham +1 6 £200 - 1
Stockport +1 1 - - 7
Altrincham -1 1 - - 3
Cheadle -2 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - - 5
Bolton - - - - 4
Bury - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 128 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 70 (39.33%) MS Office
3 54 (30.34%) Windows
4 42 (23.60%) Project Management
5 40 (22.47%) Finance
6 39 (21.91%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (20.22%) SQL Server
8 31 (17.42%) MS Project
9 29 (16.29%) SQL
10 28 (15.73%) Migration
11 27 (15.17%) Business Analysis
12 26 (14.61%) ITIL
13 24 (13.48%) .NET
13 24 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (12.92%) PRINCE2
15 22 (12.36%) MS PowerPoint
16 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (11.80%) Data Migration
17 20 (11.24%) MS Visio
18 18 (10.11%) Citrix
18 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (9.55%) Product Management
20 16 (8.99%) Management Information System
21 15 (8.43%) Windows 7
22 14 (7.87%) Change Management
22 14 (7.87%) Oracle
23 13 (7.30%) PL/SQL
23 13 (7.30%) C#
23 13 (7.30%) Active Directory
24 12 (6.74%) MS Access

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.81%) CICS
3 4 (2.25%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.12%) Apache
5 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.12%) CMS
5 2 (1.12%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (39.33%) MS Office
2 31 (17.42%) MS Project
3 22 (12.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (11.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (3.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.56%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) SAN
2 7 (3.93%) VPN
2 7 (3.93%) Wireless
3 4 (2.25%) Intranet
4 3 (1.69%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) DHCP
4 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.12%) Internet
5 2 (1.12%) DSL
5 2 (1.12%) DVB
5 2 (1.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.74%) MS Access
4 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.25%) Easytrieve
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.12%) RavenDB
9 2 (1.12%) Big Data
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.56%) QlikView
10 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.56%) OLAP
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Toad
2 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.56%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
General
1 40 (22.47%) Finance
2 8 (4.49%) Retail
3 6 (3.37%) Marketing
3 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.81%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.69%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 61 (34.27%) Analyst
2 32 (17.98%) Business Analyst
3 29 (16.29%) Developer
4 9 (5.06%) .NET Developer
5 8 (4.49%) Service Analyst
5 8 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (3.93%) Administrator
6 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
6 7 (3.93%) Consultant
7 6 (3.37%) Architect
7 6 (3.37%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.37%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (2.81%) Data Analyst
8 5 (2.81%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (2.81%) Programme Manager
8 5 (2.81%) Technical Support
8 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (2.25%) Mainframe Architect
9 4 (2.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.48%) .NET
2 10 (5.62%) HTML
3 7 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.93%) WPF
3 7 (3.93%) LINQ
4 6 (3.37%) XML
5 5 (2.81%) CSS
5 5 (2.81%) Ajax
5 5 (2.81%) jQuery
5 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.25%) XHTML
6 4 (2.25%) Web Services
7 3 (1.69%) RESTful
7 3 (1.69%) WCF
8 2 (1.12%) Lucene
8 2 (1.12%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.12%) HTML5
8 2 (1.12%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.18%) Data Extraction
4 6 (3.37%) NHS
5 4 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.25%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.25%) VSAM
5 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.25%) iPad
6 3 (1.69%) Open Source
6 3 (1.69%) FMCG
6 3 (1.69%) Life Science
6 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.12%) RIA
7 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.12%) IPTV
7 2 (1.12%) Statistics
7 2 (1.12%) STB
8 1 (0.56%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.34%) Windows
2 15 (8.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.49%) Windows XP
4 7 (3.93%) Linux
5 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.60%) Project Management
2 28 (15.73%) Migration
3 27 (15.17%) Business Analysis
4 26 (14.61%) ITIL
5 23 (12.92%) PRINCE2
6 21 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (11.80%) Data Migration
7 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (9.55%) Product Management
9 14 (7.87%) Change Management
10 12 (6.74%) Data Cleansing
10 12 (6.74%) Programme Management
10 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.62%) MVC
11 10 (5.62%) Scrum
12 9 (5.06%) Coaching
13 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.49%) Data Architecture
14 7 (3.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.29%) SQL
2 13 (7.30%) C#
2 13 (7.30%) PL/SQL
3 9 (5.06%) VBA
4 5 (2.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.81%) VB
5 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.25%) COBOL
5 4 (2.25%) Assembly Language
5 4 (2.25%) REXX
5 4 (2.25%) JCL
6 2 (1.12%) XAML
6 2 (1.12%) Ruby
6 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.12%) X++
7 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.56%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.56%) XPath
7 1 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (6.74%) Degree
2 7 (3.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.37%) MCSE
3 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.12%) ISEB
6 2 (1.12%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) SCOM
2 1 (0.56%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.11%) Citrix
3 14 (7.87%) Oracle
4 11 (6.18%) SAP
5 7 (3.93%) VMware
6 6 (3.37%) Sage
6 6 (3.37%) Northgate
7 5 (2.81%) Cisco
8 4 (2.25%) IBM
9 3 (1.69%) Lotus
10 2 (1.12%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.12%) Avaya
10 2 (1.12%) HP
10 2 (1.12%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.56%) AppSense
11 1 (0.56%) Telerik
11 1 (0.56%) Adobe
11 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.56%) Tableau
11 1 (0.56%) Facebook
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