The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 98 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 3.85% 1.85% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£318 £213 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.41% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £213 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £303 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £275 £248
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +3.70%
Spreadsheet
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
208 162 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.24% 12.38% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 108 62
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £175 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 27
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £18.15 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Manchester region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Manchester region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 - -
Spreadsheet
North West

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 5 (33.33%) MS Project
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) WebEx
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Project
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) WebEx
2 1 (6.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Coordinator
1 4 (26.67%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Excel Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) MI Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Actuary
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ACCA
1 1 (6.67%) CIMA
1 1 (6.67%) ICAEW
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
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