The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 78 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.41% 0.14%
As % of the Applications category 3.78% 2.86% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £173 £313
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -44.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 140 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.13% 14.26% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 41 56
Average daily rate £325 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.16 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.78% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £7.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £72.75 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Spreadsheet
North West

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 17 April 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (41.67%) Asset Management
1 5 (41.67%) CMDB
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) NetWare
4 2 (16.67%) Novell
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) ECDL
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) CICS
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) assyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (8.33%) SLA

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle iProcurement
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (8.33%) Project Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Software Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Procurement Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) NetWare
3 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Novell
2 2 (16.67%) Apple
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle