The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Merseyside
Rank 18 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 20 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.91% 5.62% 6.32%
As % of the Applications category 64.52% 67.86% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Median daily rate £458 £354 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.32% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £188 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £438 £272
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.54 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.51 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
31 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.25% 8.28% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 9
Median daily rate £450 £354 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% +57.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £438 £272
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.54 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £15.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Liverpool +9 15 £458 +46.40% 8
Wirral -3 3 £330 - 2
Bootle - 1 £465 - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) MS Office
3 11 (39.29%) Project Management
4 10 (35.71%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (32.14%) Finance
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) .NET
7 6 (21.43%) XML
7 6 (21.43%) Internet
7 6 (21.43%) Google
7 6 (21.43%) jQuery
8 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
8 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 5 (17.86%) Banking
8 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
8 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.29%) Data Management
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.29%) MS Project
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 3 (10.71%) Spring

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (14.29%) MS Project
4 3 (10.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Google Analytics
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) Extranet
2 3 (10.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) MS Access
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) CRM Manager
6 2 (7.14%) CRM Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) ERP Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
6 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) jQuery
2 6 (21.43%) XML
3 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) Autofac
4 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) REST
4 3 (10.71%) SAML
4 3 (10.71%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) WF
4 3 (10.71%) XSD
5 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.71%) OWASP
5 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Google
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Nintex