The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Merseyside 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.01% 5.53% 8.41%
As % of the Applications category 40.54% 48.15% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
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£410 £338 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% +221.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £10.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -54.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £10.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £10.00 £28.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -6.37%
Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
37 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.29% 11.49% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 5
Average daily rate £404 £425 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +203.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £525 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.25 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% -33.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.45 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.70 £22.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Liverpool +3 14 £407 +8.46% 3
St Helens - 2 £405 - 1
Wirral - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (21.88%) MS Office
4 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 7 (21.88%) Change Management
5 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.75%) MS Project
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
6 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) CommVault
7 4 (12.50%) NHS
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.50%) DTS
7 4 (12.50%) MS Project Server
7 4 (12.50%) LiteSpeed
7 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (12.50%) Clustering
7 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (12.50%) JCAPS
7 4 (12.50%) HL7
8 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) SLA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) MS Project Server
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (12.50%) JCAPS
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) MS Project
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) DTS
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.25%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.13%) OLAP
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) French Language
2 2 (6.25%) Italian Language
2 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.13%) Russian Language
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) DBA
5 3 (9.38%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Server Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
7 1 (3.13%) Project Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Information Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) NHS
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Change Management
2 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) ETL
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) HNC
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) HL7
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) CommVault
4 2 (6.25%) Informatica
4 2 (6.25%) Siebel
4 2 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Unisys