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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 11 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.33% 5.65% 3.77%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 50.00% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
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£410 £325 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +209.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -49.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.25%
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 Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
33 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.99% 11.29% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
Average daily rate £404 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £514 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -33.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 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 10 £407 +12.20% 4
St Helens - 2 £405 - 1
Wirral - - - - 1
Southport - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Change Management
3 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 6 (23.08%) MS Project
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) MS Office
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (15.38%) MS Project Server
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) SLA
6 3 (11.54%) ETL
7 2 (7.69%) Siebel
7 2 (7.69%) DTS
7 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) HNC

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project Server
3 2 (7.69%) JCAPS
4 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Project
2 5 (19.23%) MS Office
3 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) DTS
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Russian Language
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Server Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) NHS
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) PowerHouse
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) HNC
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Siebel
3 2 (7.69%) CommVault
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica
3 2 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (3.85%) Unisys