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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Merseyside
Rank 19 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 20 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.58% 4.35% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 52.63% 58.33% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
Median daily rate £465 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £183 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £425 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.66 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.60 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.42% +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
38 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.50% 7.45% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 9
Median daily rate £465 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £185 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £15.09 £13.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £15.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.24 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +13.79%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 15 £465 +48.80% 12
Wirral -1 2 - - 1
Bootle +3 1 £465 -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) Project Management
3 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) MS Office
5 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) MS Project
7 6 (20.00%) CRM
7 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (20.00%) Google
8 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.67%) Workflow
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 5 (16.67%) Internet
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) Case Management
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Data Management
10 3 (10.00%) InfoPath
10 3 (10.00%) Google Analytics
10 3 (10.00%) jQuery
10 3 (10.00%) QA

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Project
3 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (10.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) Extranet
2 3 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MS Access
3 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.67%) GIS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) EDMS
4 1 (3.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) CRM Manager
5 2 (6.67%) CRM Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) PMO Lead
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) jQuery
2 3 (10.00%) WF
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) CRM
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Case Management
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Workflow
5 4 (13.33%) Data Management
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (10.00%) SOA
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.67%) Project Governance
7 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Google
3 3 (10.00%) Nintex
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) SAP