The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 32 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 114 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.87% 5.59% 7.98%
As % of the Applications category 64.77% 62.65% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 20
Median daily rate £280 £281 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.35% +4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 7 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £10.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £9.80 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.10 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
MS Excel
England

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

Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
176 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.15% 8.92% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 46 33
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £124 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 10 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £30.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear +12 105 £280 +40.00% 15
Durham -1 7 £263 -12.50% 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 128 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 97 (56.40%) Windows
3 96 (55.81%) Security Cleared
4 85 (49.42%) SC Cleared
5 79 (45.93%) Active Directory
6 78 (45.35%) SQL Server
7 72 (41.86%) HP
8 71 (41.28%) SQL
9 63 (36.63%) ITIL
10 54 (31.40%) Oracle
11 53 (30.81%) VMware
11 53 (30.81%) Windows Server
12 50 (29.07%) DNS
12 50 (29.07%) DHCP
13 47 (27.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 39 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (20.35%) Citrix
15 35 (20.35%) Management Information System
16 33 (19.19%) Incident Management
16 33 (19.19%) MS Office
17 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (17.44%) Clustering
19 28 (16.28%) VB
19 28 (16.28%) SLA
19 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Clustering
20 27 (15.70%) High Availability
21 26 (15.12%) Microsoft App-V
22 25 (14.53%) Terminal Services
23 24 (13.95%) SAN
23 24 (13.95%) Configuration Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 22 (12.79%) IIS
2 20 (11.63%) Apache
2 20 (11.63%) IBM Notes
3 14 (8.14%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (4.07%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.74%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.58%) CMS
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (19.19%) MS Office
2 8 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.07%) MS Project
4 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.16%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.07%) DHCP
1 50 (29.07%) DNS
2 24 (13.95%) SAN
3 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.21%) Firewall
5 14 (8.14%) Internet
6 12 (6.98%) HTTP
6 12 (6.98%) Intranet
7 3 (1.74%) Skype
7 3 (1.74%) SNMP
7 3 (1.74%) SSL
8 2 (1.16%) Extranet
8 2 (1.16%) VPN
9 1 (0.58%) 3G
9 1 (0.58%) ATM
9 1 (0.58%) BGP
9 1 (0.58%) GSM
9 1 (0.58%) IPv4
9 1 (0.58%) LAN
9 1 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.05%) DB2
3 14 (8.14%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.40%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.81%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (12.21%) MSI
2 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (11.05%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.91%) Billing
4 4 (2.33%) Advertising
5 3 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (11.63%) Analyst
2 19 (11.05%) Wintel Support
3 16 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.56%) Server Support
6 11 (6.40%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.81%) Developer
8 9 (5.23%) Technical Leader
9 7 (4.07%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Coordinator
9 7 (4.07%) Subject Matter Expert
10 6 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.49%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.91%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.79%) Middleware
2 10 (5.81%) .NET
3 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.49%) Web Services
5 3 (1.74%) Classic ASP
5 3 (1.74%) HTML
5 3 (1.74%) HTML5
6 2 (1.16%) MDX
7 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.58%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.58%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.58%) CSS
7 1 (0.58%) D3.js
7 1 (0.58%) jQuery
7 1 (0.58%) Node.js
7 1 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.35%) Management Information System
2 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (17.44%) Clustering
4 18 (10.47%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.81%) CMDB
6 9 (5.23%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.91%) IVR
8 4 (2.33%) Economics
9 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.16%) Replication
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.58%) NHS
11 1 (0.58%) PMI
11 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (56.40%) Windows
2 53 (30.81%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.05%) Linux
3 19 (11.05%) Unix
4 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.63%) ITIL
2 33 (19.19%) Incident Management
3 27 (15.70%) High Availability
4 24 (13.95%) Configuration Management
5 23 (13.37%) Mentoring
5 23 (13.37%) Project Management
6 20 (11.63%) Application Packaging
7 19 (11.05%) Change Management
8 18 (10.47%) Change Control
8 18 (10.47%) ITIL V3
8 18 (10.47%) Service Delivery
9 16 (9.30%) Server Building
10 13 (7.56%) Escalation Management
10 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
10 13 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (6.98%) Risk Management
12 11 (6.40%) Business Analysis
12 11 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (6.40%) Migration
13 10 (5.81%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (41.28%) SQL
2 28 (16.28%) VB
3 22 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 19 (11.05%) Perl
4 19 (11.05%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.30%) VBScript
6 12 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.81%) C#
8 4 (2.33%) VBA
9 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.16%) C
10 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.58%) Java
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 85 (49.42%) SC Cleared
3 47 (27.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (12.79%) Degree
5 21 (12.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (7.56%) AAT
7 9 (5.23%) MCSA
7 9 (5.23%) MCSE
8 6 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.58%) APMP
9 1 (0.58%) CAPM
9 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) HNC
9 1 (0.58%) HND
9 1 (0.58%) ISEB
9 1 (0.58%) MCDST
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.74%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 79 (45.93%) Active Directory
2 39 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (15.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (14.53%) Terminal Services
5 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (5.81%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.07%) Firmware
6 7 (4.07%) XenApp
7 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 23 (13.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (12.79%) Perfmon
4 20 (11.63%) OpenView
5 19 (11.05%) MOM
5 19 (11.05%) Tivoli
6 18 (10.47%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (8.14%) HP SIM
8 7 (4.07%) SCCM
9 5 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 128 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 72 (41.86%) HP
3 54 (31.40%) Oracle
4 53 (30.81%) VMware
5 35 (20.35%) Citrix
6 20 (11.63%) CA
6 20 (11.63%) Lotus
7 19 (11.05%) BMC
8 16 (9.30%) ServiceNow
9 14 (8.14%) TIBCO
10 9 (5.23%) Siemens
11 6 (3.49%) AppSense
11 6 (3.49%) SAP
12 5 (2.91%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.74%) Altiris
13 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.16%) Cisco
14 2 (1.16%) Fujitsu
14 2 (1.16%) Nintex
15 1 (0.58%) Tellabs
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