The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 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 North East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 41 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.22% 5.75% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 53.95% 40.00% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £243 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.34% -20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £9.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.40 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
76 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.38% 14.37% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 16
Average daily rate £325 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £15.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 31 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
Tyne and Wear -2 29 £295 +13.46% 31
Durham -1 8 £325 +85.71% 5
Northumberland - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.56%) MS Office
3 19 (26.39%) SQL
3 19 (26.39%) SharePoint
3 19 (26.39%) Finance
4 16 (22.22%) Windows
5 15 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (18.06%) ITIL
7 12 (16.67%) MS Project
8 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
9 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
9 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 10 (13.89%) HP
9 10 (13.89%) Service Management
10 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
12 7 (9.72%) Problem Management
12 7 (9.72%) VBA
12 7 (9.72%) .NET
12 7 (9.72%) C#
12 7 (9.72%) LAN
12 7 (9.72%) WAN
13 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (8.33%) XML
13 6 (8.33%) Project Planning
14 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (6.94%) QA
14 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (6.94%) Network Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 19 (26.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (30.56%) MS Office
2 15 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (16.67%) MS Project
4 3 (4.17%) InfoPath
4 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.39%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) LAN
1 7 (9.72%) WAN
2 5 (6.94%) DNS
3 4 (5.56%) SAN
3 4 (5.56%) Extranet
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.17%) Network Security
4 3 (4.17%) DHCP
4 3 (4.17%) HTTP
4 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.17%) Junos
5 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.78%) VoIP
5 2 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (1.39%) Intranet
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.39%) LTE
6 1 (1.39%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.78%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.39%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Crystal Enterprise
6 1 (1.39%) OLAP
6 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Developer
2 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Service Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Technical Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (6.94%) Network Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 4 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) MI Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Project Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Project Support Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Migration Technician
6 2 (2.78%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) XML
3 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 3 (4.17%) jQuery
4 3 (4.17%) REST
5 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.39%) CSS3
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.39%) HTML5
6 1 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) NHS
1 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.17%) IVR
2 3 (4.17%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.78%) UNIX
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
3 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
3 10 (13.89%) Service Management
4 7 (9.72%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 5 (6.94%) Network Management
6 5 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.17%) Change Management
8 3 (4.17%) B2B
8 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.78%) Network Design
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) C#
2 7 (9.72%) VBA
3 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.17%) MUMPS
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.39%) MCT
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) ISO 9000
3 3 (4.17%) HL7
3 3 (4.17%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.78%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.17%) vSphere
2 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) HP
3 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.56%) McAfee
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco
3 4 (5.56%) Juniper
3 4 (5.56%) F5
4 3 (4.17%) 3PAR
4 3 (4.17%) Genesys
4 3 (4.17%) CA
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) InterSystems
4 3 (4.17%) VMware
4 3 (4.17%) EMC
4 3 (4.17%) TippingPoint
5 2 (2.78%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.78%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.39%) Progress
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.39%) Veritas
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