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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 62 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.87% 4.80% 4.68%
As % of the Applications category 68.89% 49.15% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £178 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £282 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
90 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.42% 9.77% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 14
Average daily rate £240 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.81 £13.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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 +12 48 £200 -14.89% 16
Durham +4 12 £180 -23.40% 3
Cleveland - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 72 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.63%) ITIL
2 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
3 31 (27.93%) MS Office
4 29 (26.13%) Windows
5 19 (17.12%) Service Management
5 19 (17.12%) Change Management
5 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
5 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (14.41%) HP
7 15 (13.51%) Service Delivery
7 15 (13.51%) Finance
8 14 (12.61%) SQL
9 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
10 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 12 (10.81%) PRINCE2
10 12 (10.81%) Project Management
10 12 (10.81%) Incident Management
11 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (9.91%) Time Management
11 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
11 11 (9.91%) Cisco
12 10 (9.01%) CA
12 10 (9.01%) MS Project
12 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (7.21%) Release Management
14 8 (7.21%) Economics

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (7.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.60%) Lync
4 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.90%) Documentum
6 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.90%) Node.js
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.93%) MS Office
2 10 (9.01%) MS Project
3 7 (6.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.90%) Windchill
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) LAN
1 8 (7.21%) WAN
1 8 (7.21%) Firewall
2 7 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (5.41%) SAN
3 6 (5.41%) Junos
4 5 (4.50%) Network Security
4 5 (4.50%) DNS
5 3 (2.70%) SSL
5 3 (2.70%) DHCP
5 3 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.80%) Intranet
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.90%) NAS
7 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.90%) Internet
7 1 (0.90%) DSL
7 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.50%) MS Access
4 5 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.90%) DTS
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Subversion
2 3 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Legal
3 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (36.94%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.21%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Release Manager
6 8 (7.21%) Change Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) jQuery
2 5 (4.50%) HTML
2 5 (4.50%) .NET
3 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (3.60%) Itk
3 4 (3.60%) XML
3 4 (3.60%) XSL
3 4 (3.60%) XSLT
3 4 (3.60%) Swing
4 1 (0.90%) Ajax
4 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.90%) WCF
4 1 (0.90%) LINQ
4 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.90%) HTML5
4 1 (0.90%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.90%) CSS3
4 1 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.21%) Economics
4 5 (4.50%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.50%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.70%) SCADA
5 3 (2.70%) iPad
6 2 (1.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) GIS
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) CMDB
7 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.31%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.70%) Linux
6 3 (2.70%) Android
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) ITIL
2 19 (17.12%) Service Management
2 19 (17.12%) Change Management
3 15 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 12 (10.81%) Project Management
4 12 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 12 (10.81%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.91%) Time Management
6 8 (7.21%) Release Management
6 8 (7.21%) ITSM
7 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.41%) CAD
7 6 (5.41%) Web Development
7 6 (5.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 6 (5.41%) Change Control
8 5 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.50%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.50%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) SQL
2 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.31%) VBA
3 7 (6.31%) C
4 6 (5.41%) Java
5 4 (3.60%) C++
5 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.70%) C#
7 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.60%) MCSE
5 3 (2.70%) Degree
6 2 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.80%) MCSA
6 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.90%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.60%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) vSphere
3 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) WhatsUp Gold
1 4 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.90%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 72 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.41%) HP
3 11 (9.91%) Cisco
4 10 (9.01%) CA
5 7 (6.31%) McAfee
5 7 (6.31%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.31%) Juniper
5 7 (6.31%) F5
6 6 (5.41%) TippingPoint
6 6 (5.41%) EMC
7 5 (4.50%) Siemens
7 5 (4.50%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.60%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.60%) Tableau
8 4 (3.60%) Crossbeam
8 4 (3.60%) Dell
9 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.90%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.90%) Adobe
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Connectus
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £37,000 to £39,000 per annum
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Atos
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago