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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 52 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.31% 7.81% 7.27%
As % of the Applications category 57.78% 71.43% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +88.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £202 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £400 £145
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.65 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% -64.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
90 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.38% 10.94% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 22
Average daily rate £416 £289 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.15% +92.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £14.40 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.60 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 27 £333 +33.00% 13
Durham +3 22 £350 -4.10% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 89 (70.08%) Microsoft
2 61 (48.03%) Windows
3 53 (41.73%) Security Cleared
4 45 (35.43%) SQL
5 44 (34.65%) MS Office
6 36 (28.35%) Service Delivery
7 35 (27.56%) SQL Server
7 35 (27.56%) ITIL
8 33 (25.98%) HP
9 29 (22.83%) SC Cleared
10 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (19.69%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (18.90%) Active Directory
12 23 (18.11%) Incident Management
12 23 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (17.32%) .NET
13 22 (17.32%) Service Management
14 21 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (16.54%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (15.75%) VBA
15 20 (15.75%) ASP.NET
16 19 (14.96%) SharePoint
16 19 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (14.17%) Problem Management
18 17 (13.39%) C#
19 16 (12.60%) Project Management
20 15 (11.81%) VBScript
20 15 (11.81%) VB.NET
20 15 (11.81%) PRINCE2
20 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (14.96%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.30%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.72%) IIS
5 5 (3.94%) Apache
6 4 (3.15%) Lync
7 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (34.65%) MS Office
2 7 (5.51%) MS Project
3 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) DNS
2 12 (9.45%) Firewall
3 8 (6.30%) SAN
3 8 (6.30%) LAN
3 8 (6.30%) WAN
3 8 (6.30%) Network Security
3 8 (6.30%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (5.51%) SSL
4 7 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (4.72%) Intranet
5 6 (4.72%) DHCP
6 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.94%) Junos
7 3 (2.36%) LDAP
8 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (27.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (16.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.94%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (3.15%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 11 (8.66%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Legal
3 4 (3.15%) Back Office
3 4 (3.15%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Developer
2 20 (15.75%) Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Excel Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.94%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.15%) Database Developer
9 4 (3.15%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.15%) Wintel Support
9 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 3 (2.36%) Messaging Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.32%) .NET
2 20 (15.75%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.87%) Web Services
3 10 (7.87%) MDX
4 6 (4.72%) jQuery
5 5 (3.94%) Middleware
6 4 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.36%) HTML5
7 3 (2.36%) CSS3
7 3 (2.36%) HTML
7 3 (2.36%) CSS
8 2 (1.57%) SOAP
8 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.57%) REST
9 1 (0.79%) WCF
9 1 (0.79%) LINQ
9 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.02%) Clustering
2 14 (11.02%) N-Tier
3 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.51%) Cryptography
5 6 (4.72%) Economics
6 5 (3.94%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (3.15%) IVR
8 3 (2.36%) iPad
8 3 (2.36%) SCADA
9 1 (0.79%) CMDB
9 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (48.03%) Windows
2 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.36%) Android
5 3 (2.36%) Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.57%) UNIX
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.35%) Service Delivery
2 35 (27.56%) ITIL
3 25 (19.69%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (18.11%) Incident Management
5 22 (17.32%) Service Management
6 18 (14.17%) Problem Management
7 16 (12.60%) Project Management
8 15 (11.81%) PRINCE2
9 14 (11.02%) Data Management
10 12 (9.45%) Web Design
11 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (6.30%) Configuration Management
13 8 (6.30%) Network Management
14 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
14 7 (5.51%) Network Design
14 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (4.72%) Change Control
15 6 (4.72%) Web Development
15 6 (4.72%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) SQL
2 20 (15.75%) VBA
3 17 (13.39%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) VBScript
4 15 (11.81%) VB.NET
5 12 (9.45%) VB
6 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.94%) C
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (41.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (22.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.57%) MCSE
5 2 (1.57%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) Degree
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 6 (4.72%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (18.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.72%) vSphere
3 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.94%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) MIIS
2 8 (6.30%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (5.51%) HP SIM
4 5 (3.94%) OpenView
4 5 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.79%) SCCM
7 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 89 (70.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.98%) HP
3 12 (9.45%) Cisco
4 9 (7.09%) VMware
5 8 (6.30%) McAfee
5 8 (6.30%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.30%) Lotus
5 8 (6.30%) Juniper
6 7 (5.51%) F5
7 6 (4.72%) EMC
7 6 (4.72%) 3PAR
7 6 (4.72%) TippingPoint
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle
8 5 (3.94%) Citrix
8 5 (3.94%) CA
9 4 (3.15%) Genesys
9 4 (3.15%) SAP
10 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.79%) Crossbeam
11 1 (0.79%) Riverbed
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