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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 43 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.65% 5.83% 6.33%
As % of the Applications category 59.72% 45.21% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £235 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +67.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.56 £14.25 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £13.30 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £21.85 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
72 73 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.13% 12.90% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 13
Average daily rate £349 £240 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.30% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.70 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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
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 +7 27 £300 +30.43% 17
Durham +4 14 £228 -3.19% 6
Northumberland - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 37 (35.92%) Security Cleared
3 35 (33.98%) Windows
4 28 (27.18%) MS Office
5 25 (24.27%) ITIL
5 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
6 24 (23.30%) SQL
7 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
7 23 (22.33%) Service Delivery
8 17 (16.50%) HP
9 16 (15.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (14.56%) Project Management
10 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
10 15 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (13.59%) VBA
11 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.62%) .NET
13 12 (11.65%) Service Management
13 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET
14 11 (10.68%) C#
14 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
14 11 (10.68%) Finance
14 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.71%) Incident Management
15 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (9.71%) MS Project
16 9 (8.74%) VB.NET
16 9 (8.74%) VBScript
16 9 (8.74%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.88%) IIS
2 4 (3.88%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.88%) Lync
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Documentum
4 1 (0.97%) Node.js
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.97%) Alfresco
Applications
1 28 (27.18%) MS Office
2 10 (9.71%) MS Project
3 8 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) DNS
2 7 (6.80%) Firewall
3 6 (5.83%) DHCP
4 5 (4.85%) LAN
4 5 (4.85%) WAN
5 4 (3.88%) SAN
5 4 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.88%) Network Security
6 3 (2.91%) SSL
6 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.94%) Junos
7 2 (1.94%) Intranet
8 1 (0.97%) DSL
8 1 (0.97%) Wireless
8 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.97%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.94%) MS Access
10 1 (0.97%) DTS
10 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Subversion
1 3 (2.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Legal
3 4 (3.88%) Back Office
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Developer
3 13 (12.62%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.71%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Release Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.91%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.91%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) .NET
2 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.83%) MDX
3 6 (5.83%) Web Services
3 6 (5.83%) jQuery
4 4 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.91%) Itk
5 3 (2.91%) XML
5 3 (2.91%) XSL
5 3 (2.91%) XSLT
5 3 (2.91%) Swing
5 3 (2.91%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) Ajax
6 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.97%) HTML5
6 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.97%) CSS3
6 1 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) Economics
2 8 (7.77%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.85%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
5 3 (2.91%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.91%) SCADA
6 1 (0.97%) CMDB
6 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.97%) iPad
6 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) NHS
6 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) UNIX
6 1 (0.97%) Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.27%) ITIL
2 23 (22.33%) Service Delivery
3 15 (14.56%) Project Management
3 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
3 15 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (11.65%) Service Management
5 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.71%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.77%) Data Management
9 7 (6.80%) Web Design
10 6 (5.83%) Change Management
10 6 (5.83%) Web Development
10 6 (5.83%) Time Management
10 6 (5.83%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (5.83%) Change Control
10 6 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.85%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) VBA
3 11 (10.68%) C#
4 9 (8.74%) VBScript
4 9 (8.74%) VB.NET
5 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.80%) C
7 6 (5.83%) VB
8 4 (3.88%) Java
9 3 (2.91%) C++
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.91%) MCSE
5 2 (1.94%) MCSA
5 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.97%) Degree
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) CCNA
6 1 (0.97%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.91%) vSphere
3 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP SIM
2 4 (3.88%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.91%) OpenView
4 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.97%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 72 (69.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.50%) HP
3 9 (8.74%) Cisco
4 8 (7.77%) CA
5 6 (5.83%) VMware
6 4 (3.88%) McAfee
6 4 (3.88%) EMC
6 4 (3.88%) Juniper
6 4 (3.88%) Lotus
6 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.88%) Oracle
7 3 (2.91%) Siemens
7 3 (2.91%) Citrix
7 3 (2.91%) TippingPoint
7 3 (2.91%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.91%) F5
7 3 (2.91%) Tableau
8 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.97%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.97%) BT
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