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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 39 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 88 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.32% 6.90% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 60.27% 63.53% 61.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 20
Median daily rate £300 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £343 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Median hourly rate £27.75 £11.06 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.01% -35.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.46 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.90 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
146 85 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.49% 10.86% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 35 31
Median daily rate £310 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £415 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £9.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £33.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -22 75 £310 +55.00% 20
Durham +4 10 £213 -15.00% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 79 (65.83%) Microsoft
2 62 (51.67%) Windows
3 55 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 48 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 44 (36.67%) SQL
5 44 (36.67%) SQL Server
5 44 (36.67%) SC Cleared
6 43 (35.83%) ITIL
7 39 (32.50%) HP
8 33 (27.50%) MS Office
9 32 (26.67%) Windows Server
10 30 (25.00%) DNS
10 30 (25.00%) DHCP
11 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (19.17%) Finance
12 23 (19.17%) VMware
13 21 (17.50%) Management Information System
14 20 (16.67%) VB
15 19 (15.83%) Oracle
15 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (15.00%) Citrix
17 17 (14.17%) Project Management
18 16 (13.33%) Unix
18 16 (13.33%) Degree
19 15 (12.50%) Incident Management
19 15 (12.50%) Computer Science
19 15 (12.50%) Linux
19 15 (12.50%) CA
19 15 (12.50%) Mentoring
19 15 (12.50%) Change Control

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 11 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.33%) Apache
2 10 (8.33%) IIS
3 7 (5.83%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.83%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.50%) CICS
4 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (27.50%) MS Office
2 11 (9.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.33%) MS Project
3 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.00%) DHCP
1 30 (25.00%) DNS
2 14 (11.67%) SAN
3 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.00%) Internet
5 9 (7.50%) Intranet
6 8 (6.67%) Firewall
7 5 (4.17%) SSL
8 3 (2.50%) FTP
8 3 (2.50%) WinSCP
9 2 (1.67%) Skype
9 2 (1.67%) SNMP
9 2 (1.67%) VoIP
9 2 (1.67%) VPN
10 1 (0.83%) ATM
10 1 (0.83%) GSM
10 1 (0.83%) LAN
10 1 (0.83%) SDH
10 1 (0.83%) UMTS
10 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) DB2
3 13 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.50%) Easytrieve
5 3 (2.50%) MS Access
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MSI
2 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Billing
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Analyst
2 13 (10.83%) Developer
3 9 (7.50%) Support Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) Wintel Support
5 7 (5.83%) Server Support
6 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.00%) Administrator
6 6 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 5 (4.17%) PMO Coordinator
7 5 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.33%) ASP Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) .NET
2 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.83%) Middleware
4 5 (4.17%) Web Services
5 4 (3.33%) Classic ASP
6 3 (2.50%) ISPF
7 2 (1.67%) HTML
7 2 (1.67%) HTML5
7 2 (1.67%) MDX
8 1 (0.83%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.83%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.83%) D3.js
8 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 14 (11.67%) Clustering
5 9 (7.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.17%) IVR
7 4 (3.33%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.50%) VSAM
9 2 (1.67%) CMDB
10 1 (0.83%) Economics
10 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.83%) PMI
10 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (51.67%) Windows
2 32 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.33%) Unix
4 15 (12.50%) Linux
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.50%) MVS
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Project Management
3 15 (12.50%) Change Control
3 15 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 15 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 13 (10.83%) Risk Management
5 12 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 11 (9.17%) Change Management
6 11 (9.17%) High Availability
7 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.33%) Server Building
7 10 (8.33%) Time Management
8 8 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.67%) Service Management
9 7 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.83%) Application Packaging
9 7 (5.83%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.67%) SQL
2 20 (16.67%) VB
3 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 14 (11.67%) Perl
5 12 (10.00%) C#
5 12 (10.00%) VBScript
6 11 (9.17%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.83%) VBA
9 3 (2.50%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.50%) C++
9 3 (2.50%) CLIST
9 3 (2.50%) COBOL
9 3 (2.50%) Java
9 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.50%) JCL
9 3 (2.50%) REXX
9 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.67%) VB6
11 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 44 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (13.33%) Degree
5 10 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (5.83%) MCSE
7 6 (5.00%) MCSA
8 5 (4.17%) AAT
9 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.83%) APMP
10 1 (0.83%) CAPM
10 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) HNC
10 1 (0.83%) HND
10 1 (0.83%) ISEB
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) MCDST
10 1 (0.83%) MCP
10 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) GxP
2 2 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 48 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 11 (9.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.17%) XenApp
6 3 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.67%) Firmware
7 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) MOM
1 11 (9.17%) Tivoli
2 10 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (6.67%) Perfmon
4 8 (6.67%) SCCM
5 7 (5.83%) OpenView
6 6 (5.00%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 79 (65.83%) Microsoft
2 39 (32.50%) HP
3 23 (19.17%) VMware
4 19 (15.83%) Oracle
5 18 (15.00%) Citrix
6 15 (12.50%) CA
7 11 (9.17%) BMC
7 11 (9.17%) ServiceNow
8 7 (5.83%) Lotus
9 4 (3.33%) AppSense
9 4 (3.33%) SAP
9 4 (3.33%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco
10 3 (2.50%) IBM
10 3 (2.50%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.50%) Symantec
11 2 (1.67%) Altiris
11 2 (1.67%) Dell
12 1 (0.83%) Huawei
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