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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 137 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.39% 6.87% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 66.83% 64.13% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 17
Median daily rate £280 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £120 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £361 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 8 5
Median hourly rate £27.00 £10.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.41% -37.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.50 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.90 £19.00
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
205 92 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.55% 10.71% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 45 21
Median daily rate £310 £255 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £419 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 12
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.25 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £9.75 £10.15
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -9 126 £285 +42.50% 11
Durham +2 7 £238 -12.84% 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 116 (69.88%) Microsoft
2 93 (56.02%) Windows
3 85 (51.20%) Security Cleared
4 73 (43.98%) Active Directory
5 72 (43.37%) SQL Server
5 72 (43.37%) SC Cleared
6 70 (42.17%) SQL
6 70 (42.17%) HP
7 63 (37.95%) ITIL
8 49 (29.52%) Windows Server
9 48 (28.92%) Oracle
10 47 (28.31%) DHCP
10 47 (28.31%) DNS
10 47 (28.31%) VMware
11 44 (26.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (22.89%) MS Office
13 33 (19.88%) Citrix
13 33 (19.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (19.28%) Management Information System
15 30 (18.07%) Incident Management
16 29 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (16.87%) Clustering
17 28 (16.87%) VB
18 26 (15.66%) SLA
18 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Clustering
19 25 (15.06%) High Availability
20 24 (14.46%) Microsoft App-V
21 23 (13.86%) SAN
21 23 (13.86%) Terminal Services
21 23 (13.86%) Project Management

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 19 (11.45%) IIS
2 18 (10.84%) Apache
2 18 (10.84%) IBM Notes
3 10 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (4.22%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (22.89%) MS Office
2 10 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.41%) MS Project
5 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.20%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.31%) DHCP
1 47 (28.31%) DNS
2 23 (13.86%) SAN
3 21 (12.65%) TCP/IP
4 19 (11.45%) Firewall
5 14 (8.43%) Internet
6 12 (7.23%) Intranet
7 8 (4.82%) HTTP
8 3 (1.81%) SNMP
8 3 (1.81%) SSL
9 2 (1.20%) Extranet
9 2 (1.20%) Skype
9 2 (1.20%) VPN
10 1 (0.60%) 3G
10 1 (0.60%) LTE
10 1 (0.60%) MegaStream
10 1 (0.60%) MPLS
10 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.60%) VoLTE
10 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (43.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.84%) DB2
3 15 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.61%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 1 (0.60%) GIS
14 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
14 1 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
14 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (12.65%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.01%) Billing
4 4 (2.41%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (13.86%) Analyst
2 19 (11.45%) Wintel Support
3 15 (9.04%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.83%) Server Support
4 13 (7.83%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.02%) Developer
7 9 (5.42%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.82%) Administrator
9 7 (4.22%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.61%) Subject Matter Expert
10 6 (3.61%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) PMO Coordinator
11 5 (3.01%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
12 4 (2.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) Middleware
2 10 (6.02%) .NET
3 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.01%) Web Services
5 4 (2.41%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.20%) HTML
6 2 (1.20%) HTML5
6 2 (1.20%) MDX
7 1 (0.60%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.60%) D3.js
7 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.28%) Management Information System
2 29 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (16.87%) Clustering
4 18 (10.84%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.42%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.82%) CMDB
7 5 (3.01%) IVR
8 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.20%) Economics
9 2 (1.20%) Replication
9 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) PMI
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 93 (56.02%) Windows
2 49 (29.52%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.05%) Unix
4 18 (10.84%) Linux
4 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.95%) ITIL
2 30 (18.07%) Incident Management
3 25 (15.06%) High Availability
4 23 (13.86%) Project Management
5 22 (13.25%) Mentoring
6 18 (10.84%) Application Packaging
6 18 (10.84%) Change Management
6 18 (10.84%) ITIL V3
7 17 (10.24%) Configuration Management
7 17 (10.24%) Service Delivery
8 16 (9.64%) Change Control
9 15 (9.04%) Server Building
10 13 (7.83%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.23%) Problem Management
11 12 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (6.63%) Business Analysis
12 11 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (6.63%) Escalation Management
13 10 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) SQL
2 28 (16.87%) VB
3 22 (13.25%) PowerShell
4 18 (10.84%) Perl
4 18 (10.84%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.64%) VBScript
6 13 (7.83%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.02%) C#
8 4 (2.41%) VBA
9 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.20%) VB6
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 85 (51.20%) Security Cleared
2 72 (43.37%) SC Cleared
3 44 (26.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (13.25%) Degree
5 20 (12.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (7.23%) AAT
7 9 (5.42%) MCSA
7 9 (5.42%) MCSE
8 6 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) APMP
9 1 (0.60%) CAPM
9 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.60%) HNC
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.60%) MCDST
9 1 (0.60%) MCP
9 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) GxP
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 73 (43.98%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (14.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (13.86%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.22%) XenApp
6 6 (3.61%) Firmware
6 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Clustering
2 21 (12.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (12.05%) Perfmon
4 18 (10.84%) MOM
4 18 (10.84%) OpenView
4 18 (10.84%) Tivoli
5 17 (10.24%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (7.23%) HP SIM
7 10 (6.02%) SCCM
8 5 (3.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.60%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 116 (69.88%) Microsoft
2 70 (42.17%) HP
3 48 (28.92%) Oracle
4 47 (28.31%) VMware
5 33 (19.88%) Citrix
6 19 (11.45%) CA
7 18 (10.84%) BMC
7 18 (10.84%) Lotus
8 16 (9.64%) ServiceNow
9 10 (6.02%) TIBCO
10 7 (4.22%) Siemens
11 6 (3.61%) AppSense
11 6 (3.61%) SAP
12 5 (3.01%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.81%) Altiris
13 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.81%) Symantec
14 2 (1.20%) Cisco
14 2 (1.20%) Fujitsu
14 2 (1.20%) Nintex
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