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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 11 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 55 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.41% 7.39% 3.29%
As % of the Applications category 57.29% 44.83% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 1
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£338 £225 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.60 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.84% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £9.35 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.25 £16.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £14.74 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -1.76%
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
96 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.68% 16.48% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 13
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £175 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.75 £12.48 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.28% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.57 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £15.45 £17.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 -1 40 £375 +51.51% 27
Durham -9 10 £325 +44.44% 3
Northumberland - 1 - -
Cleveland - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 39 (46.99%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.94%) MS Office
3 28 (33.73%) Windows
4 27 (32.53%) SQL
5 26 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (28.92%) SharePoint
7 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
8 18 (21.69%) Incident Management
9 17 (20.48%) HP
10 16 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (19.28%) Problem Management
11 15 (18.07%) .NET
11 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
12 14 (16.87%) ITIL
12 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
12 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
13 13 (15.66%) Finance
14 12 (14.46%) Service Management
14 12 (14.46%) C#
14 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
15 11 (13.25%) VBA
15 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
16 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
18 8 (9.64%) Clustering
18 8 (9.64%) MS Project
18 8 (9.64%) DNS
18 8 (9.64%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 24 (28.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (34.94%) MS Office
2 8 (9.64%) MS Project
3 6 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.61%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.20%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) WAN
1 8 (9.64%) LAN
1 8 (9.64%) DNS
2 7 (8.43%) Firewall
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (6.02%) DHCP
4 4 (4.82%) Network Security
4 4 (4.82%) SAN
5 3 (3.61%) Intranet
5 3 (3.61%) Extranet
5 3 (3.61%) Junos
5 3 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (3.61%) HTTP
5 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.61%) SSL
6 1 (1.20%) VoIP
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.23%) SAP BI
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Crystal Enterprise
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Coordinator
3 7 (8.43%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 5 (6.02%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.41%) Process Analyst
7 2 (2.41%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (2.41%) Migration Technician
7 2 (2.41%) Business Process Analyst
7 2 (2.41%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.43%) Web Services
4 6 (7.23%) XML
4 6 (7.23%) HTML
5 5 (6.02%) REST
6 4 (4.82%) MDX
7 3 (3.61%) jQuery
7 3 (3.61%) HTML5
7 3 (3.61%) CSS
7 3 (3.61%) CSS3
8 2 (2.41%) Middleware
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.64%) Clustering
4 7 (8.43%) IVR
5 6 (7.23%) N-Tier
6 5 (6.02%) NHS
7 4 (4.82%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.41%) Statistics
8 2 (2.41%) User Experience
9 1 (1.20%) CMDB
9 1 (1.20%) iPad
9 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Windows
2 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.41%) Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.20%) UNIX
6 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Incident Management
2 16 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.28%) Problem Management
3 14 (16.87%) ITIL
3 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
4 12 (14.46%) Service Management
5 7 (8.43%) Data Management
5 7 (8.43%) CRM
6 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.23%) WFM
6 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
6 6 (7.23%) Network Management
6 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.02%) Coaching
7 5 (6.02%) Web Design
7 5 (6.02%) Change Management
8 4 (4.82%) B2B
8 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.61%) Network Design
9 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) SQL
2 12 (14.46%) C#
3 11 (13.25%) VBA
4 6 (7.23%) VBScript
4 6 (7.23%) VB
4 6 (7.23%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) MUMPS
8 2 (2.41%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.20%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.61%) HL7
3 3 (3.61%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.61%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.61%) vSphere
3 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (6.02%) MIIS
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (46.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.48%) HP
3 7 (8.43%) SAP
3 7 (8.43%) Genesys
4 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) Lotus
4 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.02%) McAfee
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) Juniper
4 5 (6.02%) F5
5 3 (3.61%) 3PAR
5 3 (3.61%) TippingPoint
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) EMC
5 3 (3.61%) InterSystems
5 3 (3.61%) CA
6 2 (2.41%) Crossbeam
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Riverbed
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £347.48 per day
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Rate: Unspecified - Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £255 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day > 3 months contract
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Rate: From £200 to £300 per day > 3 months contract
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Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
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