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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / North East
Rank 15 34 16
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 102 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.71% 5.19% 8.15%
As % of the Applications category 77.86% 66.67% 58.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 26 30
Median daily rate £335 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £104 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £26.20 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £19.95 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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
131 69 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.76% 7.78% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 39 53
Median daily rate £335 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £109 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.55 £28.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +14 84 £350 +22.80% 12
Durham -1 5 £288 -13.05% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 174 (86.14%) Microsoft
2 141 (69.80%) Windows
3 95 (47.03%) ITIL
4 81 (40.10%) Active Directory
5 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
6 62 (30.69%) Linux
7 60 (29.70%) Open Source
7 60 (29.70%) SaaS
7 60 (29.70%) PaaS
7 60 (29.70%) IaaS
8 59 (29.21%) Security Cleared
9 58 (28.71%) SQL
10 56 (27.72%) DevOps
11 54 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
11 54 (26.73%) Change Management
12 53 (26.24%) PRINCE2
13 52 (25.74%) MS PowerPoint
14 51 (25.25%) Problem Management
15 48 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
16 46 (22.77%) Data Management
17 45 (22.28%) DHCP
18 44 (21.78%) Unix
18 44 (21.78%) SQL Server
19 43 (21.29%) DNS
20 42 (20.79%) SC Cleared
21 40 (19.80%) AIX
22 39 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
23 37 (18.32%) Service Management
24 36 (17.82%) Migration
25 35 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification

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 30 (14.85%) SharePoint
2 29 (14.36%) WebSphere
3 26 (12.87%) IIS
4 22 (10.89%) Skype for Business
5 21 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (10.40%) MS Exchange
6 16 (7.92%) OpenStack
7 14 (6.93%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.48%) SAS
10 5 (2.48%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.49%) Apache
12 3 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.49%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 52 (25.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 20 (9.90%) MS Office
3 12 (5.94%) MS Project
4 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 60 (29.70%) IaaS
1 60 (29.70%) PaaS
1 60 (29.70%) SaaS
2 23 (11.39%) Office 365
3 12 (5.94%) HP Helion
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.49%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.28%) DHCP
2 43 (21.29%) DNS
3 21 (10.40%) Skype
4 14 (6.93%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.44%) LDAP
6 12 (5.94%) LAN
6 12 (5.94%) WAN
7 6 (2.97%) Internet
8 5 (2.48%) HTTP
9 4 (1.98%) 3G
9 4 (1.98%) Intranet
9 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.49%) FTP
10 3 (1.49%) IPsec
10 3 (1.49%) SSL
11 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.93%) DB2
4 13 (6.44%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (5.94%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.95%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.47%) OLTP
8 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.97%) Ingres
9 6 (2.97%) OLAP
10 5 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.98%) SAP BW
12 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.49%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.99%) CA Gen
2 2 (0.99%) MSI
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (8.91%) Finance
2 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.50%) Advertising
3 1 (0.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.50%) Legal
3 1 (0.50%) Local Government
3 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (13.37%) Support Engineer
2 24 (11.88%) DBA
3 21 (10.40%) Analyst
4 19 (9.41%) Administrator
5 17 (8.42%) Operations Engineer
6 16 (7.92%) Developer
7 15 (7.43%) Architect
8 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.44%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (5.45%) SQL DBA
11 10 (4.95%) Operations Analyst
11 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (4.46%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 9 (4.46%) Migration Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) Operational Support Analyst
12 9 (4.46%) Operations Support Analyst
12 9 (4.46%) Oracle DBA
12 9 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.42%) .NET
2 11 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.98%) Middleware
4 3 (1.49%) HTML
4 3 (1.49%) J2EE
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (1.49%) Servlets
5 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.99%) jQuery
6 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) MDX
6 1 (0.50%) Node.js
6 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.50%) WCF
6 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (26.73%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.87%) Management Information System
3 21 (10.40%) Computer Science
4 18 (8.91%) Data Centre
5 15 (7.43%) Private Cloud
6 12 (5.94%) Clustering
7 11 (5.45%) Tandem
8 6 (2.97%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.48%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.48%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.98%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.98%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.99%) iPad
11 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 141 (69.80%) Windows
2 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
3 62 (30.69%) Linux
4 44 (21.78%) Unix
5 40 (19.80%) AIX
6 39 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (14.85%) Windows XP
9 28 (13.86%) Windows 2000
10 27 (13.37%) Windows 7
11 26 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (5.94%) Android
13 10 (4.95%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.97%) Windows 10
14 6 (2.97%) Windows 8
15 5 (2.48%) MVS
15 5 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (2.48%) zOS
16 3 (1.49%) VME
17 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.03%) ITIL
2 60 (29.70%) Open Source
3 56 (27.72%) DevOps
4 54 (26.73%) Change Management
5 53 (26.24%) PRINCE2
6 51 (25.25%) Problem Management
7 48 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (22.77%) Data Management
9 37 (18.32%) Service Management
10 36 (17.82%) Migration
11 27 (13.37%) ITSM
12 24 (11.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 18 (8.91%) Release Management
14 17 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (7.92%) Project Management
16 15 (7.43%) CRM
16 15 (7.43%) TOGAF
17 14 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
19 12 (5.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.71%) SQL
2 35 (17.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.95%) C#
3 10 (4.95%) VB
4 8 (3.96%) Java
5 6 (2.97%) C
6 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.49%) COBOL
7 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.49%) VBScript
8 2 (0.99%) Perl
8 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) Jython
9 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 59 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 42 (20.79%) SC Cleared
3 35 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (16.34%) MCSE
5 28 (13.86%) Degree
6 16 (7.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (5.94%) MCSA
8 11 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.99%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.50%) HND
10 1 (0.50%) MCDST
10 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.87%) SLA
2 15 (7.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 81 (40.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (5.94%) vSphere
3 12 (5.94%) XenApp
4 11 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (4.95%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.98%) XenServer
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (1.49%) Xen
8 1 (0.50%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (12.38%) SCCM
2 11 (5.45%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (3.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.48%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (2.48%) SCOM
4 5 (2.48%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.48%) WSUS
5 3 (1.49%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.49%) Puppet
6 2 (0.99%) MOM
6 2 (0.99%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.99%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.50%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.50%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 174 (86.14%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.35%) Oracle
3 30 (14.85%) VMware
4 21 (10.40%) HP
5 13 (6.44%) Citrix
6 11 (5.45%) AppSense
7 8 (3.96%) SAP
8 7 (3.47%) ThinPrint
9 5 (2.48%) CA
9 5 (2.48%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.48%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.48%) Trend Micro
10 4 (1.98%) IronPort
11 3 (1.49%) BMC
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco
11 3 (1.49%) Google
12 2 (0.99%) IBM
12 2 (0.99%) NetApp
12 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
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