The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 193 265 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.47% 5.92% 5.45%
As % of the Applications category 59.75% 60.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 155 95
Median daily rate £375 £348 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £43.16 £21.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.66%
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 West region.

Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
323 438 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.16% 9.78% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 243 178
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £161 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £44.30 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Manchester -9 94 £375 +8.69% 57
Cheshire +7 60 £401 +18.53% 22
Lancashire +19 19 £438 +5.29% 5
Merseyside -11 7 £350 +27.27% 9
Cumbria +1 6 £375 +25.00% 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 West region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 264 (67.87%) Microsoft
2 127 (32.65%) MS Office
3 98 (25.19%) Windows
4 91 (23.39%) Finance
5 88 (22.62%) SQL
6 70 (17.99%) Active Directory
7 66 (16.97%) SQL Server
7 66 (16.97%) MS PowerPoint
8 64 (16.45%) Project Management
9 62 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (14.65%) .NET
11 51 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (10.03%) MS Project
15 38 (9.77%) CRM
16 35 (9.00%) SharePoint
16 35 (9.00%) ITIL
16 35 (9.00%) Degree
17 32 (8.23%) Banking
17 32 (8.23%) C#
17 32 (8.23%) MS Visio
18 30 (7.71%) ERP
18 30 (7.71%) VMware
19 28 (7.20%) Oracle
19 28 (7.20%) Windows 7
19 28 (7.20%) Windows Server
20 27 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 27 (6.94%) Software Engineering

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 35 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.83%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.57%) CMS
6 9 (2.31%) IIS
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.29%) Sitefinity
7 5 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.77%) Drupal
9 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.77%) SAS
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.51%) WordPress
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 127 (32.65%) MS Office
2 66 (16.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (10.03%) MS Project
4 32 (8.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Primavera
5 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.11%) Office 365
2 16 (4.11%) PaaS
3 13 (3.34%) IaaS
4 12 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.57%) SaaS
6 9 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.88%) Firewall
2 16 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.86%) DNS
4 14 (3.60%) LAN
5 12 (3.08%) DHCP
5 12 (3.08%) WAN
6 9 (2.31%) VLAN
7 7 (1.80%) Network Security
7 7 (1.80%) SAN
7 7 (1.80%) VPN
8 6 (1.54%) FTP
9 5 (1.29%) HTTP
9 5 (1.29%) Internet
9 5 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.77%) GSM
10 3 (0.77%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.77%) LTE
10 3 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.77%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.34%) MS Access
6 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.57%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.54%) Power BI
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.29%) SAP BW
10 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.03%) MySQL
12 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.51%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.11%) SpecFlow
3 15 (3.86%) JIRA
3 15 (3.86%) TestComplete
4 6 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.54%) Gradle
4 6 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.77%) Subversion
6 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.51%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.51%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) Rational Robot
8 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 91 (23.39%) Finance
2 32 (8.23%) Banking
3 19 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.86%) Retail
5 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.31%) Advertising
6 9 (2.31%) Marketing
7 7 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.29%) Legal
9 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.77%) German Language
9 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.51%) French Language
10 2 (0.51%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) International Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 90 (23.14%) Analyst
2 59 (15.17%) Developer
3 38 (9.77%) Architect
4 35 (9.00%) Consultant
5 27 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
7 17 (4.37%) Data Analyst
7 17 (4.37%) SQL Developer
8 16 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (4.11%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.86%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.34%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (2.83%) Administrator
12 11 (2.83%) Azure Architect
12 11 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 11 (2.83%) DevOps Consultant
12 11 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.83%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.57%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.65%) .NET
2 15 (3.86%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.60%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.83%) CSS
4 11 (2.83%) HTML
4 11 (2.83%) Middleware
5 9 (2.31%) SOAP
6 8 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (2.06%) XML
7 7 (1.80%) Entity Framework
7 7 (1.80%) HTML5
7 7 (1.80%) Web Services
8 6 (1.54%) EDI
8 6 (1.54%) XSD
9 5 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.03%) jQuery
10 4 (1.03%) REST
11 3 (0.77%) Autofac
11 3 (0.77%) RESTful
11 3 (0.77%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.31%) Wiki
6 8 (2.06%) NHS
7 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.03%) Life Science
8 4 (1.03%) Social Media
9 3 (0.77%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.77%) RIA
9 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.77%) Statistics
9 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.77%) User Experience
9 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (25.19%) Windows
2 28 (7.20%) Windows 7
2 28 (7.20%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.86%) Unix
4 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.83%) Linux
6 10 (2.57%) Windows 8
6 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.31%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.06%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.77%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.45%) Project Management
2 62 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (9.77%) CRM
6 35 (9.00%) ITIL
7 30 (7.71%) ERP
8 27 (6.94%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.68%) Migration
9 26 (6.68%) PRINCE2
9 26 (6.68%) SOA
10 24 (6.17%) ETL
11 23 (5.91%) Business Analysis
12 19 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (4.88%) Programme Management
12 19 (4.88%) Test Automation
13 18 (4.63%) Change Control
13 18 (4.63%) Data Management
13 18 (4.63%) DevOps
13 18 (4.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (22.62%) SQL
2 32 (8.23%) C#
3 22 (5.66%) Java
4 21 (5.40%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.60%) VBA
7 11 (2.83%) PL/SQL
7 11 (2.83%) VB
8 10 (2.57%) C
9 5 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.03%) C++
10 4 (1.03%) PHP
11 2 (0.51%) Python
11 2 (0.51%) X++
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) JCL
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (9.00%) Degree
2 26 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.83%) CCNA
6 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.80%) ISEB
8 6 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.54%) MCSE
9 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.77%) CCEA
11 3 (0.77%) CISSP
11 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.77%) MCP
11 3 (0.77%) MCSA
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.51%) OCP
12 2 (0.51%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.34%) SLA
2 11 (2.83%) QA
3 6 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.77%) P3O
7 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.26%) FATCA
8 1 (0.26%) GAMP
8 1 (0.26%) GMP
System Software
1 70 (17.99%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.31%) XenApp
4 6 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.54%) vSphere
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.51%) NFS
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.26%) NDS
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.26%) UAG
7 1 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.60%) SCCM
2 10 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.03%) Puppet
4 3 (0.77%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.77%) SCOM
4 3 (0.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 264 (67.87%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.71%) VMware
3 28 (7.20%) Oracle
4 25 (6.43%) Citrix
5 23 (5.91%) SAP
6 17 (4.37%) Cisco
7 16 (4.11%) Cognos
8 11 (2.83%) HP
9 9 (2.31%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (2.06%) Intel Security
11 6 (1.54%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.54%) Sitecore
12 5 (1.29%) IBM
13 4 (1.03%) Altiris
13 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.03%) Twitter
13 4 (1.03%) Veeam
14 3 (0.77%) Clearswift
14 3 (0.77%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.77%) Maconomy
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