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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / North West
Rank 30 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 145 218 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.54% 5.61% 5.98%
As % of the Applications category 58.70% 61.41% 54.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 123 106
Median daily rate £348 £338 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +19.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 37
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +28.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.68 £47.23 £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +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 West region.

Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
247 355 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.43% 9.13% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 200 202
Median daily rate £335 £315 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 61
Median hourly rate £13.80 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.33 £32.50
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 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 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
Manchester -1 69 £339 +1.04% 62
Cheshire -4 24 £365 +12.30% 21
Lancashire +6 22 £325 -3.70% 5
Merseyside +2 20 £458 +29.32% 14
Cumbria +4 2 £225 -49.86% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 232 (71.83%) Microsoft
2 105 (32.51%) Windows
3 103 (31.89%) MS Office
4 75 (23.22%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (21.36%) SQL Server
6 68 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
7 65 (20.12%) Finance
8 63 (19.50%) SQL
9 48 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (14.55%) Project Management
10 47 (14.55%) Active Directory
11 43 (13.31%) ITIL
12 38 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (11.15%) .NET
14 33 (10.22%) MS Visio
14 33 (10.22%) Service Management
14 33 (10.22%) Migration
14 33 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (9.91%) Security Cleared
16 31 (9.60%) C#
17 29 (8.98%) Windows 7
18 28 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 27 (8.36%) Banking
19 27 (8.36%) Degree
19 27 (8.36%) Windows Server
20 25 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (7.74%) MS Project
21 24 (7.43%) SLA
22 23 (7.12%) Unix

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 20 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 15 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.10%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.79%) CMS
6 6 (1.86%) IIS
7 5 (1.55%) SAS
7 5 (1.55%) Sitefinity
7 5 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 103 (31.89%) MS Office
2 68 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (10.22%) MS Visio
4 25 (7.74%) MS Project
5 5 (1.55%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.93%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.93%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.93%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.50%) PaaS
3 20 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.19%) Office 365
3 20 (6.19%) SaaS
4 18 (5.57%) IaaS
5 6 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.24%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.19%) Firewall
2 13 (4.02%) DNS
2 13 (4.02%) LAN
3 12 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.10%) WAN
5 9 (2.79%) WebEx
6 8 (2.48%) DHCP
7 7 (2.17%) Internet
8 6 (1.86%) FTP
8 6 (1.86%) VLAN
9 5 (1.55%) HTTP
9 5 (1.55%) VPN
9 5 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.24%) Extranet
10 4 (1.24%) Intranet
10 4 (1.24%) VoIP
11 3 (0.93%) 3G
11 3 (0.93%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.72%) MS Access
7 11 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.55%) MySQL
10 4 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.24%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.93%) Power BI
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (4.64%) JIRA
2 11 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.93%) Gradle
4 3 (0.93%) Subversion
4 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.62%) Ant
5 2 (0.62%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.31%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) VectorCAST
General
1 65 (20.12%) Finance
2 27 (8.36%) Banking
3 11 (3.41%) Advertising
4 10 (3.10%) Retail
4 10 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.86%) Marketing
7 5 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.93%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Electronics
10 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Avionics
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (23.53%) Analyst
2 56 (17.34%) Developer
3 33 (10.22%) Consultant
4 18 (5.57%) Architect
5 17 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 17 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (4.33%) Administrator
7 14 (4.33%) SQL Developer
8 13 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (3.72%) Desktop Support
9 12 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.41%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.41%) IT Consultant
10 11 (3.41%) Security Consultant
11 10 (3.10%) IT Security Consultant
11 10 (3.10%) Operations Analyst
12 9 (2.79%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.15%) .NET
2 16 (4.95%) ASP.NET
3 15 (4.64%) Web Services
4 13 (4.02%) HTML
5 11 (3.41%) CSS
6 10 (3.10%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.79%) SOAP
7 9 (2.79%) XML
8 8 (2.48%) jQuery
9 7 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (2.17%) Entity Framework
9 7 (2.17%) HTML5
10 5 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.24%) REST
11 4 (1.24%) SAML
11 4 (1.24%) WF
11 4 (1.24%) XSD
12 3 (0.93%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.93%) Autofac
12 3 (0.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.10%) Tandem
4 9 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.79%) Wiki
5 8 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.48%) User Experience
6 3 (0.93%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.93%) Fintech
6 3 (0.93%) NHS
6 3 (0.93%) RIA
7 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.62%) Handset
7 2 (0.62%) IVR
7 2 (0.62%) Life Science
7 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.62%) Statistics
7 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (32.51%) Windows
2 29 (8.98%) Windows 7
3 27 (8.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.12%) Unix
5 22 (6.81%) Linux
6 21 (6.50%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (3.72%) AIX
9 12 (3.72%) Windows 2000
10 10 (3.10%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.86%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.62%) CentOS
13 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.55%) Project Management
3 43 (13.31%) ITIL
4 38 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (10.22%) Migration
5 33 (10.22%) Service Management
6 21 (6.50%) CRM
7 20 (6.19%) Change Management
7 20 (6.19%) Data Analysis
8 19 (5.88%) Data Management
8 19 (5.88%) ETL
8 19 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.26%) ITSM
9 17 (5.26%) Time Management
10 16 (4.95%) Programme Management
11 15 (4.64%) DevOps
11 15 (4.64%) SOA
12 14 (4.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.50%) SQL
2 31 (9.60%) C#
3 22 (6.81%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.95%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.86%) Java
6 6 (1.86%) VB
6 6 (1.86%) VBA
7 5 (1.55%) C
8 4 (1.24%) X++
9 3 (0.93%) VBScript
10 2 (0.62%) C++
10 2 (0.62%) Perl
10 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) Ada
11 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) JCL
11 1 (0.31%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
11 1 (0.31%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.36%) Degree
3 18 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.41%) CISSP
5 9 (2.79%) CISMP
6 8 (2.48%) CCNA
6 8 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.48%) ISEB
7 5 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.24%) MCSE
9 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.62%) HND
10 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.62%) MCSA
10 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.31%) APMP
11 1 (0.31%) CASP
11 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.43%) SLA
2 12 (3.72%) QA
3 10 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.79%) COBIT
4 9 (2.79%) ISO27002
5 5 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.93%) GMP
8 2 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.62%) GAMP
9 1 (0.31%) COSHH
System Software
1 47 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.86%) XenApp
4 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.31%) Xen
5 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (4.95%) SCCM
2 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.31%) SCOM
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 232 (71.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.81%) VMware
3 21 (6.50%) Cisco
4 19 (5.88%) Oracle
5 18 (5.57%) SAP
6 17 (5.26%) Citrix
7 11 (3.41%) Cognos
8 7 (2.17%) Google
9 5 (1.55%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.24%) Altiris
10 4 (1.24%) HP
10 4 (1.24%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.24%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.24%) IronPort
10 4 (1.24%) Nintex
11 3 (0.93%) Ariba
11 3 (0.93%) Dell
11 3 (0.93%) Intel
11 3 (0.93%) Lotus
11 3 (0.93%) Remedy
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