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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 256 215 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.63% 6.72% 6.08%
As % of the Applications category 52.67% 50.59% 42.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 85 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £110 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.75 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.63 £26.75 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
486 425 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.59% 13.29% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 187 136
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £127 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 52
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.80 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.10 £86.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 May 2015.

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 7 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -2 114 £325 -7.14% 90
Cheshire -1 67 £350 +27.27% 51
Lancashire +20 29 £335 -21.17% 15
Merseyside -10 25 £325 +319.35% 16
Cumbria -4 7 £350 - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 286 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 157 (35.68%) MS Office
3 109 (24.77%) Windows
4 101 (22.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 97 (22.05%) Finance
6 88 (20.00%) Project Management
7 85 (19.32%) MS Project
8 70 (15.91%) ITIL
8 70 (15.91%) Windows 7
9 69 (15.68%) Active Directory
10 66 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 62 (14.09%) PRINCE2
12 55 (12.50%) SQL
13 52 (11.82%) SQL Server
14 45 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (10.00%) MS Visio
16 43 (9.77%) Windows XP
16 43 (9.77%) Citrix
16 43 (9.77%) Migration
16 43 (9.77%) Service Management
17 42 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (8.64%) SharePoint
19 37 (8.41%) .NET
20 34 (7.73%) SC Cleared
21 32 (7.27%) C#
21 32 (7.27%) Degree
22 30 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
23 28 (6.36%) VBA
23 28 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (6.36%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.32%) IBM Notes
3 17 (3.86%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.05%) SAS
5 6 (1.36%) IIS
5 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.14%) CMS
7 3 (0.68%) CICS
8 2 (0.45%) Apache
8 2 (0.45%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.45%) Node.js
8 2 (0.45%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.45%) JCAPS
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) Lync
9 1 (0.23%) Confluence
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 157 (35.68%) MS Office
2 101 (22.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 85 (19.32%) MS Project
4 44 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.91%) Mingle
7 3 (0.68%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.45%) Maximo
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.68%) Office 365
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.23%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.41%) LAN
2 13 (2.95%) WAN
3 12 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.50%) DNS
4 11 (2.50%) DHCP
5 10 (2.27%) SAN
6 9 (2.05%) Firewall
7 5 (1.14%) Wireless
8 4 (0.91%) WCDMA
8 4 (0.91%) GPRS
8 4 (0.91%) GSM
8 4 (0.91%) 2G
8 4 (0.91%) 3G
8 4 (0.91%) Internet
8 4 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.91%) 4G
8 4 (0.91%) HSPA
8 4 (0.91%) LTE
9 3 (0.68%) NAS
9 3 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.23%) MS Access
3 16 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (1.59%) Base SAS
7 6 (1.36%) RavenDB
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.68%) MySQL
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (2.95%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.91%) JIRA
4 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.68%) Subversion
4 3 (0.68%) MSI
5 2 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.45%) MorphX
5 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.23%) Moq
6 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.23%) NUnit
6 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
General
1 97 (22.05%) Finance
2 28 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.23%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.64%) Banking
5 12 (2.73%) Legal
6 9 (2.05%) Retail
7 8 (1.82%) Law
8 7 (1.59%) Local Government
8 7 (1.59%) Marketing
9 6 (1.36%) Dutch Language
9 6 (1.36%) German Language
10 5 (1.14%) French Language
10 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.91%) Electronics
11 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.91%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 125 (28.41%) Analyst
2 58 (13.18%) Developer
3 39 (8.86%) Service Analyst
4 37 (8.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.00%) Architect
8 20 (4.55%) Administrator
9 18 (4.09%) Coordinator
9 18 (4.09%) Team Leader
10 17 (3.86%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
12 15 (3.41%) Project Officer
13 13 (2.95%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.95%) Consultant
14 12 (2.73%) Support Engineer
15 10 (2.27%) Software Team Leader
15 10 (2.27%) Development Team Leader
15 10 (2.27%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.41%) .NET
2 16 (3.64%) XML
3 15 (3.41%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.18%) Web Services
4 14 (3.18%) HTML
4 14 (3.18%) .NET Framework
5 13 (2.95%) jQuery
6 12 (2.73%) CSS
6 12 (2.73%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.14%) REST
8 5 (1.14%) CSS3
8 5 (1.14%) Ajax
8 5 (1.14%) XSLT
9 4 (0.91%) XHTML
9 4 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.91%) JSON
9 4 (0.91%) OAuth2
9 4 (0.91%) HTML5
9 4 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.18%) Open Source
3 14 (3.18%) NHS
3 14 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.82%) Life Science
6 8 (1.82%) Data Extraction
7 6 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.14%) Statistics
8 5 (1.14%) Clustering
8 5 (1.14%) Replication
9 4 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.91%) DTV
9 4 (0.91%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.77%) Windows
2 70 (15.91%) Windows 7
3 43 (9.77%) Windows XP
4 20 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.32%) UNIX
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.14%) Linux
6 5 (1.14%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (20.00%) Project Management
2 70 (15.91%) ITIL
3 62 (14.09%) PRINCE2
4 45 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (9.77%) Migration
5 43 (9.77%) Service Management
6 30 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.68%) Programme Management
8 22 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (3.86%) Business Analysis
10 17 (3.86%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.86%) ERP
11 16 (3.64%) Change Management
11 16 (3.64%) MVC
11 16 (3.64%) Data Analysis
12 15 (3.41%) Resource Management
12 15 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.41%) CRM
12 15 (3.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 55 (12.50%) SQL
2 32 (7.27%) C#
3 28 (6.36%) VBA
4 22 (5.00%) VB
5 19 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.95%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.05%) VBScript
8 6 (1.36%) REXX
9 5 (1.14%) Ruby
10 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.45%) Java
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 2 (0.45%) Python
11 2 (0.45%) X++
11 2 (0.45%) XPath
12 1 (0.23%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 66 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.27%) Degree
4 28 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (5.45%) MCP
6 13 (2.95%) MCITP
7 8 (1.82%) A+ Certification
7 8 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.82%) MCDST
7 8 (1.82%) MOS
8 7 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.36%) MCSE
10 4 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.91%) PMP
10 4 (0.91%) MCTS
10 4 (0.91%) CIPD
10 4 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.91%) SLA
2 14 (3.18%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) GMP
4 2 (0.45%) HL7
4 2 (0.45%) MiFID
4 2 (0.45%) EMIR
4 2 (0.45%) P3O
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) GAAP
System Software
1 69 (15.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.36%) Terminal Services
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.36%) XenApp
4 5 (1.14%) vSphere
5 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) OpenView
1 16 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (1.82%) SCCM
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.45%) Salt
3 2 (0.45%) Ansible
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.23%) WSUS
4 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.23%) SCOM
4 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 286 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.77%) Citrix
3 23 (5.23%) HP
4 20 (4.55%) Oracle
4 20 (4.55%) SAP
4 20 (4.55%) VMware
5 19 (4.32%) Lotus
6 12 (2.73%) IBM
7 10 (2.27%) Business Objects
8 9 (2.05%) Cisco
9 8 (1.82%) Cognos
9 8 (1.82%) Tableau
10 5 (1.14%) AppSense
10 5 (1.14%) NetApp
10 5 (1.14%) CA
11 4 (0.91%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.91%) Ariba
11 4 (0.91%) Mapinfo
11 4 (0.91%) Dell
11 4 (0.91%) Nortel
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wirral
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £1 - £2 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £230 - £250pd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 14.00 - 17.95 / hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £750.00 - £850.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago