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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 223 229 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.05% 7.27% 5.50%
As % of the Applications category 52.10% 51.35% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 93 49
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £118 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.34 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £26.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
428 446 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.62% 14.15% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 193 123
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £140 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 70 55
Average hourly rate £15.49 £17.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.89% -16.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.15 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.75 £94.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -6 87 £300 -12.28% 105
Cheshire -10 60 £350 +34.61% 37
Lancashire +16 27 £320 -1.53% 16
Merseyside -5 23 £363 +367.74% 15
Cumbria -5 9 £350 - 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 296 (65.49%) Microsoft
2 158 (34.96%) MS Office
3 105 (23.23%) Windows
4 104 (23.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 100 (22.12%) Finance
6 82 (18.14%) Project Management
6 82 (18.14%) MS Project
7 70 (15.49%) ITIL
8 69 (15.27%) SQL
9 68 (15.04%) Active Directory
10 67 (14.82%) Windows 7
11 65 (14.38%) Security Cleared
12 59 (13.05%) PRINCE2
13 56 (12.39%) SQL Server
14 49 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (10.40%) MS Visio
16 45 (9.96%) Migration
17 44 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
18 42 (9.29%) Citrix
19 41 (9.07%) Service Management
20 38 (8.41%) .NET
21 37 (8.19%) Windows XP
22 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
23 34 (7.52%) SharePoint
23 34 (7.52%) SC Cleared
24 33 (7.30%) C#
24 33 (7.30%) SAP
25 32 (7.08%) VBA
25 32 (7.08%) Degree
26 30 (6.64%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 34 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.32%) IBM Notes
3 13 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.21%) SAS
5 6 (1.33%) IIS
6 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
7 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.44%) Lync
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.44%) Node.js
7 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.44%) CICS
7 2 (0.44%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.44%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.44%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 158 (34.96%) MS Office
2 104 (23.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 82 (18.14%) MS Project
4 47 (10.40%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.32%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.88%) Mingle
7 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.66%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Office 365
4 2 (0.44%) Boomi
5 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.54%) LAN
2 15 (3.32%) WAN
3 13 (2.88%) DNS
3 13 (2.88%) DHCP
4 11 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.77%) SAN
6 6 (1.33%) Intranet
6 6 (1.33%) Firewall
7 5 (1.11%) Internet
7 5 (1.11%) 3G
7 5 (1.11%) 2G
7 5 (1.11%) GSM
7 5 (1.11%) 4G
8 4 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.88%) GPRS
8 4 (0.88%) WCDMA
8 4 (0.88%) HSPA
8 4 (0.88%) LTE
9 3 (0.66%) Wireless
9 3 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.97%) MS Access
3 20 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.55%) Base SAS
7 7 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.11%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.11%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.66%) Subversion
5 2 (0.44%) MorphX
5 2 (0.44%) Moq
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.22%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
6 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.22%) NUnit
General
1 100 (22.12%) Finance
2 26 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 24 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.54%) Banking
5 11 (2.43%) Legal
6 9 (1.99%) Marketing
6 9 (1.99%) Retail
7 8 (1.77%) Law
8 7 (1.55%) Local Government
8 7 (1.55%) German Language
9 6 (1.33%) Dutch Language
9 6 (1.33%) French Language
10 5 (1.11%) Russian Language
10 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.88%) Electronics
12 3 (0.66%) Turkish Language
12 3 (0.66%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.66%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.44%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (29.87%) Analyst
2 56 (12.39%) Developer
3 39 (8.63%) Service Analyst
4 37 (8.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (7.74%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 26 (5.75%) Administrator
8 24 (5.31%) Architect
9 22 (4.87%) Consultant
10 19 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.20%) Data Analyst
11 18 (3.98%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.76%) Coordinator
13 16 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (3.32%) Project Coordinator
14 15 (3.32%) Project Officer
15 12 (2.65%) Microsoft Consultant
16 11 (2.43%) Project Administrator
17 10 (2.21%) Development Team Leader
17 10 (2.21%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.41%) .NET
2 16 (3.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.10%) HTML
3 14 (3.10%) XML
3 14 (3.10%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.65%) CSS
5 11 (2.43%) Web Services
5 11 (2.43%) jQuery
6 10 (2.21%) Application Packaging
7 6 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.11%) REST
9 4 (0.88%) CSS3
9 4 (0.88%) OAuth2
9 4 (0.88%) HTML5
9 4 (0.88%) XSLT
9 4 (0.88%) JSON
10 3 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.66%) MDX
10 3 (0.66%) WCF
11 2 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.32%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.32%) NHS
2 15 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.43%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.21%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.77%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.55%) Life Science
8 6 (1.33%) Statistics
8 6 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.11%) Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) DTV
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
10 4 (0.88%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 105 (23.23%) Windows
2 67 (14.82%) Windows 7
3 37 (8.19%) Windows XP
4 20 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.98%) UNIX
6 17 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) Linux
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.14%) Project Management
2 70 (15.49%) ITIL
3 59 (13.05%) PRINCE2
4 49 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (9.96%) Migration
6 41 (9.07%) Service Management
7 30 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (5.53%) SDLC
10 24 (5.31%) Programme Management
11 23 (5.09%) Business Analysis
11 23 (5.09%) CRM
12 22 (4.87%) Data Analysis
13 21 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (3.76%) Data Migration
15 16 (3.54%) Incident Management
16 15 (3.32%) Resource Management
16 15 (3.32%) ERP
16 15 (3.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.27%) SQL
2 33 (7.30%) C#
3 32 (7.08%) VBA
4 21 (4.65%) VB
5 17 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.55%) VBScript
7 7 (1.55%) REXX
7 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.11%) Java
9 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.88%) Ruby
11 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.66%) Perl
11 3 (0.66%) C
12 2 (0.44%) JCL
12 2 (0.44%) Python
12 2 (0.44%) X++
13 1 (0.22%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 65 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.08%) Degree
5 25 (5.53%) MCP
6 15 (3.32%) MCITP
7 10 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.99%) MCTS
9 8 (1.77%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.77%) MOS
9 8 (1.77%) MCDST
10 7 (1.55%) MCSE
10 7 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 6 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 4 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.88%) CIPD
13 3 (0.66%) MCSA
13 3 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.53%) SLA
2 10 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) HL7
3 2 (0.44%) P3O
3 2 (0.44%) EMIR
3 2 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) GAAP
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.77%) Terminal Services
4 7 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.11%) XenApp
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) vSphere
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.44%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (0.44%) XenServer
10 1 (0.22%) RACF
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.88%) OpenView
2 12 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.55%) SCCM
4 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.44%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Salt
5 1 (0.22%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 296 (65.49%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.29%) Citrix
3 33 (7.30%) SAP
4 26 (5.75%) Oracle
5 24 (5.31%) VMware
6 22 (4.87%) HP
7 15 (3.32%) Lotus
8 12 (2.65%) IBM
9 10 (2.21%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.99%) Cisco
11 8 (1.77%) Cognos
12 5 (1.11%) Dell
13 4 (0.88%) Adobe
13 4 (0.88%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.88%) Nortel
13 4 (0.88%) Ariba
13 4 (0.88%) Ericsson
13 4 (0.88%) NetApp
13 4 (0.88%) Huawei
13 4 (0.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: competitive contractor rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £17 - £24 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £46.21 per hour
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Rate: £300.00 per day
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
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Rate: £0 - £300 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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Rate: £200 - £290 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
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