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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 196 233 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.22% 6.27% 7.07%
As % of the Applications category 57.99% 54.57% 49.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 91
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 24
Median hourly rate £13.80 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £11.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.91 £46.21 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
338 427 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.00% 11.48% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 200 197
Median daily rate £338 £312 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% -5.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 53
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.24 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.53% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.05 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.09 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -4 92 £400 +33.33% 49
Cheshire -8 53 £388 +6.16% 16
Lancashire -2 25 £425 +36.87% 9
Merseyside -8 12 £450 +44.00% 10
Cumbria +5 7 - - 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 285 (68.35%) Microsoft
2 123 (29.50%) MS Office
3 107 (25.66%) Finance
4 105 (25.18%) Windows
5 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (18.71%) Active Directory
7 70 (16.79%) .NET
8 68 (16.31%) MS PowerPoint
9 64 (15.35%) SQL
10 63 (15.11%) Project Management
11 49 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (11.27%) Software Engineering
12 47 (11.27%) CRM
13 43 (10.31%) SharePoint
14 42 (10.07%) SQL Server
14 42 (10.07%) Test Automation
15 40 (9.59%) MS Project
15 40 (9.59%) PRINCE2
15 40 (9.59%) Degree
16 38 (9.11%) Java
16 38 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (9.11%) Windows Server
17 34 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (8.15%) ERP
18 33 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
18 33 (7.91%) TDD
19 32 (7.67%) Code Coverage
19 32 (7.67%) Security Cleared
20 31 (7.43%) Windows 7

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 43 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (2.16%) IIS
6 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle UPK
7 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.96%) Confluence
8 4 (0.96%) GeoServer
8 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.72%) Apache
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) Drupal
9 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.48%) eRoom
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
10 2 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 123 (29.50%) MS Office
2 68 (16.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (9.59%) MS Project
4 20 (4.80%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.72%) Primavera
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.48%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.24%) Radian6
6 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.12%) Office 365
2 11 (2.64%) IaaS
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.92%) PaaS
3 8 (1.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.48%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.24%) Firewall
2 9 (2.16%) Skype
3 8 (1.92%) DHCP
3 8 (1.92%) DNS
3 8 (1.92%) LAN
3 8 (1.92%) Network Security
3 8 (1.92%) WAN
4 7 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.44%) VPN
6 5 (1.20%) Internet
6 5 (1.20%) SAN
7 4 (0.96%) GSM
7 4 (0.96%) LTE
7 4 (0.96%) UMTS
8 3 (0.72%) 4G
8 3 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.72%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.60%) MS Access
5 14 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.64%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.44%) GIS
11 5 (1.20%) Power BI
11 5 (1.20%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.96%) MySQL
12 4 (0.96%) QGIS
12 4 (0.96%) Spatial Data
12 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (6.71%) SpecFlow
3 24 (5.76%) TestComplete
4 10 (2.40%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.16%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.92%) JIRA
7 6 (1.44%) Gradle
7 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.20%) Selenium
9 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.72%) Subversion
9 3 (0.72%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.48%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.48%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.24%) MSTest
General
1 107 (25.66%) Finance
2 26 (6.24%) Banking
3 20 (4.80%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.12%) Retail
6 10 (2.40%) Marketing
7 6 (1.44%) Advertising
7 6 (1.44%) Legal
7 6 (1.44%) Local Government
7 6 (1.44%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.20%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.20%) German Language
9 4 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.96%) French Language
9 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 83 (19.90%) Analyst
2 50 (11.99%) Architect
3 46 (11.03%) Consultant
4 43 (10.31%) Developer
5 23 (5.52%) Project Manager
5 23 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (4.56%) Support Analyst
7 16 (3.84%) DevOps Consultant
7 16 (3.84%) Integration Consultant
8 15 (3.60%) Data Analyst
9 14 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (3.36%) IT Manager
9 14 (3.36%) Security Manager
10 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Consultant
10 12 (2.88%) Risk Manager
11 11 (2.64%) CRM Developer
11 11 (2.64%) Service Analyst
11 11 (2.64%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (2.40%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.79%) .NET
2 11 (2.64%) ASP.NET
2 11 (2.64%) Middleware
3 10 (2.40%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.40%) HTML
4 9 (2.16%) jQuery
5 8 (1.92%) XML
6 7 (1.68%) CSS
6 7 (1.68%) Web Services
7 5 (1.20%) Ajax
8 4 (0.96%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.96%) Spring
9 3 (0.72%) Node.js
9 3 (0.72%) SGML
10 2 (0.48%) Autofac
10 2 (0.48%) HTML5
10 2 (0.48%) JSON
10 2 (0.48%) LESS
10 2 (0.48%) REST
10 2 (0.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.84%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.40%) Cryptography
5 9 (2.16%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.44%) Life Science
6 6 (1.44%) NHS
6 6 (1.44%) PMI
6 6 (1.44%) Social Media
7 5 (1.20%) PKI
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.96%) Replication
8 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.72%) SCORM
9 3 (0.72%) Statistics
9 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (25.18%) Windows
2 38 (9.11%) Windows Server
3 31 (7.43%) Windows 7
4 28 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.84%) Linux
7 11 (2.64%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.64%) Windows 8
7 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.40%) Unix
9 6 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.96%) AIX
11 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.72%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (15.11%) Project Management
3 49 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (11.27%) CRM
4 47 (11.27%) Software Engineering
5 42 (10.07%) Test Automation
6 40 (9.59%) PRINCE2
7 34 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (8.15%) ERP
8 33 (7.91%) TDD
9 32 (7.67%) Code Coverage
10 31 (7.43%) Migration
11 29 (6.95%) ITIL
12 28 (6.71%) Risk Management
13 25 (6.00%) DevOps
13 25 (6.00%) Mentoring
14 22 (5.28%) Business Analysis
14 22 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.28%) Information Security
15 21 (5.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.35%) SQL
2 38 (9.11%) Java
3 25 (6.00%) C#
4 22 (5.28%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.88%) VB
7 11 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.40%) VBA
9 9 (2.16%) C
10 8 (1.92%) Python
11 7 (1.68%) PHP
12 5 (1.20%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.24%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (9.59%) Degree
2 32 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.12%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.92%) CCEA
6 8 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.68%) CCNA
7 7 (1.68%) MCP
7 7 (1.68%) MCSE
7 7 (1.68%) PMP
8 6 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.20%) MBA
9 5 (1.20%) MCSA
9 5 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.96%) CIPD
10 4 (0.96%) CISSP
10 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (1.92%) SLA
2 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.96%) P3O
3 4 (0.96%) QA
4 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) FATCA
5 2 (0.48%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
6 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (18.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.68%) vSphere
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.48%) NFS
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.48%) Xen
5 2 (0.48%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.24%) NDS
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 24 (5.76%) SCCM
2 16 (3.84%) SCOM
3 6 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.44%) Puppet
4 4 (0.96%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.72%) OpenView
5 3 (0.72%) vRealize
5 3 (0.72%) WSUS
6 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.24%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 285 (68.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.43%) Oracle
3 29 (6.95%) Citrix
4 28 (6.71%) SAP
5 23 (5.52%) PeopleSoft
6 22 (5.28%) HP
6 22 (5.28%) VMware
7 15 (3.60%) Cisco
8 7 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.44%) Adobe
9 6 (1.44%) NetApp
10 5 (1.20%) ArcSight
11 4 (0.96%) Cognos
11 4 (0.96%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.96%) Polycom
12 3 (0.72%) Apple
12 3 (0.72%) BT
12 3 (0.72%) CODA
12 3 (0.72%) IBM
12 3 (0.72%) Nokia
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