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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 180 190 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.72% 6.98% 5.93%
As % of the Applications category 51.72% 54.76% 54.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 66
Average daily rate
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£282 £228 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.73% -17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £134 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 27
Average hourly rate £13.60 £13.67 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.51% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £45.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -9.37%
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
348 347 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.06% 12.75% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 132 120
Average daily rate £275 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 54 51
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -4 82 £282 +22.39% 84
Cheshire -12 43 £138 -31.42% 41
Lancashire +5 27 £300 +1.69% 9
Merseyside -14 14 £225 - 5
Cumbria - - - - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 289 (76.66%) Microsoft
2 158 (41.91%) MS Office
3 111 (29.44%) Windows
4 76 (20.16%) Finance
5 72 (19.10%) SQL Server
5 72 (19.10%) ITIL
6 60 (15.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 58 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 54 (14.32%) MS Project
9 53 (14.06%) SQL
9 53 (14.06%) Security Cleared
10 50 (13.26%) Windows 7
11 46 (12.20%) Project Management
11 46 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (11.94%) .NET
13 44 (11.67%) Service Management
14 39 (10.34%) SLA
15 38 (10.08%) MS Visio
15 38 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (9.81%) SC Cleared
17 36 (9.55%) Citrix
18 35 (9.28%) HP
19 34 (9.02%) Telecoms
20 33 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (8.49%) C#
22 31 (8.22%) MCP
23 30 (7.96%) Windows XP
23 30 (7.96%) IBM Notes
23 30 (7.96%) Lotus
24 29 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (7.96%) IBM Notes
2 28 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.77%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.71%) IIS
5 10 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.86%) CICS
7 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.33%) Orchard CMS
8 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.33%) CMS
8 5 (1.33%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.33%) Apache
9 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.06%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.80%) Documentum
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 158 (41.91%) MS Office
2 60 (15.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 54 (14.32%) MS Project
4 38 (10.08%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.06%) Mingle
6 4 (1.06%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.80%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.53%) Maximo
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.53%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Office 365
2 3 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.80%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.92%) SAN
2 10 (2.65%) Firewall
3 9 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.39%) VPN
4 8 (2.12%) DNS
4 8 (2.12%) DHCP
4 8 (2.12%) Wireless
4 8 (2.12%) Intranet
5 6 (1.59%) WAN
6 5 (1.33%) LAN
7 4 (1.06%) Internet
8 3 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.80%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.53%) NAS
9 2 (0.53%) Network Security
9 2 (0.53%) VoIP
9 2 (0.53%) DSL
9 2 (0.53%) DVB
10 1 (0.27%) Telnet
10 1 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.24%) MS Access
4 14 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.39%) RavenDB
8 8 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.06%) Easytrieve
11 3 (0.80%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.80%) BODI
11 3 (0.80%) OLAP
11 3 (0.80%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.80%) Big Data
12 2 (0.53%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.53%) MySQL
12 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.86%) Toad
3 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.06%) JIRA
5 3 (0.80%) MSI
5 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.80%) Subversion
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.53%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) LSMW
7 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 76 (20.16%) Finance
2 34 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.71%) Retail
4 13 (3.45%) Banking
5 11 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.59%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Local Government
8 4 (1.06%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.80%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) French Language
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (34.22%) Analyst
2 46 (12.20%) Service Analyst
3 45 (11.94%) Developer
4 44 (11.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 25 (6.63%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.57%) Administrator
7 18 (4.77%) Architect
8 16 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.24%) Data Analyst
9 15 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.45%) Consultant
11 12 (3.18%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (2.65%) Technical Support
12 10 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.65%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.65%) Project Coordinator
12 10 (2.65%) Coordinator
12 10 (2.65%) Project Officer
13 9 (2.39%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.94%) .NET
2 27 (7.16%) ASP.NET
3 22 (5.84%) HTML
4 19 (5.04%) XML
5 17 (4.51%) jQuery
6 16 (4.24%) CSS
7 15 (3.98%) Web Services
7 15 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (3.45%) LINQ
9 12 (3.18%) Ajax
10 9 (2.39%) XHTML
10 9 (2.39%) RESTful
11 7 (1.86%) Application Packaging
12 6 (1.59%) WPF
12 6 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.33%) SAML
13 5 (1.33%) XSLT
13 5 (1.33%) Lucene
13 5 (1.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.77%) NHS
3 14 (3.71%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.12%) Data Extraction
4 8 (2.12%) Open Source
4 8 (2.12%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.33%) iPad
7 5 (1.33%) Life Science
8 4 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.06%) VSAM
8 4 (1.06%) Statistics
8 4 (1.06%) Replication
8 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.80%) Clustering
9 3 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.53%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 111 (29.44%) Windows
2 50 (13.26%) Windows 7
3 30 (7.96%) Windows XP
4 29 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.18%) Linux
8 8 (2.12%) UNIX
9 5 (1.33%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.33%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.80%) HPUX
10 3 (0.80%) Solaris
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.10%) ITIL
2 46 (12.20%) Project Management
3 44 (11.67%) Service Management
4 38 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (7.43%) Migration
7 25 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 25 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (6.37%) MVC
9 23 (6.10%) Business Analysis
10 20 (5.31%) Change Management
11 19 (5.04%) Data Analysis
12 18 (4.77%) Time Management
13 17 (4.51%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.51%) Scrum
13 17 (4.51%) SOA
14 15 (3.98%) Data Migration
15 14 (3.71%) Data Cleansing
16 13 (3.45%) OO
16 13 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.06%) SQL
2 32 (8.49%) C#
3 21 (5.57%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.77%) VBA
5 15 (3.98%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.71%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.18%) VB
8 7 (1.86%) Ruby
9 6 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.33%) VBScript
11 4 (1.06%) Perl
11 4 (1.06%) COBOL
11 4 (1.06%) Java
11 4 (1.06%) Python
11 4 (1.06%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.06%) REXX
11 4 (1.06%) JCL
11 4 (1.06%) XAML
12 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.22%) MCP
4 29 (7.69%) Degree
5 28 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (5.04%) MCSE
7 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.53%) MCITP
9 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) CCA
10 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCEA
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
10 1 (0.27%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.34%) SLA
2 13 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) GMP
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.59%) XenApp
5 4 (1.06%) XenServer
5 4 (1.06%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (6.63%) OpenView
1 25 (6.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (3.71%) SCCM
3 6 (1.59%) SCOM
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.53%) Ansible
4 2 (0.53%) Salt
4 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.27%) Netcool
5 1 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 289 (76.66%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.55%) Citrix
3 35 (9.28%) HP
4 30 (7.96%) Lotus
5 25 (6.63%) Oracle
6 24 (6.37%) VMware
7 20 (5.31%) Cisco
8 15 (3.98%) SAP
9 9 (2.39%) IBM
9 9 (2.39%) Northgate
10 7 (1.86%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.59%) Dell
11 6 (1.59%) CA
11 6 (1.59%) AppSense
12 5 (1.33%) Tableau
13 4 (1.06%) Nintex
14 3 (0.80%) F5
14 3 (0.80%) webMethods
14 3 (0.80%) NetApp
14 3 (0.80%) Compuware
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago