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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 169 147 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.32% 4.94% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 44.55% 48.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 61 70
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.58 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.25 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.87 £29.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.22 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.63% -5.20%
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
346 330 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.90% 11.09% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 122 148
Average daily rate £326 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 65
Average hourly rate £15.51 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £29.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +1 84 £315 -1.56% 57
Cheshire +12 40 £400 +33.33% 33
Lancashire -9 26 £425 +41.66% 9
Merseyside -5 12 £410 +26.15% 13
Cumbria - 4 - - 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 276 (68.15%) Microsoft
2 122 (30.12%) Windows
3 121 (29.88%) MS Office
4 90 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 83 (20.49%) Finance
6 81 (20.00%) SQL
7 78 (19.26%) Project Management
8 76 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
9 73 (18.02%) MS Project
10 56 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
11 54 (13.33%) ITIL
12 52 (12.84%) Migration
13 48 (11.85%) MS Visio
14 47 (11.60%) Security Cleared
15 46 (11.36%) Active Directory
15 46 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (10.37%) SharePoint
17 41 (10.12%) PRINCE2
18 40 (9.88%) SC Cleared
19 39 (9.63%) Windows 7
20 34 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
20 34 (8.40%) Business Analysis
21 33 (8.15%) SLA
22 32 (7.90%) Citrix
22 32 (7.90%) SAP
22 32 (7.90%) .NET
22 32 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 32 (7.90%) Data Migration
23 31 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
24 30 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 42 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.93%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 14 (3.46%) IIS
4 14 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.98%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.49%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) CICS
Applications
1 121 (29.88%) MS Office
2 73 (18.02%) MS Project
3 56 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (11.85%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.99%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (2.47%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.98%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.73%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.25%) Maximo
6 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.73%) SaaS
1 7 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.25%) Taleo
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.70%) SAN
1 15 (3.70%) Wireless
2 14 (3.46%) DHCP
3 13 (3.21%) DNS
4 12 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.47%) VPN
6 8 (1.98%) LAN
6 8 (1.98%) Firewall
7 6 (1.48%) WAN
8 5 (1.23%) Network Security
9 4 (0.99%) IPsec
9 4 (0.99%) Intranet
9 4 (0.99%) Internet
10 3 (0.74%) MPLS
10 3 (0.74%) OSPF
10 3 (0.74%) BGP
10 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.74%) HSRP
10 3 (0.74%) Multicast
10 3 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (6.67%) MS Access
5 26 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.98%) QlikView
10 6 (1.48%) OLAP
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.99%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.74%) DTS
14 2 (0.49%) Siebel EIM
14 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.22%) Toad
2 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.49%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.25%) LSMW
5 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
General
1 83 (20.49%) Finance
2 25 (6.17%) Banking
3 13 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.21%) Marketing
4 12 (2.96%) Retail
5 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.73%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.48%) Advertising
6 6 (1.48%) Electronics
7 5 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Billing
9 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 2 (0.49%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 141 (34.81%) Analyst
2 52 (12.84%) Developer
3 43 (10.62%) Business Analyst
4 27 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 23 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
6 22 (5.43%) Service Analyst
6 22 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (5.19%) Data Analyst
8 20 (4.94%) Consultant
9 17 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 15 (3.70%) Architect
11 14 (3.46%) Administrator
12 11 (2.72%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.47%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (1.98%) .NET Developer
14 8 (1.98%) Technical Support
14 8 (1.98%) Programme Manager
14 8 (1.98%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.90%) .NET
2 13 (3.21%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.22%) WPF
4 8 (1.98%) HTML
4 8 (1.98%) XML
5 7 (1.73%) Web Services
5 7 (1.73%) LINQ
6 5 (1.23%) HTML5
6 5 (1.23%) CSS
7 3 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (0.74%) WCF
7 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.49%) DWR
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.49%) Ajax
8 2 (0.49%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.25%) JSON
9 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.44%) NHS
4 10 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.47%) Data Extraction
5 8 (1.98%) iPad
6 7 (1.73%) Clustering
7 5 (1.23%) PMI
8 4 (0.99%) DTV
8 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.74%) FMCG
9 3 (0.74%) CMDB
10 2 (0.49%) RIA
10 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.49%) Statistics
10 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.12%) Windows
2 39 (9.63%) Windows 7
3 30 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.46%) UNIX
8 11 (2.72%) Windows Vista
9 8 (1.98%) Linux
10 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.26%) Project Management
2 54 (13.33%) ITIL
3 52 (12.84%) Migration
4 46 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (10.12%) PRINCE2
6 34 (8.40%) Business Analysis
7 32 (7.90%) Data Migration
8 31 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 28 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (6.42%) Service Management
12 21 (5.19%) Data Cleansing
13 20 (4.94%) Change Management
14 17 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (4.20%) Product Management
15 16 (3.95%) Data Mapping
15 16 (3.95%) Data Modelling
16 15 (3.70%) CRM
16 15 (3.70%) Programme Management
16 15 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.00%) SQL
2 29 (7.16%) VBA
3 26 (6.42%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.69%) C#
5 16 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.47%) Java
6 10 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.73%) Python
7 7 (1.73%) VB
7 7 (1.73%) Perl
8 6 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.99%) VBScript
9 4 (0.99%) XAML
9 4 (0.99%) X++
9 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.74%) C
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) ABAP
11 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.42%) Degree
4 25 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (5.43%) MCP
6 21 (5.19%) MCSE
7 9 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.23%) MCSA
10 5 (1.23%) ISEB
11 4 (0.99%) MCTS
12 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CCNP
12 3 (0.74%) CCNA
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.49%) CISSP
13 2 (0.49%) HNC
13 2 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.15%) SLA
2 13 (3.21%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) HL7
3 2 (0.49%) Basel III
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.23%) XenServer
5 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.99%) XenApp
6 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.49%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) NDS
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (3.70%) SCCM
2 13 (3.21%) OpenView
2 13 (3.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.73%) SCOM
4 3 (0.74%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
6 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 276 (68.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.90%) Citrix
2 32 (7.90%) SAP
3 29 (7.16%) Oracle
4 23 (5.68%) HP
5 22 (5.43%) VMware
6 18 (4.44%) Cisco
7 15 (3.70%) Lotus
8 12 (2.96%) Dell
8 12 (2.96%) Cyber-Ark
9 8 (1.98%) Sage
9 8 (1.98%) webMethods
10 7 (1.73%) Software AG
10 7 (1.73%) CA
11 6 (1.48%) Avaya
11 6 (1.48%) AppSense
11 6 (1.48%) Splunk
12 5 (1.23%) Symantec
12 5 (1.23%) McAfee
13 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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