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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 33 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 167 247 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.18% 5.96% 6.26%
As % of the Applications category 57.99% 57.85% 53.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 147 104
Median daily rate £375 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £482 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 41
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £47.33 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
288 427 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.94% 10.31% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 253 203
Median daily rate £381 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 63
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +75.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -12 69 £338 -2.17% 52
Cheshire 0 48 £450 +50.00% 20
Lancashire -2 25 £335 -15.82% 9
Merseyside -2 14 £438 +29.62% 12
Cumbria -1 1 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 244 (71.14%) Microsoft
2 109 (31.78%) Windows
3 100 (29.15%) MS Office
4 80 (23.32%) SQL
5 79 (23.03%) SQL Server
6 66 (19.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 65 (18.95%) Finance
7 65 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (15.74%) Active Directory
9 53 (15.45%) Project Management
10 51 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (13.99%) .NET
11 48 (13.99%) ITIL
12 46 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (11.95%) C#
14 39 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 33 (9.62%) Service Management
17 32 (9.33%) MS Visio
17 32 (9.33%) Security Cleared
18 31 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 31 (9.04%) Windows 7
19 30 (8.75%) Windows Server
20 29 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 29 (8.45%) VMware
21 28 (8.16%) CRM
22 27 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
22 27 (7.87%) Migration
23 26 (7.58%) Citrix
24 24 (7.00%) Degree

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 20 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.96%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.21%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.62%) CMS
7 6 (1.75%) IIS
8 5 (1.46%) Sitefinity
8 5 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.87%) Drupal
10 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.58%) SAS
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) WordPress
12 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 100 (29.15%) MS Office
2 66 (19.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (9.33%) MS Visio
4 23 (6.71%) MS Project
5 5 (1.46%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.17%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.87%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.87%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.87%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.71%) PaaS
3 20 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.83%) SaaS
4 18 (5.25%) Office 365
5 17 (4.96%) IaaS
6 9 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.75%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.71%) Firewall
2 15 (4.37%) LAN
3 14 (4.08%) DNS
3 14 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.50%) DHCP
4 12 (3.50%) WAN
5 9 (2.62%) Internet
6 8 (2.33%) VLAN
7 7 (2.04%) WebEx
7 7 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.75%) FTP
8 6 (1.75%) SAN
9 5 (1.46%) HTTP
9 5 (1.46%) Intranet
9 5 (1.46%) VPN
10 4 (1.17%) Extranet
10 4 (1.17%) Network Security
11 3 (0.87%) 3G
11 3 (0.87%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.03%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.79%) MS Access
5 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.75%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.46%) Power BI
11 4 (1.17%) MySQL
12 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.87%) QlikView
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) JIRA
2 11 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (0.87%) Subversion
5 2 (0.58%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.58%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.29%) Gradle
6 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.29%) Selenium
6 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
6 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (18.95%) Finance
2 21 (6.12%) Banking
3 16 (4.66%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.79%) Advertising
5 12 (3.50%) Retail
6 11 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.92%) Marketing
8 5 (1.46%) Legal
8 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.87%) Publishing
10 2 (0.58%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (23.03%) Analyst
2 70 (20.41%) Developer
3 26 (7.58%) Consultant
4 23 (6.71%) Architect
5 21 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (5.54%) Delivery Manager
6 19 (5.54%) SQL Developer
7 16 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.79%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.79%) Administrator
10 12 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.50%) Data Analyst
11 11 (3.21%) Desktop Support
12 10 (2.92%) Azure Architect
12 10 (2.92%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.62%) CRM Developer
13 9 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.62%) IT Consultant
13 9 (2.62%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.99%) .NET
2 21 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.66%) HTML
4 15 (4.37%) Web Services
5 14 (4.08%) CSS
6 12 (3.50%) XML
7 10 (2.92%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.62%) SOAP
9 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (2.33%) jQuery
10 7 (2.04%) Entity Framework
10 7 (2.04%) HTML5
11 6 (1.75%) EDI
11 6 (1.75%) XSD
12 5 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (1.17%) REST
13 4 (1.17%) SAML
13 4 (1.17%) WF
14 3 (0.87%) Autofac
14 3 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.92%) Tandem
5 9 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.62%) NHS
5 9 (2.62%) Wiki
6 8 (2.33%) User Experience
7 7 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.87%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.87%) RIA
9 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.87%) Social Media
9 3 (0.87%) Statistics
10 2 (0.58%) Blog
10 2 (0.58%) Life Science
10 2 (0.58%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 109 (31.78%) Windows
2 31 (9.04%) Windows 7
3 30 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.71%) Unix
5 22 (6.41%) Linux
5 22 (6.41%) Windows XP
6 16 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.79%) Windows 2000
9 12 (3.50%) AIX
10 10 (2.92%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (2.62%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) CentOS
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.45%) Project Management
2 51 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (13.99%) ITIL
4 46 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (9.62%) Service Management
7 28 (8.16%) CRM
8 27 (7.87%) Migration
9 23 (6.71%) Data Analysis
9 23 (6.71%) ETL
10 21 (6.12%) SOA
11 20 (5.83%) ERP
11 20 (5.83%) Programme Management
11 20 (5.83%) Time Management
12 18 (5.25%) Data Management
12 18 (5.25%) PRINCE2
13 17 (4.96%) Change Management
13 17 (4.96%) ITSM
14 14 (4.08%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.32%) SQL
2 41 (11.95%) C#
3 22 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 20 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.33%) VB
6 8 (2.33%) VBA
7 5 (1.46%) Java
7 5 (1.46%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.17%) X++
9 3 (0.87%) C
9 3 (0.87%) C++
10 2 (0.58%) PHP
10 2 (0.58%) VBScript
11 1 (0.29%) JCL
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Python
11 1 (0.29%) VB6
11 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.00%) Degree
3 16 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.92%) CISSP
5 8 (2.33%) CCNA
5 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.33%) ISEB
5 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.04%) CISMP
7 5 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.46%) MCSE
8 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.58%) MCP
8 2 (0.58%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) CCIE
9 1 (0.29%) MCT
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.83%) SLA
2 13 (3.79%) QA
3 9 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.04%) COBIT
4 7 (2.04%) ISO27002
5 5 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.58%) GAMP
6 2 (0.58%) GMP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 54 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.62%) XenApp
4 4 (1.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) NDS
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.29%) vCloud
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.37%) SCCM
2 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.87%) WSUS
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 244 (71.14%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.45%) VMware
3 26 (7.58%) Citrix
4 22 (6.41%) Oracle
5 21 (6.12%) Cisco
5 21 (6.12%) SAP
6 15 (4.37%) Cognos
7 9 (2.62%) Google
8 8 (2.33%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.75%) ForgeRock
9 6 (1.75%) HP
9 6 (1.75%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.46%) Tableau
11 4 (1.17%) Altiris
11 4 (1.17%) Apple
11 4 (1.17%) Concur
11 4 (1.17%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.17%) Nintex
11 4 (1.17%) Samsung
12 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
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