The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 202 151 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.38% 6.26% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 49.63% 43.77% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 59
Average daily rate £325 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £153 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.03 £8.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £26.05 £21.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
407 345 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.86% 14.31% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 142 123
Average daily rate £325 £270 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.40 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.76% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 95 £325 +18.18% 95
Cheshire -4 64 £290 -3.33% 42
Merseyside +8 20 £78 -65.55% 12
Lancashire -19 12 £425 +36.00% 8
Cumbria -4 1 - - 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 247 (63.50%) Microsoft
2 119 (30.59%) Windows
3 117 (30.08%) MS Office
4 115 (29.56%) Finance
5 79 (20.31%) SQL
6 64 (16.45%) Active Directory
6 64 (16.45%) Project Management
7 59 (15.17%) SQL Server
8 56 (14.40%) ITIL
9 48 (12.34%) MS Project
10 47 (12.08%) Windows 7
11 41 (10.54%) .NET
11 41 (10.54%) MS Visio
12 38 (9.77%) Migration
12 38 (9.77%) Citrix
13 37 (9.51%) SharePoint
13 37 (9.51%) Windows XP
13 37 (9.51%) MS PowerPoint
14 35 (9.00%) Security Cleared
14 35 (9.00%) MS Exchange
14 35 (9.00%) SLA
14 35 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (8.74%) PRINCE2
16 32 (8.23%) C#
16 32 (8.23%) Oracle
17 30 (7.71%) HTML
17 30 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (7.46%) Service Management
19 27 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (9.51%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.37%) IBM Notes
4 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.80%) IIS
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.03%) JCAPS
8 4 (1.03%) Apache
9 3 (0.77%) SAS
9 3 (0.77%) CMS
9 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.51%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.51%) Lync
10 2 (0.51%) CICS
10 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (30.08%) MS Office
2 48 (12.34%) MS Project
3 41 (10.54%) MS Visio
4 37 (9.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.51%) Mingle
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.77%) Maximo
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) assyst
7 1 (0.26%) BPCS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.88%) VPN
2 13 (3.34%) LAN
2 13 (3.34%) DHCP
3 12 (3.08%) DNS
4 11 (2.83%) WAN
4 11 (2.83%) Wireless
5 10 (2.57%) Intranet
6 8 (2.06%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.80%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.54%) SAN
8 6 (1.54%) Internet
9 4 (1.03%) Firewall
9 4 (1.03%) IPsec
9 4 (1.03%) Network Security
9 4 (1.03%) MPLS
10 3 (0.77%) OSPF
10 3 (0.77%) BGP
10 3 (0.77%) SNMP
10 3 (0.77%) SMTP
10 3 (0.77%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.40%) MS Access
5 19 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.86%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.31%) QlikView
8 9 (2.31%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.80%) MySQL
11 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.54%) DTS
12 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.03%) OLAP
14 3 (0.77%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (2.57%) MSI
2 5 (1.29%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.03%) Selenium
3 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.77%) Subversion
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.77%) Toad
4 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.51%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 115 (29.56%) Finance
2 23 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.88%) Banking
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
4 12 (3.08%) Legal
5 9 (2.31%) Billing
6 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.54%) Advertising
7 5 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.29%) Back Office
8 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.03%) French Language
9 3 (0.77%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.77%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.77%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.51%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 132 (33.93%) Analyst
2 41 (10.54%) Developer
3 30 (7.71%) Project Manager
4 27 (6.94%) Service Analyst
5 25 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.66%) Administrator
8 20 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (4.37%) Data Analyst
11 16 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (3.86%) Consultant
13 14 (3.60%) SQL Developer
14 13 (3.34%) Support Analyst
15 12 (3.08%) Applications Packager
15 12 (3.08%) DBA
16 11 (2.83%) Information Analyst
16 11 (2.83%) MI Analyst
17 10 (2.57%) Desktop Support
18 9 (2.31%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.54%) .NET
2 30 (7.71%) HTML
3 20 (5.14%) ASP.NET
4 19 (4.88%) XML
5 18 (4.63%) Web Services
6 17 (4.37%) CSS
7 15 (3.86%) jQuery
7 15 (3.86%) HTML5
8 13 (3.34%) Application Packaging
9 9 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.06%) Ajax
10 8 (2.06%) XHTML
11 7 (1.80%) SOAP
11 7 (1.80%) RESTful
12 6 (1.54%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.54%) WinForms
12 6 (1.54%) WCF
12 6 (1.54%) WPF
12 6 (1.54%) Silverlight
12 6 (1.54%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.40%) NHS
2 20 (5.14%) Blackberry
3 19 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.31%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.31%) Clustering
5 8 (2.06%) PMI
6 7 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.80%) Data Extraction
7 5 (1.29%) Open Source
7 5 (1.29%) iPad
7 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.77%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.51%) Informatics
10 2 (0.51%) GIS
10 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) DTV
10 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 119 (30.59%) Windows
2 47 (12.08%) Windows 7
3 37 (9.51%) Windows XP
4 19 (4.88%) Windows 2000
5 18 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (4.37%) UNIX
7 12 (3.08%) NetWare
8 11 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.80%) Windows NT
9 7 (1.80%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.51%) Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Fedora
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.26%) MVS
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.45%) Project Management
2 56 (14.40%) ITIL
3 38 (9.77%) Migration
4 35 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (8.74%) PRINCE2
6 29 (7.46%) Service Management
7 27 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (5.40%) Data Analysis
9 20 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.11%) Business Analysis
10 16 (4.11%) CRM
10 16 (4.11%) Change Management
11 15 (3.86%) Scrum
12 13 (3.34%) TDD
13 12 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (2.83%) Information Security
15 10 (2.57%) MVC
16 9 (2.31%) OO
16 9 (2.31%) Data Modelling
16 9 (2.31%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.31%) SQL
2 32 (8.23%) C#
3 24 (6.17%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.40%) VBScript
6 20 (5.14%) VBA
6 20 (5.14%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.60%) VB
8 12 (3.08%) Java
9 10 (2.57%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.31%) C
10 9 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.54%) C++
11 6 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.77%) Ruby
12 3 (0.77%) XPath
13 1 (0.26%) JCL
13 1 (0.26%) REXX
13 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (6.43%) Degree
4 23 (5.91%) MCP
5 21 (5.40%) MCSE
5 21 (5.40%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.83%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.06%) MCTS
8 7 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.80%) CCNA
9 6 (1.54%) ISEB
10 5 (1.29%) MCSA
11 4 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.03%) MCITP
12 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.77%) PMP
12 3 (0.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.00%) SLA
2 10 (2.57%) QA
3 4 (1.03%) HL7
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.51%) WAI
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) Basel III
5 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.57%) XenApp
5 9 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.03%) LiteSpeed
6 4 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.51%) NDS
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) vSphere
9 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (4.88%) ServiceCenter
2 17 (4.37%) SCCM
3 8 (2.06%) OpenView
4 5 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.03%) WSUS
6 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Novell Identity Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) SCSM
8 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.26%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) Control-M
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 247 (63.50%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.77%) Citrix
3 32 (8.23%) Oracle
4 24 (6.17%) HP
5 19 (4.88%) SAP
5 19 (4.88%) VMware
6 17 (4.37%) Lotus
7 11 (2.83%) Dell
8 10 (2.57%) Novell
9 8 (2.06%) AppSense
9 8 (2.06%) Cisco
10 6 (1.54%) Splunk
11 5 (1.29%) Avaya
11 5 (1.29%) DevExpress
12 4 (1.03%) Symantec
12 4 (1.03%) CommVault
12 4 (1.03%) Ericsson
12 4 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
13 3 (0.77%) Nortel
13 3 (0.77%) Adobe
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