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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 254 173 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.61% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 56.82% 48.19% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 91 63
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £434 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 25
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £27.60 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
447 359 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.34% 11.64% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 178 122
Average daily rate £325 £326 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.67 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% +11.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.85 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £29.25 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 116 £325 - 94
Cheshire +6 52 £399 -1.48% 22
Merseyside +2 21 £275 -32.92% 15
Lancashire -19 19 £400 -3.03% 6
Cumbria -8 13 £300 - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 322 (68.66%) Microsoft
2 159 (33.90%) MS Office
3 136 (29.00%) Finance
4 131 (27.93%) Windows
5 79 (16.84%) SQL
6 78 (16.63%) ITIL
7 74 (15.78%) Windows 7
8 71 (15.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 70 (14.93%) Project Management
10 69 (14.71%) Active Directory
11 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
12 58 (12.37%) Migration
13 57 (12.15%) Security Cleared
14 54 (11.51%) PRINCE2
15 52 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 51 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (8.96%) MS Visio
19 41 (8.74%) MS Project
20 39 (8.32%) .NET
20 39 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (7.89%) SAP
22 36 (7.68%) SharePoint
23 34 (7.25%) MS Access
24 31 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
24 31 (6.61%) SC Cleared
25 30 (6.40%) CRM
25 30 (6.40%) Data Analysis
25 30 (6.40%) Degree
26 28 (5.97%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.90%) SAS
3 13 (2.77%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.28%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.28%) Lync
5 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.85%) CMS
5 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.64%) IIS
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 159 (33.90%) MS Office
2 71 (15.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (8.96%) MS Visio
4 41 (8.74%) MS Project
5 10 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.41%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.07%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.64%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.92%) Office 365
2 7 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Boomi
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.76%) WAN
2 22 (4.69%) LAN
3 16 (3.41%) DHCP
3 16 (3.41%) DNS
4 6 (1.28%) Intranet
4 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.85%) Wireless
5 4 (0.85%) Network Security
6 3 (0.64%) WebEx
6 3 (0.64%) SAN
7 2 (0.43%) Internet
7 2 (0.43%) VPN
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.43%) NAS
7 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) GSM
8 1 (0.21%) 2G
8 1 (0.21%) SSH
8 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.25%) MS Access
3 26 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.62%) Base SAS
5 17 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 12 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.28%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.85%) QlikView
13 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (3.62%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.49%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.85%) TestComplete
4 4 (0.85%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.64%) MSI
6 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.43%) Moq
6 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) Hudson
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.21%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.21%) Selenium
7 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.21%) MorphX
7 1 (0.21%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 136 (29.00%) Finance
2 25 (5.33%) Banking
3 18 (3.84%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.41%) General Ledger
5 11 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.35%) Retail
5 11 (2.35%) Law
5 11 (2.35%) Marketing
6 8 (1.71%) Legal
7 5 (1.07%) French Language
7 5 (1.07%) German Language
7 5 (1.07%) Italian Language
7 5 (1.07%) Portuguese Language
7 5 (1.07%) Russian Language
8 4 (0.85%) Turkish Language
8 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 3 (0.64%) Billing
9 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (37.95%) Analyst
2 51 (10.87%) Developer
3 34 (7.25%) Support Analyst
4 30 (6.40%) Consultant
5 28 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 27 (5.76%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.76%) Service Analyst
7 25 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 24 (5.12%) Data Analyst
9 23 (4.90%) Administrator
10 22 (4.69%) Architect
11 19 (4.05%) Coordinator
11 19 (4.05%) Team Leader
11 19 (4.05%) Microsoft Consultant
12 16 (3.41%) Project Coordinator
13 15 (3.20%) Desktop Support
14 14 (2.99%) Financial Analyst
15 13 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
15 13 (2.77%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
15 13 (2.77%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.32%) .NET
2 16 (3.41%) XML
3 15 (3.20%) HTML
3 15 (3.20%) CSS
4 12 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.13%) Web Services
6 9 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.71%) XSLT
8 6 (1.28%) jQuery
9 4 (0.85%) HTML5
9 4 (0.85%) CSS3
10 3 (0.64%) WCF
10 3 (0.64%) Middleware
11 2 (0.43%) Ajax
11 2 (0.43%) JSON
11 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.43%) MDX
11 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.43%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.84%) NHS
2 18 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.99%) Data Extraction
3 14 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.28%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.28%) Statistics
9 5 (1.07%) Life Science
10 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.64%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.64%) Clustering
12 2 (0.43%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 131 (27.93%) Windows
2 74 (15.78%) Windows 7
3 26 (5.54%) Windows XP
4 22 (4.69%) UNIX
5 17 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.64%) Android
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.43%) Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.63%) ITIL
2 70 (14.93%) Project Management
3 58 (12.37%) Migration
4 54 (11.51%) PRINCE2
5 52 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (6.40%) CRM
8 30 (6.40%) Data Analysis
9 24 (5.12%) Business Analysis
9 24 (5.12%) System Testing
10 23 (4.90%) Programme Management
11 21 (4.48%) Data Migration
11 21 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (4.26%) ETL
13 19 (4.05%) Service Management
13 19 (4.05%) Quality Management
14 17 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (3.62%) SDLC
15 16 (3.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.84%) SQL
2 28 (5.97%) C#
3 26 (5.54%) VBA
4 21 (4.48%) VB
5 17 (3.62%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.35%) REXX
8 10 (2.13%) Java
9 7 (1.49%) Python
10 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.07%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.07%) C
11 5 (1.07%) C++
12 4 (0.85%) VBScript
12 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.64%) Perl
14 2 (0.43%) PHP
14 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.40%) Degree
5 18 (3.84%) MCP
6 16 (3.41%) MCTS
7 15 (3.20%) MCITP
8 14 (2.99%) ACCA
8 14 (2.99%) CIMA
9 11 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.71%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.71%) MOS
10 8 (1.71%) MCDST
10 8 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.28%) CIPD
11 6 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.28%) MCSE
11 6 (1.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.62%) SLA
2 14 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.77%) QA
4 7 (1.49%) P3O
5 2 (0.43%) GMP
5 2 (0.43%) GAAP
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 69 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.49%) Terminal Services
3 7 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.85%) vSphere
6 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.64%) XenApp
7 2 (0.43%) XenServer
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.21%) RACF
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.56%) SCCM
2 5 (1.07%) OpenView
3 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.21%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.21%) zSecure
5 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.21%) WMI
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 322 (68.66%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.89%) SAP
3 27 (5.76%) Oracle
4 26 (5.54%) VMware
5 18 (3.84%) IBM
5 18 (3.84%) Citrix
6 13 (2.77%) HP
7 10 (2.13%) Dell
8 6 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (1.28%) Cisco
8 6 (1.28%) Lotus
9 5 (1.07%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.85%) Cognos
10 4 (0.85%) Ariba
11 3 (0.64%) Adobe
11 3 (0.64%) NetApp
11 3 (0.64%) Tableau
11 3 (0.64%) AppSense
12 2 (0.43%) Teradata
12 2 (0.43%) Civica
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PCR
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £160 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago