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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 191 172 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.99% 6.23% 5.05%
As % of the Applications category 51.48% 56.21% 54.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 57
Average daily rate
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£299 £273 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.63% -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 24
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.20 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £23.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
371 306 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.64% 11.08% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 121 115
Average daily rate £295 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £44.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -8 83 £325 +16.59% 79
Cheshire +13 61 £160 -36.00% 23
Lancashire -12 19 £300 -6.25% 17
Merseyside -7 16 £276 +49.32% 15
Cumbria - 2 £188 - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 280 (74.87%) Microsoft
2 148 (39.57%) MS Office
3 112 (29.95%) Windows
4 77 (20.59%) SQL Server
5 76 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (18.98%) Finance
7 66 (17.65%) SQL
8 65 (17.38%) ITIL
9 60 (16.04%) Project Management
9 60 (16.04%) MS PowerPoint
10 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
11 43 (11.50%) MS Project
12 42 (11.23%) .NET
12 42 (11.23%) Active Directory
13 41 (10.96%) Windows 7
14 40 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (10.16%) Migration
15 38 (10.16%) Service Management
15 38 (10.16%) SC Cleared
16 36 (9.63%) Business Analysis
17 34 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (8.56%) Degree
18 32 (8.56%) SLA
18 32 (8.56%) SharePoint
19 31 (8.29%) HP
20 30 (8.02%) MS Visio
21 28 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
21 28 (7.49%) Telecoms
21 28 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
22 27 (7.22%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.68%) IBM Notes
3 18 (4.81%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.94%) IIS
6 7 (1.87%) CICS
6 7 (1.87%) MS Project Server
7 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.80%) CMS
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.80%) Apache
9 3 (0.80%) Documentum
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.80%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 148 (39.57%) MS Office
2 60 (16.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (11.50%) MS Project
4 30 (8.02%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.34%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.14%) ResourceLink
4 7 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.53%) Maximo
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.53%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.53%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.14%) SaaS
1 8 (2.14%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.94%) DHCP
1 11 (2.94%) SAN
2 10 (2.67%) DNS
3 9 (2.41%) Wireless
3 9 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.41%) VPN
4 6 (1.60%) Firewall
4 6 (1.60%) Intranet
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
5 4 (1.07%) LAN
5 4 (1.07%) WAN
6 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.53%) DSL
6 2 (0.53%) DVB
6 2 (0.53%) Network Security
6 2 (0.53%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.53%) NAS
7 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.08%) MS Access
5 14 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.60%) OLAP
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.07%) Easytrieve
10 4 (1.07%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.07%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.80%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.80%) Big Data
11 3 (0.80%) BODI
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Toad
2 6 (1.60%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.80%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.80%) JIRA
4 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.53%) MSI
4 2 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) LSMW
5 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
General
1 71 (18.98%) Finance
2 28 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.08%) Banking
4 12 (3.21%) Retail
5 11 (2.94%) Marketing
6 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.34%) Legal
8 4 (1.07%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (37.17%) Analyst
2 55 (14.71%) Developer
3 41 (10.96%) Business Analyst
4 35 (9.36%) Service Analyst
5 34 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (5.35%) Data Analyst
7 19 (5.08%) Architect
8 16 (4.28%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.28%) Administrator
9 14 (3.74%) Consultant
10 12 (3.21%) Technical Support
11 11 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (2.94%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.67%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.41%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 7 (1.87%) Desktop Support
15 6 (1.60%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.23%) .NET
2 19 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.28%) HTML
4 13 (3.48%) LINQ
5 12 (3.21%) XML
5 12 (3.21%) CSS
6 11 (2.94%) Web Services
7 10 (2.67%) Ajax
7 10 (2.67%) jQuery
7 10 (2.67%) WPF
8 9 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.87%) XHTML
10 6 (1.60%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (1.60%) RESTful
11 5 (1.34%) CSS3
12 4 (1.07%) HTML5
12 4 (1.07%) XSLT
12 4 (1.07%) WCF
13 3 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.01%) NHS
4 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.14%) Data Extraction
4 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.60%) Open Source
7 5 (1.34%) Life Science
8 4 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.07%) iPad
8 4 (1.07%) VSAM
9 3 (0.80%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.80%) Statistics
9 3 (0.80%) Clustering
9 3 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.53%) RIA
10 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 112 (29.95%) Windows
2 41 (10.96%) Windows 7
3 28 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 19 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.41%) Linux
8 7 (1.87%) UNIX
9 4 (1.07%) Windows NT
9 4 (1.07%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.80%) HPUX
10 3 (0.80%) Solaris
11 2 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.38%) ITIL
2 60 (16.04%) Project Management
3 40 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (10.16%) Service Management
4 38 (10.16%) Migration
5 36 (9.63%) Business Analysis
6 26 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (6.68%) Data Analysis
7 25 (6.68%) Data Migration
8 24 (6.42%) PRINCE2
9 23 (6.15%) Change Management
10 22 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.08%) CRM
12 18 (4.81%) Product Management
13 16 (4.28%) MVC
13 16 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (4.01%) Data Cleansing
15 14 (3.74%) Programme Management
15 14 (3.74%) Data Modelling
16 13 (3.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.65%) SQL
2 25 (6.68%) PL/SQL
3 24 (6.42%) VBA
4 22 (5.88%) C#
5 15 (4.01%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.21%) VB
8 10 (2.67%) Java
8 10 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.41%) Python
9 9 (2.41%) Perl
10 5 (1.34%) X++
11 4 (1.07%) VBScript
11 4 (1.07%) COBOL
11 4 (1.07%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.07%) REXX
11 4 (1.07%) JCL
11 4 (1.07%) XAML
12 3 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.56%) Degree
4 28 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (7.22%) MCP
6 19 (5.08%) MCSE
7 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.53%) CISM
8 2 (0.53%) CISSP
8 2 (0.53%) MCITP
8 2 (0.53%) MCSA
8 2 (0.53%) ISEB
8 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.27%) HND
9 1 (0.27%) CCA
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.56%) SLA
2 10 (2.67%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) GMP
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (11.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.34%) XenApp
3 5 (1.34%) XenServer
4 4 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (5.61%) OpenView
1 21 (5.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (3.21%) SCCM
3 7 (1.87%) SCOM
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 280 (74.87%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.29%) HP
3 27 (7.22%) Citrix
4 26 (6.95%) Oracle
5 25 (6.68%) Lotus
6 24 (6.42%) SAP
7 18 (4.81%) Cisco
7 18 (4.81%) VMware
8 11 (2.94%) Dell
9 9 (2.41%) Northgate
9 9 (2.41%) webMethods
10 8 (2.14%) Software AG
10 8 (2.14%) IBM
11 5 (1.34%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.34%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.07%) AppSense
13 3 (0.80%) Adobe
13 3 (0.80%) Compuware
13 3 (0.80%) Sage
13 3 (0.80%) F5
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £15 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Conspicuous
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago