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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 193 185 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.08% 5.72% 6.82%
As % of the Applications category 59.94% 55.39% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 80
Average daily rate £325 £300 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £119 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 17
Average hourly rate £16.93 £13.80 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.70% +0.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £11.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.75 £83.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
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
322 334 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.47% 10.32% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 187 135
Average daily rate £300 £282 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +22.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £465 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 94 £325 +8.33% 93
Cheshire +1 52 £325 +18.18% 28
Lancashire -7 20 £338 +12.50% 6
Merseyside -7 14 £283 +25.55% 8
Cumbria -6 1 - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 317 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 160 (34.26%) MS Office
3 139 (29.76%) Finance
4 120 (25.70%) Windows
5 80 (17.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 76 (16.27%) ITIL
7 73 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 72 (15.42%) SQL
9 71 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (13.92%) SQL Server
11 62 (13.28%) Project Management
12 61 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (12.42%) PRINCE2
15 56 (11.99%) MS Visio
16 51 (10.92%) SharePoint
17 50 (10.71%) Active Directory
18 49 (10.49%) .NET
19 48 (10.28%) MS Project
20 43 (9.21%) Security Cleared
21 41 (8.78%) Migration
22 40 (8.57%) C#
22 40 (8.57%) Banking
23 39 (8.35%) CRM
24 31 (6.64%) Windows XP
24 31 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
25 30 (6.42%) HTML
25 30 (6.42%) SC Cleared
26 29 (6.21%) JavaScript
27 27 (5.78%) Quality Management

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 51 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.57%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.07%) SAS
4 13 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.14%) Confluence
8 8 (1.71%) IIS
9 7 (1.50%) CMS
10 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.64%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.43%) Drupal
13 2 (0.43%) eRoom
13 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.43%) JBoss
13 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 160 (34.26%) MS Office
2 80 (17.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 56 (11.99%) MS Visio
4 48 (10.28%) MS Project
5 13 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.50%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.07%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (1.07%) Radian6
4 3 (0.64%) Primavera
4 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.43%) Maximo
5 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.21%) HFM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.36%) Office 365
3 9 (1.93%) IaaS
4 8 (1.71%) SaaS
5 7 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.50%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.43%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.14%) Internet
1 10 (2.14%) Intranet
2 8 (1.71%) Firewall
3 7 (1.50%) Extranet
3 7 (1.50%) LAN
3 7 (1.50%) WAN
4 6 (1.28%) DHCP
4 6 (1.28%) DNS
5 5 (1.07%) CTI
6 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) Wireless
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.43%) NAS
8 2 (0.43%) Network Security
8 2 (0.43%) SAN
8 2 (0.43%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) 4G
9 1 (0.21%) LTE
9 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.28%) MS Access
4 20 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.07%) Base SAS
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.86%) Power BI
10 4 (0.86%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.64%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (5.35%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.36%) JIRA
4 7 (1.50%) Mercurial
5 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.07%) MSI
6 5 (1.07%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.86%) Subversion
7 4 (0.86%) YouTrack
8 3 (0.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.64%) TestComplete
8 3 (0.64%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.64%) Xcode
9 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.43%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.43%) Toad
9 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 139 (29.76%) Finance
2 40 (8.57%) Banking
3 24 (5.14%) Retail
4 16 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.00%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.14%) Legal
7 9 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.50%) Marketing
9 5 (1.07%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Local Government
10 4 (0.86%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.86%) Law
11 3 (0.64%) French Language
11 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.64%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.64%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 145 (31.05%) Analyst
2 62 (13.28%) Developer
3 46 (9.85%) Consultant
4 29 (6.21%) Service Analyst
5 27 (5.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (4.93%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.71%) Architect
7 22 (4.71%) Project Manager
8 18 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.43%) Support Analyst
10 15 (3.21%) SQL Developer
11 14 (3.00%) Data Analyst
12 13 (2.78%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.78%) CRM Consultant
12 13 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Consultant
12 13 (2.78%) Programme Office Support
12 13 (2.78%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.57%) IT Support
13 12 (2.57%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.49%) .NET
2 30 (6.42%) HTML
3 22 (4.71%) CSS
4 18 (3.85%) XML
5 16 (3.43%) ASP.NET
5 16 (3.43%) Web Services
6 14 (3.00%) jQuery
7 12 (2.57%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.71%) HTML5
8 8 (1.71%) WCF
9 7 (1.50%) XSLT
10 6 (1.28%) Ajax
11 5 (1.07%) CSS3
11 5 (1.07%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.07%) XHTML
12 3 (0.64%) Android SDK
12 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.64%) iOS SDK
12 3 (0.64%) Middleware
12 3 (0.64%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.57%) PMI
4 12 (2.57%) Social Media
5 11 (2.36%) NHS
6 9 (1.93%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.71%) Life Science
8 6 (1.28%) Replication
9 5 (1.07%) IVR
9 5 (1.07%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.07%) SCORM
9 5 (1.07%) Statistics
10 4 (0.86%) Clustering
10 4 (0.86%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.86%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 120 (25.70%) Windows
2 73 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 31 (6.64%) Windows XP
4 25 (5.35%) Windows Server
5 24 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.21%) Unix
8 13 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.07%) Android
10 5 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.86%) Linux
12 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.43%) AIX
14 1 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.27%) ITIL
2 71 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.28%) Project Management
4 61 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (12.42%) PRINCE2
6 41 (8.78%) Migration
7 39 (8.35%) CRM
8 27 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (5.78%) Programme Management
8 27 (5.78%) Quality Management
9 26 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (5.35%) ERP
11 23 (4.93%) Business Analysis
11 23 (4.93%) Risk Management
12 17 (3.64%) Data Analysis
12 17 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
13 16 (3.43%) MVC
13 16 (3.43%) Service Management
14 15 (3.21%) Change Management
14 15 (3.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.42%) SQL
2 40 (8.57%) C#
3 29 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.71%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.78%) VBA
6 12 (2.57%) C++
7 11 (2.36%) Python
8 10 (2.14%) Java
8 10 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.50%) VB
10 4 (0.86%) PHP
11 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.64%) VBScript
12 2 (0.43%) REXX
12 2 (0.43%) VB6
13 1 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.21%) C-shell
13 1 (0.21%) JCL
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.57%) Degree
4 21 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.78%) MCTS
5 13 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (2.57%) MCP
6 12 (2.57%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.71%) MBA
8 7 (1.50%) ISEB
9 6 (1.28%) HND
9 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.07%) CISSP
10 5 (1.07%) MCSE
11 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.71%) SLA
2 13 (2.78%) QA
3 11 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.36%) P3O
4 8 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.21%) FATCA
8 1 (0.21%) GMP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 50 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (1.93%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.71%) vSphere
5 4 (0.86%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.43%) UAG
7 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.21%) RACF
7 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (5.14%) SCCM
2 10 (2.14%) OpenView
3 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.43%) SCOM
3 2 (0.43%) WSUS
4 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.21%) zSecure
Vendors
1 317 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.14%) Oracle
3 23 (4.93%) SAP
4 22 (4.71%) VMware
5 18 (3.85%) HP
6 16 (3.43%) Citrix
7 15 (3.21%) Cisco
8 11 (2.36%) Dell
9 8 (1.71%) EMC
10 7 (1.50%) Avaya
11 6 (1.28%) EPiServer
12 5 (1.07%) Adobe
12 5 (1.07%) Apple
12 5 (1.07%) IBM
13 4 (0.86%) AppSense
13 4 (0.86%) CA
13 4 (0.86%) iManage
13 4 (0.86%) Infor
13 4 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.64%) Becrypt
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