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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 182 254 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.23% 5.87% 5.60%
As % of the Applications category 61.07% 57.21% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 139 91
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 15
Median hourly rate £13.60 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.24% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.70 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+12.37% -7.81%
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
298 444 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.57% 10.27% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 236 177
Median daily rate £350 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 45
Median hourly rate £20.39 £14.25 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.08% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.97 £44.12 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.39%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -6 95 £350 +7.69% 57
Cheshire +3 44 £285 -28.57% 14
Lancashire +19 22 £438 +9.37% 5
Merseyside -6 9 £350 +27.27% 7
Cumbria +13 7 £375 +25.00% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 290 (68.08%) Microsoft
2 117 (27.46%) MS Office
3 110 (25.82%) Windows
4 101 (23.71%) Finance
5 92 (21.60%) SQL
6 84 (19.72%) Active Directory
7 71 (16.67%) .NET
8 67 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (15.49%) MS PowerPoint
9 66 (15.49%) SQL Server
10 63 (14.79%) Project Management
11 49 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (10.80%) CRM
12 46 (10.80%) Software Engineering
13 45 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (9.62%) MS Project
15 40 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (9.39%) Degree
16 39 (9.15%) ERP
17 38 (8.92%) SharePoint
18 37 (8.69%) Windows Server
19 36 (8.45%) Test Automation
19 36 (8.45%) Java
20 35 (8.22%) Oracle
21 34 (7.98%) Security Cleared
22 32 (7.51%) C#
23 31 (7.28%) SAP
23 31 (7.28%) Banking
23 31 (7.28%) PowerShell
24 30 (7.04%) Migration

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 38 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.05%) IIS
5 12 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.64%) CMS
8 6 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.94%) Oracle UPK
11 3 (0.70%) Apache
11 3 (0.70%) Drupal
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.70%) SAS
11 3 (0.70%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (27.46%) MS Office
2 66 (15.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (9.62%) MS Project
4 18 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.23%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.23%) PaaS
3 17 (3.99%) IaaS
4 15 (3.52%) Office 365
5 14 (3.29%) SaaS
6 12 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.47%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.81%) Firewall
2 16 (3.76%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.29%) DNS
4 13 (3.05%) DHCP
5 11 (2.58%) LAN
5 11 (2.58%) Network Security
5 11 (2.58%) WAN
6 10 (2.35%) Skype
7 8 (1.88%) SAN
7 8 (1.88%) VLAN
8 6 (1.41%) FTP
8 6 (1.41%) Internet
8 6 (1.41%) VPN
9 5 (1.17%) HTTP
9 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.94%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.70%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.70%) LTE
11 3 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.52%) MS Access
7 12 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.58%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.64%) MySQL
10 6 (1.41%) Power BI
10 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.17%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.17%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 28 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (5.40%) SpecFlow
3 21 (4.93%) TestComplete
4 8 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.64%) JIRA
6 6 (1.41%) Gradle
6 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.17%) Subversion
8 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.47%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 101 (23.71%) Finance
2 31 (7.28%) Banking
3 24 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.52%) Retail
5 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.58%) Marketing
7 9 (2.11%) Advertising
8 7 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.94%) Legal
10 3 (0.70%) German Language
10 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) International Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (20.89%) Analyst
2 66 (15.49%) Developer
3 48 (11.27%) Architect
4 36 (8.45%) Consultant
5 31 (7.28%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 17 (3.99%) Data Analyst
7 17 (3.99%) SQL Developer
8 16 (3.76%) .NET Developer
8 16 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (3.76%) DevOps Consultant
8 16 (3.76%) Integration Consultant
8 16 (3.76%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.05%) Administrator
9 13 (3.05%) CRM Developer
10 12 (2.82%) IT Manager
10 12 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (2.82%) Security Manager
10 12 (2.82%) Technical Architect
11 11 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.67%) .NET
2 15 (3.52%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.05%) ASP.NET
3 13 (3.05%) CSS
3 13 (3.05%) HTML
4 12 (2.82%) Middleware
5 11 (2.58%) SOAP
6 10 (2.35%) Web Services
6 10 (2.35%) XML
7 8 (1.88%) XSD
8 7 (1.64%) jQuery
9 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (1.41%) HTML5
9 6 (1.41%) REST
10 5 (1.17%) Autofac
10 5 (1.17%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.17%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.17%) JSON
10 5 (1.17%) SAML
10 5 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.35%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.88%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.88%) NHS
7 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.94%) Life Science
8 4 (0.94%) Social Media
9 3 (0.70%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.70%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.70%) SCORM
9 3 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (25.82%) Windows
2 37 (8.69%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.10%) Windows 7
4 21 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.46%) Linux
6 18 (4.23%) Unix
7 13 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.35%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.70%) AIX
12 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (14.79%) Project Management
3 49 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.80%) CRM
4 46 (10.80%) Software Engineering
5 40 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (9.15%) ERP
7 36 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 30 (7.04%) Migration
9 29 (6.81%) PRINCE2
10 28 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (6.57%) ITIL
10 28 (6.57%) TDD
11 27 (6.34%) Code Coverage
12 26 (6.10%) SOA
13 23 (5.40%) DevOps
14 22 (5.16%) Business Analysis
14 22 (5.16%) Continuous Deployment
15 21 (4.93%) ETL
16 19 (4.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (21.60%) SQL
2 36 (8.45%) Java
3 32 (7.51%) C#
4 31 (7.28%) PowerShell
5 24 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.29%) VBA
7 13 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.58%) VB
9 10 (2.35%) C
10 8 (1.88%) PHP
11 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.94%) C++
13 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.70%) Python
14 1 (0.23%) JCL
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (9.39%) Degree
2 34 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.11%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.88%) CCNA
5 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.64%) PMP
7 6 (1.41%) ISEB
7 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.17%) CCEA
8 5 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.94%) MCSE
10 3 (0.70%) CISSP
10 3 (0.70%) MCP
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.47%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.35%) SLA
2 9 (2.11%) QA
3 8 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.70%) P3O
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) FATCA
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 84 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.64%) vSphere
3 7 (1.64%) XenApp
4 6 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.47%) NFS
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.23%) NDS
7 1 (0.23%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.23%) UAG
7 1 (0.23%) vCloud
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (5.63%) SCCM
2 14 (3.29%) SCOM
3 10 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.41%) Puppet
5 4 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.94%) WSUS
6 3 (0.70%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.70%) vRealize
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.23%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 290 (68.08%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.22%) Oracle
3 31 (7.28%) SAP
4 30 (7.04%) VMware
5 25 (5.87%) Citrix
6 18 (4.23%) PeopleSoft
7 17 (3.99%) Cisco
8 15 (3.52%) HP
9 13 (3.05%) Cognos
10 6 (1.41%) Adobe
10 6 (1.41%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.17%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.17%) IBM
11 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.94%) Altiris
12 4 (0.94%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.94%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.94%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.94%) Twitter
13 3 (0.70%) ServiceNow
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