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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 208 193 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.40% 6.80% 5.67%
As % of the Applications category 53.06% 55.94% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 98 71
Average daily rate
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£300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £386 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 26
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
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
392 345 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.06% 12.16% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 144 123
Average daily rate £295 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 41
Average hourly rate £13.60 £18.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.47% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £44.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 86 £325 +19.26% 63
Cheshire -1 59 £150 -20.21% 28
Lancashire -3 24 £300 +1.69% 4
Merseyside +1 22 £250 +19.04% 7
Cumbria - 1 £188 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 286 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 153 (40.91%) MS Office
3 114 (30.48%) Windows
4 73 (19.52%) SQL Server
5 72 (19.25%) Finance
6 65 (17.38%) ITIL
7 63 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
8 61 (16.31%) SQL
8 61 (16.31%) MS PowerPoint
9 57 (15.24%) Project Management
10 54 (14.44%) Active Directory
11 51 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 48 (12.83%) Windows 7
13 43 (11.50%) MS Project
14 41 (10.96%) .NET
15 39 (10.43%) Service Management
15 39 (10.43%) SC Cleared
16 37 (9.89%) Citrix
17 35 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 34 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
19 33 (8.82%) Degree
19 33 (8.82%) Migration
19 33 (8.82%) SLA
20 31 (8.29%) HP
20 31 (8.29%) Business Analysis
21 30 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
21 30 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (8.02%) MS Visio
22 29 (7.75%) Oracle
22 29 (7.75%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 29 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.95%) IBM Notes
3 17 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.94%) IIS
5 10 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.87%) CICS
7 5 (1.34%) MS Project Server
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.07%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.07%) Apache
8 4 (1.07%) CMS
8 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.80%) Documentum
9 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 153 (40.91%) MS Office
2 61 (16.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (11.50%) MS Project
4 30 (8.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.53%) Mingle
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.14%) ResourceLink
3 6 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.53%) Maximo
5 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.53%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.53%) arcHouse
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.14%) SuccessFactors
1 8 (2.14%) SaaS
2 4 (1.07%) Office 365
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) DHCP
1 10 (2.67%) VPN
1 10 (2.67%) DNS
1 10 (2.67%) SAN
2 9 (2.41%) Firewall
3 8 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.14%) Intranet
3 8 (2.14%) Wireless
4 5 (1.34%) WAN
5 4 (1.07%) LAN
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
5 4 (1.07%) Network Security
6 3 (0.80%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.53%) DSL
7 2 (0.53%) DVB
7 2 (0.53%) NAS
7 2 (0.53%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (4.01%) MS Access
6 13 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.60%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.34%) OLAP
10 5 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.07%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.07%) Easytrieve
11 4 (1.07%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.80%) BODI
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.80%) Big Data
13 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.87%) Toad
3 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.07%) JIRA
4 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.80%) MSI
4 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.53%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) LSMW
General
1 72 (19.25%) Finance
2 27 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.01%) Banking
4 11 (2.94%) Retail
5 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.87%) Marketing
7 4 (1.07%) Advertising
7 4 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 139 (37.17%) Analyst
2 51 (13.64%) Developer
3 40 (10.70%) Service Analyst
4 39 (10.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (9.36%) Business Analyst
6 17 (4.55%) Administrator
6 17 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 17 (4.55%) Architect
6 17 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 14 (3.74%) Support Analyst
7 14 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (3.21%) Support Engineer
9 11 (2.94%) Technical Support
10 10 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (2.67%) .NET Developer
10 10 (2.67%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (2.14%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.14%) Consultant
12 7 (1.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.96%) .NET
2 22 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 17 (4.55%) HTML
4 14 (3.74%) XML
5 13 (3.48%) CSS
5 13 (3.48%) Web Services
6 12 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (3.21%) LINQ
6 12 (3.21%) jQuery
7 11 (2.94%) Ajax
8 8 (2.14%) XHTML
8 8 (2.14%) RESTful
8 8 (2.14%) WPF
9 5 (1.34%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (1.07%) Sinatra
10 4 (1.07%) Regular Expression
10 4 (1.07%) CSS3
10 4 (1.07%) XSLT
10 4 (1.07%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.74%) NHS
4 11 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.14%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.87%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.60%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.60%) Open Source
8 5 (1.34%) Life Science
8 5 (1.34%) iPad
9 4 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.07%) VSAM
9 4 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.80%) Statistics
10 3 (0.80%) Clustering
10 3 (0.80%) PMI
11 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.53%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 114 (30.48%) Windows
2 48 (12.83%) Windows 7
3 30 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (6.95%) Windows XP
5 20 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.21%) Linux
8 10 (2.67%) UNIX
9 5 (1.34%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.34%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.80%) HPUX
10 3 (0.80%) Solaris
10 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.38%) ITIL
2 57 (15.24%) Project Management
3 39 (10.43%) Service Management
4 35 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (8.82%) Migration
6 31 (8.29%) Business Analysis
7 30 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (6.42%) PRINCE2
8 24 (6.42%) Change Management
8 24 (6.42%) Data Analysis
9 21 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (5.61%) Data Migration
10 19 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (4.55%) MVC
12 15 (4.01%) Data Cleansing
13 14 (3.74%) Time Management
14 13 (3.48%) Product Management
14 13 (3.48%) Programme Management
14 13 (3.48%) Scrum
14 13 (3.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.31%) SQL
2 24 (6.42%) VBA
2 24 (6.42%) PL/SQL
3 23 (6.15%) C#
4 15 (4.01%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.74%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.74%) VB
6 10 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.41%) Python
7 9 (2.41%) Perl
7 9 (2.41%) Java
8 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.34%) X++
9 5 (1.34%) Ruby
9 5 (1.34%) VBScript
10 4 (1.07%) COBOL
10 4 (1.07%) REXX
10 4 (1.07%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.07%) XAML
10 4 (1.07%) JCL
Qualifications
1 51 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.82%) Degree
4 28 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (7.22%) MCP
6 19 (5.08%) MCSE
7 4 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) CISSP
9 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) MCTS
10 1 (0.27%) CCA
10 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.82%) SLA
2 13 (3.48%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) GMP
System Software
1 54 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.60%) XenApp
4 5 (1.34%) XenServer
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.07%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (5.61%) OpenView
1 21 (5.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (3.74%) SCCM
3 7 (1.87%) SCOM
4 2 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) Salt
4 2 (0.53%) Ansible
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Netcool
5 1 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 286 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.89%) Citrix
3 31 (8.29%) HP
4 29 (7.75%) Oracle
5 26 (6.95%) Lotus
6 24 (6.42%) VMware
7 19 (5.08%) SAP
8 18 (4.81%) Cisco
9 11 (2.94%) Northgate
10 10 (2.67%) Dell
11 9 (2.41%) IBM
12 8 (2.14%) Software AG
12 8 (2.14%) webMethods
13 6 (1.60%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.60%) CA
14 5 (1.34%) AppSense
14 5 (1.34%) Tableau
15 3 (0.80%) NetApp
15 3 (0.80%) Compuware
15 3 (0.80%) Cyber-Ark
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