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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / North West
Rank 34 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 133 194 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.13% 5.06% 6.50%
As % of the Applications category 51.55% 58.43% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 119
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £188 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 40
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.00 £31.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +13.79%

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
258 332 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.95% 8.66% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 165 209
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £175 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £451 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 57 65
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +3 67 £350 +8.52% 75
Cheshire +4 25 £130 -61.01% 19
Merseyside +4 17 £465 +48.80% 7
Lancashire +7 15 £300 -11.11% 8
Cumbria +7 3 £225 -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 217 (70.92%) Microsoft
2 101 (33.01%) MS Office
3 87 (28.43%) Windows
4 73 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (23.53%) Finance
6 65 (21.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 56 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (18.30%) SQL Server
8 52 (16.99%) SQL
9 45 (14.71%) Project Management
10 43 (14.05%) ITIL
11 34 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 32 (10.46%) Service Management
12 32 (10.46%) .NET
13 30 (9.80%) Migration
14 29 (9.48%) Security Cleared
15 28 (9.15%) Degree
15 28 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (8.82%) MS Visio
16 27 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (8.50%) Change Management
17 26 (8.50%) CRM
18 25 (8.17%) C#
19 24 (7.84%) PRINCE2
20 23 (7.52%) SLA
20 23 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (7.19%) Data Analysis
21 22 (7.19%) Banking
21 22 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM

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 22 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.63%) CMS
6 5 (1.63%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.63%) SAS
7 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.65%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.33%) IIS
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 101 (33.01%) MS Office
2 65 (21.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (8.82%) MS Visio
4 22 (7.19%) MS Project
5 5 (1.63%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.98%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.98%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.98%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.88%) Office 365
3 15 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.58%) PaaS
4 14 (4.58%) SaaS
5 12 (3.92%) IaaS
6 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.23%) Firewall
2 11 (3.59%) LAN
3 9 (2.94%) DNS
3 9 (2.94%) WebEx
4 7 (2.29%) WAN
5 6 (1.96%) Internet
5 6 (1.96%) VoIP
6 5 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.31%) DHCP
7 4 (1.31%) Extranet
7 4 (1.31%) Intranet
7 4 (1.31%) VPN
8 3 (0.98%) 3G
8 3 (0.98%) VLAN
8 3 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.33%) 4G
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.33%) HSRP
10 1 (0.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.30%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.59%) MS Access
7 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.31%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.98%) TKPROF
12 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.65%) Power BI
12 2 (0.65%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (5.23%) JIRA
2 13 (4.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.96%) NUnit
4 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.98%) Gradle
5 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.98%) Toad
5 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.65%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.65%) Ant
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (23.53%) Finance
2 22 (7.19%) Banking
3 13 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.94%) Retail
5 8 (2.61%) Advertising
6 7 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.29%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.65%) Avionics
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
8 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (26.80%) Analyst
2 47 (15.36%) Developer
3 33 (10.78%) Consultant
4 17 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 16 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (5.23%) Delivery Manager
6 15 (4.90%) Administrator
6 15 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.58%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.92%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.59%) Architect
9 11 (3.59%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.27%) IT Consultant
10 10 (3.27%) Operations Analyst
10 10 (3.27%) Project Administrator
10 10 (3.27%) Security Consultant
11 9 (2.94%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.94%) IT Security Consultant
12 8 (2.61%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.46%) .NET
2 17 (5.56%) Web Services
3 16 (5.23%) ASP.NET
4 13 (4.25%) HTML
5 6 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (1.96%) REST
6 5 (1.63%) CSS
6 5 (1.63%) jQuery
7 4 (1.31%) MDX
7 4 (1.31%) WF
7 4 (1.31%) XML
8 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.65%) COM
9 2 (0.65%) EDI
9 2 (0.65%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.65%) HTML5
9 2 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.94%) Tandem
4 9 (2.94%) Wiki
5 8 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.61%) User Experience
6 5 (1.63%) NHS
7 4 (1.31%) Life Science
7 4 (1.31%) RIA
8 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.98%) Fintech
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.65%) Handset
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) IVR
9 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.43%) Windows
2 22 (7.19%) Windows 7
3 19 (6.21%) Linux
4 18 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.25%) Unix
7 12 (3.92%) AIX
7 12 (3.92%) Windows 2000
7 12 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.94%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (14.71%) Project Management
3 43 (14.05%) ITIL
4 32 (10.46%) Service Management
5 30 (9.80%) Migration
6 28 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (8.50%) Change Management
8 26 (8.50%) CRM
9 24 (7.84%) PRINCE2
10 22 (7.19%) Data Analysis
11 19 (6.21%) Time Management
12 17 (5.56%) Data Management
12 17 (5.56%) Programme Management
13 16 (5.23%) Business Analysis
13 16 (5.23%) Workflow
14 15 (4.90%) DevOps
15 14 (4.58%) ETL
15 14 (4.58%) ITSM
16 13 (4.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.99%) SQL
2 25 (8.17%) C#
3 15 (4.90%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.27%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.29%) VB
6 6 (1.96%) Java
7 5 (1.63%) Perl
7 5 (1.63%) VBA
8 4 (1.31%) C
8 4 (1.31%) X++
9 3 (0.98%) C++
9 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.33%) Ada
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) Python
10 1 (0.33%) VB6
10 1 (0.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.15%) Degree
3 16 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.94%) CISMP
4 9 (2.94%) CISSP
5 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.29%) CCNA
7 5 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.31%) HND
8 4 (1.31%) ISEB
8 4 (1.31%) MCSE
8 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.65%) APMP
9 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.65%) MCP
10 1 (0.33%) CBAP
10 1 (0.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.52%) SLA
2 15 (4.90%) PMO
3 13 (4.25%) QA
4 9 (2.94%) COBIT
4 9 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.94%) ISO27002
5 5 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.98%) GMP
7 2 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.65%) GAMP
8 1 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.33%) COSHH
System Software
1 34 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.63%) XenApp
3 3 (0.98%) vSphere
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) SCCM
2 5 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 217 (70.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.86%) Cisco
3 18 (5.88%) SAP
4 16 (5.23%) Citrix
4 16 (5.23%) Oracle
5 13 (4.25%) VMware
6 7 (2.29%) Google
7 5 (1.63%) Cognos
7 5 (1.63%) Lotus
8 4 (1.31%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.31%) IronPort
8 4 (1.31%) Nintex
8 4 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.98%) Concur
9 3 (0.98%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.98%) Juniper
9 3 (0.98%) RightFax
9 3 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.98%) Tableau
9 3 (0.98%) WorldPay
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