The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 190 129 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.32% 4.84% 5.16%
As % of the Applications category 47.15% 40.31% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 61 67
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% -17.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.55 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
403 320 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.40% 12.01% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 119 142
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £146 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 59
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.10 £42.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Excel
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +11 92 £344 +4.16% 65
Cheshire +24 48 £275 - 21
Lancashire -11 23 £325 +8.33% 14
Merseyside +6 15 £410 +21.48% 9
Cumbria 0 3 - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 255 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 114 (29.31%) Windows
3 103 (26.48%) MS Office
4 97 (24.94%) Finance
5 83 (21.34%) SQL
6 76 (19.54%) SQL Server
7 73 (18.77%) Project Management
8 71 (18.25%) MS Project
9 52 (13.37%) Migration
10 51 (13.11%) ITIL
11 47 (12.08%) Active Directory
11 47 (12.08%) Security Cleared
12 45 (11.57%) PRINCE2
12 45 (11.57%) SharePoint
12 45 (11.57%) MS Visio
13 44 (11.31%) MS PowerPoint
14 43 (11.05%) Windows 7
15 35 (9.00%) SC Cleared
16 33 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (8.48%) SLA
17 32 (8.23%) .NET
18 30 (7.71%) Oracle
18 30 (7.71%) SAP
18 30 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 29 (7.46%) Business Analysis
19 29 (7.46%) Citrix
20 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (7.20%) MS Access
21 27 (6.94%) Data Analysis
21 27 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (11.57%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.34%) IIS
5 11 (2.83%) IBM Notes
5 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.29%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.03%) JCAPS
8 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 103 (26.48%) MS Office
2 71 (18.25%) MS Project
3 45 (11.57%) MS Visio
4 44 (11.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.31%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.29%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.51%) Maximo
8 1 (0.26%) BPCS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.26%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) SaaS
1 5 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.26%) Taleo
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.86%) DHCP
2 13 (3.34%) DNS
3 12 (3.08%) Wireless
4 10 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.57%) LAN
5 9 (2.31%) SAN
6 6 (1.54%) WAN
6 6 (1.54%) VPN
6 6 (1.54%) Network Security
7 5 (1.29%) Firewall
7 5 (1.29%) Intranet
8 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.03%) IPsec
9 3 (0.77%) HSRP
9 3 (0.77%) Multicast
9 3 (0.77%) SNMP
9 3 (0.77%) SMTP
9 3 (0.77%) Internet
9 3 (0.77%) MPLS
9 3 (0.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (7.20%) MS Access
4 23 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.57%) QlikView
9 7 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.54%) DTS
11 5 (1.29%) MySQL
12 4 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.77%) OLAP
13 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Toad
2 5 (1.29%) MSI
3 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.51%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
General
1 97 (24.94%) Finance
2 23 (5.91%) Banking
3 14 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
5 10 (2.57%) Marketing
6 8 (2.06%) Legal
6 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.54%) Advertising
7 6 (1.54%) Back Office
7 6 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.29%) Electronics
9 4 (1.03%) French Language
10 3 (0.77%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.51%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 131 (33.68%) Analyst
2 50 (12.85%) Developer
3 37 (9.51%) Business Analyst
4 27 (6.94%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
5 22 (5.66%) Data Analyst
6 21 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (5.40%) Service Analyst
7 19 (4.88%) Consultant
8 15 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.34%) Administrator
9 13 (3.34%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.34%) Programme Manager
10 12 (3.08%) Architect
11 10 (2.57%) DBA
12 9 (2.31%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (2.31%) Information Analyst
12 9 (2.31%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.06%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.23%) .NET
2 13 (3.34%) HTML
3 10 (2.57%) Web Services
3 10 (2.57%) XML
4 9 (2.31%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.31%) CSS
5 8 (2.06%) Application Packaging
5 8 (2.06%) HTML5
6 4 (1.03%) jQuery
6 4 (1.03%) WPF
6 4 (1.03%) Ajax
7 3 (0.77%) RESTful
7 3 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.51%) LINQ
8 2 (0.51%) DWR
8 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.51%) JSON
8 2 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.63%) NHS
3 8 (2.06%) Clustering
3 8 (2.06%) Data Extraction
4 6 (1.54%) PMI
5 5 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.03%) FMCG
6 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.03%) iPad
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.77%) CMDB
7 3 (0.77%) DTV
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.51%) Replication
8 2 (0.51%) RIA
8 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (29.31%) Windows
2 43 (11.05%) Windows 7
3 27 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (6.43%) Windows XP
5 23 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.86%) UNIX
8 11 (2.83%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.26%) Fedora
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.77%) Project Management
2 52 (13.37%) Migration
3 51 (13.11%) ITIL
4 45 (11.57%) PRINCE2
5 33 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (7.46%) Business Analysis
7 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (6.94%) Data Analysis
9 26 (6.68%) Service Management
10 25 (6.43%) Data Migration
11 17 (4.37%) Change Management
12 15 (3.86%) CRM
13 14 (3.60%) Data Cleansing
14 13 (3.34%) Data Modelling
14 13 (3.34%) Information Security
15 12 (3.08%) Scrum
15 12 (3.08%) Product Management
16 11 (2.83%) Data Mapping
16 11 (2.83%) Validation
17 10 (2.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.34%) SQL
2 26 (6.68%) VBA
3 20 (5.14%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.63%) C#
6 14 (3.60%) VB
7 13 (3.34%) Java
8 11 (2.83%) VBScript
8 11 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.57%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.29%) Python
12 5 (1.29%) Perl
12 5 (1.29%) C
13 4 (1.03%) C++
14 2 (0.51%) X++
15 1 (0.26%) R
15 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.68%) Degree
4 20 (5.14%) MCP
4 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (3.08%) MCSE
7 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.80%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.54%) MCTS
10 5 (1.29%) CCNA
10 5 (1.29%) ISEB
10 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.03%) MCSA
12 3 (0.77%) CCNP
12 3 (0.77%) HNC
12 3 (0.77%) MCITP
13 2 (0.51%) CISM
13 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.48%) SLA
2 10 (2.57%) QA
3 4 (1.03%) HL7
4 2 (0.51%) Basel III
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.06%) XenApp
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.03%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.51%) XenServer
7 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (3.86%) SCCM
2 12 (3.08%) OpenView
3 9 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.03%) WSUS
4 4 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.77%) SCOM
5 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 255 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.71%) SAP
2 30 (7.71%) Oracle
3 29 (7.46%) Citrix
4 20 (5.14%) HP
5 13 (3.34%) Cyber-Ark
6 12 (3.08%) VMware
7 11 (2.83%) Lotus
8 9 (2.31%) Dell
8 9 (2.31%) Cisco
8 9 (2.31%) AppSense
9 6 (1.54%) Splunk
9 6 (1.54%) Sage
9 6 (1.54%) CA
9 6 (1.54%) webMethods
10 5 (1.29%) Symantec
10 5 (1.29%) McAfee
10 5 (1.29%) Software AG
11 4 (1.03%) CommVault
11 4 (1.03%) Avaya
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 17 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £660.00 per day
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Manchester
Volt
Rate: £10.10 per hour
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Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1.00 - £1.10 per day
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
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