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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 187 235 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.11% 6.14% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 61.72% 53.78% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 119 79
Median daily rate £375 £325 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.85% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.55 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £47.56 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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
303 437 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.28% 11.42% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 213 177
Median daily rate £345 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £161 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £463 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 55 63
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.20% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.21 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 93 £350 +7.69% 62
Cheshire +1 45 £375 +9.89% 25
Lancashire -4 27 £450 +24.89% 9
Merseyside -15 8 £313 +13.63% 8
Cumbria +11 7 - - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 289 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 127 (29.88%) MS Office
3 115 (27.06%) Finance
4 111 (26.12%) Windows
5 88 (20.71%) Active Directory
6 75 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (16.94%) SQL
7 72 (16.94%) .NET
8 64 (15.06%) Project Management
9 61 (14.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 54 (12.71%) SQL Server
11 52 (12.24%) Software Engineering
12 46 (10.82%) CRM
13 45 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (10.59%) Windows Server
14 42 (9.88%) Test Automation
15 40 (9.41%) SharePoint
15 40 (9.41%) ERP
15 40 (9.41%) MS Project
16 39 (9.18%) Java
17 38 (8.94%) Degree
18 36 (8.47%) ITIL
18 36 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (8.24%) Citrix
20 34 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
21 33 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (7.76%) Firewall
21 33 (7.76%) TDD
22 32 (7.53%) Code Coverage
22 32 (7.53%) PRINCE2

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 40 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.88%) IIS
6 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.18%) Oracle UPK
7 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.94%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.71%) Apache
9 3 (0.71%) Drupal
10 2 (0.47%) CMS
10 2 (0.47%) eRoom
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 127 (29.88%) MS Office
2 61 (14.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (9.41%) MS Project
4 15 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.29%) IaaS
2 14 (3.29%) Office 365
2 14 (3.29%) PaaS
3 11 (2.59%) SaaS
4 10 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.71%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.76%) Firewall
2 15 (3.53%) DNS
3 14 (3.29%) DHCP
4 12 (2.82%) LAN
4 12 (2.82%) WAN
5 11 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.35%) Network Security
6 10 (2.35%) Skype
7 9 (2.12%) SAN
7 9 (2.12%) VLAN
8 7 (1.65%) VPN
9 5 (1.18%) Internet
9 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.94%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.94%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.71%) GSM
11 3 (0.71%) LTE
11 3 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.06%) MS Access
5 13 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.82%) Data Mining
7 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.65%) Power BI
10 6 (1.41%) GIS
11 5 (1.18%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.94%) QGIS
12 4 (0.94%) Spatial Data
12 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.71%) MySQL
14 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (6.35%) SpecFlow
3 24 (5.65%) TestComplete
4 9 (2.12%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.41%) Gradle
6 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.94%) JIRA
7 4 (0.94%) Selenium
8 3 (0.71%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.71%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.47%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.47%) Subversion
10 1 (0.24%) MSTest
10 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 115 (27.06%) Finance
2 31 (7.29%) Banking
3 23 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.00%) Retail
4 17 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.59%) Marketing
6 7 (1.65%) Advertising
6 7 (1.65%) Legal
7 6 (1.41%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.18%) Local Government
8 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.94%) German Language
10 3 (0.71%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Military
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (21.18%) Analyst
2 51 (12.00%) Developer
3 50 (11.76%) Architect
4 40 (9.41%) Consultant
5 24 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.47%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.24%) Data Analyst
9 16 (3.76%) DevOps Consultant
9 16 (3.76%) Integration Consultant
10 14 (3.29%) IT Manager
10 14 (3.29%) Security Manager
11 13 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (2.82%) Risk Manager
13 11 (2.59%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.59%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.59%) CRM Developer
13 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Consultant
13 11 (2.59%) PMO Analyst
14 10 (2.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (16.94%) .NET
2 13 (3.06%) Middleware
3 11 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.88%) HTML
4 8 (1.88%) jQuery
5 7 (1.65%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.65%) CSS
5 7 (1.65%) XML
6 6 (1.41%) Web Services
7 5 (1.18%) Ajax
8 4 (0.94%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.94%) Spring
8 4 (0.94%) XSD
9 3 (0.71%) EDI
9 3 (0.71%) Node.js
9 3 (0.71%) REST
9 3 (0.71%) SOAP
10 2 (0.47%) Autofac
10 2 (0.47%) RESTful
10 2 (0.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.35%) Cryptography
4 10 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.12%) NHS
6 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.41%) Life Science
7 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.94%) PKI
7 4 (0.94%) PMI
8 3 (0.71%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.71%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.71%) SCORM
8 3 (0.71%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.71%) Social Media
8 3 (0.71%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 111 (26.12%) Windows
2 45 (10.59%) Windows Server
3 31 (7.29%) Windows 7
4 30 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.47%) Linux
7 13 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.59%) Unix
10 10 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.94%) CentOS
13 3 (0.71%) AIX
13 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.24%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (15.06%) Project Management
3 52 (12.24%) Software Engineering
4 46 (10.82%) CRM
5 45 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (9.88%) Test Automation
7 40 (9.41%) ERP
8 36 (8.47%) ITIL
9 33 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (7.76%) TDD
10 32 (7.53%) Code Coverage
10 32 (7.53%) PRINCE2
11 30 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (6.82%) Migration
13 28 (6.59%) Risk Management
14 25 (5.88%) DevOps
14 25 (5.88%) Mentoring
15 22 (5.18%) Business Analysis
15 22 (5.18%) Change Management
16 20 (4.71%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (16.94%) SQL
2 39 (9.18%) Java
3 28 (6.59%) PowerShell
4 27 (6.35%) C#
5 23 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.29%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.82%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.82%) VB
7 12 (2.82%) VBA
8 11 (2.59%) C
9 8 (1.88%) PHP
10 7 (1.65%) Python
11 4 (0.94%) C++
12 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) Ruby
13 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (8.94%) Degree
2 32 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.12%) MCSE
7 8 (1.88%) CCEA
7 8 (1.88%) CCNA
7 8 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.65%) MCP
8 7 (1.65%) PMP
9 6 (1.41%) MCSA
9 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.94%) CIPD
11 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.94%) MBA
11 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.12%) SLA
2 8 (1.88%) QA
3 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) P3O
4 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.47%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.24%) FATCA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 88 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.88%) vSphere
4 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.41%) XenApp
6 4 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.71%) NFS
7 3 (0.71%) Xen
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.24%) NDS
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) UAG
9 1 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (6.35%) SCCM
2 16 (3.76%) SCOM
3 6 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.41%) Puppet
4 5 (1.18%) WSUS
5 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.71%) vRealize
7 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.47%) OpenView
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.24%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 289 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.24%) Citrix
3 31 (7.29%) Oracle
4 30 (7.06%) VMware
5 28 (6.59%) SAP
6 23 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
7 21 (4.94%) HP
8 19 (4.47%) Cisco
9 8 (1.88%) Cognos
10 7 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.41%) Adobe
11 6 (1.41%) NetApp
12 5 (1.18%) ArcSight
13 4 (0.94%) AppSense
13 4 (0.94%) IBM
13 4 (0.94%) Intel Security
13 4 (0.94%) Polycom
14 3 (0.71%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.71%) Huawei
14 3 (0.71%) Maconomy
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