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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 189 132 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.27% 4.87% 5.39%
As % of the Applications category 47.73% 40.37% 49.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 63 73
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £182 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £436 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -8.31%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
396 327 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.14% 12.07% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 123 147
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -12.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £42.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 +9 85 £325 -1.51% 66
Cheshire +19 52 £275 - 27
Lancashire -10 24 £325 +8.33% 12
Merseyside +7 15 £410 +21.48% 7
Cumbria 0 4 - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 258 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 116 (29.82%) Windows
3 107 (27.51%) MS Office
4 89 (22.88%) Finance
5 82 (21.08%) SQL
6 76 (19.54%) SQL Server
7 75 (19.28%) Project Management
8 69 (17.74%) MS Project
9 53 (13.62%) ITIL
10 51 (13.11%) Migration
11 50 (12.85%) Security Cleared
12 46 (11.83%) MS Visio
12 46 (11.83%) Active Directory
13 45 (11.57%) Windows 7
13 45 (11.57%) MS PowerPoint
14 44 (11.31%) SharePoint
14 44 (11.31%) PRINCE2
15 39 (10.03%) SC Cleared
16 36 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (8.74%) SLA
18 33 (8.48%) .NET
19 31 (7.97%) Oracle
19 31 (7.97%) Citrix
20 30 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 29 (7.46%) Business Analysis
22 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
22 28 (7.20%) SAP
22 28 (7.20%) MS Access
23 27 (6.94%) Windows XP
23 27 (6.94%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 44 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.91%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.34%) IIS
4 13 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (3.08%) IBM Notes
6 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.29%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.03%) JCAPS
9 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 107 (27.51%) MS Office
2 69 (17.74%) MS Project
3 46 (11.83%) MS Visio
4 45 (11.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.80%) 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 14 (3.60%) DHCP
2 12 (3.08%) DNS
2 12 (3.08%) Wireless
3 10 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.57%) LAN
4 9 (2.31%) SAN
5 7 (1.80%) VPN
6 6 (1.54%) Network Security
6 6 (1.54%) WAN
7 5 (1.29%) Intranet
7 5 (1.29%) Firewall
8 4 (1.03%) IPsec
9 3 (0.77%) HSRP
9 3 (0.77%) Multicast
9 3 (0.77%) SNMP
9 3 (0.77%) Internet
9 3 (0.77%) MPLS
9 3 (0.77%) OSPF
9 3 (0.77%) BGP
9 3 (0.77%) SMTP
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%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.57%) QlikView
8 7 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.54%) DTS
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.29%) MySQL
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.77%) OLAP
12 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.51%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Toad
2 4 (1.03%) MSI
2 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
2 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.51%) Selenium
4 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.26%) LSMW
General
1 89 (22.88%) Finance
2 24 (6.17%) Banking
3 13 (3.34%) Retail
4 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.57%) Marketing
6 8 (2.06%) Legal
7 7 (1.80%) Back Office
8 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.54%) Advertising
8 6 (1.54%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.29%) Electronics
10 4 (1.03%) French Language
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
12 2 (0.51%) Games
12 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.51%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 130 (33.42%) Analyst
2 51 (13.11%) Developer
3 37 (9.51%) Business Analyst
4 27 (6.94%) Project Manager
5 23 (5.91%) Service Analyst
5 23 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (5.14%) Data Analyst
8 18 (4.63%) Consultant
9 15 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.34%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.34%) Programme Manager
11 12 (3.08%) Architect
12 11 (2.83%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.83%) Administrator
13 10 (2.57%) DBA
14 9 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
14 9 (2.31%) Information Analyst
14 9 (2.31%) SQL Developer
15 8 (2.06%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.48%) .NET
2 13 (3.34%) HTML
3 11 (2.83%) Web Services
4 10 (2.57%) XML
4 10 (2.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.31%) CSS
6 8 (2.06%) HTML5
7 7 (1.80%) Application Packaging
8 5 (1.29%) WPF
9 4 (1.03%) jQuery
9 4 (1.03%) Ajax
10 3 (0.77%) WCF
10 3 (0.77%) RESTful
10 3 (0.77%) CSS3
11 2 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.51%) LINQ
11 2 (0.51%) DWR
11 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.63%) NHS
3 8 (2.06%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.06%) Clustering
3 8 (2.06%) Data Extraction
4 6 (1.54%) PMI
5 5 (1.29%) iPad
6 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.77%) DTV
7 3 (0.77%) FMCG
7 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.77%) CMDB
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.51%) RIA
8 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.51%) Statistics
8 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 116 (29.82%) Windows
2 45 (11.57%) Windows 7
3 27 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (6.94%) Windows XP
4 23 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.86%) UNIX
7 13 (3.34%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.51%) Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.26%) Fedora
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.28%) Project Management
2 53 (13.62%) ITIL
3 51 (13.11%) Migration
4 44 (11.31%) PRINCE2
5 36 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (7.46%) Business Analysis
7 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (6.94%) Service Management
8 27 (6.94%) Data Analysis
9 26 (6.68%) Data Migration
10 17 (4.37%) Change Management
11 15 (3.86%) CRM
11 15 (3.86%) Data Cleansing
12 13 (3.34%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.34%) Information Security
13 12 (3.08%) Validation
13 12 (3.08%) Scrum
13 12 (3.08%) Data Mapping
13 12 (3.08%) Product Management
14 10 (2.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.08%) SQL
2 26 (6.68%) VBA
3 20 (5.14%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 19 (4.88%) C#
5 13 (3.34%) Java
5 13 (3.34%) VB
6 11 (2.83%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.57%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.57%) VBScript
8 8 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.29%) Python
10 5 (1.29%) C
10 5 (1.29%) Perl
11 4 (1.03%) C++
12 2 (0.51%) X++
13 1 (0.26%) ABAP
13 1 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 50 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.68%) Degree
4 20 (5.14%) MCP
5 18 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.57%) MCSE
8 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.80%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.54%) MCTS
11 5 (1.29%) ISEB
12 4 (1.03%) CCNA
12 4 (1.03%) MCSA
12 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.77%) CCNP
13 3 (0.77%) HNC
13 3 (0.77%) MCITP
13 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.51%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.74%) SLA
2 11 (2.83%) 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 46 (11.83%) 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 16 (4.11%) SCCM
2 13 (3.34%) OpenView
3 10 (2.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.03%) WSUS
5 3 (0.77%) 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
1 258 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.97%) Citrix
2 31 (7.97%) Oracle
3 28 (7.20%) SAP
4 21 (5.40%) HP
5 13 (3.34%) Cyber-Ark
6 12 (3.08%) Lotus
6 12 (3.08%) VMware
7 10 (2.57%) AppSense
8 9 (2.31%) Dell
8 9 (2.31%) Cisco
9 7 (1.80%) CA
10 6 (1.54%) Sage
10 6 (1.54%) webMethods
10 6 (1.54%) Splunk
11 5 (1.29%) Software AG
11 5 (1.29%) Symantec
11 5 (1.29%) McAfee
12 4 (1.03%) CommVault
12 4 (1.03%) Avaya
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £12.38 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago