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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 234 207 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.35% 6.90% 5.27%
As % of the Applications category 54.29% 48.82% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 86 61
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.41 £24.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
431 424 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.69% 14.14% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 191 125
Average daily rate £321 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £466 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £28.00 £38.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -5 96 £300 -11.11% 92
Cheshire -8 53 £366 +46.50% 28
Lancashire +16 28 £321 -1.36% 8
Merseyside -9 18 £224 -44.99% 7
Cumbria -7 12 £350 - 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 321 (66.19%) Microsoft
2 168 (34.64%) MS Office
3 130 (26.80%) Windows
4 112 (23.09%) Finance
5 99 (20.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 87 (17.94%) Project Management
7 79 (16.29%) Windows 7
8 76 (15.67%) ITIL
9 75 (15.46%) SQL
10 71 (14.64%) MS Project
10 71 (14.64%) Active Directory
11 65 (13.40%) PRINCE2
12 62 (12.78%) Security Cleared
13 60 (12.37%) Migration
14 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
15 51 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (9.90%) MS Visio
16 48 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (8.04%) .NET
18 38 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
19 37 (7.63%) SharePoint
20 36 (7.42%) Windows XP
20 36 (7.42%) SAP
20 36 (7.42%) Citrix
20 36 (7.42%) Service Management
21 34 (7.01%) Degree
21 34 (7.01%) SC Cleared
22 33 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (6.60%) VBA
24 31 (6.39%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 37 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.68%) IBM Notes
4 10 (2.06%) SAS
5 7 (1.44%) IIS
6 4 (0.82%) CMS
6 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.82%) Lync
7 2 (0.41%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.41%) JCAPS
7 2 (0.41%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.41%) Node.js
7 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.41%) CICS
7 2 (0.41%) Documentum
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 168 (34.64%) MS Office
2 99 (20.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 71 (14.64%) MS Project
4 48 (9.90%) MS Visio
5 16 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Mingle
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.82%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.62%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.82%) Office 365
3 3 (0.62%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Boomi
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.12%) WAN
2 18 (3.71%) LAN
3 15 (3.09%) DHCP
3 15 (3.09%) DNS
4 11 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.65%) SAN
6 6 (1.24%) Internet
7 5 (1.03%) 3G
7 5 (1.03%) Intranet
7 5 (1.03%) 2G
7 5 (1.03%) GSM
7 5 (1.03%) 4G
8 4 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.82%) GPRS
8 4 (0.82%) WCDMA
8 4 (0.82%) HSPA
8 4 (0.82%) LTE
8 4 (0.82%) Firewall
9 3 (0.62%) NAS
9 3 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.39%) MS Access
3 23 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 7 (1.44%) Base SAS
11 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (2.89%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.82%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.41%) Moq
6 2 (0.41%) MSI
6 2 (0.41%) MorphX
7 1 (0.21%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.21%) NUnit
7 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.21%) Hudson
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 112 (23.09%) Finance
2 26 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 21 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.12%) Banking
5 10 (2.06%) General Ledger
5 10 (2.06%) Marketing
6 9 (1.86%) Law
6 9 (1.86%) Legal
6 9 (1.86%) German Language
7 8 (1.65%) French Language
8 7 (1.44%) Russian Language
8 7 (1.44%) Dutch Language
9 6 (1.24%) Local Government
9 6 (1.24%) Retail
10 5 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.03%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.03%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.82%) Turkish Language
11 4 (0.82%) Electronics
12 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (31.75%) Analyst
2 56 (11.55%) Developer
3 38 (7.84%) Project Manager
3 38 (7.84%) Service Analyst
4 34 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.19%) Architect
7 29 (5.98%) Consultant
8 27 (5.57%) Administrator
9 25 (5.15%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.54%) Data Analyst
11 19 (3.92%) Coordinator
11 19 (3.92%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
12 17 (3.51%) Project Coordinator
13 14 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (2.27%) CRM Consultant
14 11 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
14 11 (2.27%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.04%) .NET
2 15 (3.09%) XML
2 15 (3.09%) .NET Framework
3 14 (2.89%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.89%) HTML
4 12 (2.47%) CSS
5 10 (2.06%) Web Services
6 9 (1.86%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.65%) jQuery
8 6 (1.24%) XSLT
9 5 (1.03%) JSON
9 5 (1.03%) HTML5
9 5 (1.03%) REST
9 5 (1.03%) CSS3
10 4 (0.82%) WCF
10 4 (0.82%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.62%) MDX
11 3 (0.62%) SOAP
12 2 (0.41%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.71%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.89%) NHS
5 13 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 10 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.86%) Life Science
9 8 (1.65%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.65%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.65%) Data Extraction
10 7 (1.44%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.24%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (1.24%) Statistics
11 6 (1.24%) Clustering
12 4 (0.82%) DTV
13 3 (0.62%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.62%) Replication
13 3 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 130 (26.80%) Windows
2 79 (16.29%) Windows 7
3 36 (7.42%) Windows XP
4 19 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.30%) UNIX
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.62%) Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.41%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) zOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.94%) Project Management
2 76 (15.67%) ITIL
3 65 (13.40%) PRINCE2
4 60 (12.37%) Migration
5 51 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (7.42%) Service Management
7 33 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (6.39%) Programme Management
9 30 (6.19%) CRM
9 30 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.36%) Business Analysis
11 23 (4.74%) Data Analysis
11 23 (4.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 21 (4.33%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.12%) SDLC
14 18 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (3.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (3.30%) Resource Management
15 16 (3.30%) Time Management
15 16 (3.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.46%) SQL
2 32 (6.60%) VBA
3 30 (6.19%) C#
4 23 (4.74%) VB
5 15 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.89%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.65%) Java
8 7 (1.44%) VBScript
8 7 (1.44%) REXX
9 6 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.82%) C
12 3 (0.62%) Perl
13 2 (0.41%) JCL
13 2 (0.41%) Python
13 2 (0.41%) X++
13 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby
14 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.01%) Degree
4 23 (4.74%) MCP
5 15 (3.09%) MCITP
6 11 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.27%) MCTS
7 8 (1.65%) A+ Certification
7 8 (1.65%) ACCA
7 8 (1.65%) CIMA
7 8 (1.65%) MOS
7 8 (1.65%) MCDST
8 7 (1.44%) MCSE
8 7 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.82%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 4 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.82%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.95%) SLA
2 12 (2.47%) QA
3 7 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.41%) GAAP
4 2 (0.41%) MiFID
4 2 (0.41%) HL7
4 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) P3O
4 2 (0.41%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) GMP
System Software
1 71 (14.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.86%) Terminal Services
4 8 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.62%) XenApp
7 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.62%) vSphere
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.41%) XenServer
9 1 (0.21%) RACF
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.06%) OpenView
2 9 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (1.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.41%) LiteSpeed
3 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.21%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.21%) WSUS
4 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 321 (66.19%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.42%) Citrix
2 36 (7.42%) SAP
3 27 (5.57%) Oracle
4 26 (5.36%) VMware
5 18 (3.71%) HP
6 13 (2.68%) IBM
6 13 (2.68%) Lotus
7 10 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 8 (1.65%) Cisco
8 8 (1.65%) Cognos
9 5 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.03%) Dell
10 4 (0.82%) Adobe
10 4 (0.82%) Mapinfo
10 4 (0.82%) Nortel
10 4 (0.82%) Ariba
10 4 (0.82%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.82%) AppSense
10 4 (0.82%) Huawei
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 250-320 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Merseyside
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25500.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Generous Holiday
Posted: 26 days ago