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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 240 264 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.96% 6.64% 6.48%
As % of the Applications category 58.54% 55.00% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 120 82
Median daily rate £413 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 26
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.01 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £48.42 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
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
410 480 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.18% 12.08% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 203 185
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 63 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -6 107 £400 +23.07% 56
Cheshire 0 85 £425 +37.09% 19
Lancashire +1 25 £275 -21.42% 10
Merseyside -9 15 £400 +23.07% 11
Cumbria +2 4 - - 3
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 304 (69.72%) Microsoft
2 141 (32.34%) MS Office
3 128 (29.36%) Windows
4 114 (26.15%) Finance
5 86 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (16.74%) Active Directory
6 73 (16.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 69 (15.83%) Project Management
8 65 (14.91%) .NET
9 63 (14.45%) SQL
10 54 (12.39%) Windows 7
11 50 (11.47%) SQL Server
12 47 (10.78%) PRINCE2
13 46 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
14 45 (10.32%) SharePoint
14 45 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (9.63%) Windows Server
16 41 (9.40%) CRM
17 40 (9.17%) ITIL
17 40 (9.17%) MS Project
18 39 (8.94%) Security Cleared
19 37 (8.49%) MS Visio
19 37 (8.49%) Degree
20 36 (8.26%) Software Engineering
20 36 (8.26%) Oracle
20 36 (8.26%) ERP
21 33 (7.57%) Java
21 33 (7.57%) Migration
21 33 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (7.11%) Test Automation

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 45 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.67%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.21%) IIS
5 10 (2.29%) Confluence
5 10 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.38%) SAS
8 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.15%) Oracle UPK
8 5 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.92%) CMS
9 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.92%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.69%) Apache
10 3 (0.69%) Node.js
10 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.46%) eRoom
Applications
1 141 (32.34%) MS Office
2 73 (16.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (9.17%) MS Project
4 37 (8.49%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.69%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.59%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.15%) Radian6
5 4 (0.92%) Primavera
6 3 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.69%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.46%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.23%) HFM
8 1 (0.23%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.23%) Maximo
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.21%) Office 365
3 11 (2.52%) IaaS
4 10 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.29%) SaaS
5 9 (2.06%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.96%) Firewall
2 9 (2.06%) Internet
2 9 (2.06%) Skype
3 8 (1.83%) DNS
4 7 (1.61%) DHCP
4 7 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.38%) Network Security
6 5 (1.15%) CTI
6 5 (1.15%) LAN
6 5 (1.15%) WAN
7 4 (0.92%) SAN
7 4 (0.92%) VPN
8 3 (0.69%) Extranet
8 3 (0.69%) GSM
8 3 (0.69%) LTE
8 3 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.69%) UMTS
8 3 (0.69%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.69%) Wireless
9 2 (0.46%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.98%) MS Access
6 13 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.06%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.92%) GIS
12 4 (0.92%) MySQL
12 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.92%) QGIS
12 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (4.36%) SpecFlow
3 16 (3.67%) TestComplete
4 14 (3.21%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.98%) JIRA
6 9 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.38%) Subversion
9 5 (1.15%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.15%) MSI
10 4 (0.92%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.92%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.92%) Selenium
11 3 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.69%) Gradle
11 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.69%) Xcode
11 3 (0.69%) YouTrack
12 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.46%) HP UFT
General
1 114 (26.15%) Finance
2 31 (7.11%) Banking
3 17 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 17 (3.90%) Retail
4 11 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.06%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.83%) Local Government
7 7 (1.61%) Legal
7 7 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.38%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.92%) German Language
10 3 (0.69%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.69%) French Language
11 2 (0.46%) Avionics
11 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.46%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.46%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (18.58%) Analyst
2 49 (11.24%) Architect
3 45 (10.32%) Developer
4 43 (9.86%) Consultant
5 30 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 19 (4.36%) IT Manager
7 18 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.44%) Data Analyst
9 14 (3.21%) Security Manager
9 14 (3.21%) Service Analyst
9 14 (3.21%) Support Engineer
10 13 (2.98%) Business Analyst
10 13 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (2.52%) Risk Manager
11 11 (2.52%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.29%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.29%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.29%) IT Risk Manager
12 10 (2.29%) IT Security Manager
12 10 (2.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.91%) .NET
2 21 (4.82%) HTML
3 16 (3.67%) XML
4 15 (3.44%) jQuery
5 14 (3.21%) .NET Framework
5 14 (3.21%) CSS
6 13 (2.98%) Web Services
7 12 (2.75%) ASP.NET
8 10 (2.29%) Ajax
9 7 (1.61%) Middleware
10 5 (1.15%) HTML5
11 4 (0.92%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.92%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.92%) Spring
11 4 (0.92%) WCF
11 4 (0.92%) XSLT
12 3 (0.69%) iOS SDK
12 3 (0.69%) PhoneGap
12 3 (0.69%) SGML
12 3 (0.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.52%) Social Media
4 10 (2.29%) Cryptography
5 8 (1.83%) NHS
6 7 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.61%) Life Science
6 7 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.38%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.38%) PMI
8 5 (1.15%) Clustering
8 5 (1.15%) IVR
8 5 (1.15%) Learning Management System
8 5 (1.15%) Replication
8 5 (1.15%) SCORM
9 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.92%) PKI
9 4 (0.92%) Statistics
10 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 128 (29.36%) Windows
2 54 (12.39%) Windows 7
3 42 (9.63%) Windows Server
4 33 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.82%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.67%) Linux
8 14 (3.21%) Unix
9 10 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.06%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.15%) AIX
11 5 (1.15%) Android
12 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.69%) CentOS
13 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
14 1 (0.23%) VMS
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (15.83%) Project Management
3 47 (10.78%) PRINCE2
4 45 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (9.40%) CRM
6 40 (9.17%) ITIL
7 36 (8.26%) ERP
7 36 (8.26%) Software Engineering
8 33 (7.57%) Migration
9 31 (7.11%) Risk Management
9 31 (7.11%) Test Automation
10 27 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (5.50%) TDD
12 23 (5.28%) Change Management
13 22 (5.05%) Information Security
14 21 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (4.82%) Code Coverage
15 20 (4.59%) Business Analysis
16 19 (4.36%) Mentoring
17 18 (4.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.45%) SQL
2 33 (7.57%) Java
3 27 (6.19%) C#
4 26 (5.96%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.28%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.21%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.61%) Python
8 7 (1.61%) VBA
9 6 (1.38%) C
9 6 (1.38%) PHP
9 6 (1.38%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.15%) VB
11 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.69%) C++
11 3 (0.69%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.23%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.23%) Korn
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.49%) Degree
3 24 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.98%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.06%) MBA
6 8 (1.83%) MCSE
7 7 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.61%) MCP
7 7 (1.61%) PMP
7 7 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.38%) CCEA
8 6 (1.38%) CCNA
8 6 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.15%) HND
9 5 (1.15%) MCSA
10 4 (0.92%) CIPD
10 4 (0.92%) CISSP
10 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.52%) SLA
2 8 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.61%) QA
4 5 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) FATCA
5 2 (0.46%) ISO27005
5 2 (0.46%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.23%) RMADS
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 73 (16.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.61%) vSphere
5 3 (0.69%) UAG
6 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.23%) Xen
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (5.73%) SCCM
2 15 (3.44%) SCOM
3 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.92%) Puppet
3 4 (0.92%) WSUS
4 3 (0.69%) OpenView
4 3 (0.69%) vRealize
4 3 (0.69%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.23%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 304 (69.72%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.26%) Oracle
3 26 (5.96%) VMware
4 22 (5.05%) Citrix
4 22 (5.05%) SAP
5 20 (4.59%) PeopleSoft
6 18 (4.13%) Cisco
6 18 (4.13%) HP
7 8 (1.83%) EMC
8 7 (1.61%) Adobe
8 7 (1.61%) Avaya
8 7 (1.61%) Dell
8 7 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.15%) AppSense
9 5 (1.15%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.15%) NetApp
10 4 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.92%) Infor
10 4 (0.92%) Lumension
10 4 (0.92%) Polycom
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £15.06 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Day rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Up to £700 a day
Posted: 17 days ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £10 - £18 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago