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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 33 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 178 136 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.57% 4.67% 5.09%
As % of the Applications category 51.30% 45.03% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 55 62
Average daily rate
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£306 £320 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £160 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £434 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 25
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.58 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
347 302 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.86% 10.37% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 114 136
Average daily rate £313 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 58 58
Average hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 86 £308 -7.51% 63
Cheshire +10 46 £313 +8.69% 37
Lancashire -9 22 £425 +37.09% 5
Merseyside -9 11 £276 -15.15% 12
Cumbria - 5 £188 - 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 272 (69.92%) Microsoft
2 123 (31.62%) MS Office
3 114 (29.31%) Windows
4 89 (22.88%) SQL Server
5 84 (21.59%) SQL
5 84 (21.59%) Finance
6 76 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (18.25%) Project Management
8 67 (17.22%) MS Project
9 55 (14.14%) Migration
10 54 (13.88%) MS PowerPoint
11 51 (13.11%) ITIL
12 46 (11.83%) Security Cleared
13 41 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (10.54%) Active Directory
13 41 (10.54%) SC Cleared
14 38 (9.77%) MS Visio
15 37 (9.51%) SharePoint
15 37 (9.51%) Windows 7
16 36 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (9.25%) Data Migration
17 35 (9.00%) Business Analysis
17 35 (9.00%) PRINCE2
18 34 (8.74%) .NET
19 32 (8.23%) SAP
19 32 (8.23%) VBA
20 31 (7.97%) PL/SQL
21 30 (7.71%) MS Access
21 30 (7.71%) Data Analysis
22 29 (7.46%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 37 (9.51%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.63%) IBM Notes
4 14 (3.60%) IIS
5 12 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.06%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) CICS
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 123 (31.62%) MS Office
2 67 (17.22%) MS Project
3 54 (13.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (9.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.77%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.57%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (2.06%) ResourceLink
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.51%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.51%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.26%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
1 8 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Taleo
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.34%) DHCP
1 13 (3.34%) SAN
2 12 (3.08%) Wireless
2 12 (3.08%) DNS
2 12 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.06%) Firewall
3 8 (2.06%) VPN
3 8 (2.06%) LAN
4 6 (1.54%) WAN
5 5 (1.29%) Network Security
6 4 (1.03%) IPsec
6 4 (1.03%) Intranet
6 4 (1.03%) Internet
7 3 (0.77%) SNMP
7 3 (0.77%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.77%) MPLS
7 3 (0.77%) OSPF
7 3 (0.77%) BGP
7 3 (0.77%) Multicast
7 3 (0.77%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (7.71%) MS Access
4 26 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.83%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.54%) QlikView
10 6 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.54%) OLAP
11 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.03%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.51%) Big Data
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Toad
2 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.26%) LSMW
5 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
General
1 84 (21.59%) Finance
2 24 (6.17%) Banking
3 13 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
4 12 (3.08%) Marketing
5 7 (1.80%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.29%) Electronics
7 4 (1.03%) Advertising
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (34.96%) Analyst
2 53 (13.62%) Developer
3 42 (10.80%) Business Analyst
4 25 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.66%) Service Analyst
5 22 (5.66%) Data Analyst
5 22 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (4.63%) Consultant
7 17 (4.37%) Architect
8 16 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (3.86%) Administrator
10 13 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (2.83%) Technical Support
12 10 (2.57%) Help Desk Support
13 9 (2.31%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (2.06%) MI Analyst
14 8 (2.06%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.06%) Desktop Support
14 8 (2.06%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.74%) .NET
2 13 (3.34%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.08%) HTML
4 11 (2.83%) XML
5 9 (2.31%) WPF
6 7 (1.80%) LINQ
7 6 (1.54%) HTML5
7 6 (1.54%) Web Services
7 6 (1.54%) CSS
8 4 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.77%) WCF
9 3 (0.77%) jQuery
10 2 (0.51%) DWR
10 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.51%) Ajax
10 2 (0.51%) XSLT
11 1 (0.26%) SOAP
11 1 (0.26%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.37%) NHS
4 14 (3.60%) Data Extraction
5 8 (2.06%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.29%) iPad
6 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.77%) Clustering
8 3 (0.77%) DTV
8 3 (0.77%) CMDB
8 3 (0.77%) FMCG
8 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.51%) RIA
9 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.51%) STB
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (29.31%) Windows
2 37 (9.51%) Windows 7
3 26 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.63%) Windows XP
7 11 (2.83%) UNIX
8 9 (2.31%) Linux
8 9 (2.31%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.25%) Project Management
2 55 (14.14%) Migration
3 51 (13.11%) ITIL
4 41 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (9.25%) Data Migration
6 35 (9.00%) Business Analysis
6 35 (9.00%) PRINCE2
7 30 (7.71%) Data Analysis
8 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (6.17%) Service Management
9 24 (6.17%) Data Cleansing
10 21 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (4.88%) CRM
12 17 (4.37%) Change Management
12 17 (4.37%) Product Management
13 16 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (3.86%) Data Modelling
14 15 (3.86%) Data Mapping
14 15 (3.86%) Mentoring
15 14 (3.60%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.59%) SQL
2 32 (8.23%) VBA
3 31 (7.97%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.88%) C#
5 14 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.57%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.57%) Java
7 8 (2.06%) Python
7 8 (2.06%) Perl
7 8 (2.06%) VB
8 7 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.29%) X++
10 4 (1.03%) XAML
11 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.51%) C
11 2 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 46 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.54%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.43%) Degree
4 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.40%) MCP
5 16 (4.11%) MCSE
6 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.29%) ISEB
8 4 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.77%) CCNP
9 3 (0.77%) CCNA
9 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.51%) MCITP
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) CISSP
10 2 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.94%) SLA
2 12 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) Basel III
System Software
1 41 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.03%) XenServer
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) XenApp
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 15 (3.86%) OpenView
2 13 (3.34%) SCCM
3 8 (2.06%) SCOM
4 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) Nagios
6 1 (0.26%) WSUS
6 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 272 (69.92%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.23%) SAP
3 29 (7.46%) Citrix
4 25 (6.43%) Oracle
5 24 (6.17%) HP
6 19 (4.88%) Cisco
6 19 (4.88%) VMware
7 18 (4.63%) Lotus
8 12 (3.08%) Cyber-Ark
9 11 (2.83%) Dell
10 10 (2.57%) Northgate
11 9 (2.31%) webMethods
12 8 (2.06%) Software AG
12 8 (2.06%) Sage
13 6 (1.54%) CA
13 6 (1.54%) Avaya
14 5 (1.29%) McAfee
14 5 (1.29%) Splunk
15 4 (1.03%) Veeam
15 4 (1.03%) AppSense
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