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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 248 229 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.38% 6.25% 7.14%
As % of the Applications category 60.49% 54.14% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 103 92
Median daily rate £406 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 30
Median hourly rate £13.55 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.46 £39.93 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
410 423 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.55% 11.54% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 179 186
Median daily rate £366 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 62
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £38.70 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -5 115 £400 +18.51% 50
Cheshire +7 82 £425 +21.42% 19
Lancashire +7 26 £275 -14.14% 10
Merseyside -11 15 £375 +3.44% 10
Cumbria -2 4 - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 306 (69.39%) Microsoft
2 139 (31.52%) MS Office
3 114 (25.85%) Finance
4 112 (25.40%) Windows
5 92 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (17.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 73 (16.55%) Active Directory
8 70 (15.87%) Project Management
9 68 (15.42%) SQL
9 68 (15.42%) .NET
10 49 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 48 (10.88%) PRINCE2
11 48 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (10.66%) MS Project
12 47 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (10.43%) CRM
14 44 (9.98%) SQL Server
15 43 (9.75%) Windows 7
16 42 (9.52%) Software Engineering
17 40 (9.07%) Windows Server
18 39 (8.84%) Degree
19 38 (8.62%) Test Automation
20 37 (8.39%) ITIL
20 37 (8.39%) ERP
21 35 (7.94%) Oracle
22 34 (7.71%) Java
22 34 (7.71%) Security Cleared
23 33 (7.48%) MS Visio
23 33 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
24 32 (7.26%) Continuous Integration

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 49 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.63%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.72%) IIS
4 12 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.27%) Confluence
6 8 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.36%) SAS
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle UPK
8 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.91%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.68%) Apache
10 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.68%) Node.js
11 2 (0.45%) CMS
11 2 (0.45%) eRoom
11 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 139 (31.52%) MS Office
2 75 (17.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 47 (10.66%) MS Project
4 33 (7.48%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.68%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.54%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.13%) Radian6
5 4 (0.91%) Primavera
6 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.68%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.23%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.95%) Office 365
2 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.04%) IaaS
4 7 (1.59%) PaaS
4 7 (1.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.45%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.44%) Firewall
2 9 (2.04%) Skype
3 7 (1.59%) DHCP
3 7 (1.59%) DNS
3 7 (1.59%) Network Security
3 7 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.36%) LAN
4 6 (1.36%) WAN
5 5 (1.13%) CTI
5 5 (1.13%) Internet
5 5 (1.13%) VPN
6 4 (0.91%) GSM
6 4 (0.91%) LTE
6 4 (0.91%) SAN
6 4 (0.91%) UMTS
7 3 (0.68%) 4G
7 3 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.40%) MS Access
4 15 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.72%) Data Mining
6 10 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.13%) Power BI
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.91%) GIS
9 4 (0.91%) MySQL
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.91%) QGIS
10 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (5.44%) SpecFlow
3 20 (4.54%) TestComplete
4 14 (3.17%) JIRA
5 9 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.13%) MSI
7 5 (1.13%) Selenium
8 4 (0.91%) Gradle
8 4 (0.91%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.91%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.68%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.68%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.68%) Subversion
10 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.45%) YouTrack
General
1 114 (25.85%) Finance
2 29 (6.58%) Banking
3 15 (3.40%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.40%) Retail
4 13 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.81%) Local Government
5 8 (1.81%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.36%) Marketing
6 6 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.13%) Advertising
7 5 (1.13%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.91%) German Language
9 3 (0.68%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.45%) Avionics
10 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (18.82%) Analyst
2 53 (12.02%) Consultant
3 48 (10.88%) Architect
4 41 (9.30%) Developer
5 29 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.54%) IT Manager
7 19 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (3.63%) Data Analyst
9 14 (3.17%) Integration Consultant
9 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Consultant
9 14 (3.17%) Security Manager
9 14 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 13 (2.95%) DevOps Consultant
11 12 (2.72%) CRM Consultant
11 12 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 12 (2.72%) Service Analyst
12 11 (2.49%) PMO Consultant
12 11 (2.49%) Risk Manager
12 11 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (15.42%) .NET
2 14 (3.17%) HTML
3 11 (2.49%) .NET Framework
3 11 (2.49%) CSS
3 11 (2.49%) jQuery
3 11 (2.49%) XML
4 10 (2.27%) Middleware
5 9 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.81%) Web Services
7 7 (1.59%) Ajax
8 4 (0.91%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.91%) Spring
9 3 (0.68%) SGML
9 3 (0.68%) XHTML
9 3 (0.68%) XSLT
10 2 (0.45%) JSON
10 2 (0.45%) SAML
10 2 (0.45%) SOAP
10 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.40%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.49%) Social Media
5 10 (2.27%) Cryptography
6 7 (1.59%) PMI
7 6 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.36%) Life Science
8 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.13%) IVR
8 5 (1.13%) NHS
8 5 (1.13%) PKI
8 5 (1.13%) Statistics
9 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.68%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 112 (25.40%) Windows
2 43 (9.75%) Windows 7
3 40 (9.07%) Windows Server
4 29 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.31%) Linux
7 13 (2.95%) Unix
8 12 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.49%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.27%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.59%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.91%) AIX
13 3 (0.68%) CentOS
14 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.23%) Android
15 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.87%) Project Management
3 48 (10.88%) PRINCE2
3 48 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.43%) CRM
5 42 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 38 (8.62%) Test Automation
7 37 (8.39%) ERP
7 37 (8.39%) ITIL
8 32 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (7.03%) Migration
9 31 (7.03%) Risk Management
10 29 (6.58%) TDD
11 27 (6.12%) Code Coverage
12 24 (5.44%) Business Analysis
13 23 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.22%) Mentoring
14 22 (4.99%) Information Security
15 21 (4.76%) Change Management
15 21 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.42%) SQL
2 34 (7.71%) Java
3 25 (5.67%) C#
4 24 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.99%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.49%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.49%) VBA
7 10 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.04%) VB
9 8 (1.81%) C
9 8 (1.81%) Python
10 6 (1.36%) PHP
11 4 (0.91%) C++
12 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.23%) Ada
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (8.84%) Degree
2 34 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.17%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.04%) MBA
5 9 (2.04%) MCSE
6 8 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.59%) CCNA
7 7 (1.59%) MCP
7 7 (1.59%) PMP
7 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.36%) CCEA
8 6 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.36%) MCSA
9 5 (1.13%) HND
9 5 (1.13%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.91%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.27%) SLA
2 9 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.59%) QA
5 6 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.68%) P3O
8 2 (0.45%) FATCA
8 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.45%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.23%) RMADS
9 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 73 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.81%) vSphere
5 3 (0.68%) UAG
6 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.45%) NFS
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.45%) Xen
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.90%) SCCM
2 16 (3.63%) SCOM
3 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.91%) Puppet
5 3 (0.68%) OpenView
5 3 (0.68%) vRealize
5 3 (0.68%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.68%) WSUS
6 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.23%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 306 (69.39%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.94%) Oracle
3 25 (5.67%) VMware
4 24 (5.44%) Citrix
4 24 (5.44%) SAP
5 23 (5.22%) PeopleSoft
6 19 (4.31%) HP
7 16 (3.63%) Cisco
8 7 (1.59%) EMC
8 7 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.36%) Adobe
9 6 (1.36%) Avaya
9 6 (1.36%) NetApp
10 5 (1.13%) AppSense
10 5 (1.13%) ArcSight
11 4 (0.91%) BT
11 4 (0.91%) Dell
11 4 (0.91%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.91%) Lumension
11 4 (0.91%) Polycom
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Progress Housing Group
Rate: From £21,655 to £25,478 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Robert Walters UK
Rate: Competitive Daily Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Rate: Competitive Day rates
Posted: 27 days ago