The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 122 128 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 21 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Applications category 5.88% 2.66% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£298 £235 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £120 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £245 £240
% change year-on-year
+16.83% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.96 £13.60
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -4.67%
Spreadsheet
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
357 301 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.04% 10.23% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 112 137
Average daily rate £315 £320 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 63
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the North West region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the North West region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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
Merseyside +1 8 £325 -
Manchester -11 6 £295 +20.40% 3
Cheshire +6 5 - -
Lancashire -21 2 - - 1
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) Validation
4 7 (20.59%) Retail
5 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 6 (17.65%) Billing
5 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 6 (17.65%) Workflow
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 6 (17.65%) Fujitsu
5 6 (17.65%) Operations Management
5 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Coaching
5 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) VBA
7 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.76%) ERP
8 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
8 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) PMI
9 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
9 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
9 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
9 2 (5.88%) Oracle
9 2 (5.88%) SAP

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) LSMW
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Retail
3 6 (17.65%) Billing
3 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Excel Developer
4 4 (11.76%) VBA Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Excel VBA Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) MI Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Junior DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Junior
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Project Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Validation
2 6 (17.65%) Operations Management
2 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Management
2 6 (17.65%) Workflow
2 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
2 6 (17.65%) Coaching
3 4 (11.76%) ERP
4 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 2 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Line Management
6 1 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) VBA
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Fujitsu
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.94%) Avaya
4 1 (2.94%) Genesys
4 1 (2.94%) BMC
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy