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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet 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
Spreadsheets
Rank 148 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 12 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Applications category 2.93% 5.63% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Median daily rate £168 £300 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.16% -36.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £120 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £479 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £254 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
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%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet 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
Cheshire -12 5 £301 -1.06%
Lancashire -4 3 £113 -
Manchester -8 3 £100 -16.66% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.90%) Service Management
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
7 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (9.68%) MS Project
7 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) BT
8 2 (6.45%) Validation
8 2 (6.45%) eRoom
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.45%) MS Office
8 2 (6.45%) Unix
8 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
8 2 (6.45%) Novell
8 2 (6.45%) Apple
8 2 (6.45%) NHS
8 2 (6.45%) NetWare
8 2 (6.45%) Intranet
8 2 (6.45%) Social Media

Spreadsheet
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 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.45%) eRoom
4 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.68%) MS Project
4 2 (6.45%) MS Office
4 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Intranet
1 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (6.45%) WebEx
1 2 (6.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) 4G
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Communications Manager
3 4 (12.90%) PMO Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Project Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Build Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Project Assistant
5 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Project Support Assistant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior PMO
5 2 (6.45%) Support Assistant
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Manager
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Communications Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior PMO Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Voice Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Social Media
2 2 (6.45%) Wiki
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.23%) Informatics
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) NetWare
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Coaching
6 1 (3.23%) Linear Regression
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
3 2 (6.45%) Apple
3 2 (6.45%) Arqiva
3 2 (6.45%) BT
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) Huawei
3 2 (6.45%) Novell
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) SAP