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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 124 125 131
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 13 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Applications category 3.44% 3.85% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
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£325 £225 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +69.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £251 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.45% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year
- +2.97%
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
378 338 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.83% 11.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 147
Average daily rate £325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 65 67
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.96 £25.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
Merseyside +2 5 £325 -
Cheshire -1 4 - - 5
Manchester -8 3 £213 -9.57% 5
Lancashire -13 1 - - 3
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Validation
3 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 5 (17.86%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) Service Management
5 4 (14.29%) ERP
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) VBA
6 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Banking
7 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Data Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.14%) PMI
7 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
7 2 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Relational Database

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) MS Access
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Excel VBA Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Excel Developer
4 3 (10.71%) VBA Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Junior DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Project Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Master Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Validation
2 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 4 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Data Validation
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) SEO
7 1 (3.57%) Workflow
7 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
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