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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 129 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 16 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Applications category 3.77% 3.02% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£421 £483 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +75.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £256
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +168.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
424 430 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.68% 14.03% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 194 125
Average daily rate £320 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £460 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £28.13 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
Manchester -5 8 £421 +117.41%
Lancashire +7 6 - -
Cheshire -3 2 - - 2
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (17.78%) Oracle
6 8 (17.78%) MS Project
6 8 (17.78%) Service Management
6 8 (17.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (17.78%) Data Mapping
7 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
7 7 (15.56%) UNIX
8 6 (13.33%) SAP
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.11%) Change Management
9 5 (11.11%) Baan
9 5 (11.11%) ERP
9 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (8.89%) WAN
10 4 (8.89%) NHS
10 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (8.89%) MPLS
11 3 (6.67%) Remedy
11 3 (6.67%) VBA
11 3 (6.67%) MS Office
11 3 (6.67%) ITSM
11 3 (6.67%) Migration

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (24.44%) MS Visio
3 8 (17.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (17.78%) MS Project
4 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
1 4 (8.89%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Data Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Architect
4 7 (15.56%) Coordinator
5 6 (13.33%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Excel Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Project Officer
8 1 (2.22%) Developer
8 1 (2.22%) MI Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) GIS
2 2 (4.44%) Statistics
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) BYOD
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) UNIX
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Service Management
1 8 (17.78%) Data Mapping
2 6 (13.33%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) ERP
3 5 (11.11%) Change Management
3 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) ITSM
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Data Entry
5 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
6 1 (2.22%) Information Management
6 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) VBA
3 2 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GMP
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) SAP
4 5 (11.11%) Baan
5 3 (6.67%) Remedy
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) AppSense
7 1 (2.22%) BT