The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 124 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.59% 0.25%
As % of the Applications category 1.78% 4.79% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£213 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +120.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £275 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £275 £157
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.96% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £13.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -1.11%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
393 313 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.40% 12.27% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 114 142
Average daily rate £325 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 51 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Spreadsheet
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +6 2 - - 2
Manchester -10 2 £213 - 2
Lancashire -18 1 £550 - 1
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Validation
3 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 5 (19.23%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
6 3 (11.54%) CMDB
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.69%) PMI
7 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 2 (7.69%) MS Office
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Banking
7 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
7 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.85%) Relational Database

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
2 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP PM
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LSMW
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Junior DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Junior Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Project Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Project Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) HTML5
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) CMDB
2 2 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Validation
2 6 (23.08%) Asset Management
2 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 5 (19.23%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
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