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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 153 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 16 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 3.60% 4.62% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£350 £311 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £325 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +7.69%
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
444 346 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.20% 11.30% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 174 125
Average daily rate £325 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £177 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 62
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.67 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -13 10 £388 +51.96%
Lancashire -13 3 £350 - 2
Cheshire -14 3 - - 2
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
4 8 (20.51%) Oracle
4 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.95%) Data Mapping
6 6 (15.38%) Change Management
6 6 (15.38%) MS Project
6 6 (15.38%) SAP
7 5 (12.82%) ERP
7 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
7 5 (12.82%) MS Office
7 5 (12.82%) Baan
7 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 5 (12.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (10.26%) VMware
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) Service Management
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 4 (10.26%) SQL
9 3 (7.69%) UNIX
9 3 (7.69%) Windows
9 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
9 3 (7.69%) ITSM
9 3 (7.69%) Remedy
9 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) Lync
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Project
3 5 (12.82%) MS Office
3 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
1 4 (10.26%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) WebEx
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Data Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Coordinator
4 6 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Project Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Project Support Officer
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Installations Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Project Officer
8 1 (2.56%) Excel Specialist
8 1 (2.56%) MI Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Actuary
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) BYOD
2 2 (5.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Data Mapping
2 6 (15.38%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) ERP
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITSM
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) Software Licensing
6 2 (5.13%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow
7 1 (2.56%) Validation
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.56%) VB
2 1 (2.56%) VBA
2 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) ACCA
2 1 (2.56%) CIMA
2 1 (2.56%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) SAP
4 5 (12.82%) Baan
5 4 (10.26%) VMware
6 3 (7.69%) Remedy
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) Adobe
7 2 (5.13%) Altiris
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix
8 1 (2.56%) Endeca
8 1 (2.56%) Tableau
8 1 (2.56%) AppSense
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) BT
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