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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 125 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 29 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.64% 0.28%
As % of the Applications category 6.08% 5.00% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
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£138 £465 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £280 £194
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +44.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.24 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +9.09%
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
477 400 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.29% 12.89% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 178 134
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £122 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 49 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Lancashire +9 13 - -
Cheshire -2 7 £300 - 4
Manchester -13 7 £120 -33.33% 2
Merseyside - 2 - -
Spreadsheet
England

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (45.00%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (20.00%) UNIX
5 8 (20.00%) Service Management
5 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (15.00%) Oracle
6 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.00%) Data Mapping
6 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) MS Project
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 4 (10.00%) SAP
8 4 (10.00%) NHS
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (7.50%) ERP
9 3 (7.50%) Baan
9 3 (7.50%) QA
9 3 (7.50%) Data Entry
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
10 2 (5.00%) Information Security

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (27.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
1 2 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 8 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Support Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Excel Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) PMO Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Project Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Project Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Actuary
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) BYOD
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Service Management
1 8 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Data Mapping
3 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) Data Entry
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Line Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITSM
7 1 (2.50%) CRM
7 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) VBA
1 2 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (7.50%) Baan
5 2 (5.00%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
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