The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Northampton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.07% 7.03% 4.46%
As % of the Applications category 42.42% 26.47% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £410 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 - £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -6.66%
Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
33 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.67% 26.56% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 21
Average daily rate £388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £84.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Excel
Northamptonshire

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Northampton region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Northampton region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing MS Excel 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 MS Excel.

1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) MS Office
4 8 (32.00%) Banking
5 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) Retail
8 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
8 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (12.00%) MS Access
8 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (12.00%) .NET
8 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) MS Project
9 2 (8.00%) IIS
9 2 (8.00%) C#
9 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (8.00%) ERP
9 2 (8.00%) Validation
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) Project Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing MS Excel 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 MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (12.00%) MS Project
4 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (4.00%) InDesign
5 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MS Access
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) DTS
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Local Government
5 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.00%) Back Office
6 1 (4.00%) Law
6 1 (4.00%) Legal
6 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) MI Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.00%) ERP
2 2 (8.00%) Validation
2 2 (8.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (8.00%) Workflow
3 1 (4.00%) OpenUP
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (4.00%) Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Scrum
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle