The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 3.10% 2.19% 7.31%
As % of the Applications category 15.22% 26.67% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Average daily rate
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£365 £200 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £364 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
46 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.35% 8.20% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 18
Average daily rate £400 £200 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -34.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.40 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
5 5 (27.78%) CISA
5 5 (27.78%) CISM
5 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) CISSP
5 5 (27.78%) Six Sigma
5 5 (27.78%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (27.78%) CRISC
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
7 3 (16.67%) UNIX
7 3 (16.67%) SAS
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) MS Access
7 3 (16.67%) RACF
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) OLE

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.56%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) DTS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Information Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Information Risk Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Change Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Change Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 5 (27.78%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (27.78%) Six Sigma
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISA
1 5 (27.78%) CISM
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
1 5 (27.78%) CRISC
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) QiCA
3 1 (5.56%) CIMA
3 1 (5.56%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) RACF
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) BMC
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) AppSense
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau