The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.28% 2.50% 4.92%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 75.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
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£320 £311 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -17.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.22 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.63% -5.20%
MS Excel
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Applications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.74% 3.33% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate £318 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.12% +6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim 0 4 £320 +42.22% 4
County Londonderry - - - - 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
Belfast, County Antrim
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £332 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Rate: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 4 days ago