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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.04% 1.87% 5.71%
As % of the Applications category 77.78% 66.67% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£318 £125 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+154.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £125 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £125 £144
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.47% 2.80% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £315 £125 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+152.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £125 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -6.45%

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 22 October 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 -5 7 £318 +154.00% 5
County Londonderry - - - - 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Credit Risk
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) DMZ
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (14.29%) PowerHouse
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Basel III

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DMZ
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) ZAP BI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
1 1 (14.29%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft