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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 6 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.95% 1.63% 3.17%
As % of the Applications category 83.33% 40.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.95% +21.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £321 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +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
12 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.34% 4.07% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £93 £319 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.98% -19.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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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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 +16 10 £116 -63.95% 3
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (64.29%) Banking
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) VBA
4 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
5 2 (14.29%) Equities
5 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) MS Access
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (7.14%) SAS
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Cognos
6 1 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (7.14%) MS Project
6 1 (7.14%) COM
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Extranet
1 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
2 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Report Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Graduate Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Web Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) COM
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
3 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 2 (14.29%) Equities
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos