The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.84% 14.58% 17.46%
As % of the Applications category 72.73% 48.28% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £453 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +50.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.02 £19.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.15% +90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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 Preston region.

Applications Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
11 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 10.78% 30.21% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £545 £453 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.36% +50.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £331 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Average hourly rate £42.02 £21.73 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% +1.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Preston

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Preston region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 10 (52.63%) VBA
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) SAP
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) MS Access
5 6 (31.58%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (21.05%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
7 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (21.05%) ETL
7 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (21.05%) Data Management
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) SAP HCM
7 4 (21.05%) ETL Development
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) ResourceLink
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Aerospace

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) SPSS
3 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SAP HCM
2 3 (15.79%) ResourceLink
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (10.53%) Boomi
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 6 (31.58%) MS Access
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Data Migration Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Access Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Excel Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VBA Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) ETL Development
3 4 (21.05%) Data Management
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) VBA
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) APMP
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) SAP
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Software AG
5 2 (10.53%) webMethods
6 1 (5.26%) Endeca
6 1 (5.26%) Infor
6 1 (5.26%) Tableau
6 1 (5.26%) Talend