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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 16 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.69% 15.48% 8.08%
As % of the Applications category 87.50% 81.25% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £300 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -1.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +13.79%

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
8 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 8.79% 19.05% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £150 £263 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -1.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) TKPROF
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) Avionics
5 2 (18.18%) Qt
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Toad
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (18.18%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) RAD
6 1 (9.09%) CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) TKPROF
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Toad
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
2 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Robot
2 1 (9.09%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Avionics
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Database Architect
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Assurance Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (18.18%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) HOOD
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) QMS
2 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
2 1 (9.09%) RAD
2 1 (9.09%) SDLC
2 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Ada
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle