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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.25% 11.49% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 63.64% 47.62% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £275 £321 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £17.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -9.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
MS Excel
Lancashire

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 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.82% 24.14% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £175 £316 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.53% -18.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +2.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) MS Office
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
5 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (19.05%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (19.05%) SAP
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (14.29%) Unix
7 3 (14.29%) VB
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (14.29%) ETL
7 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Adobe
7 3 (14.29%) SAP BW
7 3 (14.29%) Analytics
8 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (9.52%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (4.76%) 3ds Max
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.76%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
1 1 (4.76%) BGP
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) GSM
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) IPv4
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) LTE
1 1 (4.76%) MegaStream
1 1 (4.76%) MPLS
1 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.76%) SDH
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) UMTS
1 1 (4.76%) VoLTE
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SAP BW
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
1 2 (9.52%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (9.52%) Military
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Avionics
4 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Build Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Support Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) SGML
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Learning Management System
2 2 (9.52%) SCORM
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
2 3 (14.29%) Analytics
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) Adobe
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) CODA
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 2 (9.52%) Concur
4 2 (9.52%) Lumension
4 2 (9.52%) Maconomy
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) BT
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Huawei
5 1 (4.76%) Infor
5 1 (4.76%) Tellabs
5 1 (4.76%) Virgin Media