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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.87% 1.35% 1.41%
As % of the Applications category 35.00% 5.88% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
- -4.69%
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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
20 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.47% 22.97% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate £235 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
Average hourly rate £20.35 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Preston region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) IIS
4 3 (20.00%) MS Project
4 3 (20.00%) VBA
4 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (20.00%) InfoPath
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Nintex
5 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (13.33%) SaaS
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (13.33%) ResourceLink
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (13.33%) Replication
5 2 (13.33%) Python

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Project
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (20.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
1 3 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBA
2 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Nintex
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) Software AG
3 2 (13.33%) webMethods
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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