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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 14 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.43% 17.46% 2.34%
As % of the Applications category 48.28% 57.89% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£453 £300 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.83% -28.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £309 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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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
29 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 29.90% 30.16% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £453 £300 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.83% -28.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £220 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £347 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) VBA
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) Perl
5 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) SAP
5 6 (30.00%) Dell
5 6 (30.00%) Software AG
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (30.00%) webMethods
5 6 (30.00%) ResourceLink
5 6 (30.00%) SaaS
5 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (25.00%) Software Deployment
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
7 4 (20.00%) CA
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) Service Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.00%) InfoPath
3 3 (15.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) SaaS
1 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Change Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) DRM
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) VBA
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Dell
2 6 (30.00%) Software AG
2 6 (30.00%) webMethods
2 6 (30.00%) SAP
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) CA
4 4 (20.00%) AppSense
4 4 (20.00%) Lumension