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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 5.17% 5.41% 13.40%
As % of the Applications category 30.00% 66.67% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £600 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +32.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £56.04 £42.02 £26.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.35% +60.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.61 £42.02 £20.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.46 £42.02 £31.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.80
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -8.24%
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
10 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 17.24% 8.11% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £106 £600 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-82.29% +32.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £318 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.63 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% +58.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £23.51 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £42.02 £33.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.01
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.41%

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
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 25 September 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (45.45%) SAP
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
6 3 (27.27%) Cognos
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (27.27%) VB
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 3 (27.27%) SAP BW
6 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (18.18%) WSUS
7 2 (18.18%) Concur
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP

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 (36.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) 3ds Max
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) BGP
1 1 (9.09%) GSM
1 1 (9.09%) IPv4
1 1 (9.09%) LTE
1 1 (9.09%) MegaStream
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (9.09%) SDH
1 1 (9.09%) UMTS
1 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (27.27%) SAP BW
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
1 2 (18.18%) ClearQuest
2 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Multimedia Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) CODA
4 2 (18.18%) Concur
4 2 (18.18%) Maconomy
4 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Adobe
5 1 (9.09%) Autodesk
5 1 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Huawei
5 1 (9.09%) Mapinfo
5 1 (9.09%) Nokia
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Tellabs
5 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media