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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 10.42% 9.38% 7.34%
As % of the Applications category 71.43% 64.29% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £270 £263 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £41.01 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% +101.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.74 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% -
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
7 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.58% 14.58% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £270 £263 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £42.02 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +106.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (22.22%) ClearQuest
5 2 (22.22%) ClearCase
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Toad
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
6 1 (11.11%) Rational Robot
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management

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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQLPlus
2 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ClearCase
1 2 (22.22%) ClearQuest
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Robot
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Assurance Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) RIA
1 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) CODA
4 1 (11.11%) Concur
4 1 (11.11%) Maconomy
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) VMware