The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Preston region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 6 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 11 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.91% 23.73% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 37.93% 63.64% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate
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£605 £300 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.66% -30.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.13 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Applications Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.13% 37.29% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate £388 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Excel
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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
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 23 July 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) VBA
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) SAP
4 5 (29.41%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Dell
4 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) webMethods
4 5 (29.41%) Software AG
4 5 (29.41%) ResourceLink
4 5 (29.41%) SaaS
4 5 (29.41%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (17.65%) InfoPath
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (17.65%) AppSense
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
6 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 7

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (17.65%) InfoPath
3 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) SaaS
1 5 (29.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Change Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) DRM
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Document Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) VBA
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) SAP
3 5 (29.41%) Dell
3 5 (29.41%) Software AG
3 5 (29.41%) webMethods
4 3 (17.65%) AppSense
4 3 (17.65%) Lumension
4 3 (17.65%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Maconomy
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