The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 17.07% 2.70% 8.00%
As % of the Applications category 87.50% 33.33% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£311 - £314
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 - £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 - £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.66%
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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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Applications Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.51% 8.11% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate £310 £330 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £309 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 2 (22.22%) AccuRev
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Online Gambling
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) AccuRev