The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 48 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.25% 5.85% 2.65%
As % of the Applications category 70.59% 50.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.81 £15.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
68 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.10% 11.70% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 8
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 9
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.30 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.43 £15.50 £17.95
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 Tyne and Wear

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Tyne and Wear region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Tyne and Wear region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 41 £348 +12.25% 19
Gateshead 0 2 - - 1
MS Excel
North East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.21%) Windows
3 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
4 26 (35.62%) MS Office
5 23 (31.51%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (30.14%) Incident Management
7 21 (28.77%) SQL
7 21 (28.77%) HP
8 20 (27.40%) ITIL
9 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
10 18 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (23.29%) Service Management
11 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
12 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
12 16 (21.92%) Service Delivery
13 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
14 11 (15.07%) LAN
14 11 (15.07%) WAN
14 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (15.07%) VBA
14 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
14 11 (15.07%) Clustering
15 10 (13.70%) Firewall
15 10 (13.70%) .NET
15 10 (13.70%) DNS
16 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
16 9 (12.33%) WhatsUp Gold
16 9 (12.33%) Network Management
16 9 (12.33%) Network Monitoring

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
5 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (35.62%) MS Office
2 8 (10.96%) MS Project
3 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) LAN
1 11 (15.07%) WAN
2 10 (13.70%) Firewall
2 10 (13.70%) DNS
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 7 (9.59%) Network Security
5 6 (8.22%) Junos
5 6 (8.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (8.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (8.22%) SSL
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.48%) DHCP
7 3 (4.11%) Intranet
8 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.48%) SAP BI
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.37%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.11%) Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) PMO Manager
7 2 (2.74%) MI Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Programme Support Officer
7 2 (2.74%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.85%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) MDX
4 4 (5.48%) Web Services
5 3 (4.11%) CSS
5 3 (4.11%) HTML5
5 3 (4.11%) CSS3
6 2 (2.74%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) Middleware
6 2 (2.74%) XML
7 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.07%) Clustering
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
4 6 (8.22%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.85%) IVR
6 2 (2.74%) Statistics
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) Replication
7 1 (1.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 18 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Incident Management
2 20 (27.40%) ITIL
3 17 (23.29%) Service Management
4 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
4 16 (21.92%) Service Delivery
5 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.33%) Network Management
6 9 (12.33%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.59%) Data Management
8 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
8 6 (8.22%) Network Design
9 5 (6.85%) CRM
9 5 (6.85%) Web Design
9 5 (6.85%) Change Management
9 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.85%) Time Management
9 5 (6.85%) Coaching
10 4 (5.48%) WFM
10 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) VBA
3 8 (10.96%) C#
4 6 (8.22%) VBScript
4 6 (8.22%) VB
4 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.74%) MUMPS
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.37%) MCT
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 6 (8.22%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.74%) HL7
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (8.22%) vSphere
2 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (10.96%) MIIS
3 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.74%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.77%) HP
3 8 (10.96%) F5
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco
3 8 (10.96%) McAfee
3 8 (10.96%) Juniper
3 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
4 6 (8.22%) TippingPoint
4 6 (8.22%) 3PAR
4 6 (8.22%) VMware
4 6 (8.22%) EMC
5 5 (6.85%) SAP
5 5 (6.85%) Genesys
5 5 (6.85%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) CA
7 2 (2.74%) Crossbeam
7 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.74%) InterSystems
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix
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