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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 41 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.28% 6.33% 6.29%
As % of the Applications category 51.25% 83.33% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 8
Average daily rate
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£352 £220 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.80% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £106 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £366 £183
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.30 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.10 £15.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
80 18 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.21% 7.59% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 7 32
Average daily rate £428 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.60 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.30 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Matching
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 +7 39 £350 +30.84% 10
Wallsend - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
MS Excel
North East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (64.04%) Microsoft
2 51 (57.30%) Windows
3 44 (49.44%) Security Cleared
4 33 (37.08%) MS Office
5 30 (33.71%) SQL Server
5 30 (33.71%) SQL
5 30 (33.71%) HP
6 26 (29.21%) ITIL
7 25 (28.09%) Service Delivery
7 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
7 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (25.84%) Incident Management
10 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
11 19 (21.35%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (21.35%) SharePoint
11 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (21.35%) Service Management
11 19 (21.35%) Problem Management
11 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (19.10%) .NET
12 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
13 16 (17.98%) VBA
14 15 (16.85%) C#
14 15 (16.85%) DNS
14 15 (16.85%) Data Management
15 14 (15.73%) Clustering
15 14 (15.73%) N-Tier
15 14 (15.73%) VBScript
15 14 (15.73%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (21.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.62%) Apache
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.12%) SAS
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 33 (37.08%) MS Office
2 4 (4.49%) MS Project
3 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) DNS
2 13 (14.61%) Firewall
3 11 (12.36%) LAN
3 11 (12.36%) WAN
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (8.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (8.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (8.99%) Network Security
5 8 (8.99%) SAN
5 8 (8.99%) SSL
6 7 (7.87%) DHCP
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.62%) Junos
8 2 (2.25%) Intranet
8 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.12%) Wireless
9 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (15.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.24%) Relational Database
4 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.49%) SAP BI
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Developer
2 14 (15.73%) Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Coordinator
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Wintel Support
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) .NET
1 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
2 10 (11.24%) MDX
2 10 (11.24%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) Middleware
4 3 (3.37%) CSS
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) CSS3
4 3 (3.37%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) REST
5 2 (2.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.12%) jQuery
6 1 (1.12%) LINQ
6 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) WCF
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.73%) Clustering
2 14 (15.73%) N-Tier
3 7 (7.87%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.62%) IVR
6 3 (3.37%) Economics
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.12%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 51 (57.30%) Windows
2 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.12%) UNIX
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) ITIL
2 25 (28.09%) Service Delivery
3 23 (25.84%) Incident Management
4 19 (21.35%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (21.35%) Service Management
4 19 (21.35%) Problem Management
5 15 (16.85%) Data Management
6 12 (13.48%) Web Design
7 11 (12.36%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (10.11%) Network Management
9 8 (8.99%) Load Balancing
9 8 (8.99%) Network Design
9 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.62%) CRM
10 5 (5.62%) Project Management
10 5 (5.62%) Time Management
11 4 (4.49%) WFM
11 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) VBA
3 15 (16.85%) C#
4 14 (15.73%) VBScript
4 14 (15.73%) VB.NET
5 12 (13.48%) VB
6 3 (3.37%) C
6 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (49.44%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) QA
2 6 (6.74%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) vSphere
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.62%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) MIIS
1 9 (10.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (7.87%) HP SIM
3 5 (5.62%) OpenView
3 5 (5.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (64.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (33.71%) HP
3 13 (14.61%) Cisco
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
5 9 (10.11%) Juniper
5 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.11%) McAfee
6 8 (8.99%) F5
7 7 (7.87%) Lotus
8 6 (6.74%) 3PAR
8 6 (6.74%) TippingPoint
8 6 (6.74%) EMC
9 5 (5.62%) Citrix
9 5 (5.62%) Genesys
9 5 (5.62%) Oracle
9 5 (5.62%) SAP
10 4 (4.49%) CA
11 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.12%) NetApp
12 1 (1.12%) Crossbeam