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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 30 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 20 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.14% 6.37% 7.77%
As % of the Applications category 51.28% 45.28% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 2
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£310 £225 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +60.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
- -4.69%
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
39 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.03% 14.06% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 8
Average daily rate £400 £240 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +20.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.30 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £21.70 £12.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 2015.

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
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 5 March 2015. 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 +6 19 £320 +42.53% 11
Sunderland -3 1 £300 +20.00% 2
Wallsend - - - -
Blaydon - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 3
MS Excel
North East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 50 (68.49%) Microsoft
2 42 (57.53%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Security Cleared
3 24 (32.88%) SQL Server
3 24 (32.88%) ITIL
3 24 (32.88%) HP
4 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (30.14%) SQL
5 22 (30.14%) MS Office
6 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
7 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (24.66%) Service Management
8 18 (24.66%) Service Delivery
9 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
10 13 (17.81%) Clustering
10 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
12 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
12 10 (13.70%) Cisco
12 10 (13.70%) DNS
12 10 (13.70%) .NET
12 10 (13.70%) C#
12 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
13 9 (12.33%) Firewall
13 9 (12.33%) Problem Management
14 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (10.96%) Economics
14 8 (10.96%) Network Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) IIS
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
2 4 (5.48%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Documentum
3 1 (1.37%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (30.14%) MS Office
2 7 (9.59%) MS Project
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) DNS
2 9 (12.33%) Firewall
3 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 6 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (8.22%) Network Security
4 6 (8.22%) LAN
4 6 (8.22%) WAN
5 5 (6.85%) DHCP
5 5 (6.85%) SSL
5 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.48%) Junos
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
6 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.37%) MS Access
8 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.37%) MSI
1 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.59%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.48%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.11%) Wintel Support
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Administrator
9 2 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 1 (1.37%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) .NET
1 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
2 6 (8.22%) MDX
2 6 (8.22%) Web Services
3 4 (5.48%) Middleware
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) Ajax
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.37%) LINQ
5 1 (1.37%) WCF
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.37%) HTML5
5 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.81%) Clustering
3 8 (10.96%) Economics
3 8 (10.96%) N-Tier
4 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 42 (57.53%) Windows
2 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.74%) UNIX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) ITIL
2 18 (24.66%) Service Management
2 18 (24.66%) Service Delivery
3 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.33%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.96%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (10.96%) Project Management
5 8 (10.96%) Data Management
5 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.59%) Web Design
7 6 (8.22%) Change Control
7 6 (8.22%) Network Management
7 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.85%) Time Management
8 5 (6.85%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.85%) Network Design
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.48%) Change Management
10 3 (4.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) C#
3 8 (10.96%) VBScript
3 8 (10.96%) VB.NET
3 8 (10.96%) VBA
4 6 (8.22%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (57.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) MCSE
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.85%) vSphere
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) MIIS
2 6 (8.22%) HP SIM
2 6 (8.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.48%) OpenView
4 3 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.37%) SCCM
6 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (68.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.88%) HP
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 8 (10.96%) VMware
5 7 (9.59%) CA
6 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.22%) McAfee
6 6 (8.22%) Juniper
6 6 (8.22%) EMC
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle
7 5 (6.85%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.85%) TippingPoint
7 5 (6.85%) F5
8 4 (5.48%) Citrix
8 4 (5.48%) Lotus
9 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.37%) SAP
10 1 (1.37%) IBM
10 1 (1.37%) NetApp
10 1 (1.37%) Open Text