The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Excel
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 18 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.65% 7.96% 5.05%
As % of the Applications category 69.23% 56.25% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Median daily rate £325 £292 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +104.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £145 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 26 16 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 12.50% 14.16% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 8
Median daily rate £341 £292 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% +104.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £145 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Belfast

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Belfast

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) MS Office
3 17 (51.52%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) Finance
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 9 (27.27%) MS Project
6 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
7 8 (24.24%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) PMO
10 5 (15.15%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.15%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
10 5 (15.15%) PMP
10 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) Service Management
11 4 (12.12%) SCOM
11 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
12 3 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (9.09%) Equities
12 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (9.09%) MCP
12 3 (9.09%) Web Services

MS Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (57.58%) MS Office
2 9 (27.27%) MS Project
3 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) IT Support
3 8 (24.24%) Support Officer
4 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Database Developer
6 3 (9.09%) DBA
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Equities
2 3 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) AIX
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) Data Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Release Management
7 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) C
4 2 (6.06%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) PMP
2 3 (9.09%) MCDBA
2 3 (9.09%) MCP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £8.76 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago