The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 15 15 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.33% 6.45% 6.10%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 46.15% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £440 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 Halifax with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 10 13 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 13.33% 13.98% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 17
Median daily rate £315 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £322 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £470 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Halifax

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Halifax over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Halifax

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Halifax

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 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 Halifax region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (50.00%) ISPF
2 3 (50.00%) Axway
2 3 (50.00%) iSeries
2 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (50.00%) Tandem
2 3 (50.00%) PMO
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 3 (50.00%) B2B
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) HR Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) ISPF
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) iSeries
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) B2B
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
2 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PMO
2 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Axway
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft