The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Excel
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 9 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 12.50% 10.27% 3.29%
As % of the Applications category 81.82% 83.33% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 9
Median daily rate £342 £400 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% -1.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £185 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.12% +18.51%  

Microsoft 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 11 18 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 15.28% 12.33% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 26
Median daily rate £350 £342 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £172 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £444 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Halifax

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) VBA
4 6 (37.50%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (25.00%) PMO
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Tandem
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) FTP
6 3 (18.75%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) zOS
6 3 (18.75%) JCL
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (18.75%) ISPF
6 3 (18.75%) Axway
6 3 (18.75%) iSeries
7 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (12.50%) Data Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) z/OS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) HR Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) ISPF
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) iSeries
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
1 3 (18.75%) Tandem
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) B2B
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
4 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) VBA
2 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Axway
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (12.50%) SAP