Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 6 months to 21 November 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 12 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.66% 4.26% 3.26%
As % of the Applications category 46.15% 59.57% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 15
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £335 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -12.07% +27.00%
10th Percentile £309 £201 £179
90th Percentile £416 £384 £600
North West median daily rate £325 £363 £330
% change year-on-year -10.34% +9.85% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £16.09 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.22% -65.78% +212.08%
10th Percentile £41.25 £9.19 £19.80
90th Percentile £43.95 £41.60 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £13.30 £15.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.35% -30.23% +53.57%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 26 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.76% 7.14% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 23
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £238 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -32.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £175 £93 £170
90th Percentile £419 £379 £583
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 19
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -28.57% +84.21%
10th Percentile £22.21 £9.19 £18.00
90th Percentile £67.26 £48.80 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57% +9.38%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Lancashire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Lancashire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Lancashire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Lancashire

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +9 6 £375 +11.94% 2
Preston -10 4 £400 - 1
Burnley - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) Jasmine
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Coaching
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) SFIA
4 4 (33.33%) Slack
4 4 (33.33%) Microservices
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Confluence

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
1 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Avionics
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Military
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Node.js
1 4 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) Coaching
2 4 (33.33%) Kanban
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Microservices
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) SFIA
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HND
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) IFS
3 1 (8.33%) SAP