The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 19 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.31% 6.62% 6.19%
As % of the Applications category 61.29% 54.90% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 11
Median daily rate £475 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 4
Median hourly rate £42.25 £16.93 £22.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +149.55% -25.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £36.40 £40.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.54% +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 Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 31 51 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 15.20% 12.06% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 16
Median daily rate £250 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -14.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -20.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £47.33
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Lancashire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Lancashire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Lancashire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Lancashire

MS 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 MS Excel within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -4 9 £450 +63.63% 3
Blackburn -3 3 - -
Blackpool +15 1 - - 1
Chorley +11 1 £500 +48.14% 1
MS Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (53.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (51.22%) Windows
4 13 (31.71%) Linux
4 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (29.27%) Windows 2000
5 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
5 12 (29.27%) ITIL
6 11 (26.83%) MS Office
6 11 (26.83%) AIX
6 11 (26.83%) Service Management
6 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
7 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (24.39%) Data Management
7 10 (24.39%) Change Management
7 10 (24.39%) ITSM
7 10 (24.39%) Finance
7 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
7 10 (24.39%) Unix
7 10 (24.39%) Open Source
7 10 (24.39%) SaaS
7 10 (24.39%) PaaS
7 10 (24.39%) IaaS
8 9 (21.95%) DevOps
8 9 (21.95%) Data Analysis
9 8 (19.51%) Tandem
9 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
9 8 (19.51%) Release Management
9 8 (19.51%) SQL

MS 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 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (53.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) IaaS
1 10 (24.39%) PaaS
1 10 (24.39%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
1 5 (12.20%) TKPROF
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (2.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Toad
2 3 (7.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.44%) VectorCAST
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Avionics
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) DBA
2 6 (14.63%) Operational Support Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Operations Support Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Database Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.44%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) Tandem
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.44%) SCORM
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 12 (29.27%) Windows 2000
3 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
4 11 (26.83%) AIX
5 10 (24.39%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Service Management
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Change Management
3 10 (24.39%) Data Management
3 10 (24.39%) ITSM
3 10 (24.39%) Open Source
3 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
4 9 (21.95%) Data Analysis
4 9 (21.95%) DevOps
5 8 (19.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
5 8 (19.51%) Release Management
6 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
7 4 (9.76%) SDLC
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Perl
3 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
3 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.88%) C
4 2 (4.88%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) Ada
5 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) HND
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) GMP
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.44%) Baan
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Guidewire
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