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 3 months to 24 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 6 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.81% 3.36% 6.50%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 57.69% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £438 £188 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -39.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £156 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £250 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £36.75 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.26% +28.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 15 26 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 4.52% 5.83% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 12
Median daily rate £250 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -27.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.50 £21.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.13% +0.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £27.00 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Lancashire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -21 4 - -
Blackpool +26 2 £438 +118.75% 1
Microsoft Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
5 7 (36.84%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Marketing
7 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
7 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) ISEB
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) CRM
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) Email Marketing
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) Change Control
8 4 (21.05%) Single Customer View
8 4 (21.05%) PMO
9 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) SDLC
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
10 2 (10.53%) HOOD
10 2 (10.53%) ITSM
10 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (10.53%) Migration

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 2 (10.53%) SAS
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (10.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (10.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (10.53%) Rational Statemate
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) CRM Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) CRM Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Ada Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Database Architect
5 1 (5.26%) e-Learning Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Controller
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Learning Management System
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) Change Control
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Email Marketing
3 4 (21.05%) Single Customer View
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) HOOD
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Ada
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) HNC
6 1 (5.26%) HND
6 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) GMP
2 1 (5.26%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Baan
3 1 (5.26%) Capita
3 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.26%) IBM