The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Spreadsheets
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 103 95
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 0.90% 2.01% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £100 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +225.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £254 £238
% change year-on-year +37.79% +6.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £12.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.62% -15.00%  

Spreadsheet 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 Manchester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 111 149 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.02% 8.21% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 99
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £118 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.93% +7.33%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in Manchester

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in Manchester

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Spreadsheet.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Security
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

Spreadsheet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (20.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) SAP