The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 6 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.82% 3.36% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 30.00% 39.29% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £175 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.66% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -58.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -3.12% +16.36%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 20 28 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 6.06% 8.56% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 12
Median daily rate £190 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.84 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.04% -17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £9.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £13.50 £19.30
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Merseyside

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Merseyside over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Merseyside

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Merseyside

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 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
Liverpool -3 5 £165 -40.00% 1
Southport -2 1 £388 +14.81%
Microsoft Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Android
3 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) MS Access
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) GIS
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Google Drive
5 2 (15.38%) Data Conversion
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Google Drive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) GIS
1 3 (23.08%) MS Access
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Master Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Autofac
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SAML
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) WF
2 1 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Android
2 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) Data Management
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Data Conversion
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) OWASP
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin