The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
England / North East
Rank 26 46 21
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 57 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.91% 3.21% 6.75%
As % of the Applications category 78.08% 52.83% 59.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 15
Median daily rate £350 £328 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +19.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £92 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Median hourly rate £25.25 £15.75 £10.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.31% +49.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.10 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.10 £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 the North East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 73 53 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 10.12% 6.08% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 27
Median daily rate £323 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £108 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 10
Median hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £19.80 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the North East

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in the North East

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the North East

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in the North East

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear +8 39 £375 +13.63% 11
Durham -1 11 £350 +27.27% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 149 (86.63%) Microsoft
2 113 (65.70%) Windows
3 86 (50.00%) ITIL
4 58 (33.72%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (31.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
7 48 (27.91%) DevOps
8 47 (27.33%) Linux
8 47 (27.33%) SQL
8 47 (27.33%) Change Management
9 46 (26.74%) Unix
10 44 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 43 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 42 (24.42%) PRINCE2
12 42 (24.42%) Data Management
13 41 (23.84%) Open Source
13 41 (23.84%) SaaS
13 41 (23.84%) PaaS
13 41 (23.84%) IaaS
14 40 (23.26%) AIX
15 39 (22.67%) DHCP
16 38 (22.09%) Windows Server
17 37 (21.51%) DNS
17 37 (21.51%) Service Management
18 36 (20.93%) Problem Management
19 35 (20.35%) Windows 7
20 32 (18.60%) Oracle
21 30 (17.44%) Windows XP
22 28 (16.28%) Windows 2000

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 28 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 22 (12.79%) SharePoint
3 16 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (8.14%) MS Exchange
4 14 (8.14%) Skype for Business
5 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (7.56%) Office Communications Server
5 13 (7.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.49%) Tuxedo
6 6 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.91%) SAS
8 4 (2.33%) IIS
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.16%) Apache
10 2 (1.16%) JBoss
10 2 (1.16%) Jetty
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 55 (31.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 26 (15.12%) MS Office
3 8 (4.65%) MS Project
4 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.84%) IaaS
1 41 (23.84%) PaaS
1 41 (23.84%) SaaS
2 15 (8.72%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.16%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.67%) DHCP
2 37 (21.51%) DNS
3 19 (11.05%) LAN
3 19 (11.05%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.30%) WAN
5 13 (7.56%) LDAP
5 13 (7.56%) Skype
6 4 (2.33%) 3G
6 4 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.16%) FTP
8 2 (1.16%) HTTP
8 2 (1.16%) Internet
8 2 (1.16%) Intranet
8 2 (1.16%) IPsec
8 2 (1.16%) SSL
8 2 (1.16%) VLAN
9 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.21%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.14%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (7.56%) DB2
5 12 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.81%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.49%) Ingres
9 6 (3.49%) OLAP
9 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.91%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (2.91%) QlikView
11 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (2.33%) SAP BW
12 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (1.74%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) CA Gen
1 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.16%) MSI
1 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.16%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (10.47%) Finance
2 1 (0.58%) Advertising
2 1 (0.58%) Banking
2 1 (0.58%) Legal
2 1 (0.58%) Local Government
2 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.60%) Support Engineer
2 19 (11.05%) Operations Engineer
3 18 (10.47%) Analyst
3 18 (10.47%) Architect
4 17 (9.88%) DBA
4 17 (9.88%) Developer
5 16 (9.30%) Migration Engineer
5 16 (9.30%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 15 (8.72%) Administrator
6 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (7.56%) Messaging Support
9 12 (6.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.81%) Operations Analyst
10 10 (5.81%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Operational Support Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Operations Support Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (4.65%) Messaging Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.74%) Middleware
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 2 (1.16%) J2EE
4 2 (1.16%) Servlets
5 1 (0.58%) HTML5
5 1 (0.58%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 58 (33.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.79%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.05%) Data Centre
4 17 (9.88%) Private Cloud
5 11 (6.40%) Tandem
6 6 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 113 (65.70%) Windows
2 47 (27.33%) Linux
3 46 (26.74%) Unix
4 40 (23.26%) AIX
5 38 (22.09%) Windows Server
6 35 (20.35%) Windows 7
7 30 (17.44%) Windows XP
8 28 (16.28%) Windows 2000
9 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.07%) Windows 10
11 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.49%) Android
12 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.49%) VME
13 5 (2.91%) MVS
13 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.91%) zOS
14 2 (1.16%) HPUX
14 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (50.00%) ITIL
2 48 (27.91%) DevOps
3 47 (27.33%) Change Management
4 44 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (24.42%) Data Management
5 42 (24.42%) PRINCE2
6 41 (23.84%) Open Source
7 37 (21.51%) Service Management
8 36 (20.93%) Problem Management
9 28 (16.28%) ITSM
10 24 (13.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 22 (12.79%) Migration
12 18 (10.47%) Network Design
12 18 (10.47%) Release Management
13 17 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (9.30%) Office Automation
14 16 (9.30%) Virtual Environments
14 16 (9.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 15 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.72%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.33%) SQL
2 20 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.81%) C#
3 10 (5.81%) VB
4 6 (3.49%) COBOL
5 5 (2.91%) Java
6 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.74%) C
7 3 (1.74%) VBScript
8 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 43 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.30%) Degree
4 11 (6.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.07%) MCSE
7 2 (1.16%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.58%) HND
8 1 (0.58%) ISEB
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MCDST
8 1 (0.58%) MCP
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.70%) SLA
2 10 (5.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.98%) XenApp
3 11 (6.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.07%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.33%) XenServer
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.16%) Xen
8 1 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (15.12%) SCCM
2 17 (9.88%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (4.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.16%) Puppet
5 2 (1.16%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.58%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.58%) MOM
6 1 (0.58%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.58%) SCSM
6 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (86.63%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.60%) Oracle
3 18 (10.47%) VMware
4 13 (7.56%) Citrix
5 11 (6.40%) AppSense
6 8 (4.65%) SAP
7 7 (4.07%) Sitecore
7 7 (4.07%) ThinPrint
8 6 (3.49%) Cisco
8 6 (3.49%) HP
8 6 (3.49%) Trend Micro
9 4 (2.33%) Informatica
10 3 (1.74%) CA
10 3 (1.74%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.74%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.16%) Apple
11 2 (1.16%) Google
11 2 (1.16%) IBM
11 2 (1.16%) NetApp
12 1 (0.58%) Capita
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