Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 21 November 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 73 71
Rank change year-on-year -23 -2 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 143 147 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 2.56% 2.89%
As % of the Applications category 32.65% 36.39% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 112
North West median daily rate £330 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -10.34% +9.85%
10th Percentile £162 £167 £164
90th Percentile £440 £449 £530
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £13.30 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.36% -11.35% -30.23%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.40 £9.19
90th Percentile £42.20 £43.75 £41.70
England median hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year -11.84% +7.80% +10.16%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 438 404 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.35% 7.04% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 222 245
North West median daily rate £345 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -1.49% +3.08%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £120
90th Percentile £450 £488 £523
England median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 63 59
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.65 £46.71 £42.55
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% -5.91% +4.76%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the North West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the North West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the North West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in the North West

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in the North West

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 54 £330 - 36
Cheshire -15 41 £330 +10.00% 16
Lancashire -8 26 £380 +1.33% 8
Merseyside -3 16 £274 -15.85% 8
Cumbria - 4 - - 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 67 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 49 (34.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (22.38%) SQL
5 30 (20.98%) Finance
6 26 (18.18%) Project Management
6 26 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (13.29%) Degree
10 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (10.49%) Change Management
11 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
12 14 (9.79%) SAP
12 14 (9.79%) Windows
12 14 (9.79%) Data Analysis
13 13 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 13 (9.09%) SharePoint
13 13 (9.09%) PMO
14 12 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (8.39%) ITIL
14 12 (8.39%) Service Management
14 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
15 11 (7.69%) HP
15 11 (7.69%) Power BI
16 10 (6.99%) Decision-Making
16 10 (6.99%) Windows 10

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.50%) SAS
3 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.40%) Confluence
4 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.40%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.70%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.70%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 49 (34.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 26 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (6.99%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.70%) SPSS
6 1 (0.70%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) HFM
3 1 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.70%) Primavera
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.70%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Office 365
2 3 (2.10%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.40%) FTP
2 2 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) Intranet
2 2 (1.40%) SMS
2 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) MD110
3 1 (0.70%) PBX
3 1 (0.70%) RTP
3 1 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (7.69%) Power BI
3 9 (6.29%) MS Access
4 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (4.20%) QlikView
7 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.40%) OLAP
9 2 (1.40%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.70%) Big Data
10 1 (0.70%) MySQL
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) JIRA
2 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.40%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.70%) LSMW
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (20.98%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
2 7 (4.90%) Billing
3 5 (3.50%) Legal
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (34.27%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Developer
3 15 (10.49%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.29%) Data Analyst
4 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.59%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.90%) Administrator
6 7 (4.90%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.50%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.80%) Hardware Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.80%) Resource Manager
9 4 (2.80%) Transition Manager
10 3 (2.10%) Break Fix Engineer
10 3 (2.10%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (2.10%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.10%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) Drools
2 2 (1.40%) CSS
2 2 (1.40%) SOAP
2 2 (1.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Ajax
3 1 (0.70%) HTML
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.70%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.70%) XHTML
3 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.20%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.80%) User Experience
6 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.40%) PMI
7 2 (1.40%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Windows
2 10 (6.99%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.20%) Unix
4 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.18%) Project Management
2 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.49%) Change Management
7 14 (9.79%) Data Analysis
8 13 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.39%) ITIL
9 12 (8.39%) Service Management
10 10 (6.99%) Business Analysis
10 10 (6.99%) Decision-Making
10 10 (6.99%) Migration
10 10 (6.99%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (6.29%) Analytical Thinking
11 9 (6.29%) Time Management
12 8 (5.59%) Coaching
12 8 (5.59%) Data Management
12 8 (5.59%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.59%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.59%) VBA
4 4 (2.80%) C
5 3 (2.10%) C#
5 3 (2.10%) Java
5 3 (2.10%) VB
6 2 (1.40%) ABAP
6 2 (1.40%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) R
7 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Degree
2 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.29%) MBA
5 7 (4.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.40%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.70%) Analytics IQ
8 1 (0.70%) APMP
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) PMO
2 6 (4.20%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) Grafana
1 4 (2.80%) Prometheus
1 4 (2.80%) ZABBIX
2 3 (2.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.70%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 67 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.79%) SAP
3 11 (7.69%) HP
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle
5 6 (4.20%) VMware
6 5 (3.50%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.50%) Tableau
7 4 (2.80%) BMC
7 4 (2.80%) Dell
7 4 (2.80%) Dynatrace
8 3 (2.10%) Google
8 3 (2.10%) Workday
9 2 (1.40%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.40%) Remedy
10 1 (0.70%) Cognos
10 1 (0.70%) Dundas
10 1 (0.70%) Lotus
10 1 (0.70%) McAfee
10 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.70%) Symantec