Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 75 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 147 140 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.47% 2.40% 2.82%
As % of the Applications category 31.01% 34.83% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 104
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £158 £200 £163
90th Percentile £475 £441 £509
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.07% +7.07% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 21
North West median hourly rate £15.72 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -11.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.89 £9.19
90th Percentile £41.12 £43.98 £34.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.95% +14.17%

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 474 402 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.96% 6.89% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 201 265
North West median daily rate £350 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £123 £125 £133
90th Percentile £475 £444 £525
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 67 60
North West median hourly rate £15.72 £16.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -10.49% +11.81%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.05 £10.38
90th Percentile £38.50 £43.85 £47.04
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -22 61 £263 -29.05% 34
Cheshire -1 46 £355 +1.43% 16
Merseyside +23 20 £300 -7.69% 9
Lancashire -1 19 £374 -9.39% 8
Cumbria -3 2 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 53 (36.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (23.13%) Finance
4 29 (19.73%) SQL
4 29 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (18.37%) Project Management
6 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (12.93%) ITIL
10 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (10.88%) Degree
12 15 (10.20%) Data Analysis
12 15 (10.20%) SAP
13 14 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 14 (9.52%) MS Visio
14 13 (8.84%) Time Management
14 13 (8.84%) PMO
15 12 (8.16%) Power BI
15 12 (8.16%) Service Management
16 11 (7.48%) Change Management
16 11 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2
16 11 (7.48%) Decision-Making
17 10 (6.80%) Data Mapping
17 10 (6.80%) Windows
18 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
18 9 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (6.12%) Banking

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 14 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.76%) SAS
3 5 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.04%) Confluence
4 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.68%) Mule
6 1 (0.68%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 53 (36.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (9.52%) MS Visio
4 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.68%) SPSS
6 1 (0.68%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.36%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.36%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.68%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.68%) HFM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 3 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (2.72%) SMS
3 2 (1.36%) Intranet
3 2 (1.36%) WebEx
4 1 (0.68%) ATM
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) MD110
4 1 (0.68%) PBX
4 1 (0.68%) RTP
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Power BI
2 11 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (5.44%) MS Access
4 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.40%) QlikView
7 3 (2.04%) MySQL
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) DB2
9 1 (0.68%) OLAP
9 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.04%) LSMW
3 2 (1.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) JUnit
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (23.13%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Billing
4 7 (4.76%) Law
5 5 (3.40%) Legal
6 4 (2.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (40.82%) Analyst
2 20 (13.61%) Developer
3 18 (12.24%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.88%) Data Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.08%) Administrator
7 6 (4.08%) Coordinator
7 6 (4.08%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.08%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Hardware Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Project Support Officer
9 4 (2.72%) Resource Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) Drools
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) Ajax
3 1 (0.68%) COM
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) REST
3 1 (0.68%) RESTful
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.68%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.68%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.72%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.72%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.36%) NHS
6 2 (1.36%) Pricing Data
6 2 (1.36%) Social Media
6 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.68%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Windows
2 7 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.40%) Unix
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (18.37%) Project Management
3 23 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (12.93%) ITIL
6 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.20%) Data Analysis
8 13 (8.84%) Time Management
9 12 (8.16%) Service Management
10 11 (7.48%) Change Management
10 11 (7.48%) Decision-Making
10 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.80%) Data Mapping
12 9 (6.12%) Data Management
12 9 (6.12%) Service Design
13 8 (5.44%) Migration
13 8 (5.44%) Scrum
13 8 (5.44%) Test Scripting
13 8 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.73%) SQL
2 8 (5.44%) VBA
3 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.72%) Java
4 4 (2.72%) VB
5 3 (2.04%) C#
6 2 (1.36%) ABAP
6 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.36%) Python
6 2 (1.36%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.68%) C
7 1 (0.68%) COBOL
7 1 (0.68%) JCL
7 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.68%) R
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) MBA
5 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.36%) CCNA
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.36%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Analytics IQ
6 1 (0.68%) APMP
6 1 (0.68%) CCAB
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.84%) PMO
2 8 (5.44%) GDPR
3 6 (4.08%) QA
4 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Grafana
1 4 (2.72%) Prometheus
1 4 (2.72%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.68%) MIIS
2 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) SAP
3 8 (5.44%) HP
4 6 (4.08%) Citrix
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) Ivanti
6 4 (2.72%) BMC
6 4 (2.72%) Dell
6 4 (2.72%) Dynatrace
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.72%) VMware
7 3 (2.04%) Cisco
7 3 (2.04%) Remedy
8 2 (1.36%) Google
8 2 (1.36%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.36%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) Bomgar
9 1 (0.68%) SnapLogic
9 1 (0.68%) Trustwave