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 3 months to 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 56 33
Rank change year-on-year -11 -23  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 70 114 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.41% 2.99% 4.36%
As % of the Applications category 35.35% 41.01% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 84
Median daily rate £370 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -11.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.27 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £30.00 £37.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  

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 the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 198 278 392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 6.83% 7.30% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 127 175
Median daily rate £325 £320 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +4.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 44
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.00 £35.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Manchester -9 34 £325 - 17
Cheshire +20 20 £380 +43.39% 10
Lancashire -2 6 £438 +133.33% 6
Merseyside -6 6 £175 -41.66% 2
Cumbria -1 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 69 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 63 (38.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 57 (34.55%) Finance
4 47 (28.48%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (27.88%) Microsoft Office
6 36 (21.82%) SQL
6 36 (21.82%) Data Analysis
7 28 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (14.55%) SharePoint
9 23 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
11 19 (11.52%) Project Management
12 16 (9.70%) Windows
12 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.09%) PMO
13 15 (9.09%) MS Visio
13 15 (9.09%) SAP
13 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
13 15 (9.09%) Banking
13 15 (9.09%) Retail
14 14 (8.48%) Legal
14 14 (8.48%) Degree
14 14 (8.48%) Data Modelling
14 14 (8.48%) Relational Database
15 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
15 13 (7.88%) SAS
15 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (7.27%) Validation
16 12 (7.27%) PRINCE2
16 12 (7.27%) MS Access

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 24 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.88%) SAS
3 2 (1.21%) CMS
3 2 (1.21%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (38.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 46 (27.88%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.61%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.61%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) Google Drive
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.21%) VoIP
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.48%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.27%) MS Access
5 9 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.85%) Power BI
7 7 (4.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.42%) Base SAS
9 4 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.42%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.42%) QlikView
10 3 (1.82%) GIS
10 3 (1.82%) MySQL
10 3 (1.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.21%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.82%) ProC
4 2 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.21%) Rational Statemate
4 2 (1.21%) Toad
5 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.61%) ERwin
5 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 57 (34.55%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Banking
2 15 (9.09%) Retail
3 14 (8.48%) Legal
4 9 (5.45%) Marketing
5 8 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.61%) Automotive
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (43.03%) Analyst
2 24 (14.55%) Data Analyst
3 21 (12.73%) Developer
4 11 (6.67%) Administrator
4 11 (6.67%) Consultant
5 10 (6.06%) SQL Developer
6 8 (4.85%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.85%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.24%) Project Administrator
8 6 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.03%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) SQL BI Developer
10 4 (2.42%) CRM Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) CRM Business Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) Excel Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) SAS Developer
10 4 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (1.82%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.42%) .NET
1 4 (2.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.21%) jQuery
2 2 (1.21%) JSON
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (1.21%) XML
3 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) Autofac
3 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) MDX
3 1 (0.61%) REST
3 1 (0.61%) SAML
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
3 1 (0.61%) Spring
3 1 (0.61%) WF
3 1 (0.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.48%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.42%) NHS
4 3 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.82%) Fintech
4 3 (1.82%) Learning Management System
4 3 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.21%) FMCG
5 2 (1.21%) Handset
5 2 (1.21%) IVR
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.61%) EPoS
6 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.61%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.70%) Windows
2 6 (3.64%) Unix
3 4 (2.42%) Android
3 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.82%) Linux
4 3 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.82%) Data Analysis
2 28 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (11.52%) Project Management
5 14 (8.48%) Data Modelling
6 12 (7.27%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.27%) Validation
7 10 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.06%) Change Management
7 10 (6.06%) Migration
8 9 (5.45%) Analytics
8 9 (5.45%) Data Management
9 8 (4.85%) Programme Management
9 8 (4.85%) Time Management
10 7 (4.24%) Data Integration
10 7 (4.24%) ETL
10 7 (4.24%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.24%) Service Management
10 7 (4.24%) Workflow
11 6 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.82%) SQL
2 11 (6.67%) VBA
3 9 (5.45%) VB
4 5 (3.03%) C#
5 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.82%) PROC SQL
6 3 (1.82%) SAS Macro
7 2 (1.21%) Perl
7 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.61%) Ada
8 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.61%) COBOL
8 1 (0.61%) JCL
8 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.48%) Degree
3 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.42%) HND
4 4 (2.42%) ISEB
5 3 (1.82%) CCNA
5 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.82%) SAS Certification
6 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.21%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) HNC
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.61%) MCP
7 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.09%) PMO
2 8 (4.85%) SLA
3 5 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.03%) QA
4 3 (1.82%) COSHH
5 1 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.61%) GMP
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.61%) MIL-STD-498
5 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.61%) Nagios
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) SCOM
2 1 (0.61%) SCSM
2 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.09%) SAP
3 11 (6.67%) Oracle
4 5 (3.03%) Cisco
4 5 (3.03%) HP
5 4 (2.42%) Capita
6 3 (1.82%) Google
6 3 (1.82%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.82%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.82%) Remedy
6 3 (1.82%) Tableau
7 2 (1.21%) CA
7 2 (1.21%) Dell
7 2 (1.21%) IBM
7 2 (1.21%) Verint
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe
8 1 (0.61%) Apple
8 1 (0.61%) Baan
8 1 (0.61%) BMC
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos
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