The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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.

Microsoft Office Excel
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 30 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 130 223 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.03% 5.76% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 44.98% 59.79% 55.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 116 115
Median daily rate £345 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.93 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.73% +25.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.05 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.38 £42.93 £48.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 289 373 432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.18% 9.64% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 182 197
Median daily rate £336 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 62
Median hourly rate £37.48 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.14% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.30 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

MS 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 MS Excel in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in the North West

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in the North West

MS 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 MS Excel in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in the North West

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in the North West

MS 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 MS Excel within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester -1 66 £339 -9.73% 63
Cheshire -7 28 £278 -34.70% 27
Lancashire +10 17 £475 +72.72% 5
Merseyside -3 12 £465 +32.85% 15
Cumbria +3 2 - - 1
MS Excel
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 193 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 75 (27.47%) MS Office
2 75 (27.47%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (26.01%) Finance
4 69 (25.27%) Windows
5 54 (19.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 53 (19.41%) SQL Server
7 47 (17.22%) SQL
8 44 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (12.09%) ITIL
9 33 (12.09%) Active Directory
10 32 (11.72%) .NET
11 31 (11.36%) Project Management
12 29 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (10.26%) Service Management
14 27 (9.89%) Change Management
14 27 (9.89%) Data Analysis
15 26 (9.52%) Degree
15 26 (9.52%) Migration
16 25 (9.16%) Security Cleared
17 24 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (8.79%) MS Project
18 23 (8.42%) CRM
19 22 (8.06%) C#
19 22 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (7.69%) PRINCE2
20 21 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (7.33%) Management Information System
21 20 (7.33%) SAP
21 20 (7.33%) Dynamics CRM

MS 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 18 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.40%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.66%) SAS
5 8 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.10%) CMS
7 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 75 (27.47%) MS Office
2 54 (19.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (8.79%) MS Project
4 11 (4.03%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.83%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (7.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.10%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.10%) SAP GRC
3 3 (1.10%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.59%) Office 365
3 14 (5.13%) SaaS
4 13 (4.76%) PaaS
5 12 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (4.40%) IaaS
6 5 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.47%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.76%) Firewall
2 9 (3.30%) WebEx
3 8 (2.93%) DNS
3 8 (2.93%) LAN
4 7 (2.56%) Internet
5 6 (2.20%) WAN
6 5 (1.83%) VoIP
7 4 (1.47%) Extranet
7 4 (1.47%) Intranet
7 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.10%) 3G
8 3 (1.10%) DHCP
8 3 (1.10%) Skype
8 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.73%) VLAN
10 1 (0.37%) 4G
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.37%) HSRP
10 1 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.03%) MS Access
6 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.47%) SAP BW
9 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.10%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.73%) MySQL
10 2 (0.73%) Power BI
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.93%) JIRA
3 6 (2.20%) NUnit
4 4 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (1.10%) AccuRev
5 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.10%) Gradle
5 3 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.10%) Toad
5 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.73%) Ant
6 2 (0.73%) Maven
6 2 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) VectorCAST
General
1 71 (26.01%) Finance
2 17 (6.23%) Banking
3 14 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.93%) Marketing
5 7 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.20%) Retail
7 5 (1.83%) Advertising
7 5 (1.83%) Legal
8 4 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.10%) Games
9 3 (1.10%) Local Government
9 3 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Avionics
10 2 (0.73%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (29.67%) Analyst
2 49 (17.95%) Developer
3 29 (10.62%) Consultant
4 18 (6.59%) Data Analyst
5 14 (5.13%) Administrator
5 14 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.40%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.03%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.66%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.66%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (3.66%) Project Administrator
8 10 (3.66%) Security Consultant
9 9 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.30%) Architect
9 9 (3.30%) IT Consultant
9 9 (3.30%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (3.30%) Service Analyst
10 8 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.72%) .NET
2 17 (6.23%) Web Services
3 15 (5.49%) ASP.NET
4 12 (4.40%) HTML
5 7 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.20%) jQuery
6 6 (2.20%) REST
7 4 (1.47%) CSS
7 4 (1.47%) MDX
7 4 (1.47%) WF
7 4 (1.47%) XML
8 3 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (1.10%) WCF
8 3 (1.10%) WinForms
8 3 (1.10%) WPF
9 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.73%) COM
9 2 (0.73%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 75 (27.47%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.30%) Tandem
5 8 (2.93%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.83%) NHS
6 5 (1.83%) User Experience
7 3 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.10%) Fintech
8 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.73%) Handset
8 2 (0.73%) IVR
8 2 (0.73%) Life Science
8 2 (0.73%) RIA
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) PMI
9 1 (0.37%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 69 (25.27%) Windows
2 18 (6.59%) Linux
3 16 (5.86%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.86%) Windows XP
4 14 (5.13%) Unix
5 13 (4.76%) AIX
5 13 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 13 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.09%) ITIL
3 31 (11.36%) Project Management
4 29 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (10.26%) Service Management
6 27 (9.89%) Change Management
6 27 (9.89%) Data Analysis
7 26 (9.52%) Migration
8 23 (8.42%) CRM
9 21 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 21 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.86%) Data Management
10 16 (5.86%) Workflow
11 15 (5.49%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.49%) DevOps
12 14 (5.13%) Time Management
13 13 (4.76%) ETL
13 13 (4.76%) Problem Management
14 12 (4.40%) ITSM
14 12 (4.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.22%) SQL
2 22 (8.06%) C#
3 14 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.66%) VB
6 7 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.56%) VBA
7 6 (2.20%) Java
8 5 (1.83%) Perl
9 4 (1.47%) C
9 4 (1.47%) VBScript
10 3 (1.10%) C++
10 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.73%) X++
12 1 (0.37%) Ada
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Python
12 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.37%) VB6
12 1 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (9.52%) Degree
2 25 (9.16%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.30%) CISMP
4 9 (3.30%) CISSP
5 4 (1.47%) HND
5 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (0.73%) APMP
7 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) MCP
7 2 (0.73%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) SLA
2 15 (5.49%) PMO
3 11 (4.03%) QA
4 10 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (3.30%) COBIT
5 9 (3.30%) ISO27002
6 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.73%) GMP
8 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.37%) COSHH
8 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.37%) GAMP
8 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.47%) XenApp
3 3 (1.10%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.20%) SCCM
1 6 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 193 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.33%) SAP
3 17 (6.23%) Cisco
4 16 (5.86%) Oracle
5 12 (4.40%) Citrix
6 10 (3.66%) VMware
7 7 (2.56%) Google
8 6 (2.20%) IronPort
8 6 (2.20%) Lotus
9 5 (1.83%) Intel
9 5 (1.83%) RightFax
10 4 (1.47%) Nintex
10 4 (1.47%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.10%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.10%) NetApp
11 3 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.10%) Splunk
11 3 (1.10%) Tableau
11 3 (1.10%) Trustwave
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago