Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 68 59
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 151 156 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 2.93% 3.44%
As % of the Applications category 34.95% 40.31% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 105 119
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -17.81% +12.31%
10th Percentile £153 £157 £148
90th Percentile £450 £488 £516
England median daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 18
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £13.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.67% -20.03% -49.43%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.84 £10.11
90th Percentile £43.90 £32.50 £42.15
England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.70% +8.74% +6.06%

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 432 387 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.53% 7.27% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 219 236
North West median daily rate £320 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -2.99% +6.18%
10th Percentile £123 £155 £120
90th Percentile £474 £488 £516
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 67 65
North West median hourly rate £18.05 £14.46 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.83% -9.63% -14.44%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.75 £28.60 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.56 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.84% -2.77% +1.59%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -19 59 £350 +16.67% 54
Cheshire -10 32 £300 - 9
Lancashire -10 30 £350 -6.67% 7
Merseyside -14 20 £158 -7.49% 2
Cumbria +1 6 £548 - 2
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 66 (43.71%) Microsoft
2 55 (36.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (25.83%) Finance
4 38 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
5 36 (23.84%) SQL
6 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (18.54%) Project Management
8 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Project
8 23 (15.23%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (13.25%) SharePoint
11 19 (12.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (11.92%) Data Analysis
12 18 (11.92%) Degree
12 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (11.26%) MS Visio
14 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
14 15 (9.93%) Windows
14 15 (9.93%) Spreadsheet
15 14 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (9.27%) Migration
15 14 (9.27%) Power BI
16 13 (8.61%) PMO
16 13 (8.61%) Change Management
16 13 (8.61%) VBA
16 13 (8.61%) Banking
16 13 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (7.95%) Time Management

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 20 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.65%) Confluence
4 3 (1.99%) SAS
4 3 (1.99%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.66%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 55 (36.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 38 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (11.26%) MS Visio
5 15 (9.93%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.65%) InDesign
7 3 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.66%) HFM
3 1 (0.66%) Primavera
3 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.66%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Office 365
2 4 (2.65%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.99%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) FTP
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
1 2 (1.32%) Skype
1 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.27%) Power BI
4 13 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.64%) MS Access
6 7 (4.64%) PerformancePoint
6 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.64%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) OLAP
7 2 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.66%) Essbase
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.32%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.66%) PVCS
3 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (25.83%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Marketing
4 5 (3.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.99%) Avionics
5 3 (1.99%) Legal
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Publishing
6 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (38.41%) Analyst
2 22 (14.57%) Developer
3 13 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.95%) Coordinator
5 9 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.30%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (3.97%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Administrator
10 4 (2.65%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) SSRS Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.65%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.65%) Test Analyst
11 3 (1.99%) Digital Project Manager
11 3 (1.99%) Functional Analyst
11 3 (1.99%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (1.99%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) .NET
1 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
1 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (4.64%) MDX
2 2 (1.32%) SOAP
2 2 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) CSS
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.66%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.97%) NHS
5 5 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.99%) PMI
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.32%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.32%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) AS400
8 1 (0.66%) iSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.93%) Windows
2 7 (4.64%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.31%) Unix
4 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.54%) Project Management
2 23 (15.23%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (11.92%) Data Analysis
4 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (9.27%) Migration
6 13 (8.61%) Change Management
7 12 (7.95%) Time Management
7 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (7.28%) Line Management
9 10 (6.62%) Analytics
10 9 (5.96%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (5.30%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (5.30%) Visualisation
12 7 (4.64%) Coaching
12 7 (4.64%) People Management
12 7 (4.64%) Planning and Forecasting
12 7 (4.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.84%) SQL
2 13 (8.61%) VBA
3 10 (6.62%) C#
4 6 (3.97%) C
5 5 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.31%) VB
5 5 (3.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.32%) ABAP
6 2 (1.32%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.66%) Ada
7 1 (0.66%) AWK
7 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.66%) Korn
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
7 1 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (11.92%) Degree
2 10 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.31%) MBA
5 3 (1.99%) ISEB
5 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.32%) HND
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.32%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) APMP
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) PMO
2 5 (3.31%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) IFRS
4 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) BitLocker
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) Grafana
2 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.32%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.66%) EnCase
3 1 (0.66%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 66 (43.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) SAP
3 8 (5.30%) Tableau
4 7 (4.64%) Google
4 7 (4.64%) Oracle
5 6 (3.97%) HP
6 4 (2.65%) Adobe
6 4 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.65%) VMware
7 3 (1.99%) hybris
7 3 (1.99%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.99%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.99%) Workday
8 2 (1.32%) Apple
8 2 (1.32%) BMC
8 2 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.66%) Facebook
9 1 (0.66%) Pega
9 1 (0.66%) Sandvine
9 1 (0.66%) Twitter