Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 69 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 146 200 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.56% 2.93% 3.65%
As % of the Applications category 36.50% 44.05% 40.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 113 196
North West median daily rate £325 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +13.64% +20.00%
10th Percentile £169 £165 £173
90th Percentile £456 £530 £475
England median daily rate £370 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 23
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -30.23% +53.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.19 £9.70
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.70 £47.33
England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% -

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 400 454 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.01% 6.64% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 247 427
North West median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £140
90th Percentile £484 £521 £475
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.41% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 85
North West median hourly rate £13.86 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% -8.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £45.70 £42.55 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -4 59 £330 -12.00% 17
Cheshire -5 52 £300 -31.43% 11
Merseyside +7 18 £325 -7.14% 1
Lancashire -1 14 £375 +11.94% 5
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 80 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (36.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 51 (34.93%) Finance
4 45 (30.82%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (21.92%) SQL
6 31 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (17.81%) SharePoint
8 20 (13.70%) Banking
9 19 (13.01%) PMO
10 18 (12.33%) SAP
11 17 (11.64%) VBA
12 16 (10.96%) Windows
12 16 (10.96%) Data Analysis
13 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
13 15 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (10.27%) Project Management
14 12 (8.22%) Retail
14 12 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (8.22%) JIRA
15 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (6.85%) Degree
15 10 (6.85%) HP
15 10 (6.85%) Break/Fix
15 10 (6.85%) Power BI
16 9 (6.16%) MS Visio
17 8 (5.48%) SLA
17 8 (5.48%) SAS
17 8 (5.48%) MySQL
17 8 (5.48%) Workflow

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 26 (17.81%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.48%) SAS
3 5 (3.42%) Confluence
3 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.37%) CMS
4 2 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (36.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 45 (30.82%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (6.16%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.37%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) HFM
1 3 (2.05%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.05%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Google Drive
1 6 (4.11%) Office 365
2 5 (3.42%) Slack
3 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.37%) Veeva
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (3.42%) Skype
2 3 (2.05%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) GSM
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) UMTS
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Power BI
2 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.48%) MySQL
4 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.79%) MS Access
4 7 (4.79%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.05%) Base SAS
7 3 (2.05%) Big Data
7 3 (2.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.37%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.37%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) JIRA
2 6 (4.11%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.42%) Jasmine
3 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.42%) JUnit
4 2 (1.37%) ProC
4 2 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (34.93%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Banking
3 12 (8.22%) Retail
4 8 (5.48%) Marketing
5 6 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.42%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.05%) Avionics
8 3 (2.05%) Legal
9 2 (1.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.37%) Billing
9 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.37%) Law
9 2 (1.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.68%) Automotive
10 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (40.41%) Analyst
2 22 (15.07%) Data Analyst
3 14 (9.59%) Administrator
4 13 (8.90%) Developer
5 8 (5.48%) Consultant
6 7 (4.79%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (4.79%) Project Administrator
6 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.11%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.42%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.42%) Excel Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Java Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Junior
8 5 (3.42%) Project Leader
8 5 (3.42%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) REST
2 5 (3.42%) Node.js
3 3 (2.05%) .NET
3 3 (2.05%) Web Services
4 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.37%) Autofac
4 2 (1.37%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.37%) jQuery
4 2 (1.37%) JSON
4 2 (1.37%) SAML
4 2 (1.37%) SOAP
4 2 (1.37%) Spring
4 2 (1.37%) XML
4 2 (1.37%) XSD
5 1 (0.68%) Drools
5 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.11%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.74%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (2.05%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.05%) EPoS
5 2 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.68%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) Pricing Data
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.96%) Windows
2 7 (4.79%) Linux
3 6 (4.11%) Android
3 6 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.42%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.74%) Unix
6 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.96%) Data Analysis
2 15 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (10.27%) Project Management
2 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.85%) Break/Fix
5 8 (5.48%) Programme Management
5 8 (5.48%) SDLC
5 8 (5.48%) Test Automation
5 8 (5.48%) Workflow
6 7 (4.79%) Scrum
6 7 (4.79%) TDD
7 6 (4.11%) CRM
7 6 (4.11%) ITIL
7 6 (4.11%) Migration
7 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.11%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.11%) Service Management
7 6 (4.11%) Time Management
7 6 (4.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.92%) SQL
2 17 (11.64%) VBA
3 6 (4.11%) Java
4 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.42%) VB
5 4 (2.74%) C#
6 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.37%) PROC SQL
7 2 (1.37%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.85%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) HND
5 3 (2.05%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) CIPD
7 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.01%) PMO
2 8 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 8 (5.48%) SLA
3 4 (2.74%) COSHH
4 2 (1.37%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (0.68%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.33%) SAP
3 10 (6.85%) HP
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle
5 6 (4.11%) Google
6 5 (3.42%) Apple
6 5 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.74%) Dell
7 4 (2.74%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.05%) BT
9 2 (1.37%) Cognos
9 2 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.37%) Tableau
9 2 (1.37%) Teradata
10 1 (0.68%) Amdocs
10 1 (0.68%) IFS
10 1 (0.68%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) VMware