Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 58 64
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 162 165 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.78% 3.02% 2.81%
As % of the Applications category 36.49% 36.83% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 80 113
North West median daily rate £300 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £155 £113 £165
90th Percentile £538 £439 £425
England median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 27
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -5.08% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £32.50 £45.65 £41.09
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% +7.81%

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 444 448 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.62% 8.20% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 206 269
North West median daily rate £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £149 £118 £156
90th Percentile £491 £475 £488
England median daily rate £373 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +6.43% +2.64% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 87 76
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £16.18 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.38% -16.38% +33.45%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £43.71 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +10.00%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -26 74 £275 -15.38% 32
Merseyside +32 30 £356 +24.45% 7
Cheshire -28 30 £350 +9.38% 24
Lancashire +2 25 £395 +58.00% 12
Cumbria -5 3 - -
Microsoft Excel
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 53 (32.72%) Finance
3 47 (29.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (22.22%) Project Management
5 34 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
6 31 (19.14%) SQL
7 23 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
9 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
10 16 (9.88%) SharePoint
10 16 (9.88%) Data Analysis
10 16 (9.88%) PMO
10 16 (9.88%) Planning and Forecasting
11 15 (9.26%) Degree
11 15 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.64%) Active Directory
12 14 (8.64%) ITIL
12 14 (8.64%) Time Management
12 14 (8.64%) Facilities Management
13 13 (8.02%) Spreadsheet
14 12 (7.41%) Tableau
14 12 (7.41%) Migration
14 12 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (7.41%) Data Management
15 11 (6.79%) VBA
16 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
16 10 (6.17%) VB
16 10 (6.17%) SAP

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 16 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.85%) Confluence
3 3 (1.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.62%) Mule
4 1 (0.62%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 47 (29.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 34 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
4 13 (8.02%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.85%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.85%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.23%) Slack
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) SMS
1 2 (1.23%) VoIP
1 2 (1.23%) WebEx
2 1 (0.62%) ATM
2 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.62%) RTP
2 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.56%) Power BI
3 7 (4.32%) MS Access
4 6 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.85%) MySQL
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.23%) Big Data
8 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.62%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) JIRA
2 4 (2.47%) LSMW
3 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.23%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) JUnit
3 2 (1.23%) Subversion
3 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.62%) Rational Statemate
General
1 53 (32.72%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Law
3 5 (3.09%) Banking
3 5 (3.09%) Marketing
4 4 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.23%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Billing
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (46.30%) Analyst
2 21 (12.96%) Business Analyst
2 21 (12.96%) Data Analyst
3 17 (10.49%) Project Manager
4 11 (6.79%) Developer
5 10 (6.17%) Forecast Analyst
6 7 (4.32%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.32%) Service Analyst
7 6 (3.70%) Consultant
7 6 (3.70%) IT Support
8 5 (3.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (3.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) .NET
1 2 (1.23%) Drools
1 2 (1.23%) Node.js
1 2 (1.23%) REST
2 1 (0.62%) COM
2 1 (0.62%) ODBC
2 1 (0.62%) RESTful
2 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.23%) Handset
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.62%) PMI
6 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.62%) Social Media
6 1 (0.62%) Social Network
6 1 (0.62%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.70%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) AIX
2 5 (3.09%) Unix
3 3 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Linux
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.62%) Android
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.22%) Project Management
2 23 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
4 16 (9.88%) Data Analysis
4 16 (9.88%) Planning and Forecasting
5 15 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.64%) Facilities Management
6 14 (8.64%) ITIL
6 14 (8.64%) Time Management
7 12 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.41%) Data Management
7 12 (7.41%) Migration
8 10 (6.17%) Data Mapping
8 10 (6.17%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.17%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.94%) Analytics
10 8 (4.94%) ETL
11 7 (4.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.14%) SQL
2 11 (6.79%) VBA
3 10 (6.17%) VB
4 7 (4.32%) VBScript
5 4 (2.47%) C#
5 4 (2.47%) Java
5 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) Ada
7 1 (0.62%) COBOL
7 1 (0.62%) JCL
7 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (9.26%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (3.70%) MBA
2 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) ISEB
4 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.23%) APMP
5 2 (1.23%) CCAB
5 2 (1.23%) CCNA
5 2 (1.23%) CIPD
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.62%) HNC
6 1 (0.62%) HND
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) PMO
2 8 (4.94%) GDPR
3 5 (3.09%) QA
4 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.23%) SLA
6 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (8.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) MIIS
2 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.41%) Tableau
3 10 (6.17%) SAP
4 6 (3.70%) Citrix
4 6 (3.70%) HP
5 5 (3.09%) Cisco
5 5 (3.09%) Ivanti
6 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.23%) CA
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.62%) Capita
8 1 (0.62%) Dell
8 1 (0.62%) ESRI
8 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) Remedy
8 1 (0.62%) Sage
8 1 (0.62%) webMethods
8 1 (0.62%) Wyse