The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet 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.

Spreadsheets
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 150 134
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 6 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.13% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 3.03% 1.80% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £325 £308 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% -27.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £622 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +27.27% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  

Spreadsheet 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%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in the North West

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in the North West

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spreadsheet in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spreadsheet in the North West

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in the North West

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet 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
Cheshire +23 2 £338 +9.75% 1
Manchester +12 2 £325 - 2
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Spreadsheet
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Neural Network
4 5 (25.00%) Logistic Regression
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (25.00%) VBA
4 5 (25.00%) Infographics
4 5 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (25.00%) Decision Tree
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) ECDL
6 3 (15.00%) Back Office
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (15.00%) SLA
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Capita
6 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 3 (15.00%) Data Entry

Spreadsheet
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 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) OLAP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Analytics Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Payments Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Writer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) RIA
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Critical Path Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Decision Tree
2 5 (25.00%) Infographics
2 5 (25.00%) Logistic Regression
2 5 (25.00%) Neural Network
2 5 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (15.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Earned Value Management
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ECDL
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PMO
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Capita
1 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Samsung