The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 30 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.46% 2.18% 4.86%
As % of the Applications category 32.14% 26.32% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £288 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £188 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £408 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.54% +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 Northampton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 28 19 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 10.77% 8.30% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 18
Median daily rate £300 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 - £21.80
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 Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Northampton

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Northampton over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Northampton

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Northampton region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) MS Office
3 18 (54.55%) ITIL
4 16 (48.48%) Windows
4 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
5 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 7 (21.21%) Release Management
8 7 (21.21%) Power BI
8 7 (21.21%) ITSM
8 7 (21.21%) Service Management
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.18%) SAN
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.18%) Webroot
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) NAS
10 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) Banking
10 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
10 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
11 4 (12.12%) ISO 9001
11 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development

MS Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (57.58%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Boomi
1 3 (9.09%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) NAS
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
2 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Power BI
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Power View
3 4 (12.12%) PowerPivot
4 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) MS Access
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Applications Support
2 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) SSIS Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) D3.js
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (21.21%) ITSM
3 7 (21.21%) Release Management
3 7 (21.21%) Service Management
4 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Coaching
5 4 (12.12%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Infographics
6 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Webroot
3 3 (9.09%) Dell
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle