The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 22 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 20 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.81% 5.83% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 74.07% 53.85% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 5
Median daily rate £325 £109 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +199.53% -23.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £109 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £109 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 27 13 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 11.89% 10.83% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 8
Median daily rate £358 £109 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +229.49% -23.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £109 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £109 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Northern Ireland

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
County Antrim -6 18 £325 +199.53% 7
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (47.50%) MS Office
3 17 (42.50%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Finance
5 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
7 9 (22.50%) MS Project
8 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (20.00%) Project Management
9 7 (17.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (17.50%) Office 365
9 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Migration
10 6 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (15.00%) Skype for Business
10 6 (15.00%) Skype
10 6 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (15.00%) PMO
11 5 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (12.50%) PMP
11 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 4 (10.00%) ITIL
12 4 (10.00%) Service Management
12 4 (10.00%) SCOM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) MS Office
2 9 (22.50%) MS Project
3 7 (17.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) ADSL
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Power BI
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) IT Support
3 8 (20.00%) Support Officer
4 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Database Developer
6 3 (7.50%) DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Messaging Architect
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Equities
2 3 (7.50%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Presales
5 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) VB6
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) PMP
2 3 (7.50%) MCDBA
2 3 (7.50%) MCP
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Sybase
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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