Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 66 21
Rank change year-on-year +28 -45 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 21 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.94% 1.89% 4.95%
As % of the Applications category 55.26% 30.56% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £375 £320 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +179.48% +25.48%
10th Percentile £263 £154 £97
90th Percentile £400 £384 £303
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +3.57% +0.72% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £17.50 £16.09
% change year-on-year +7.29% +8.76% +0.63%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 38 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.94% 6.20% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £295 £315 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +2.44% +147.98%
10th Percentile £63 £76 £103
90th Percentile £400 £408 £350
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.27% +3.70% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 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
County Antrim +29 20 £375 +17.19% 1
County Londonderry - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 11 (52.38%) Business Analysis
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) VBA
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (28.57%) UML
5 6 (28.57%) CRM
5 6 (28.57%) Derivative
5 6 (28.57%) Use Case
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) PMO
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (4.76%) Scorecard
10 1 (4.76%) QlikView

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) QlikView
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Business Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) CRM Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) CRM Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) DBA
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (19.05%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Business Analysis
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) CRM
3 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) UML
3 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.76%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scorecard
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) VBA
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle