Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 26 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.84% 4.77% 4.08%
As % of the Applications category 74.29% 58.54% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
Northern Ireland median daily rate £290 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +1.56% +2.40%
10th Percentile £174 £135 £136
90th Percentile £400 £375 £338
UK median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +6.46% +0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.19
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.56% +1.09%

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 35 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.21% 8.15% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 31
Northern Ireland median daily rate £290 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -21.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £128 £91 £213
90th Percentile £400 £375 £475
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.31 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% -4.17% -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -3.13%

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 21 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 2019. 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 +16 26 £290 -10.77% 5
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 21 (80.77%) Finance
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (30.77%) IFS
6 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
6 8 (30.77%) Analytics
6 8 (30.77%) Hyperion
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) SAS
7 7 (26.92%) Data Analytics
7 7 (26.92%) QlikView
8 6 (23.08%) Power BI
8 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (23.08%) XML
8 6 (23.08%) Cognos
8 6 (23.08%) ERP
8 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
8 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
8 6 (23.08%) ETL
8 6 (23.08%) SPSS
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (23.08%) Change Management
9 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (19.23%) Statistics

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 7 (26.92%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (23.08%) SPSS
4 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) QlikView
2 6 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
2 6 (23.08%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) ProC
General
1 21 (80.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Publishing
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Financial Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Hyperion Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) PMO Lead
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) COM
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Analytics
1 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
2 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) Data Analytics
3 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 6 (23.08%) ERP
3 6 (23.08%) ETL
3 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (19.23%) Statistics
5 4 (15.38%) Biometrics
5 4 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Active Listening
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PROC SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PMO
2 2 (7.69%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Hyperion
2 8 (30.77%) IFS
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Cognos
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) McAfee
4 4 (15.38%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Openreach