Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 Excel
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 25 13
Rank change year-on-year -35 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 23 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.69% 5.67% 10.42%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 50.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 12
Northern Ireland median daily rate £225 £300 £159
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +88.98% -49.60%
10th Percentile £109 £216 £80
90th Percentile £375 £348 £475
UK median daily rate £360 £348 £360
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.63 £15.89
% change year-on-year +7.80% +10.95% +2.48%

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 46 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.37% 11.33% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £269 £300 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +110.53% -54.76%
10th Percentile £100 £123 £81
90th Percentile £398 £330 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 -
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.02% +4.19% +3.33%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -38 22 £225 -25.00% 2
County Londonderry - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
5 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) PMO
6 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (13.04%) SPSS
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) SAS
8 3 (13.04%) XML
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
8 3 (13.04%) QlikView
8 3 (13.04%) Statistics
8 3 (13.04%) Cognos
9 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (13.04%) SPSS
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (13.04%) QlikView
2 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.35%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Excel Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.70%) Junior
4 2 (8.70%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Assistant
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Equities
2 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
2 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) Statistics
4 2 (8.70%) Collateral Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITSM
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) HP