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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 13 17
Rank change year-on-year -47 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.67% 4.95% 4.65%
As % of the Applications category 31.58% 55.56% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £178 £300 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.83% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £300 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.12% +18.51%  

Microsoft 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 19 9 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 5.29% 8.91% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Median daily rate £159 £300 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.00% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £300 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.57 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -43 6 £178 -40.83%
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Project Management
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 3 (27.27%) PMP
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (27.27%) PMO
7 2 (18.18%) Reuters
7 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (9.09%) VBA
8 1 (9.09%) .NET
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) Sybase
8 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (9.09%) Web Services
8 1 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) Windows
8 1 (9.09%) AIX

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Report Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Market Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Market Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Commercial Officer
5 1 (9.09%) Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Remoting
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Protocol Buffers
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
2 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Information Management
3 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) C++/CLI
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
2 1 (9.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PMP
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 2 (18.18%) Reuters
3 1 (9.09%) Arista
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Perforce
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase