Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 67 21
Rank change year-on-year +34 -46 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 17 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.38% 2.41% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 56.67% 48.48% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £300 £178 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.01% -36.89% +77.17%
10th Percentile £134 £108 £202
90th Percentile £411 £402 £336
UK median daily rate £370 £363 £342
% change year-on-year +2.07% +5.99% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +14.69%

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 30 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.73% 4.98% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 18
Northern Ireland median daily rate £275 £178 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.93% -40.83% +124.30%
10th Percentile £111 £76 £189
90th Percentile £405 £404 £336
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +6.86% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.17 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.30% +41.68% -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.05 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.80% -2.73% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +43 16 £300 +69.01% 3
County Londonderry -5 1 £275 -35.29%
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) VBA
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) QlikView
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (5.88%) Collateral Management
8 1 (5.88%) Internal Audit
8 1 (5.88%) Post-Production
8 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
8 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics

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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) QlikView
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ProC
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Data Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Junior
6 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) DBA
7 1 (5.88%) Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
7 1 (5.88%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Collateral Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Internal Audit
6 1 (5.88%) Post-Production
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) VBA
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PROC SQL
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP