The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 22 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 4 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.65% 5.50% 16.19%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 60.00% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £225 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £325
% change year-on-year +3.58% -3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £36.75 £20.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.26% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £20.50 £16.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £20.50 £24.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  

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 Preston with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6 10 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 2.47% 9.17% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £175 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.85% -44.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.85% -18.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Preston

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Preston

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Preston over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 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 Preston region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Toad
3 2 (33.33%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) TKPROF
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Ada Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Ada Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Database Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) e-Learning Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
1 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe