The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 14 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 6 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 6.52% 13.68% 8.79%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 72.22% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £275 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -45.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £42.75 £17.82 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.96% -12.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.35 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.03 £28.20 £24.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS 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 8 18 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 8.70% 18.95% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £450 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -38.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.35 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -4.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £12.45 £18.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £25.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Preston

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Preston

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Preston

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Excel.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (16.67%) TKPROF
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (16.67%) Avionics
5 2 (16.67%) Qt
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Toad
5 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Linux

MS Excel
Top Related 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 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) TKPROF
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Robot
2 1 (8.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Avionics
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Database Architect
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (8.33%) e-Learning Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Assurance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (8.33%) Learning Management System
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) RIA
1 1 (8.33%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) HOOD
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) QMS
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (8.33%) RAD
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Ada
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) HND
2 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 3
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe