The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 24 April 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 70 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 12 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.26% 1.76% 3.02%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% 36.36% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 7
Median daily rate £351 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.53% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £411 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.57% -15.15%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 27 44 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.08% 4.84% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 21
Median daily rate £351 £310 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.06% -10.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £180 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £447 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £9.79 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 - £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year - +7.74%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 11 £354 +7.19%
Gateshead - 1 £351 -
Microsoft Excel
North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 51 (79.69%) ITIL
2 51 (79.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (71.88%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (67.19%) Unix
5 42 (65.63%) Windows
5 42 (65.63%) Linux
6 41 (64.06%) Change Management
6 41 (64.06%) Data Management
7 39 (60.94%) IaaS
7 39 (60.94%) Open Source
7 39 (60.94%) SaaS
7 39 (60.94%) PaaS
8 36 (56.25%) DevOps
8 36 (56.25%) AIX
9 34 (53.13%) Service Management
10 31 (48.44%) PRINCE2
10 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (46.88%) Problem Management
12 28 (43.75%) SLA
13 26 (40.63%) Windows 2000
13 26 (40.63%) Windows XP
13 26 (40.63%) WebSphere
14 25 (39.06%) ITSM
15 24 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 19 (29.69%) Oracle
17 18 (28.13%) Release Management
18 17 (26.56%) Performance Tuning
19 16 (25.00%) SQL
19 16 (25.00%) Management Information System

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 26 (40.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.25%) SAS
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.69%) Tuxedo
3 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) Jetty
4 2 (3.13%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (79.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 39 (60.94%) IaaS
1 39 (60.94%) PaaS
1 39 (60.94%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) LDAP
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) FTP
3 2 (3.13%) HTTP
3 2 (3.13%) IPsec
3 2 (3.13%) SSL
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.19%) DB2
2 11 (17.19%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
3 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.38%) Ingres
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.56%) Power BI
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Operations Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) DBA
3 14 (21.88%) Administrator
3 14 (21.88%) Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (14.06%) Operational Support Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) Operations Support Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Ingres DBA
7 4 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.13%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Unix Support
9 2 (3.13%) Unix Support Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) J2EE
2 2 (3.13%) Servlets
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (71.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (17.19%) Tandem
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (67.19%) Unix
2 42 (65.63%) Linux
2 42 (65.63%) Windows
3 36 (56.25%) AIX
4 26 (40.63%) Windows 2000
4 26 (40.63%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.94%) VME
6 3 (4.69%) zOS
7 2 (3.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) ITIL
2 41 (64.06%) Change Management
2 41 (64.06%) Data Management
3 39 (60.94%) Open Source
4 36 (56.25%) DevOps
5 34 (53.13%) Service Management
6 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (48.44%) PRINCE2
7 30 (46.88%) Problem Management
8 25 (39.06%) ITSM
9 24 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 18 (28.13%) Release Management
11 17 (26.56%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (23.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (20.31%) Data Analysis
15 10 (15.63%) High Availability
16 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
17 5 (7.81%) Migration
18 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) COBOL
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.13%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCAB
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.75%) SLA
2 5 (7.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) PMO
3 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Data Guard
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Informatica
3 3 (4.69%) ProCurve
4 2 (3.13%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Cadence
5 1 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.56%) Infor
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) WorldPay