The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 53 43 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.69% 5.82% 7.80%
As % of the Applications category 61.63% 55.13% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 29
Average daily rate £325 £216 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.28% +22.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £110 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £443 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £21.80 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.05 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.44%
MS Excel
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
86 78 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.24% 10.55% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 45
Average daily rate £300 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £110 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 14
Average hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £47.25 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 16 £325 +195.45% 5
Knutsford - 9 £375 - 2
Chester -5 7 £375 +20.96% 4
Daresbury - 2 £300 -
Wilmslow -1 1 - - 3
Crewe -5 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £300 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £213 - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 75 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 54 (45.00%) MS Office
3 47 (39.17%) Finance
4 43 (35.83%) ITIL
5 38 (31.67%) Windows
6 26 (21.67%) Windows 7
7 21 (17.50%) Banking
8 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 17 (14.17%) SQL
11 15 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 14 (11.67%) SLA
13 12 (10.00%) CRM
13 12 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.00%) SCCM
13 12 (10.00%) Coaching
14 11 (9.17%) Service Management
14 11 (9.17%) .NET
14 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
15 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
15 10 (8.33%) PMI
15 10 (8.33%) PMI Certification
15 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
16 9 (7.50%) Degree
16 9 (7.50%) Internet
16 9 (7.50%) Migration
16 9 (7.50%) MCP
16 9 (7.50%) OpenView

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) Lync
3 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.67%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) eRoom
5 1 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (45.00%) MS Office
2 18 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.67%) MS Project
4 7 (5.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.17%) Radian6
3 3 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.67%) Maximo
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) Internet
2 5 (4.17%) CTI
3 4 (3.33%) LAN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.67%) Intranet
5 2 (1.67%) Network Security
5 2 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) GSM
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) LTE
6 1 (0.83%) NAS
6 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) MS Access
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos Powerplay
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) DTS
7 1 (0.83%) ReportNet
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (2.50%) TestComplete
2 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (39.17%) Finance
2 21 (17.50%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.00%) Retail
5 5 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.33%) Advertising
6 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.50%) Dutch Language
7 3 (2.50%) French Language
7 3 (2.50%) German Language
7 3 (2.50%) Italian Language
7 3 (2.50%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (2.50%) Russian Language
7 3 (2.50%) Turkish Language
8 2 (1.67%) Local Government
9 1 (0.83%) Back Office
9 1 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (34.17%) Analyst
2 20 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 18 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Developer
5 11 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.67%) Consultant
7 8 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Service Desk Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Service Manager
9 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.00%) Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Avaya Specialist
10 5 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Programme Office Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.33%) CSS
4 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.50%) HTML
4 3 (2.50%) Web Services
5 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.67%) CSS3
5 2 (1.67%) HTML5
5 2 (1.67%) jQuery
5 2 (1.67%) WCF
6 1 (0.83%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.33%) PMI
3 5 (4.17%) IVR
3 5 (4.17%) Social Media
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.67%) NHS
5 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Tandem
6 1 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.67%) Windows
2 26 (21.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.50%) Unix
6 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (0.83%) AIX
8 1 (0.83%) HPUX
8 1 (0.83%) Linux
8 1 (0.83%) Solaris
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) ITIL
2 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.00%) Coaching
3 12 (10.00%) CRM
3 12 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 11 (9.17%) Service Management
5 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 9 (7.50%) Migration
7 7 (5.83%) Process Improvement
7 7 (5.83%) Service Desk Management
7 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.00%) Quality Management
9 5 (4.17%) Project Management
9 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.33%) Code Coverage
10 4 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) SQL
2 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.67%) C++
3 8 (6.67%) Python
4 7 (5.83%) VBA
5 6 (5.00%) C#
5 6 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.33%) VB
7 2 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Java
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 9 (7.50%) MCP
3 8 (6.67%) MBA
4 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) CCEA
5 3 (2.50%) CIPD
5 3 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.83%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) SLA
2 7 (5.83%) P3O
3 5 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.67%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) FATCA
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) SCCM
2 9 (7.50%) OpenView
3 1 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.50%) HP
3 7 (5.83%) Avaya
4 6 (5.00%) Citrix
4 6 (5.00%) EMC
5 4 (3.33%) Apple
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco
5 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.33%) VMware
6 3 (2.50%) BMC
6 3 (2.50%) Remedy
7 2 (1.67%) McAfee
8 1 (0.83%) Cognos
8 1 (0.83%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.83%) Genesys
8 1 (0.83%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.83%) Lotus
8 1 (0.83%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle
8 1 (0.83%) Teradata
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