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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 48 68 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.16% 6.81% 8.57%
As % of the Applications category 60.00% 55.74% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 40
Median daily rate £450 £300 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £138 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
80 122 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.94% 12.21% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 51
Median daily rate £450 £288 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% +51.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £10.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.78% -36.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.75 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £19.95 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -2 26 £475 +61.70% 4
Chester +4 9 £425 -5.55% 3
Wilmslow - 3 £180 - 2
Knutsford +4 2 £395 +43.63%
Macclesfield -3 2 £300 -0.08% 3
Runcorn - 2 £436 -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 57 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 42 (47.73%) MS Office
3 29 (32.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (30.68%) MS Visio
5 26 (29.55%) Windows
5 26 (29.55%) Project Management
6 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (22.73%) SQL
8 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
8 19 (21.59%) Finance
9 15 (17.05%) ITIL
10 14 (15.91%) .NET
11 13 (14.77%) C#
11 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (12.50%) Migration
12 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
13 10 (11.36%) CRM
13 10 (11.36%) Citrix
13 10 (11.36%) Banking
13 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
13 10 (11.36%) Time Management
13 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.36%) Change Control
14 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
14 9 (10.23%) JIRA
14 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.23%) Service Management
14 9 (10.23%) Manufacturing
15 8 (9.09%) MS Project

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (47.73%) MS Office
2 29 (32.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (30.68%) MS Visio
4 8 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) IaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) PaaS
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) BIG-IP
1 3 (3.41%) DNS
1 3 (3.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (3.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) SMTP
3 1 (1.14%) SSH
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VLAN
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (4.55%) MS Access
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.14%) Power BI
9 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.14%) Gradle
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.14%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 9 (10.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 4 (4.55%) Advertising
5 4 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 3 (3.41%) Publishing
7 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.27%) Legal
7 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.14%) Back Office
8 1 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.14%) French Language
8 1 (1.14%) Front Office
8 1 (1.14%) German Language
8 1 (1.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Developer
3 13 (14.77%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.68%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Excel Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (5.68%) SQL Developer
6 5 (5.68%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (4.55%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) CSS
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 4 (4.55%) XML
3 3 (3.41%) RESTful
3 3 (3.41%) Silverlight
3 3 (3.41%) XML Messaging
3 3 (3.41%) XSD
3 3 (3.41%) XSL
4 2 (2.27%) Middleware
5 1 (1.14%) Ajax
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
5 1 (1.14%) MDX
5 1 (1.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.09%) Wiki
2 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.27%) Life Science
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.41%) Unix
3 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Project Management
2 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) ITIL
4 11 (12.50%) Migration
4 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.36%) Change Control
5 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 10 (11.36%) CRM
5 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
5 10 (11.36%) Time Management
6 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.23%) Service Management
6 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
7 8 (9.09%) Network Design
8 7 (7.95%) ETL
8 7 (7.95%) Validation
9 5 (5.68%) ITSM
9 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) C#
3 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.68%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.27%) Java
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
6 2 (2.27%) X++
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.27%) CCNA
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) APMP
5 1 (1.14%) CCEA
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) MCP
5 1 (1.14%) MCT
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) GAMP
2 2 (2.27%) GMP
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (1.14%) Puppet
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) Citrix
3 4 (4.55%) Cognos
3 4 (4.55%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco
4 3 (3.41%) F5
4 3 (3.41%) SAP
5 2 (2.27%) Tableau
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.14%) IronPort
6 1 (1.14%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) Lotus
6 1 (1.14%) NetApp
6 1 (1.14%) Sophos
6 1 (1.14%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.14%) Twitter