The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 65 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.68% 7.99% 6.20%
As % of the Applications category 60.19% 61.22% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 18
Average daily rate £288 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £146 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.62% -65.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
108 98 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.77% 13.05% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 34
Average daily rate £325 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.90% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.00 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 15 £140 - 1
Warrington -5 13 £398 +32.50% 14
Knutsford +7 8 £264 +16.81% 1
Crewe 0 6 £133 -51.63% 2
Macclesfield +5 1 £85 -44.26%
Wilmslow - 1 £140 - 1
Winsford - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 3
Frodsham - - - -
Widnes - - - -
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 84 (62.69%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.06%) MS Office
3 48 (35.82%) Finance
4 39 (29.10%) Windows
5 27 (20.15%) SQL
5 27 (20.15%) Project Management
6 22 (16.42%) Active Directory
7 21 (15.67%) .NET
8 20 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (14.18%) HTML
10 17 (12.69%) C#
10 17 (12.69%) MS Project
11 16 (11.94%) ITIL
11 16 (11.94%) Migration
11 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
11 16 (11.94%) Windows 7
12 15 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
13 14 (10.45%) MS Visio
13 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
14 13 (9.70%) SLA
14 13 (9.70%) PRINCE2
15 12 (8.96%) SharePoint
15 12 (8.96%) Business Analysis
16 11 (8.21%) Banking
16 11 (8.21%) Service Management
16 11 (8.21%) VBScript
16 11 (8.21%) VB
17 10 (7.46%) VBA
17 10 (7.46%) Oracle

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.73%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.73%) IIS
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.49%) Apache
4 2 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (38.06%) MS Office
2 17 (12.69%) MS Project
3 15 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (10.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Intranet
2 5 (3.73%) Internet
2 5 (3.73%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (1.49%) WAN
4 2 (1.49%) SMTP
4 2 (1.49%) DHCP
4 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) Network Security
5 1 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.75%) DSL
5 1 (0.75%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) VoIP
5 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) MySQL
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.73%) MS Access
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.24%) MSI
3 2 (1.49%) Selenium
3 2 (1.49%) Subversion
3 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (35.82%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Banking
3 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.73%) Retail
4 5 (3.73%) Advertising
5 3 (2.24%) Back Office
5 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (32.84%) Analyst
2 11 (8.21%) Administrator
3 10 (7.46%) Developer
4 9 (6.72%) Service Analyst
4 9 (6.72%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (6.72%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) PMO Administrator
6 7 (5.22%) Consultant
7 6 (4.48%) Tester
7 6 (4.48%) Software Tester
7 6 (4.48%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) ICT Technician
8 5 (3.73%) ICT Support Technician
8 5 (3.73%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
8 5 (3.73%) Applications Packager
9 4 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.67%) .NET
2 19 (14.18%) HTML
3 10 (7.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.46%) HTML5
4 9 (6.72%) jQuery
4 9 (6.72%) XML
5 7 (5.22%) Web Services
5 7 (5.22%) CSS
6 6 (4.48%) WinForms
6 6 (4.48%) WCF
6 6 (4.48%) WPF
6 6 (4.48%) Silverlight
6 6 (4.48%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.48%) Application Packaging
6 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.73%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (3.73%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (3.73%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 2 (1.49%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) PMI
2 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.73%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.73%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.99%) NHS
4 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.75%) Informatics
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.10%) Windows
2 16 (11.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
4 4 (2.99%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.24%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Project Management
2 20 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (11.94%) ITIL
3 16 (11.94%) Migration
4 13 (9.70%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.96%) Business Analysis
6 11 (8.21%) Service Management
7 8 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.97%) TDD
7 8 (5.97%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.22%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.22%) Scrum
9 6 (4.48%) OO
9 6 (4.48%) MVC
9 6 (4.48%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (4.48%) Manual Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Multithreading
10 5 (3.73%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.73%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.15%) SQL
2 17 (12.69%) C#
3 11 (8.21%) VBScript
3 11 (8.21%) VB
4 10 (7.46%) VBA
5 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.97%) C
6 8 (5.97%) Java
6 8 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.48%) C++
7 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) MCP
4 7 (5.22%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.99%) Degree
7 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.49%) CISSP
7 2 (1.49%) CISA
7 2 (1.49%) GIAC
8 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB
8 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.22%) XenApp
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) OpenView
1 8 (5.97%) SCCM
2 7 (5.22%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (3.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.75%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 84 (62.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) Citrix
3 9 (6.72%) HP
4 8 (5.97%) Dell
5 6 (4.48%) SAP
5 6 (4.48%) AppSense
6 5 (3.73%) DevExpress
6 5 (3.73%) Lotus
7 4 (2.99%) Ericsson
7 4 (2.99%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.24%) VMware
9 2 (1.49%) Vertica
10 1 (0.75%) Splunk
10 1 (0.75%) Toshiba
10 1 (0.75%) Ariba
10 1 (0.75%) Remedy
10 1 (0.75%) McAfee
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
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