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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 41 71 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.71% 7.85% 8.33%
As % of the Applications category 55.41% 55.47% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 32
Average daily rate
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£138 £225 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £131 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £385 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £24.70 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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
74 128 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.31% 14.14% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 36
Average daily rate £225 £251 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +67.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £124 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £412 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 13
Average hourly rate £16.16 £29.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.75% +91.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
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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 -4 17 £110 -63.33% 12
Chester +13 7 £310 +100.00% 7
Wilmslow -2 2 £170 +54.19% 5
Crewe +1 1 £413 - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 52 (52.53%) MS Office
3 31 (31.31%) ITIL
4 29 (29.29%) Service Management
5 28 (28.28%) Windows
5 28 (28.28%) SLA
6 27 (27.27%) HP
6 27 (27.27%) Finance
7 24 (24.24%) Lotus
7 24 (24.24%) IBM Notes
7 24 (24.24%) MCP
8 23 (23.23%) OpenView
8 23 (23.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 22 (22.22%) MS Project
10 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
11 16 (16.16%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
12 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
14 13 (13.13%) MS Visio
14 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
15 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
17 10 (10.10%) Project Management
17 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
17 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 24 (24.24%) IBM Notes
2 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.06%) IIS
5 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.04%) MS Project Server
7 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.03%) Documentum
8 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.01%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 52 (52.53%) MS Office
2 22 (22.22%) MS Project
3 16 (16.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (13.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.03%) Firewall
2 3 (3.03%) Intranet
3 2 (2.02%) VPN
4 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.04%) MS Access
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.03%) BODI
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MSI
1 3 (3.03%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.05%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Dutch Language
4 3 (3.03%) German Language
4 3 (3.03%) Advertising
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Local Government
5 2 (2.02%) French Language
6 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (42.42%) Analyst
2 28 (28.28%) Service Analyst
3 26 (26.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Administrator
5 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Project Administrator
6 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.04%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.04%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.04%) Architect
7 4 (4.04%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.03%) PMO Consultant
8 3 (3.03%) Consultant
8 3 (3.03%) Support Consultant
8 3 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.02%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) Application Packaging
1 5 (5.05%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.02%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) WCF
4 1 (1.01%) WPF
4 1 (1.01%) LINQ
4 1 (1.01%) jQuery
4 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.01%) HTML5
4 1 (1.01%) CSS3
4 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.03%) HPUX
5 3 (3.03%) Solaris
6 2 (2.02%) UNIX
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) ITIL
2 29 (29.29%) Service Management
3 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (10.10%) Project Management
5 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.06%) Migration
7 5 (5.05%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) CRM
8 4 (4.04%) ERP
8 4 (4.04%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.04%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (3.03%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.03%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.03%) Logistics
9 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.03%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.03%) Time Management
9 3 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.08%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) VB
3 4 (4.04%) VBScript
3 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.03%) X++
4 3 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) VBA
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) MCP
2 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.02%) MCSE
5 2 (2.02%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) MCTS
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.01%) MCSA
6 1 (1.01%) PMP
6 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.04%) XenApp
2 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (23.23%) OpenView
1 23 (23.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (6.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (27.27%) HP
3 24 (24.24%) Lotus
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle
5 7 (7.07%) Cisco
6 5 (5.05%) VMware
6 5 (5.05%) Citrix
7 4 (4.04%) AppSense
8 3 (3.03%) F5
8 3 (3.03%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.03%) SAP
8 3 (3.03%) Compuware
9 2 (2.02%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (1.01%) BT
10 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.01%) IBM
10 1 (1.01%) Dell
10 1 (1.01%) EMC
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £22 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago