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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 46 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.70% 4.21% 4.08%
As % of the Applications category 53.49% 45.45% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £147 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £422 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £16.08 £30.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.40% +155.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £42.00 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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 88 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.66% 9.26% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 29
Average daily rate £335 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £143 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +34.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.15 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.56 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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
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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 -6 17 £268 -10.83% 9
Macclesfield -1 6 £170 - 2
Chester +10 3 £410 - 3
Crewe -5 3 - - 4
Knutsford +11 2 - - 2
Runcorn - 2 £108 -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 8
Winsford - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 89 (79.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.46%) MS Office
3 31 (27.68%) Windows
4 30 (26.79%) SQL Server
5 28 (25.00%) Finance
6 24 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
8 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 21 (18.75%) MS Project
8 21 (18.75%) ITIL
9 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
10 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (15.18%) Banking
11 17 (15.18%) HP
11 17 (15.18%) Service Management
12 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (14.29%) SLA
12 16 (14.29%) SQL
13 15 (13.39%) MCP
13 15 (13.39%) IBM Notes
13 15 (13.39%) Active Directory
13 15 (13.39%) OpenView
13 15 (13.39%) Lotus
13 15 (13.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (12.50%) Project Management
14 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (11.61%) IIS
15 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (9.82%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.39%) IBM Notes
3 13 (11.61%) IIS
4 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
4 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (8.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 33 (29.46%) MS Office
2 21 (18.75%) MS Project
3 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.89%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) Network Security
3 2 (1.79%) DNS
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) SAN
4 1 (0.89%) HTTP
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) MS Access
3 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) LSMW
General
1 28 (25.00%) Finance
2 17 (15.18%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.89%) French Language
5 1 (0.89%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 48 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (10.71%) Data Analyst
2 12 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 9 (8.04%) Administrator
3 9 (8.04%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (6.25%) Architect
4 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.25%) Consultant
5 6 (5.36%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (5.36%) Coordinator
6 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.46%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (3.57%) Project Administrator
7 4 (3.57%) Project Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.57%) Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (0.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) BAPI
3 1 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.36%) NHS
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.68%) CMDB
5 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.68%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.89%) PMI
7 1 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.57%) UNIX
7 2 (1.79%) AIX
7 2 (1.79%) Linux
8 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) ITIL
2 17 (15.18%) Service Management
3 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.50%) Project Management
5 11 (9.82%) Migration
5 11 (9.82%) Data Analysis
6 9 (8.04%) Validation
6 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.14%) Information Security
8 7 (6.25%) CRM
8 7 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.36%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.46%) Data Mapping
11 4 (3.57%) Data Validation
11 4 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.57%) Coaching
11 4 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.57%) VBA
4 3 (2.68%) C#
4 3 (2.68%) X++
5 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.89%) VB
5 1 (0.89%) ABAP
5 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.39%) MCP
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.79%) CISM
5 2 (1.79%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) CISSP
5 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.89%) PMP
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB
6 1 (0.89%) HNC
6 1 (0.89%) HND
6 1 (0.89%) CAPM
6 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.89%) Degree
6 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.68%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) OpenView
1 15 (13.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.79%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (79.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.18%) HP
3 15 (13.39%) Lotus
4 10 (8.93%) Cyber-Ark
5 9 (8.04%) SAP
6 7 (6.25%) VMware
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle
7 4 (3.57%) Cisco
7 4 (3.57%) Citrix
8 3 (2.68%) Adobe
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) CA
8 3 (2.68%) Symantec
8 3 (2.68%) McAfee
8 3 (2.68%) Sophos
8 3 (2.68%) Becrypt
8 3 (2.68%) Veeam
9 1 (0.89%) Dell
9 1 (0.89%) EMC
9 1 (0.89%) IBM
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