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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 40 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.64% 3.73% 5.01%
As % of the Applications category 43.01% 43.06% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 18
Average daily rate
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£405 £288 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.86% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £156 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £426 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
93 72 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.79% 8.67% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 33
Average daily rate £400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £99 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 24
Average hourly rate £14.75 £24.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.79% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.73 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -5 19 £323 +7.50% 7
Knutsford +12 5 - - 2
Chester +5 5 £410 -
Runcorn - 3 £161 - 4
Macclesfield -4 1 - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - - 3
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 81 (74.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (30.28%) Windows
3 30 (27.52%) MS Office
4 29 (26.61%) SQL Server
5 26 (23.85%) Finance
6 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
7 21 (19.27%) MS Project
7 21 (19.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
8 20 (18.35%) ITIL
9 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
10 17 (15.60%) Active Directory
11 16 (14.68%) Banking
12 15 (13.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (13.76%) HP
12 15 (13.76%) SLA
13 14 (12.84%) SQL
13 14 (12.84%) Service Management
13 14 (12.84%) Project Management
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (11.93%) MCP
14 13 (11.93%) PRINCE2
14 13 (11.93%) OpenView
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (11.01%) IIS
16 11 (10.09%) IBM Notes
16 11 (10.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 11 (10.09%) Lotus
16 11 (10.09%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.01%) IIS
3 11 (10.09%) IBM Notes
4 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
4 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (6.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 30 (27.52%) MS Office
2 21 (19.27%) MS Project
3 15 (13.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.92%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.92%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) LAN
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 2 (1.83%) Intranet
3 2 (1.83%) Firewall
3 2 (1.83%) WAN
3 2 (1.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) MS Access
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.92%) DTS
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.92%) LSMW
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Advertising
4 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.92%) French Language
7 1 (0.92%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) Analyst
2 12 (11.01%) Data Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Consultant
3 9 (8.26%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (4.59%) Administrator
6 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Project Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.75%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.75%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) .NET
2 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.83%) XML
3 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.92%) HTML5
4 1 (0.92%) OLE
4 1 (0.92%) BAPI
4 1 (0.92%) CSS
4 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) NHS
3 5 (4.59%) PMI
4 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.75%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.75%) CMDB
6 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Windows
2 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Vista
5 4 (3.67%) UNIX
6 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.83%) AIX
6 2 (1.83%) Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (18.35%) ITIL
3 14 (12.84%) Project Management
3 14 (12.84%) Service Management
4 13 (11.93%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.09%) Migration
5 11 (10.09%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.34%) Information Security
6 8 (7.34%) Validation
7 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.50%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (5.50%) Data Migration
8 6 (5.50%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (4.59%) Scrum
9 5 (4.59%) CRM
9 5 (4.59%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.67%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.67%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.67%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.67%) C#
3 4 (3.67%) VBA
4 3 (2.75%) VB
5 2 (1.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) ABAP
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) X++
6 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.92%) R
6 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) MCP
4 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (5.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.83%) CISM
6 2 (1.83%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.92%) HNC
7 1 (0.92%) HND
7 1 (0.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.92%) ISEB
7 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.92%) CAPM
7 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (15.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.83%) XenApp
3 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) OpenView
2 11 (10.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.83%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (74.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) HP
3 11 (10.09%) Lotus
3 11 (10.09%) Cyber-Ark
4 10 (9.17%) SAP
5 6 (5.50%) Citrix
6 5 (4.59%) VMware
7 4 (3.67%) McAfee
8 3 (2.75%) Sophos
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.75%) Symantec
8 3 (2.75%) CA
8 3 (2.75%) Adobe
8 3 (2.75%) Veeam
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle
8 3 (2.75%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.83%) AppSense
10 1 (0.92%) Northgate
10 1 (0.92%) Huawei
10 1 (0.92%) NorthgateArinso
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