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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Cheshire
Rank 25 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 24 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.88% 6.75% 6.18%
As % of the Applications category 54.55% 64.21% 60.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 46 29
Median daily rate £365 £325 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +116.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £221 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.79%

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
44 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.94% 10.51% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 69 43
Median daily rate £358 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £193 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £14.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £16.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +10.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +5 7 £240 -34.51% 8
Chester 0 6 £295 -28.48% 3
Runcorn - 2 £436 - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 55 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 47 (54.65%) MS Office
3 30 (34.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (31.40%) Windows
4 27 (31.40%) MS Visio
5 26 (30.23%) Project Management
6 22 (25.58%) Finance
7 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
9 15 (17.44%) SQL
9 15 (17.44%) ITIL
10 13 (15.12%) Banking
11 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.79%) Migration
12 11 (12.79%) Programme Management
12 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) Change Control
13 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
14 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
14 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.47%) SLA
14 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
14 9 (10.47%) Citrix
14 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
14 9 (10.47%) Time Management
14 9 (10.47%) JIRA
15 8 (9.30%) Network Design
15 8 (9.30%) Wiki

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 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) SAS
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (54.65%) MS Office
2 30 (34.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (31.40%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.33%) IaaS
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
2 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) BIG-IP
1 3 (3.49%) DNS
1 3 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) SMTP
3 1 (1.16%) SSH
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VLAN
3 1 (1.16%) VoIP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.33%) MS Access
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.16%) Power BI
8 1 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.49%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
6 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Local Government
7 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (10.47%) Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.81%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.49%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Programmer
7 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.49%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Middleware
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) MDX
3 1 (1.16%) RESTful
3 1 (1.16%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.16%) XSD
3 1 (1.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Wiki
3 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.33%) Life Science
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) BYOD
5 1 (1.16%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.40%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.49%) Unix
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Project Management
2 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL
4 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.79%) Migration
5 11 (12.79%) Programme Management
6 10 (11.63%) Change Control
6 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
7 9 (10.47%) Time Management
7 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
8 8 (9.30%) Network Design
8 8 (9.30%) Service Management
9 7 (8.14%) ETL
9 7 (8.14%) Validation
10 5 (5.81%) Change Management
10 5 (5.81%) ITSM
10 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 8 (9.30%) C#
3 7 (8.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.33%) X++
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) Degree
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.33%) CCNA
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) APMP
5 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) SLA
2 4 (4.65%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) GAMP
3 2 (2.33%) GMP
4 1 (1.16%) COSHH
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.16%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 55 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) Citrix
3 5 (5.81%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Cognos
4 4 (4.65%) Hyperion
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.49%) F5
5 3 (3.49%) Remedy
6 2 (2.33%) Lotus
6 2 (2.33%) Tableau
6 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) Apple
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) IronPort
7 1 (1.16%) Juniper
7 1 (1.16%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle
7 1 (1.16%) Sophos
7 1 (1.16%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.16%) Twitter