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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 23 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 54 58 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.84% 7.23% 11.00%
As % of the Applications category 54.00% 52.73% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 32
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
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
100 110 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.66% 13.72% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 37
Average daily rate £300 £308 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +105.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £111 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +154.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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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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 -7 20 £259 -22.76% 20
Chester +14 15 £310 +121.42% 8
Crewe -3 1 - - 2
Wilmslow -6 1 £170 +53.84% 4
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 4
Nantwich - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 90 (75.63%) Microsoft
2 61 (51.26%) MS Office
3 39 (32.77%) ITIL
4 36 (30.25%) Service Management
5 31 (26.05%) Windows
5 31 (26.05%) SLA
6 30 (25.21%) HP
7 27 (22.69%) IBM Notes
7 27 (22.69%) MCP
7 27 (22.69%) Finance
7 27 (22.69%) Lotus
8 26 (21.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (21.85%) OpenView
9 24 (20.17%) MS Project
10 21 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
11 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
12 18 (15.13%) Active Directory
13 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (13.45%) MS Visio
14 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
14 16 (13.45%) Telecoms
15 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
15 14 (11.76%) Windows 7
16 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (10.92%) Project Management
17 11 (9.24%) SQL
17 11 (9.24%) VB
17 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
18 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 27 (22.69%) IBM Notes
2 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.04%) IIS
3 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.52%) Documentum
5 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.68%) Node.js
6 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.68%) SugarCRM
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 61 (51.26%) MS Office
2 24 (20.17%) MS Project
3 21 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (13.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.68%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (3.36%) 4G
1 4 (3.36%) WCDMA
1 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.36%) GPRS
1 4 (3.36%) GSM
1 4 (3.36%) 2G
1 4 (3.36%) 3G
1 4 (3.36%) HSPA
1 4 (3.36%) LTE
2 3 (2.52%) Intranet
2 3 (2.52%) Firewall
3 2 (1.68%) VPN
4 1 (0.84%) SAN
4 1 (0.84%) DMZ
4 1 (0.84%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.84%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) MS Access
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.52%) BODI
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MSI
1 3 (2.52%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 16 (13.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Dutch Language
4 5 (4.20%) German Language
5 4 (3.36%) Local Government
6 3 (2.52%) French Language
7 2 (1.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.68%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) Analyst
2 32 (26.89%) Service Analyst
3 30 (25.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.40%) Administrator
6 8 (6.72%) Developer
7 7 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.20%) Project Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.36%) Applications Packager
9 4 (3.36%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.36%) Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.36%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Excel Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) PMO Consultant
10 3 (2.52%) Consultant
10 3 (2.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) .NET
1 6 (5.04%) XML
2 5 (4.20%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.20%) HTML
2 5 (4.20%) CSS
3 4 (3.36%) REST
3 4 (3.36%) OAuth2
3 4 (3.36%) JSON
4 3 (2.52%) jQuery
4 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.52%) HTML5
4 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.52%) CSS3
5 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.68%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
5 2 (1.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.84%) LINQ
6 1 (0.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.68%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.84%) Clustering
5 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.05%) Windows
2 14 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.56%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.52%) HPUX
6 3 (2.52%) Solaris
7 2 (1.68%) UNIX
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) ITIL
2 36 (30.25%) Service Management
3 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.92%) Project Management
4 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.04%) Resource Management
7 5 (4.20%) Migration
7 5 (4.20%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.20%) Network Management
7 5 (4.20%) CRM
7 5 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.36%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (3.36%) Web Application Development
8 4 (3.36%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.36%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.36%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (3.36%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.36%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
1 11 (9.24%) VB
2 8 (6.72%) VBScript
3 6 (5.04%) C#
4 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.20%) VBA
5 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.68%) X++
6 2 (1.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) MCP
2 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.04%) VCP4
5 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.52%) Degree
6 2 (1.68%) ISEB
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCTS
7 1 (0.84%) PMP
7 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (26.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) EMIR
2 2 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (15.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.36%) XenApp
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (21.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 26 (21.85%) OpenView
2 6 (5.04%) SCCM
3 2 (1.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (75.63%) Microsoft
2 30 (25.21%) HP
3 27 (22.69%) Lotus
4 8 (6.72%) Cisco
4 8 (6.72%) Oracle
5 7 (5.88%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.20%) VMware
6 5 (4.20%) Citrix
7 4 (3.36%) Nortel
7 4 (3.36%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.36%) Mapinfo
7 4 (3.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (3.36%) AppSense
7 4 (3.36%) Huawei
8 3 (2.52%) Compuware
8 3 (2.52%) F5
9 2 (1.68%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (1.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.68%) NEC
9 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
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