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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 67 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.77% 8.15% 6.76%
As % of the Applications category 58.26% 59.09% 57.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 21
Average daily rate
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£310 £282 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £133 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £568 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £9.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £115.50 £17.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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
115 110 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.63% 13.78% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 52 29
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -8 16 £260 -22.38% 13
Chester +6 12 £300 +114.28% 9
Knutsford -1 5 £375 +42.04%
Ellesmere Port -1 4 £288 +0.87%
Crewe -7 4 £400 +198.50% 4
Alderley Edge - 3 £253 - 2
Runcorn - 2 - - 3
Macclesfield -7 1 £225 +164.70% 2
Winsford - 1 - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 80 (73.39%) Microsoft
2 49 (44.95%) MS Office
3 32 (29.36%) Finance
4 29 (26.61%) ITIL
5 24 (22.02%) Service Management
5 24 (22.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (21.10%) Windows
7 22 (20.18%) MS Project
8 20 (18.35%) HP
8 20 (18.35%) SLA
9 19 (17.43%) MCP
10 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
10 18 (16.51%) IBM Notes
10 18 (16.51%) MS Visio
10 18 (16.51%) Project Management
10 18 (16.51%) OpenView
10 18 (16.51%) Lotus
11 17 (15.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (13.76%) VB
14 13 (11.93%) Resource Management
15 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.01%) C#
15 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
16 11 (10.09%) .NET
16 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
16 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
16 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (9.17%) .NET Framework

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (16.51%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.83%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) Documentum
Applications
1 49 (44.95%) MS Office
2 24 (22.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (20.18%) MS Project
4 18 (16.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) GPRS
1 4 (3.67%) GSM
1 4 (3.67%) WCDMA
1 4 (3.67%) 2G
1 4 (3.67%) HSPA
1 4 (3.67%) LTE
1 4 (3.67%) 4G
1 4 (3.67%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (3.67%) 3G
2 2 (1.83%) Wireless
2 2 (1.83%) Intranet
2 2 (1.83%) WebEx
2 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) VPN
3 1 (0.92%) DNS
3 1 (0.92%) DMZ
3 1 (0.92%) DHCP
3 1 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) MS Access
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
6 1 (0.92%) BODI
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.92%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MSI
2 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Dutch Language
3 6 (5.50%) German Language
4 5 (4.59%) Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Local Government
5 4 (3.67%) French Language
6 3 (2.75%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.83%) Swedish Language
7 2 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.83%) Legal
7 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.92%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.92%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 36 (33.03%) Analyst
2 21 (19.27%) Service Analyst
3 20 (18.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (11.01%) Project Manager
4 12 (11.01%) Developer
5 8 (7.34%) Team Leader
5 8 (7.34%) Development Team Leader
5 8 (7.34%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (7.34%) Software Development Team Leader
5 8 (7.34%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.67%) Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Excel Developer
8 4 (3.67%) PMO Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Junior Project Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 10 (9.17%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.50%) CSS
3 6 (5.50%) XML
3 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 4 (3.67%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.67%) jQuery
4 4 (3.67%) REST
4 4 (3.67%) JSON
4 4 (3.67%) Application Packaging
5 3 (2.75%) CSS3
5 3 (2.75%) HTML5
6 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.83%) SOAP
7 1 (0.92%) Web Services
7 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.92%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.34%) Open Source
3 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) CMDB
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.92%) HPUX
5 1 (0.92%) Solaris
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) ITIL
2 24 (22.02%) Service Management
3 18 (16.51%) Project Management
4 16 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (11.93%) Resource Management
6 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.34%) OOP
8 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.50%) Time Management
10 5 (4.59%) Network Management
10 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.59%) Migration
11 4 (3.67%) MVC
11 4 (3.67%) Risk Management
11 4 (3.67%) Network Design
11 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.67%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.67%) Market Research
11 4 (3.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) VB
2 12 (11.01%) C#
3 10 (9.17%) SQL
4 8 (7.34%) VBA
5 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.42%) VBScript
6 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) MCP
2 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) Degree
5 4 (3.67%) CIPD
6 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.83%) ISEB
6 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.83%) PMP
6 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.92%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) EMIR
3 2 (1.83%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.75%) XenApp
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) OpenView
2 17 (15.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 80 (73.39%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.35%) HP
3 18 (16.51%) Lotus
4 5 (4.59%) Oracle
4 5 (4.59%) Business Objects
4 5 (4.59%) SAP
5 4 (3.67%) Nortel
5 4 (3.67%) Citrix
5 4 (3.67%) Ariba
5 4 (3.67%) Mapinfo
5 4 (3.67%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.67%) Huawei
5 4 (3.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (2.75%) AppSense
7 2 (1.83%) Tableau
7 2 (1.83%) NEC
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco
7 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.92%) Remedy
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