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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 61 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.40% 4.25% 5.02%
As % of the Applications category 64.21% 49.35% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 15
Average daily rate
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£200 £305 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £194 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £488 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.39% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.08 £21.00 £13.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% +55.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.70 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £38.00 £28.36
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
95 77 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.53% 8.61% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 37
Average daily rate £260 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £21.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.04% +38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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 23 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
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 23 October 2014.

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 23 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 0 28 £135 -55.00% 7
Macclesfield 0 6 £180 - 2
Knutsford +8 5 £200 -40.74% 2
Crewe -5 3 - - 2
Chester +10 2 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 9
Winsford - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - - 1
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 88 (80.73%) Microsoft
2 45 (41.28%) MS Office
3 30 (27.52%) ITIL
4 27 (24.77%) SQL Server
5 25 (22.94%) Windows
5 25 (22.94%) Service Management
6 24 (22.02%) Finance
6 24 (22.02%) HP
7 23 (21.10%) SLA
8 21 (19.27%) SharePoint
8 21 (19.27%) MCP
8 21 (19.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
9 20 (18.35%) IBM Notes
9 20 (18.35%) MS Project
9 20 (18.35%) OpenView
9 20 (18.35%) Lotus
9 20 (18.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
11 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (13.76%) Banking
13 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
14 13 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (11.93%) Active Directory
14 13 (11.93%) SQL
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
16 10 (9.17%) IIS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 21 (19.27%) SharePoint
2 20 (18.35%) IBM Notes
3 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
4 10 (9.17%) IIS
5 9 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (7.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (6.42%) MS Project Server
7 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.83%) Documentum
8 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (41.28%) MS Office
2 21 (19.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (18.35%) MS Project
4 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.92%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.92%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) Network Security
2 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) VPN
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.92%) Intranet
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) MS Access
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.83%) BODI
6 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.92%) LSMW
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Banking
3 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Advertising
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (46.79%) Analyst
2 19 (17.43%) Service Analyst
3 18 (16.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Data Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Administrator
6 7 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (5.50%) Project Coordinator
7 6 (5.50%) Coordinator
7 6 (5.50%) Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Technical Support
8 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Project Administrator
8 5 (4.59%) MI Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.67%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Consultant
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
1 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.92%) XML
2 1 (0.92%) BAPI
2 1 (0.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 3 (2.75%) CMDB
4 3 (2.75%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.94%) Windows
2 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.75%) UNIX
6 2 (1.83%) AIX
6 2 (1.83%) HPUX
6 2 (1.83%) Solaris
6 2 (1.83%) Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) ITIL
2 25 (22.94%) Service Management
3 13 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.17%) Project Management
5 8 (7.34%) Problem Management
5 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.34%) CRM
6 7 (6.42%) Validation
6 7 (6.42%) Migration
6 7 (6.42%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.50%) Coaching
7 6 (5.50%) Information Security
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.59%) Data Mapping
8 5 (4.59%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.59%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (3.67%) Data Validation
9 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.67%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) VB
3 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.75%) X++
4 2 (1.83%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) VBA
5 1 (0.92%) C
5 1 (0.92%) ABAP
5 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) MCP
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.83%) CISM
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) PMP
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCTS
6 1 (0.92%) CAPM
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) OpenView
1 20 (18.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.75%) SCCM
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (80.73%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.02%) HP
3 20 (18.35%) Lotus
4 9 (8.26%) SAP
5 7 (6.42%) VMware
5 7 (6.42%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (5.50%) Cisco
6 6 (5.50%) Oracle
7 5 (4.59%) Citrix
8 3 (2.75%) Adobe
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.75%) CA
8 3 (2.75%) McAfee
8 3 (2.75%) Sophos
8 3 (2.75%) Symantec
8 3 (2.75%) Becrypt
8 3 (2.75%) Veeam
9 2 (1.83%) F5
9 2 (1.83%) Compuware
9 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
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