The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 43 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.76% 4.82% 6.15%
As % of the Applications category 53.75% 38.71% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 26
Median daily rate £420 £275 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% +150.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.25 £10.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -38.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.89 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £14.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
MS Office
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
80 124 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.58% 12.46% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 84 53
Median daily rate £450 £288 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% +51.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £10.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -37.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.75 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £18.25 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.74 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Office
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 Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 26 £450 +72.24%
Macclesfield +3 7 £338 +45.16% 1
Chester +5 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Wilmslow - 3 £180 -
Knutsford +12 2 £370 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 57 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 41 (59.42%) MS Excel
3 32 (46.38%) Windows
4 28 (40.58%) Project Management
5 26 (37.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (33.33%) MS Visio
7 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (23.19%) ITIL
9 14 (20.29%) Finance
10 11 (15.94%) Programme Management
10 11 (15.94%) Service Management
11 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
11 10 (14.49%) Lotus
11 10 (14.49%) IBM Notes
11 10 (14.49%) Change Control
11 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
12 9 (13.04%) JIRA
12 9 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (13.04%) Citrix
12 9 (13.04%) Change Management
12 9 (13.04%) Migration
12 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
13 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
13 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.59%) MCP
13 8 (11.59%) Wiki
13 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
13 8 (11.59%) Computer Science

MS Office
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 10 (14.49%) IBM Notes
2 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (59.42%) MS Excel
2 26 (37.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.90%) MS Project
4 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
1 2 (2.90%) GSM
1 2 (2.90%) UMTS
1 2 (2.90%) VPN
2 1 (1.45%) 2G
2 1 (1.45%) 3G
2 1 (1.45%) 4G
2 1 (1.45%) Broadband
2 1 (1.45%) DHCP
2 1 (1.45%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) LTE
2 1 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) SSH
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) EDRMS
1 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) French Language
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) German Language
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (5.80%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.80%) IT Support
7 4 (5.80%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.59%) Wiki
3 5 (7.25%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Project Management
2 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.19%) ITIL
4 11 (15.94%) Programme Management
4 11 (15.94%) Service Management
5 10 (14.49%) Change Control
5 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
6 9 (13.04%) Change Management
6 9 (13.04%) Migration
6 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
7 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
7 8 (11.59%) Trend Analysis
7 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.35%) CRM
10 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) Java
1 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) MCP
1 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) ECDL
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.90%) GAMP
3 2 (2.90%) GMP
4 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.45%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.45%) P3O
4 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Lotus
3 9 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Huawei
5 1 (1.45%) Juniper
5 1 (1.45%) NEC
5 1 (1.45%) NetApp
5 1 (1.45%) Nokia
5 1 (1.45%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec
5 1 (1.45%) Tellabs
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter
5 1 (1.45%) VMware