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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 18 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.42% 7.60% 4.91%
As % of the Applications category 52.63% 53.97% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £122 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.09% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £13.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £44.97 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
76 126 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.30% 14.08% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 37
Average daily rate £250 £251 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +64.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £124 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £412 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.16 £35.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.82% +129.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS Office
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 Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 15 £110 -41.33% 5
Chester +10 7 £310 -18.68% 4
Wilmslow +1 5 £200 +81.40% 1
Northwich - 2 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 55 (72.37%) Microsoft
2 53 (69.74%) MS Excel
3 36 (47.37%) ITIL
4 26 (34.21%) Service Management
5 24 (31.58%) MCP
5 24 (31.58%) SLA
6 23 (30.26%) OpenView
6 23 (30.26%) HP
6 23 (30.26%) Lotus
6 23 (30.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (30.26%) Windows
6 23 (30.26%) IBM Notes
7 15 (19.74%) Finance
7 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
8 14 (18.42%) Telecoms
9 13 (17.11%) Project Management
9 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
10 12 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 12 (15.79%) MS Visio
10 12 (15.79%) MS Project
11 9 (11.84%) Windows XP
11 9 (11.84%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.89%) Citrix
14 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
14 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
15 5 (6.58%) VB

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (30.26%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) eRoom
Applications
1 53 (69.74%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 12 (15.79%) MS Project
3 9 (11.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.95%) VPN
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) 4G
3 2 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (1.32%) Broadband
4 1 (1.32%) SMTP
4 1 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MSI
1 3 (3.95%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Local Government
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Dutch Language
4 3 (3.95%) German Language
5 2 (2.63%) French Language
5 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (51.32%) Analyst
2 27 (35.53%) Service Analyst
3 25 (32.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Coordinator
5 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (5.26%) Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.26%) Project Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) IT Support
7 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Trainer
7 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) IT Trainer
7 2 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) MI Analyst
8 1 (1.32%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.32%) JDBC
2 1 (1.32%) SOAP
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) XML
2 1 (1.32%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) PMI
4 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.32%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.84%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.32%) UNIX
6 1 (1.32%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) ITIL
2 26 (34.21%) Service Management
3 13 (17.11%) Project Management
4 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.95%) Coaching
8 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.63%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.63%) ITSM
8 2 (2.63%) Migration
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.32%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.32%) DSDM
9 1 (1.32%) EAI
9 1 (1.32%) B2B
9 1 (1.32%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) VB
2 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) MCP
2 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.63%) PMP
5 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) CISA
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) XenApp
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (30.26%) OpenView
1 23 (30.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (72.37%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.26%) HP
2 23 (30.26%) Lotus
3 6 (7.89%) Citrix
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) AppSense
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) webMethods
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) BT
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago