The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.74% 5.08% 4.16%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 60.94% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 5
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£233 £300 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £380 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.84 £20.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -18.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £29.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
95 64 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.85% 8.33% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 39
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £93 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.97 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 +1 17 £118 - 5
Chester +4 6 £275 -15.38% 3
Knutsford +5 3 £425 -0.58% 1
Runcorn - 2 £215 -
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (69.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) MS Excel
3 32 (40.51%) Windows
4 20 (25.32%) ITIL
5 17 (21.52%) HP
5 17 (21.52%) Service Management
6 16 (20.25%) Citrix
6 16 (20.25%) SLA
7 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
7 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
8 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.72%) MCP
9 13 (16.46%) OpenView
9 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
10 12 (15.19%) Project Management
11 11 (13.92%) Windows XP
12 10 (12.66%) IBM Notes
12 10 (12.66%) Lotus
12 10 (12.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (12.66%) Finance
12 10 (12.66%) VMware
13 9 (11.39%) SAP
13 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.13%) Migration
15 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.86%) SCCM
15 7 (8.86%) XenApp

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (12.66%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (41.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.53%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.53%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.59%) VPN
3 5 (6.33%) DNS
3 5 (6.33%) DHCP
4 3 (3.80%) LAN
4 3 (3.80%) Intranet
5 2 (2.53%) Wireless
5 2 (2.53%) Network Security
5 2 (2.53%) WAN
5 2 (2.53%) SAN
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MSI
2 3 (3.80%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Local Government
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (1.27%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (40.51%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Service Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.80%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.53%) OOXML
2 2 (2.53%) HTML5
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) CSS
2 2 (2.53%) XML
2 2 (2.53%) XSLT
3 1 (1.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
1 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.80%) NHS
2 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.53%) iPad
3 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.53%) Handset
3 2 (2.53%) PDA
4 1 (1.27%) CMDB
4 1 (1.27%) iPhone
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.51%) Windows
2 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.92%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.27%) Tru64
8 1 (1.27%) UNIX
8 1 (1.27%) AIX
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Service Management
3 12 (15.19%) Project Management
4 8 (10.13%) Migration
5 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.33%) Validation
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.06%) Requirements Management
7 4 (5.06%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Change Management
9 2 (2.53%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.53%) Information Security
9 2 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.53%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.53%) Critical Path Analysis
10 1 (1.27%) Matrix Management
10 1 (1.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) SQL
1 4 (5.06%) VBScript
1 4 (5.06%) VB
1 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.53%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) Java
3 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) MCP
1 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.53%) MCDST
4 2 (2.53%) PMP
4 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CISA
5 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCSA
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) XenApp
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) OpenView
2 10 (12.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (8.86%) SCCM
4 3 (3.80%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) HP
3 16 (20.25%) Citrix
4 10 (12.66%) VMware
4 10 (12.66%) Lotus
5 9 (11.39%) SAP
6 6 (7.59%) AppSense
6 6 (7.59%) Symantec
6 6 (7.59%) McAfee
7 5 (6.33%) Sophos
7 5 (6.33%) Adobe
7 5 (6.33%) CA
7 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.33%) Veeam
7 5 (6.33%) Becrypt
8 3 (3.80%) Toshiba
8 3 (3.80%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) Cisco
9 1 (1.27%) Primavera
9 1 (1.27%) Northgate
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