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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.12% 3.65% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 48.39% 36.59% 60.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 18
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £107 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £345 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £18.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £27.40 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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
93 82 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.51% 9.99% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 25
Average daily rate £380 £405 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -46.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.00 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 14 £300 +93.54% 1
Chester 0 12 £310 +12.54% 2
Crewe - 6 £160 - 4
Wilmslow -1 1 £175 -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 3
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.87%) MS Excel
3 35 (50.72%) Windows
4 23 (33.33%) ITIL
4 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 19 (27.54%) SQL
6 16 (23.19%) Finance
7 15 (21.74%) SLA
8 14 (20.29%) Oracle
9 13 (18.84%) Project Management
10 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
11 11 (15.94%) MS Project
11 11 (15.94%) Windows XP
12 10 (14.49%) DHCP
12 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
13 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
13 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
14 8 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (11.59%) Degree
14 8 (11.59%) DNS
15 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
15 7 (10.14%) Service Management
15 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (10.14%) SDLC
16 6 (8.70%) ITSM
16 6 (8.70%) Wireless
16 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
16 6 (8.70%) XML
16 6 (8.70%) SAP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.94%) MS Project
3 8 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) DHCP
2 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.59%) DNS
4 6 (8.70%) Wireless
5 4 (5.80%) SMTP
5 4 (5.80%) Firewall
5 4 (5.80%) FTP
5 4 (5.80%) HTTP
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
6 3 (4.35%) WAN
6 3 (4.35%) SAN
7 2 (2.90%) Broadband
7 2 (2.90%) VoIP
7 2 (2.90%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) DMZ
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.45%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
1 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.45%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) German Language
2 5 (7.25%) Portuguese Language
2 5 (7.25%) Russian Language
3 4 (5.80%) French Language
3 4 (5.80%) Turkish Language
3 4 (5.80%) Italian Language
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.90%) Local Government
5 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.90%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.90%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Service Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.25%) Administrator
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) IT Support
6 3 (4.35%) MI Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) JDBC
2 4 (5.80%) SAP XI
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) ODBC
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) PMI
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Tandem
5 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.72%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.94%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) UNIX
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Linux
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Project Management
3 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.14%) Service Management
4 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (10.14%) SDLC
5 6 (8.70%) ITSM
5 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.80%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.80%) SIEM
7 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.80%) Coaching
7 4 (5.80%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Web Development
7 4 (5.80%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
3 3 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.45%) VBA
4 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.25%) MCP
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) CCNA
3 4 (5.80%) CISSP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.80%) A+ Certification
3 4 (5.80%) CEH
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) CAPM
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) XenApp
3 2 (2.90%) XenServer
3 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) OpenView
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Oracle
3 6 (8.70%) SAP
4 5 (7.25%) Sun
4 5 (7.25%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) Citrix
4 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 5 (7.25%) LANDesk
5 4 (5.80%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.80%) webMethods
5 4 (5.80%) Symantec
6 2 (2.90%) Adobe
6 2 (2.90%) Toshiba
6 2 (2.90%) BT
6 2 (2.90%) Avaya
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) Cognos
7 1 (1.45%) Lotus
7 1 (1.45%) AppSense
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