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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Cheshire
Rank 28 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.22% 3.94% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 37.23% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 18
Median daily rate £130 £298 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.30% +128.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £205 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £415 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £14.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
43 94 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.63% 10.57% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 68 44
Median daily rate £365 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £14.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £16.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +9.16%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +11 8 £120 -59.83% 2
Chester +8 6 £365 -8.75% 4
Macclesfield -4 2 £375 +61.29%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £313 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (59.21%) MS Excel
3 35 (46.05%) Windows
4 27 (35.53%) Project Management
4 27 (35.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (30.26%) MS Visio
6 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (23.68%) Finance
8 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.05%) ITIL
10 12 (15.79%) IBM Notes
10 12 (15.79%) Lotus
11 11 (14.47%) Citrix
11 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
11 11 (14.47%) Programme Management
11 11 (14.47%) JIRA
11 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
11 11 (14.47%) Change Control
12 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (13.16%) Service Management
12 10 (13.16%) Change Management
12 10 (13.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (13.16%) SLA
12 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
13 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
13 9 (11.84%) Migration
13 9 (11.84%) Banking
13 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
13 9 (11.84%) Problem Management
14 8 (10.53%) Wiki

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 12 (15.79%) IBM Notes
2 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) SAS
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (59.21%) MS Excel
2 27 (35.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (30.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) VPN
2 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) 2G
3 1 (1.32%) 3G
3 1 (1.32%) 4G
3 1 (1.32%) Broadband
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) LTE
3 1 (1.32%) Network Security
3 1 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.32%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.95%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.26%) Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support
8 4 (5.26%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Wiki
3 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) NHS
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.32%) Unix
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Project Management
2 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.05%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) Change Control
4 11 (14.47%) Programme Management
5 10 (13.16%) Change Management
5 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 10 (13.16%) Service Management
5 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
6 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Problem Management
7 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.21%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (6.58%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 4 (5.26%) Workflow
11 3 (3.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (1.32%) Java
1 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.32%) PHP
1 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) MCP
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.58%) MCSE
4 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ECDL
5 1 (1.32%) HND
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.63%) GAMP
4 2 (2.63%) GMP
5 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.32%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Lotus
3 11 (14.47%) Citrix
4 5 (6.58%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) Remedy
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Apple
7 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.32%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Huawei
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) NEC
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) Nokia
7 1 (1.32%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec