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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 44 66 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.68% 6.72% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 50.57% 51.16% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 6
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£110 £176 £119
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +48.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £44.93 £21.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +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
87 129 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 13.14% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 39
Average daily rate £250 £238 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £142 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £19.33 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 0 22 £110 -60.00% 2
Chester +6 5 £405 +6.29% 1
Wilmslow 0 4 £200 +80.99% 1
Macclesfield - 2 £275 -
Northwich - 2 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Knutsford -5 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Widnes - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (64.47%) MS Excel
3 35 (46.05%) ITIL
4 28 (36.84%) Service Management
5 24 (31.58%) MCP
5 24 (31.58%) Windows
6 23 (30.26%) SLA
7 22 (28.95%) OpenView
7 22 (28.95%) HP
7 22 (28.95%) Lotus
7 22 (28.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (28.95%) IBM Notes
8 17 (22.37%) Telecoms
8 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
9 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
11 13 (17.11%) Finance
11 13 (17.11%) Project Management
11 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
12 12 (15.79%) MS Project
13 9 (11.84%) MS Visio
13 9 (11.84%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.53%) Citrix
14 8 (10.53%) Windows XP
15 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (7.89%) VMware
16 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
16 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
16 6 (7.89%) VPN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (28.95%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 49 (64.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.79%) MS Project
3 9 (11.84%) MS Visio
3 9 (11.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
1 6 (7.89%) VPN
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) Wireless
3 2 (2.63%) 3G
3 2 (2.63%) 4G
4 1 (1.32%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) DMZ
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) Broadband
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) SMTP
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MSI
1 3 (3.95%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 17 (22.37%) Telecoms
2 13 (17.11%) Finance
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (47.37%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Service Analyst
3 22 (28.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Coordinator
4 8 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Project Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (2.63%) IT Support
9 2 (2.63%) MI Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Trainer
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Graduate
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 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) PMI
4 2 (2.63%) iPad
4 2 (2.63%) Handset
5 1 (1.32%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) UNIX
7 1 (1.32%) Solaris
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) ITIL
2 28 (36.84%) Service Management
3 13 (17.11%) Project Management
4 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) ITSM
7 3 (3.95%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.95%) Coaching
8 2 (2.63%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.63%) Change Management
8 2 (2.63%) Migration
8 2 (2.63%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.63%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.63%) Information Security
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
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 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
3 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.95%) PMP
5 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.63%) CISA
6 2 (2.63%) MCDST
6 2 (2.63%) MCSA
6 2 (2.63%) CISSP
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCTS
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (28.95%) OpenView
1 22 (28.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 57 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.95%) HP
2 22 (28.95%) Lotus
3 8 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) VMware
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 4 (5.26%) AppSense
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) webMethods
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec
8 1 (1.32%) BT
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