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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Cheshire
Rank 20 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.56% 4.29% 5.30%
As % of the Applications category 62.22% 48.78% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 15
Median daily rate £225 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £203 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 15
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.98 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £13.40 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
45 82 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.93% 8.79% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 49
Median daily rate £251 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £24.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.86%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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
Chester +14 9 £365 +15.87%
Warrington +20 8 £130 -56.66% 4
Ellesmere Port - 2 £313 -
Macclesfield -3 1 £350 +49.73% 1
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 52 (69.33%) Microsoft
2 46 (61.33%) MS Excel
3 30 (40.00%) Windows
4 28 (37.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (29.33%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (25.33%) Finance
7 18 (24.00%) MS Visio
8 17 (22.67%) Project Management
9 16 (21.33%) ITIL
9 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (17.33%) IBM Notes
10 13 (17.33%) Lotus
10 13 (17.33%) JIRA
11 11 (14.67%) Service Management
11 11 (14.67%) Citrix
11 11 (14.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
12 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
12 10 (13.33%) SLA
12 10 (13.33%) Change Management
12 10 (13.33%) Programme Management
12 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
13 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
13 9 (12.00%) Change Control
14 8 (10.67%) Wiki
14 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
14 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
14 8 (10.67%) Banking
15 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
15 7 (9.33%) MCP

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 13 (17.33%) IBM Notes
2 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.67%) SAS
4 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 46 (61.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (37.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (24.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) VPN
2 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.67%) LAN
2 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.33%) 2G
3 1 (1.33%) 3G
3 1 (1.33%) 4G
3 1 (1.33%) Broadband
3 1 (1.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) LTE
3 1 (1.33%) Network Security
3 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (14.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) IT Support
7 4 (5.33%) Project Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Wiki
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) NHS
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Life Science
6 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Project Management
2 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.33%) ITIL
3 11 (14.67%) Service Management
4 10 (13.33%) Change Management
4 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 9 (12.00%) Change Control
6 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
7 7 (9.33%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.00%) Workflow
9 5 (6.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.33%) Coaching
10 4 (5.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (1.33%) Java
1 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.33%) PHP
1 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) MCP
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) HND
3 3 (4.00%) MCSE
3 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.33%) ECDL
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.33%) QA
3 3 (4.00%) PMO
4 2 (2.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.67%) GAMP
4 2 (2.67%) GMP
5 1 (1.33%) COSHH
5 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (69.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Lotus
3 11 (14.67%) Citrix
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle
5 3 (4.00%) Remedy
6 2 (2.67%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Huawei
7 1 (1.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.33%) NEC
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Nokia
7 1 (1.33%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.33%) Tellabs