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 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 50 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.63% 3.57% 4.88%
As % of the Applications category 26.09% 35.05% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 15
Median daily rate £350 £320 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £180 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -2.14%
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
92 97 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.07% 10.19% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 57
Median daily rate £338 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £463 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
Median hourly rate - £14.25 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 June 2016.

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 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 12 £265 +47.22% 1
Chester -15 7 £388 +10.71% 2
Crewe +11 2 £300 -25.00%
Daresbury - 2 £425 -
Macclesfield -4 1 £350 +55.55% 3
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 22 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
5 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (27.27%) Finance
7 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (25.76%) SCCM
8 16 (24.24%) Skype for Business
8 16 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (24.24%) Skype
8 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
9 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (22.73%) VMware
10 14 (21.21%) Project Management
11 12 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 12 (18.18%) Banking
11 12 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.67%) SCOM
12 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 11 (16.67%) Migration
12 11 (16.67%) Change Management
13 9 (13.64%) Service Management
13 9 (13.64%) Risk Management

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 22 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
3 16 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (24.24%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.06%) IIS
5 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.03%) eRoom
6 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) MS Project
5 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) Skype
2 5 (7.58%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) GSM
3 3 (4.55%) UMTS
4 2 (3.03%) DHCP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) MS Access
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.58%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (4.55%) Military
7 2 (3.03%) French Language
7 2 (3.03%) German Language
7 2 (3.03%) Local Government
7 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.52%) Legal
8 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.52%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.52%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.52%) Swedish Language
8 1 (1.52%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) Service Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Designer
3 7 (10.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Transition Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Transition Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Implementation Controller
7 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.58%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.55%) PMI
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.09%) Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.06%) Unix
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.55%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (21.21%) Project Management
3 12 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 11 (16.67%) Change Management
4 11 (16.67%) Migration
5 9 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
5 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 9 (13.64%) Service Management
6 8 (12.12%) Information Security
7 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.61%) Coaching
8 5 (7.58%) CRM
9 4 (6.06%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
9 4 (6.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) C++
3 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) PMI Certification
4 6 (9.09%) Degree
4 6 (9.09%) PMP
5 5 (7.58%) MCP
5 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (6.06%) CIPD
6 4 (6.06%) ISEB
6 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 4 (6.06%) MBA
6 4 (6.06%) MCSE
7 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CCNA
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.52%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) ISO22301
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.12%) vSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) SCCM
2 11 (16.67%) SCOM
3 5 (7.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (6.06%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.55%) OpenView
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.73%) VMware
3 7 (10.61%) HP
4 4 (6.06%) ArcSight
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle
5 3 (4.55%) Apple
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (3.03%) Lotus
6 2 (3.03%) NetApp
6 2 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) CA