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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 50 58 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.74% 2.44% 5.17%
As % of the Applications category 29.23% 27.27% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 12
Median daily rate £388 £291 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.04% +25.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £388 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
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
130 88 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.80% 8.95% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 41 53
Median daily rate £388 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £35.00 £17.50
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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +1 22 £265 +32.50% 2
Chester -6 6 £325 - 1
Daresbury - 5 £425 -
Macclesfield -2 2 £350 +55.55%
Crewe +4 1 £300 -25.00%
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 52 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 35 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (50.00%) Windows
3 24 (34.29%) SharePoint
4 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 19 (27.14%) Finance
6 17 (24.29%) SCCM
7 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 16 (22.86%) Skype for Business
7 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (22.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (22.86%) Skype
7 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
8 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (21.43%) VMware
8 15 (21.43%) ITIL
9 14 (20.00%) Banking
10 13 (18.57%) Project Management
10 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
11 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
11 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
11 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
12 11 (15.71%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (15.71%) Migration
12 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (15.71%) Change Management
12 11 (15.71%) SCOM
12 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared

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 24 (34.29%) SharePoint
2 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 16 (22.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (22.86%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.71%) IIS
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.86%) eRoom
6 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.43%) Confluence
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.14%) MS Project
5 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) Skype
2 5 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) DHCP
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) GSM
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) UMTS
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Retail
4 6 (8.57%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.29%) Military
6 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.86%) Local Government
8 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.43%) French Language
8 1 (1.43%) German Language
8 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.43%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.43%) Swedish Language
8 1 (1.43%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Designer
3 8 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Transition Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Transition Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Security Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.29%) PMI
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
3 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.57%) Linux
6 4 (5.71%) Unix
6 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.29%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Project Management
3 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
3 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.71%) Change Management
4 11 (15.71%) Migration
4 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (14.29%) Service Management
6 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.86%) Data Migration
6 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
6 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
7 8 (11.43%) Information Security
7 8 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.00%) Coaching
9 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.71%) Investment Management
9 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Management
9 4 (5.71%) SIEM
9 4 (5.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) C++
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) PMI Certification
4 6 (8.57%) PMP
5 5 (7.14%) Degree
5 5 (7.14%) MCP
5 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.71%) CIPD
6 4 (5.71%) ISEB
6 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
6 4 (5.71%) MBA
6 4 (5.71%) MCSE
6 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.43%) CCNA
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.43%) vSphere
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) SCCM
2 11 (15.71%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.71%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.29%) OpenView
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Intune
7 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.43%) VMware
3 7 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (5.71%) ArcSight
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle
5 3 (4.29%) Apple
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco
6 2 (2.86%) Lotus
6 2 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (1.43%) CA
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
7 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow