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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.68% 4.77% 4.81%
As % of the Applications category 43.37% 39.58% 58.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £233 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.78% -24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £100 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £339 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £17.49 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
83 96 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.50% 12.05% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 20
Average daily rate £358 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £114 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £16.84 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Chester +1 15 £310 +12.54% 3
Warrington -14 6 £358 +204.25% 4
Crewe - 6 £160 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 56 (78.87%) Microsoft
2 43 (60.56%) MS Excel
3 35 (49.30%) Windows
4 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
5 19 (26.76%) ITIL
6 16 (22.54%) Windows XP
7 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
8 14 (19.72%) SQL
8 14 (19.72%) Project Management
8 14 (19.72%) Finance
9 13 (18.31%) Oracle
10 12 (16.90%) PRINCE2
10 12 (16.90%) MS Project
11 9 (12.68%) Service Management
11 9 (12.68%) SLA
12 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
12 8 (11.27%) DHCP
12 8 (11.27%) Windows 8
13 7 (9.86%) German Language
13 7 (9.86%) Russian Language
13 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
13 7 (9.86%) MCP
13 7 (9.86%) OpenView
13 7 (9.86%) HP
13 7 (9.86%) Wireless
14 6 (8.45%) ITSM
14 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (8.45%) Citrix
14 6 (8.45%) DNS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (60.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS Project
3 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DHCP
2 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.86%) Wireless
3 6 (8.45%) DNS
4 5 (7.04%) Broadband
5 4 (5.63%) Firewall
6 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.41%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) DMZ
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.41%) MS Access
2 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.41%) EDMS
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.41%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) German Language
2 7 (9.86%) Russian Language
3 5 (7.04%) French Language
3 5 (7.04%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (5.63%) Turkish Language
4 4 (5.63%) Dutch Language
4 4 (5.63%) Local Government
4 4 (5.63%) Italian Language
4 4 (5.63%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.82%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.41%) Billing
7 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.27%) IT Support
5 6 (8.45%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Support Technician
6 5 (7.04%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.63%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.23%) MI Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Configuration Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) ODBC
3 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) GIS
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 16 (22.54%) Windows XP
3 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.04%) Android
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 14 (19.72%) Project Management
3 12 (16.90%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.68%) Service Management
5 6 (8.45%) ITSM
5 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.45%) SDLC
6 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.63%) Stress Testing
7 4 (5.63%) Web Development
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security
7 4 (5.63%) SIEM
8 3 (4.23%) Workflow
8 3 (4.23%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.82%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) VBScript
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) VB
4 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) MCP
2 4 (5.63%) CCNP
2 4 (5.63%) CCNA
2 4 (5.63%) CISSP
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) A+ Certification
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) CEH
3 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) PMP
3 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.41%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) QA
System Software
1 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) OpenView
2 5 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) HP
4 6 (8.45%) Citrix
5 5 (7.04%) Lotus
5 5 (7.04%) LANDesk
5 5 (7.04%) Sun
6 4 (5.63%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
6 4 (5.63%) Symantec
7 3 (4.23%) SAP
8 2 (2.82%) Adobe
9 1 (1.41%) Cognos
9 1 (1.41%) Remedy
9 1 (1.41%) AppSense
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