The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 39 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.93% 4.78% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 38.24% 60.00% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 6
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£215 £306 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.79% +114.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.84 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% -31.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £29.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
102 60 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.90% 7.97% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 36
Average daily rate £275 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £92 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.25 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.97 £17.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
North West

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 17 £100 - 5
Chester +6 6 £275 -15.38% 2
Runcorn - 4 £215 -
Knutsford +2 2 £425 -0.58% 1
Northwich - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 35 (43.21%) MS Excel
3 31 (38.27%) Windows
4 22 (27.16%) ITIL
5 19 (23.46%) Service Management
6 18 (22.22%) HP
7 17 (20.99%) SLA
8 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
9 15 (18.52%) Citrix
9 15 (18.52%) MCP
10 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
10 14 (17.28%) OpenView
10 14 (17.28%) SC Cleared
10 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
11 13 (16.05%) Project Management
12 12 (14.81%) Finance
13 11 (13.58%) Lotus
13 11 (13.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (13.58%) IBM Notes
14 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
14 10 (12.35%) VMware
15 9 (11.11%) SAP
15 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (9.88%) MS Visio
16 8 (9.88%) Migration
17 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
17 7 (8.64%) XenApp
17 7 (8.64%) SCCM
18 6 (7.41%) Application Packaging

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (13.58%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 2 (2.47%) Lync
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (43.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.41%) MS Project
4 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.47%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.17%) VPN
2 5 (6.17%) DNS
2 5 (6.17%) DHCP
3 3 (3.70%) LAN
3 3 (3.70%) Intranet
4 2 (2.47%) WAN
4 2 (2.47%) Network Security
4 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.23%) VoIP
5 1 (1.23%) HTTP
5 1 (1.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MSI
2 3 (3.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Analyst
2 15 (18.52%) Service Analyst
2 15 (18.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.94%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.94%) Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.47%) OOXML
2 2 (2.47%) HTML5
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) CSS
2 2 (2.47%) XML
2 2 (2.47%) XSLT
3 1 (1.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.70%) NHS
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.47%) PDA
4 1 (1.23%) CMDB
4 1 (1.23%) iPhone
4 1 (1.23%) Handset
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) UNIX
7 1 (1.23%) AIX
7 1 (1.23%) Tru64
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) ITIL
2 19 (23.46%) Service Management
3 13 (16.05%) Project Management
4 8 (9.88%) Migration
5 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.17%) Validation
6 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.17%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.94%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (3.70%) Requirements Management
8 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.70%) Change Management
9 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.47%) Information Security
9 2 (2.47%) Critical Path Analysis
9 2 (2.47%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.47%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.23%) System Testing
10 1 (1.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) SQL
1 4 (4.94%) VBScript
1 4 (4.94%) VB
1 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.47%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.52%) MCP
3 14 (17.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) PMP
5 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CISA
6 1 (1.23%) MCDST
6 1 (1.23%) MCITP
6 1 (1.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.23%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) CISSP
6 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) XenApp
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) OpenView
2 11 (13.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (8.64%) SCCM
4 4 (4.94%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) HP
3 15 (18.52%) Citrix
4 11 (13.58%) Lotus
5 10 (12.35%) VMware
6 9 (11.11%) SAP
7 6 (7.41%) AppSense
7 6 (7.41%) Symantec
7 6 (7.41%) McAfee
8 5 (6.17%) Sophos
8 5 (6.17%) Adobe
8 5 (6.17%) CA
8 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.17%) Veeam
8 5 (6.17%) Becrypt
9 3 (3.70%) Toshiba
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
10 1 (1.23%) Cisco
10 1 (1.23%) Primavera
10 1 (1.23%) Northgate
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