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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.40% 5.32% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 36.36% 34.45% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Average daily rate
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£323 £215 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -31.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £313 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -25.77%
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
88 119 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.36% 15.43% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 55 19
Average daily rate £350 £278 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.89% -9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £512 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.06 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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
Chester +4 15 £350 +27.27% 4
Warrington -8 6 £180 +53.19% 2
Crewe - 5 £400 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 54 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 44 (63.77%) MS Excel
3 35 (50.72%) Windows
4 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
5 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
5 19 (27.54%) ITIL
6 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
7 15 (21.74%) Finance
8 12 (17.39%) SLA
8 12 (17.39%) Project Management
8 12 (17.39%) Oracle
9 11 (15.94%) Service Management
10 10 (14.49%) SQL
10 10 (14.49%) MCP
10 10 (14.49%) MS Project
10 10 (14.49%) OpenView
10 10 (14.49%) HP
11 9 (13.04%) MS Visio
11 9 (13.04%) German Language
12 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.59%) IBM Notes
12 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (11.59%) Lotus
13 7 (10.14%) Russian Language
13 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
13 7 (10.14%) Dutch Language
13 7 (10.14%) French Language
13 7 (10.14%) Wireless
13 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (11.59%) IBM Notes
2 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.45%) eRoom
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (63.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Project
3 9 (13.04%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.45%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
1 7 (10.14%) Wireless
2 5 (7.25%) DNS
2 5 (7.25%) Broadband
2 5 (7.25%) DHCP
3 3 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) DMZ
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.45%) MS Access
2 1 (1.45%) EDMS
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) German Language
3 7 (10.14%) Dutch Language
3 7 (10.14%) French Language
3 7 (10.14%) Russian Language
4 5 (7.25%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (5.80%) Turkish Language
5 4 (5.80%) Italian Language
5 4 (5.80%) Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Retail
6 3 (4.35%) Local Government
7 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.90%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Analyst
2 18 (26.09%) Service Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) IT Support
5 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Support Technician
6 5 (7.25%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) MI Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.90%) Junior
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) ODBC
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) GIS
3 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.72%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
3 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.25%) Android
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Project Management
3 11 (15.94%) Service Management
4 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.25%) SDLC
7 4 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.80%) ITSM
7 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.35%) Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Stress Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.35%) SIEM
8 3 (4.35%) Web Development
9 2 (2.90%) Security Patching
9 2 (2.90%) Change Control
9 2 (2.90%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) VBScript
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) VB
3 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) MCP
2 3 (4.35%) CCNP
2 3 (4.35%) CCNA
2 3 (4.35%) CISSP
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 3 (4.35%) CEH
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.90%) PMP
3 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) CAPM
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) OpenView
2 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Lotus
5 6 (8.70%) Citrix
6 5 (7.25%) VMware
7 4 (5.80%) LANDesk
7 4 (5.80%) Sun
8 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.35%) Symantec
8 3 (4.35%) SAP
9 1 (1.45%) Cognos
9 1 (1.45%) Adobe
9 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago