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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 41 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.22% 7.11% 5.62%
As % of the Applications category 40.59% 49.56% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 13
Average daily rate
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£200 £296 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.48% +97.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.09% +137.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.65 £18.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
101 113 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.85% 14.34% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 38
Average daily rate £300 £305 £151
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +101.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £111 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +154.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
Warrington -7 12 £110 -42.85% 3
Chester +10 10 £310 -11.42% 10
Wilmslow -5 3 £185 +67.80% 3
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
Northwich - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 - - 3
Macclesfield 0 1 - - 4
Nantwich - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 65 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 61 (71.76%) MS Excel
3 39 (45.88%) ITIL
4 32 (37.65%) Windows
5 28 (32.94%) Service Management
6 27 (31.76%) MCP
6 27 (31.76%) SLA
7 26 (30.59%) OpenView
7 26 (30.59%) HP
7 26 (30.59%) Lotus
7 26 (30.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 26 (30.59%) IBM Notes
8 21 (24.71%) Active Directory
9 18 (21.18%) Windows XP
10 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
11 15 (17.65%) Finance
12 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
13 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
13 13 (15.29%) MS Visio
14 12 (14.12%) MS Project
14 12 (14.12%) Project Management
14 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
15 9 (10.59%) Citrix
15 9 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
16 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (7.06%) VMware
18 5 (5.88%) Banking
18 5 (5.88%) Dutch Language

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (30.59%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) eRoom
Applications
1 61 (71.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.29%) MS Visio
3 12 (14.12%) MS Project
4 9 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.71%) Broadband
3 3 (3.53%) VPN
3 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 3 (3.53%) Wireless
4 2 (2.35%) 4G
4 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.18%) DMZ
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
5 1 (1.18%) 3G
5 1 (1.18%) SMTP
5 1 (1.18%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MSI
1 3 (3.53%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Dutch Language
3 5 (5.88%) German Language
4 3 (3.53%) French Language
4 3 (3.53%) Local Government
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (52.94%) Analyst
2 32 (37.65%) Service Analyst
3 30 (35.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) Coordinator
6 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (7.06%) IT Support
7 4 (4.71%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Project Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Applications Packager
8 3 (3.53%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.53%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (2.35%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) JDBC
2 1 (1.18%) SOAP
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) XML
2 1 (1.18%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.18%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Windows
2 18 (21.18%) Windows XP
3 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) Android
5 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.18%) UNIX
7 1 (1.18%) Solaris
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.88%) ITIL
2 28 (32.94%) Service Management
3 12 (14.12%) Project Management
4 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.53%) Coaching
7 3 (3.53%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.35%) Matrix Management
8 2 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.35%) Web Application Development
9 1 (1.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.18%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.18%) People Management
9 1 (1.18%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.18%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.18%) Time Management
9 1 (1.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) VB
2 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.71%) VBScript
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) MCP
2 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 21 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.71%) XenApp
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (30.59%) OpenView
1 26 (30.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (30.59%) HP
2 26 (30.59%) Lotus
3 9 (10.59%) Citrix
4 6 (7.06%) VMware
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle
6 4 (4.71%) AppSense
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe
8 1 (1.18%) webMethods
8 1 (1.18%) BT
8 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago