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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.06% 5.30% 4.34%
As % of the Applications category 37.63% 61.11% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £300 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +118.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.42 £18.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £30.47 £47.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
93 72 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.79% 8.67% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 33
Average daily rate £400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £99 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 24
Average hourly rate £14.75 £24.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.79% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.73 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 14 £155 - 9
Chester +1 7 £275 -15.38% 2
Knutsford +7 3 £425 -0.58% 1
Runcorn - 2 £215 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) MS Excel
3 29 (37.66%) Windows
4 22 (28.57%) ITIL
5 18 (23.38%) Service Management
6 17 (22.08%) HP
7 16 (20.78%) SLA
8 14 (18.18%) MCP
8 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
9 13 (16.88%) Windows 7
9 13 (16.88%) Project Management
9 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
9 13 (16.88%) OpenView
9 13 (16.88%) Citrix
10 11 (14.29%) Lotus
10 11 (14.29%) IBM Notes
10 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 11 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (12.99%) VMware
12 9 (11.69%) Finance
12 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
12 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.39%) SAP
13 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (9.09%) Migration
15 6 (7.79%) Symantec

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (38.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) MS Project
3 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.60%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.30%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) VPN
3 5 (6.49%) DNS
3 5 (6.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) Wireless
5 2 (2.60%) Network Security
5 2 (2.60%) WAN
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) Intranet
6 1 (1.30%) 3G
6 1 (1.30%) Firewall
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Local Government
5 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.90%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Junior
8 2 (2.60%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.60%) OOXML
2 2 (2.60%) HTML5
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) XSLT
3 1 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.90%) NHS
2 3 (3.90%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.60%) iPad
3 2 (2.60%) PMI
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Handset
3 2 (2.60%) PDA
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Windows 7
3 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Tru64
8 1 (1.30%) UNIX
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) ITIL
2 18 (23.38%) Service Management
3 13 (16.88%) Project Management
4 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.09%) Migration
6 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.49%) Validation
7 4 (5.19%) Requirements Management
8 3 (3.90%) Information Security
8 3 (3.90%) Change Management
9 2 (2.60%) ITSM
9 2 (2.60%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.60%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.60%) Critical Path Analysis
10 1 (1.30%) Cyber Security
10 1 (1.30%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.60%) C#
3 2 (2.60%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) MCP
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.90%) PMP
4 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CISA
5 2 (2.60%) MCDST
5 2 (2.60%) CISSP
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) OpenView
2 11 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.19%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) HP
3 13 (16.88%) Citrix
4 11 (14.29%) Lotus
5 10 (12.99%) VMware
6 8 (10.39%) SAP
7 6 (7.79%) Symantec
7 6 (7.79%) McAfee
8 5 (6.49%) Sophos
8 5 (6.49%) Adobe
8 5 (6.49%) CA
8 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.49%) Veeam
8 5 (6.49%) Becrypt
9 3 (3.90%) Toshiba
9 3 (3.90%) Dell
9 3 (3.90%) AppSense
10 1 (1.30%) Northgate
10 1 (1.30%) NorthgateArinso
10 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Ellesmere Port
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago