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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 44 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.20% 3.99% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 40.74% 30.61% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 6
Average daily rate £267 £153 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.75% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £135 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £9.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
108 98 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.77% 13.05% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 34
Average daily rate £325 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.90% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.00 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 14 £255 +88.88% 3
Chester -17 9 £450 +114.28% 1
Knutsford - 5 £120 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £140 -
Winsford - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (46.36%) MS Excel
2 50 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 39 (35.45%) Windows
4 28 (25.45%) Finance
5 26 (23.64%) ITIL
6 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
6 18 (16.36%) Project Management
7 17 (15.45%) Service Management
7 17 (15.45%) MS Visio
8 16 (14.55%) Citrix
9 15 (13.64%) Windows 7
10 14 (12.73%) Windows XP
11 13 (11.82%) Migration
12 12 (10.91%) HP
12 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
12 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
12 12 (10.91%) MS Project
12 12 (10.91%) XenApp
12 12 (10.91%) SCCM
13 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.09%) SLA
14 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 10 (9.09%) QA
14 10 (9.09%) VMware
14 10 (9.09%) Project Planning
15 9 (8.18%) SAP
16 8 (7.27%) MCP
16 8 (7.27%) OpenView
16 8 (7.27%) Banking
16 8 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.82%) CMS
4 2 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (1.82%) Lync
4 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (46.36%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.45%) MS Visio
3 12 (10.91%) MS Project
4 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.64%) Acrobat
5 4 (3.64%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.64%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (1.82%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.82%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.91%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Intranet
1 5 (4.55%) Internet
2 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.64%) VPN
3 2 (1.82%) LAN
3 2 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (0.91%) VoIP
4 1 (0.91%) WAN
4 1 (0.91%) DHCP
4 1 (0.91%) Broadband
4 1 (0.91%) 3G
4 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.91%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MSI
2 4 (3.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.64%) Electronics
6 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.73%) Back Office
7 2 (1.82%) Local Government
7 2 (1.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (41.82%) Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Service Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.36%) MI Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) ICT Technician
6 5 (4.55%) ICT Support Technician
6 5 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 5 (4.55%) Applications Packager
6 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.64%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.64%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Mechanical Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.64%) HTML
2 4 (3.64%) CSS
3 2 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (0.91%) CSS3
4 1 (0.91%) .NET
4 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.55%) NHS
2 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.82%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.82%) PDA
4 1 (0.91%) Clustering
4 1 (0.91%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.45%) Windows
2 15 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.82%) Tru64
6 2 (1.82%) UNIX
6 2 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.64%) ITIL
2 18 (16.36%) Project Management
3 17 (15.45%) Service Management
4 13 (11.82%) Migration
5 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
6 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 7 (6.36%) Validation
9 6 (5.45%) Critical Path Analysis
10 5 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.55%) Release Management
10 5 (4.55%) ITSM
11 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.64%) Change Management
11 4 (3.64%) CAD
11 4 (3.64%) CRM
11 4 (3.64%) Stress Analysis
11 4 (3.64%) Finite Element Analysis
11 4 (3.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) VBA
2 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.55%) VBScript
2 5 (4.55%) VB
3 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.82%) SQL
5 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.27%) MCP
2 8 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) ISEB
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (0.91%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
1 10 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.91%) XenApp
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.91%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) SCCM
2 8 (7.27%) OpenView
3 7 (6.36%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.73%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.55%) Citrix
3 12 (10.91%) HP
4 10 (9.09%) VMware
5 9 (8.18%) SAP
6 8 (7.27%) AppSense
7 7 (6.36%) Adobe
8 5 (4.55%) Lotus
9 4 (3.64%) SolidWorks
9 4 (3.64%) McAfee
9 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.64%) ANSYS
10 3 (2.73%) Veeam
10 3 (2.73%) Dell
10 3 (2.73%) CA
10 3 (2.73%) Symantec
10 3 (2.73%) Sophos
10 3 (2.73%) Toshiba
10 3 (2.73%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.82%) Oracle