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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 30 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.81% 4.50% 4.96%
As % of the Applications category 38.96% 52.56% 43.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 6
Average daily rate
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£170 £300 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +118.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £139 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £347 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 18
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.42 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £31.56 £44.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
77 78 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.77% 8.55% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 34
Average daily rate £388 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £126 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £428 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.44 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.56 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 9 £110 - 5
Chester +6 4 - - 6
Knutsford +10 3 £425 -0.58% 1
Macclesfield 0 2 £170 - 2
Crewe - 2 - - 3
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.25%) MS Excel
3 23 (32.39%) Windows
4 21 (29.58%) ITIL
5 18 (25.35%) Service Management
6 15 (21.13%) Project Management
6 15 (21.13%) SLA
7 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
7 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
7 14 (19.72%) HP
7 14 (19.72%) MCP
8 13 (18.31%) IBM Notes
8 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
8 13 (18.31%) OpenView
8 13 (18.31%) Lotus
8 13 (18.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (14.08%) VMware
9 10 (14.08%) Citrix
9 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
9 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
10 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
10 9 (12.68%) Finance
11 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
11 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
12 7 (9.86%) SAP
12 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.45%) Management Information System

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (18.31%) IBM Notes
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (42.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.45%) MS Project
3 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.82%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.04%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) DHCP
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
4 3 (4.23%) VPN
5 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 2 (2.82%) HTTP
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) FTP
6 1 (1.41%) 3G
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Local Government
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) French Language
6 1 (1.41%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Service Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.45%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (5.63%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) HTML5
2 2 (2.82%) OOXML
2 2 (2.82%) XSLT
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) JDBC
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.23%) NHS
4 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.82%) iPad
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 2 (2.82%) Handset
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.82%) PMI
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) Service Management
3 15 (21.13%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.04%) Migration
5 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.63%) Coaching
6 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.63%) Validation
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) ITSM
7 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.23%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.82%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Information Security
8 2 (2.82%) Change Management
9 1 (1.41%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
2 3 (4.23%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.82%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) VB
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
1 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
1 14 (19.72%) MCP
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.23%) PMP
3 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.82%) MCDST
4 2 (2.82%) CISA
4 2 (2.82%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) XenApp
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) OpenView
1 13 (18.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) HP
3 13 (18.31%) Lotus
4 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 10 (14.08%) Citrix
5 7 (9.86%) SAP
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
7 4 (5.63%) Becrypt
7 4 (5.63%) Veeam
7 4 (5.63%) McAfee
7 4 (5.63%) Sophos
7 4 (5.63%) CA
7 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.63%) Adobe
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco
9 1 (1.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle
9 1 (1.41%) Primavera
9 1 (1.41%) webMethods
9 1 (1.41%) AppSense
Chester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £29 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £145 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago