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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 41 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.38% 5.35% 7.45%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 47.13% 53.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 20
Average daily rate £300 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £110 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.80 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
86 87 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.97% 11.34% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 44
Average daily rate £300 £310 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £45.00 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -9 15 £300 +172.72% 2
Knutsford - 5 - -
Macclesfield 0 4 £234 - 4
Chester -6 3 £288 -7.09%
Daresbury - 2 £300 -
Crewe -5 1 - - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £213 - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 56 (70.00%) MS Excel
1 56 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (45.00%) ITIL
3 31 (38.75%) Windows
4 22 (27.50%) Finance
4 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
5 19 (23.75%) SLA
6 15 (18.75%) Coaching
7 12 (15.00%) Problem Management
7 12 (15.00%) SCCM
7 12 (15.00%) Service Management
7 12 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 11 (13.75%) MCP
8 11 (13.75%) OpenView
8 11 (13.75%) HP
8 11 (13.75%) PMI
8 11 (13.75%) PMI Certification
8 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
10 9 (11.25%) Banking
10 9 (11.25%) SQL
10 9 (11.25%) MS Project
10 9 (11.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (11.25%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
12 7 (8.75%) Retail
12 7 (8.75%) Linux
12 7 (8.75%) Disclosure Scotland

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) eRoom
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 56 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (11.25%) MS Project
3 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) DHCP
1 4 (5.00%) DNS
1 4 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) FTP
2 3 (3.75%) HTTP
2 3 (3.75%) SMTP
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
1 2 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.75%) Retail
5 6 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (6.25%) Retail Banking
7 4 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (3.75%) Advertising
8 3 (3.75%) Dutch Language
8 3 (3.75%) French Language
8 3 (3.75%) German Language
8 3 (3.75%) Italian Language
8 3 (3.75%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (3.75%) Russian Language
8 3 (3.75%) Turkish Language
9 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Service Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
7 7 (8.75%) IT Manager
7 7 (8.75%) IT Services Manager
8 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.25%) Coordinator
8 5 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (5.00%) Network Support
9 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) JDBC
1 3 (3.75%) SAP XI
1 3 (3.75%) XML
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) PMI
2 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.25%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.75%) Linux
5 4 (5.00%) Unix
6 3 (3.75%) Solaris
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) Coaching
3 12 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (15.00%) Service Management
4 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
6 6 (7.50%) Process Improvement
6 6 (7.50%) Quality Management
6 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.00%) Investment Management
8 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.75%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
9 3 (3.75%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C++
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) MCP
1 11 (13.75%) PMI Certification
2 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) Degree
4 4 (5.00%) CIPD
4 4 (5.00%) MBA
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) SLA
2 7 (8.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) SCCM
2 11 (13.75%) OpenView
3 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 56 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
3 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.75%) webMethods
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) IBM