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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.51% 5.06% 3.50%
As % of the Applications category 29.91% 37.61% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +74.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £126 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.99 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.50 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
117 109 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.75% 13.44% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 29
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Chester +3 8 £310 -31.11% 5
Warrington -19 8 £150 -41.17% 4
Crewe - 5 £400 - 5
Knutsford -2 1 £375 +212.50%
Macclesfield -7 1 £225 - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 55 (75.34%) Microsoft
2 49 (67.12%) MS Excel
3 30 (41.10%) Windows
3 30 (41.10%) ITIL
4 20 (27.40%) SLA
5 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
6 18 (24.66%) OpenView
6 18 (24.66%) HP
6 18 (24.66%) MCP
6 18 (24.66%) Service Management
7 17 (23.29%) IBM Notes
7 17 (23.29%) Windows XP
7 17 (23.29%) Lotus
7 17 (23.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (20.55%) Finance
9 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
9 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
10 12 (16.44%) MS Project
11 11 (15.07%) Project Management
12 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.96%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.96%) Citrix
13 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
14 7 (9.59%) VMware
15 6 (8.22%) Dutch Language
15 6 (8.22%) German Language
15 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
16 5 (6.85%) SCCM
16 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
16 5 (6.85%) Windows 8

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (23.29%) IBM Notes
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.37%) eRoom
Applications
1 49 (67.12%) MS Excel
2 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
3 12 (16.44%) MS Project
4 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.37%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Wireless
2 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.11%) Broadband
4 2 (2.74%) 4G
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) DNS
5 1 (1.37%) DMZ
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Dutch Language
2 6 (8.22%) German Language
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) French Language
4 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Russian Language
5 3 (4.11%) Local Government
6 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.37%) Turkish Language
7 1 (1.37%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Service Analyst
3 21 (28.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) IT Support
5 6 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.11%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (2.74%) Junior Project Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.74%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 17 (23.29%) Windows XP
3 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 18 (24.66%) Service Management
3 11 (15.07%) Project Management
4 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.96%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.11%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.74%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.74%) Coaching
8 2 (2.74%) Change Control
8 2 (2.74%) Web Application Development
8 2 (2.74%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (2.74%) Matrix Management
8 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.85%) VBScript
2 3 (4.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (24.66%) MCP
2 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) PMP
4 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CEH
5 1 (1.37%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.40%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) XenApp
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) OpenView
2 17 (23.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (75.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.66%) HP
3 17 (23.29%) Lotus
4 8 (10.96%) Citrix
5 7 (9.59%) VMware
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle
7 3 (4.11%) Sun
7 3 (4.11%) AppSense
8 2 (2.74%) SAP
9 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.37%) Cognos
9 1 (1.37%) Adobe
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec
9 1 (1.37%) BT
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
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