The table below looks at the statistics for MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft PowerPoint
Rank 43 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing MS PowerPoint 24 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.91% 1.79% 1.17%
As % of the Applications category 25.26% 20.78% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 5
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£308 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% -16.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +16.66%
MS PowerPoint
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
95 77 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.53% 8.61% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 37
Average daily rate £260 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £21.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.04% +38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

MS PowerPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS PowerPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS PowerPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the Cheshire region.

MS PowerPoint Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS PowerPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

MS PowerPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MS PowerPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the Cheshire region.

MS PowerPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS PowerPoint
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 PowerPoint within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Chester +16 5 £400 - 1
Macclesfield - 5 £180 -
Knutsford +5 4 £308 - 1
Warrington - - - -
MS PowerPoint
North West

MS PowerPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint.

1 21 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (47.22%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (38.89%) Finance
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) Project Management
5 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) MS Project
5 9 (25.00%) MS Office
6 7 (19.44%) Validation
6 7 (19.44%) Banking
6 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 6 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (16.67%) SAP
7 6 (16.67%) MS Access
7 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (13.89%) Resource Management
8 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
9 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.11%) Data Validation
9 4 (11.11%) Web Development
9 4 (11.11%) YUI
9 4 (11.11%) MVC
9 4 (11.11%) Apache
9 4 (11.11%) AIX

MS PowerPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (25.00%) MS Project
2 9 (25.00%) MS Office
3 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MS Access
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.78%) LSMW
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Data Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) MI Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Project Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
6 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Engagement Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Business Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) PMO Lead
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Data Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) CSS
1 4 (11.11%) YUI
2 1 (2.78%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) AIX
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
2 7 (19.44%) Validation
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (13.89%) Resource Management
4 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
4 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.11%) EAM
5 4 (11.11%) MVC
5 4 (11.11%) Web Development
5 4 (11.11%) Data Validation
6 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.33%) Line Management
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (2.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) SAP
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Sun
3 4 (11.11%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) BMC
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Primavera
5 1 (2.78%) Teradata
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