The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 66 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 5.81% 2.27% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £75 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £231 £233
% change year-on-year
+23.78% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.92 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -2.83%
Spreadsheet
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 88 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.66% 9.26% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 29
Average daily rate £335 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £143 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +34.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.15 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.56 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 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 - - - -
Spreadsheet
North West

Spreadsheet
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) SLA
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) SAP HR
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP HR
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAP HR Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Report Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy