The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Chester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 27 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.51% 1.90% 6.15%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 25.00% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£410 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 7.59% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate £405 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +9.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
Cheshire

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MS Excel 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 Excel.

1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) VBScript
3 6 (31.58%) VB
4 5 (26.32%) MS Project
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (21.05%) AppSense
5 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
5 4 (21.05%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) XenApp
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) MS Project Server
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) MSI
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) XML

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MS Excel 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 Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project Server
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Project
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Packager
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Project Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) VBScript
1 6 (31.58%) VB
2 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISM
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CAPM
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (21.05%) XenApp
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) AppSense
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) VMware