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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.86% 3.31% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 35.71% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1455.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
30 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.72% 9.27% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £160 £210 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+383.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) VBScript
3 9 (37.50%) VB
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (25.00%) C
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) C++
6 6 (25.00%) MySQL
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) SCCM
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
7 5 (20.83%) XenApp
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (20.83%) AppSense
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
1 3 (12.50%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Tester
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Applications Packager
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Web Content Editor
4 2 (8.33%) Content Editor
4 2 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Web Editor
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (8.33%) jQuery
6 2 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) RESTful
7 1 (4.17%) JSON
7 1 (4.17%) Spring
7 1 (4.17%) JDBC
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.17%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Kanban
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) VBScript
2 9 (37.50%) VB
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) C
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) C++
5 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) XenApp
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) AppSense
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Vertica
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy