The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 10 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.47% 5.43% 7.59%
As % of the Applications category 69.23% 58.33% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £230 £342 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.74% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £264 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £368 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +96.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +17.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
13 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.68% 9.30% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Median daily rate £365 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% +1.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +48.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) MS Office
3 6 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 4 (22.22%) SAS
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (16.67%) MS Project
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) PMO
7 2 (11.11%) Local Government
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.11%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) MDX
7 2 (11.11%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (16.67%) MS Project
4 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Anycast
1 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Printer Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Assistant
4 1 (5.56%) Project Support Assistant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Validation
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Conflict Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (11.11%) GAMP
1 2 (11.11%) GMP
1 2 (11.11%) PMO
2 1 (5.56%) COSHH
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) F5
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) NetApp
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) VMware