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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.56% 3.72% 2.14%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 47.06% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £160 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +30.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
MS Excel
Cheshire

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
22 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.13% 7.91% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £275 £160 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% +30.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.81% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015, 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 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) MS Office
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (27.27%) Dutch Language
5 6 (27.27%) German Language
5 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
7 4 (18.18%) VBA
7 4 (18.18%) French Language
7 4 (18.18%) Russian Language
8 3 (13.64%) SCCM
8 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) VBScript
8 3 (13.64%) VB
8 3 (13.64%) MS Project
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Local Government
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (9.09%) VMware
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (13.64%) MS Project
4 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Dutch Language
1 6 (27.27%) German Language
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 4 (18.18%) French Language
3 4 (18.18%) Russian Language
4 3 (13.64%) Local Government
5 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
5 2 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (9.09%) Turkish Language
6 1 (4.55%) Italian Language
6 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
6 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Excel Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Excel Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) VBA Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Talend Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XML
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) REST
1 2 (9.09%) OAuth2
1 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
3 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.55%) MVVM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VBA
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) EMIR
1 2 (9.09%) MiFID
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Vertica
4 1 (4.55%) Talend
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) AppSense