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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 17 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.28% 4.29% 6.93%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 37.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£405 £155 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.45% -34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £155 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £231 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £9.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+333.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
12 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.84% 11.43% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate £343 £203 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.92% -42.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £364 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £9.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+333.33% -73.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) AdminStudio
3 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) MS Project
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) AppSense
3 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) MS Project Server
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) AIX

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project Server
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (22.22%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VBScript
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
1 2 (22.22%) CISM
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
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