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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.55% 1.82% 4.32%
As % of the Applications category 31.25% 23.08% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£410 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
16 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.35% 7.88% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £304 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.92 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.52% -13.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) MS Project
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) MS Project Server
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project Server
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Project Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) CAPM
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix