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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.16% 3.55% 1.74%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% 33.33% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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
18 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.61% 10.64% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Average daily rate £310 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.84 £22.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% -26.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.45 £35.37 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) MS Office
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Portuguese Language
6 5 (31.25%) Russian Language
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
7 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (25.00%) Turkish Language
7 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (25.00%) French Language
7 4 (25.00%) German Language
7 4 (25.00%) Italian Language
7 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
7 4 (25.00%) ITSM
7 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) Workflow
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
9 2 (12.50%) Local Government
9 2 (12.50%) MCITP
9 2 (12.50%) SCCM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (6.25%) Sage 200
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
1 5 (31.25%) Portuguese Language
1 5 (31.25%) Russian Language
2 4 (25.00%) French Language
2 4 (25.00%) German Language
2 4 (25.00%) Italian Language
2 4 (25.00%) Turkish Language
3 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 2 (12.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) ICT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITSM
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) Workflow
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Sage
5 1 (6.25%) Vertica
5 1 (6.25%) Talend