The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Chester region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.51% 5.73% 5.38%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 75.00% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.01% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +5.33%
Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 7.64% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate £405 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +9.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
Cheshire

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (31.25%) AppSense
4 5 (31.25%) XenApp
4 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
4 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) MSI
6 3 (18.75%) VBScript
6 3 (18.75%) VB
6 3 (18.75%) MS Project
6 3 (18.75%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) Handset
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MSI
2 2 (12.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Project Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Applications Packager
2 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
2 2 (12.50%) OOXML
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Handset
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) VBScript
1 3 (18.75%) VB
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCDST
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Citrix
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) AppSense
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) SAP