The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 15 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.56% 5.26% 3.05%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 46.67% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £288 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
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 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.26% 11.28% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Average daily rate £275 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £501 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Dutch Language
2 3 (60.00%) French Language
2 3 (60.00%) German Language
2 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
2 3 (60.00%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (60.00%) Russian Language
2 3 (60.00%) Turkish Language
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Intune
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Local Government
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
General
1 3 (60.00%) Dutch Language
1 3 (60.00%) French Language
1 3 (60.00%) German Language
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (60.00%) Portuguese Language
1 3 (60.00%) Russian Language
1 3 (60.00%) Turkish Language
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) ICT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft