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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 11 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.68% 1.60% 6.85%
As % of the Applications category 69.23% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £365 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.73% -7.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £11.75 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
13 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.98% 8.00% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Median daily rate £365 £260 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -16.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +48.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) SAS
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (14.29%) GAMP
7 2 (14.29%) GMP
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (7.14%) COSHH
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.14%) Case Management
8 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
8 1 (7.14%) ISTQB

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) SAS Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Assistant
4 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Case Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (14.29%) GAMP
1 2 (14.29%) GMP
2 1 (7.14%) COSHH
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp