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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.98% 4.44% 5.06%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 42.86% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
27 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.17% 10.37% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate £305 £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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
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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
6 7 (29.17%) Russian Language
7 6 (25.00%) German Language
8 5 (20.83%) Portuguese Language
8 5 (20.83%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) Project Management
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) French Language
9 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (16.67%) Dutch Language
9 4 (16.67%) Local Government
9 4 (16.67%) Web Development
9 4 (16.67%) CEH
9 4 (16.67%) Information Security
9 4 (16.67%) Firewall
9 4 (16.67%) ITSM
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (16.67%) MS Project
9 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.67%) Symantec

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Project
3 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Russian Language
2 6 (25.00%) German Language
3 5 (20.83%) French Language
3 5 (20.83%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Local Government
4 4 (16.67%) Dutch Language
4 4 (16.67%) Italian Language
4 4 (16.67%) Turkish Language
5 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
5 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) ITSM
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Web Development
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (16.67%) SIEM
2 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
4 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) People Management
5 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CCNP
1 4 (16.67%) CCNA
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (16.67%) A+ Certification
1 4 (16.67%) CEH
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec
3 4 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 4 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 3 (12.50%) Sun
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense