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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.59% 3.46% 5.96%
As % of the Applications category 37.50% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£310 £394 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.81% +383.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
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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
24 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.24% 10.39% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £310 £324 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +54.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.81% +383.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 6 (42.86%) Dutch Language
5 6 (42.86%) German Language
6 4 (28.57%) French Language
7 3 (21.43%) Russian Language
7 3 (21.43%) XenApp
7 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Local Government
7 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (21.43%) AppSense
7 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (21.43%) VBScript
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) MS Project
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) AdminStudio
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) MSI
8 2 (14.29%) Finance

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 12 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (21.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) AdminStudio
2 2 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Dutch Language
1 6 (42.86%) German Language
2 4 (28.57%) French Language
3 3 (21.43%) Russian Language
3 3 (21.43%) Local Government
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
5 1 (7.14%) Turkish Language
5 1 (7.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Applications Packager
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) People Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
1 3 (21.43%) VB
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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