The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
North West / Cheshire
Rank 26 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 29 73 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.39% 7.56% 7.02%
As % of the Applications category 52.73% 64.60% 58.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 33
Median daily rate £278 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.70% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Median hourly rate £38.74 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.72% -1.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 55 113 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.22% 11.70% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 64 46
Median daily rate £295 £358 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.48% +19.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £199 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 21
Median hourly rate £39.98 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.50% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.62 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Cheshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 8 £230 -35.84% 4
Warrington +6 5 £130 -68.89% 7
Crewe +8 2 - -
Knutsford -5 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
MS Excel
North West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) MS Office
3 23 (37.10%) Finance
4 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (27.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.35%) ITIL
7 12 (19.35%) Windows
8 10 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
10 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (12.90%) Migration
11 7 (11.29%) Change Management
11 7 (11.29%) Service Management
11 7 (11.29%) ETL
11 7 (11.29%) SAS
11 7 (11.29%) MS Project
11 7 (11.29%) SAP
11 7 (11.29%) SQL
11 7 (11.29%) Banking
11 7 (11.29%) Degree
12 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
12 6 (9.68%) Office 365
12 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
12 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (9.68%) SLA
12 6 (9.68%) Citrix
12 6 (9.68%) Risk Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (11.29%) SAS
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (45.16%) MS Office
2 17 (27.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (11.29%) MS Project
4 5 (8.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Skype
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) Anycast
3 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
3 1 (1.61%) SMTP
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) VLAN
3 1 (1.61%) VoIP
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.23%) MS Access
7 2 (3.23%) QlikView
7 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.61%) MySQL
8 1 (1.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (37.10%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.84%) Local Government
6 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.23%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Advertising
7 1 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Consultant
3 6 (9.68%) SAS Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Project Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Migration Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Programmer
6 3 (4.84%) SAS Programmer
7 2 (3.23%) Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) DBA
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) MDX
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) RIA
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.61%) BYOD
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (12.90%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) Change Management
3 7 (11.29%) ETL
3 7 (11.29%) Service Management
4 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 6 (9.68%) Workflow
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.45%) Resource Management
6 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.45%) Time Management
6 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) VB
4 2 (3.23%) VBA
4 2 (3.23%) X++
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) APMP
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.61%) COSHH
3 1 (1.61%) GAMP
3 1 (1.61%) GMP
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SAP
3 6 (9.68%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Lotus
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Cognos
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.84%) Intel Security
5 3 (4.84%) Remedy
5 3 (4.84%) Splunk
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) Trustwave
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (3.23%) Tableau
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) IronPort
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
7 1 (1.61%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
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