The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Microsoft Excel
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 57 38
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 20 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.13% 2.73% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 41.67% 39.06% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 17
Median daily rate £380 £265 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.39% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £325
% change year-on-year +3.58% -3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -3.12% +16.36%  

Microsoft 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 48 64 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 7.52% 6.98% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 32
Median daily rate £380 £334 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +2.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Cheshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Cheshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Cheshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Cheshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +17 6 - - 1
Warrington +18 4 £140 -47.16% 1
Macclesfield 0 2 £393 +12.14% 1
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
Microsoft Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (42.11%) Finance
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (21.05%) Banking
5 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (18.42%) SLA
7 6 (15.79%) SAS
7 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.79%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
9 4 (10.53%) Analytics
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
9 4 (10.53%) Windows
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) SAP
9 4 (10.53%) Workflow
9 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.89%) Retail
10 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
10 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco
10 3 (7.89%) CCNA
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring 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 6 (15.79%) SAS
1 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Base SAS
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) QlikView
3 1 (2.63%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ProC
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Project Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Printer Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Break Fix Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Excel Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SAS Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
2 4 (10.53%) Analytics
2 4 (10.53%) Project Management
2 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
2 4 (10.53%) Workflow
3 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
3 3 (7.89%) Hardware Maintenance
3 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
3 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) Coaching
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analytics
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.26%) Swim Lanes
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) PROC SQL
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Macro
2 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.63%) COBOL
3 1 (2.63%) JCL
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) R
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) COSHH
3 2 (5.26%) PMO
3 2 (5.26%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) SAP
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) CA
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Tableau