Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 40 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 55 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.13% 4.33% 3.47%
As % of the Applications category 49.11% 47.41% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 47
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +38.46% +25.00%
10th Percentile £171 £205 £204
90th Percentile £421 £575 £475
North West median daily rate £335 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.06% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 - £10.00
North West median hourly rate £13.60 £16.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.34% -19.75% +44.64%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 112 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.40% 9.13% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 92 98
Cheshire median daily rate £318 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.29% +7.69% +23.81%
10th Percentile £147 £123 £160
90th Percentile £428 £530 £460
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +8.93% -9.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £9.81
90th Percentile £19.00 £21.00 £31.88
North West median hourly rate £14.13 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.72% -8.57% +9.38%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +17 18 £350 -32.69%
Warrington +9 10 £300 -36.84% 1
Knutsford -9 8 £230 -38.67%
Macclesfield 0 4 £305 +1.67% 1
Alderley Edge - 3 £294 -
Crewe -11 2 £343 - 1
Microsoft Excel
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (54.55%) Finance
3 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (38.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (25.45%) Banking
5 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (18.18%) Project Management
8 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
8 8 (14.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (14.55%) SLA
8 8 (14.55%) HP
8 8 (14.55%) Break/Fix
9 7 (12.73%) SAP
9 7 (12.73%) Windows
10 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
10 6 (10.91%) PMO
10 6 (10.91%) Skype
11 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
11 5 (9.09%) Dependency Management
11 5 (9.09%) Skype for Business
11 5 (9.09%) Change Control
11 5 (9.09%) Office 365
11 5 (9.09%) Degree
11 5 (9.09%) SQL
11 5 (9.09%) Oracle
11 5 (9.09%) SAS
12 4 (7.27%) MS Access
12 4 (7.27%) Dell
12 4 (7.27%) VBA

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 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) SAS
2 5 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (38.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) HFM
1 3 (5.45%) SAP CO
1 3 (5.45%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.82%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Veeva
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Skype
2 4 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.82%) GSM
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) LTE
3 1 (1.82%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) MS Access
2 3 (5.45%) Base SAS
2 3 (5.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (3.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Essbase
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) ProC
General
1 30 (54.55%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (7.27%) Marketing
5 3 (5.45%) Legal
6 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Law
6 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.82%) Advertising
7 1 (1.82%) Billing
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Data Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Trainer
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Junior
6 3 (5.45%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Junior Data Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Data Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Project Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) SAS Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.82%) Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Project Management
2 8 (14.55%) Break/Fix
2 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
3 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
4 5 (9.09%) Change Control
4 5 (9.09%) Dependency Management
5 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (7.27%) ITSM
5 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.27%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.45%) CRM
6 3 (5.45%) Machine Learning
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.45%) Workflow
7 2 (3.64%) Data Entry
7 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) VBA
3 2 (3.64%) PROC SQL
3 2 (3.64%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) CCNA
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) CIPD
3 2 (3.64%) HND
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 6 (10.91%) PMO
3 4 (7.27%) COSHH
4 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.82%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) HP
3 7 (12.73%) SAP
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle
5 4 (7.27%) Dell
5 4 (7.27%) Hyperion
6 3 (5.45%) BT
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.82%) CA
7 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo