Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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 Office
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 40 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 53 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.50% 4.30% 6.00%
As % of the Applications category 44.92% 49.54% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 50
Cheshire median daily rate £178 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.83% -6.25% +16.36%
10th Percentile £120 £131 £120
90th Percentile £338 £675 £508
North West median daily rate £300 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +13.73% +18.60%
10th Percentile £16.35 £11.08 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.03 £18.80 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.02% -9.63% +10.34%

Microsoft Office 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 118 109 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.01% 8.67% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 90
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £335 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% -7.90% +11.92%
10th Percentile £156 £169 £129
90th Percentile £450 £488 £530
North West median daily rate £325 £335 £345
% change year-on-year -2.99% -2.90% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +13.73% +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.57 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.34 £18.65 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.02% -9.63% -8.57%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Warrington 0 14 £160 -60.00% 3
Macclesfield +4 11 - - 3
Alderley Edge +10 7 - -
Knutsford -4 5 £300 +76.47%
Chester -7 4 £250 -13.42% 2
Crewe -13 4 £128 -57.50% 4
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 34 (64.15%) Windows 10
4 33 (62.26%) Office 365
5 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
6 23 (43.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 20 (37.74%) Apple iOS
7 20 (37.74%) OneDrive
8 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
8 19 (35.85%) SCCM
8 19 (35.85%) Mac OS
8 19 (35.85%) ServiceNow
8 19 (35.85%) Software Deployment
8 19 (35.85%) SLA
8 19 (35.85%) Apple
9 16 (30.19%) Asset Management
10 14 (26.42%) ITSM
10 14 (26.42%) ITIL
11 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
12 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
12 9 (16.98%) Service Management
12 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
13 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
14 7 (13.21%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
15 6 (11.32%) Marketing
15 6 (11.32%) Trend Analysis
15 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
15 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization

Microsoft Office
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 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.43%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (62.26%) Office 365
2 20 (37.74%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Skype
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Intranet
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.77%) VoIP
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) PSTN
4 1 (1.89%) SMTP
4 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.89%) MS Access
1 1 (1.89%) Power BI
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.32%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Service Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Customer Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.43%) IT Support
5 5 (9.43%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) Windows 10
3 20 (37.74%) Apple iOS
4 19 (35.85%) Mac OS
4 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Software Deployment
2 16 (30.19%) Asset Management
3 14 (26.42%) ITIL
3 14 (26.42%) ITSM
4 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
4 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
4 9 (16.98%) Service Management
5 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (11.32%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.55%) Decision-Making
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
9 2 (3.77%) Active Listening
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (1.89%) Gantt Chart
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (9.43%) MCP
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 19 (35.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.85%) Apple
2 19 (35.85%) ServiceNow
3 5 (9.43%) Lotus
4 2 (3.77%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec
5 1 (1.89%) Trustwave
5 1 (1.89%) Veeam
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Zscaler