Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 29 58
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 61 61 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.47% 4.97% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 51.26% 57.01% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 29
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £151
90th Percentile £400 £403 £444
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £323
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.98% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.99% -19.55% +42.86%

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 119 107 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.71% 8.71% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 74
Cheshire median daily rate £338 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +15.70% -5.47%
10th Percentile £123 £112 £160
90th Percentile £474 £433 £444
North West median daily rate £339 £318 £325
% change year-on-year +6.69% -2.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +9.62% -7.14%
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% -4.29% +20.69%

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 15 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 July 2018. 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
Knutsford +6 18 £400 +40.35%
Warrington 0 10 £120 -14.29% 7
Crewe -9 7 £225 -35.71% 1
Macclesfield +4 5 - - 4
Ellesmere Port 0 3 £325 +13.04% 1
Wilmslow -7 3 £97 -46.39%
Chester -14 3 £350 +180.00%
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) Windows
3 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
4 18 (29.51%) Office 365
5 17 (27.87%) Windows 7
6 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
7 10 (16.39%) SLA
7 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
8 8 (13.11%) Finance
8 8 (13.11%) Information Security
8 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (9.84%) ITIL
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
10 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (8.20%) Skype
11 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
11 5 (8.20%) Change Management
11 5 (8.20%) Banking
11 5 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (6.56%) Citrix
12 4 (6.56%) Apple
12 4 (6.56%) UML
12 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
12 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
12 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
12 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (6.56%) Taxonomies
12 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista

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 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Line 50
1 2 (3.28%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.64%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) SaaS
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.28%) Trello
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.64%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Skype
2 3 (4.92%) VoIP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) LAN
3 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.28%) VPN
3 2 (3.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Power BI
2 2 (3.28%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) Service Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.48%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.56%) IT Support
5 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Project Officer
6 3 (4.92%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (4.92%) Support Officer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.56%) Taxonomies
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
5 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.92%) Android
7 3 (4.92%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Information Security
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.20%) Change Management
4 4 (6.56%) BPMN
4 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (6.56%) SDLC
4 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
4 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
4 4 (6.56%) UML
5 3 (4.92%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.92%) Line Management
5 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.92%) Project Management
5 3 (4.92%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) CCNA
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.64%) PMP
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
2 4 (6.56%) QA
3 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) PMO
3 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.92%) SCCM
3 2 (3.28%) PaperCut
4 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Apple
2 4 (6.56%) Citrix
3 3 (4.92%) Sage
4 2 (3.28%) Lotus
4 2 (3.28%) McAfee
4 2 (3.28%) Siemens
5 1 (1.64%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Mitel
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Symantec
5 1 (1.64%) VMware