Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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 Office
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 54 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 63 63 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.05% 3.35% 3.52%
As % of the Applications category 57.80% 44.37% 41.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 21
Cheshire median daily rate £285 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +12.90% +22.77%
10th Percentile £105 £143 £155
90th Percentile £403 £444 £425
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.67% +38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £13.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £18.65 £13.00 £28.25
North West median hourly rate £16.09 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.55% +42.86% -14.74%

Microsoft Office 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 109 142 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.74% 7.54% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 71
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +10.17%
10th Percentile £123 £162 £200
90th Percentile £430 £451 £475
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.71 £13.00 £28.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.56% +33.45% -9.38%

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 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 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
Warrington +24 12 £140 -26.32% 4
Chester +19 11 £245 -28.36% 3
Wilmslow - 5 £180 -
Knutsford +11 4 £230 - 2
Macclesfield +3 3 £385 +48.79% 1
Crewe -1 2 £350 +16.67%
Northwich - 2 - -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Winsford - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.68%) Windows
3 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (30.16%) Finance
5 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
5 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
6 14 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (15.87%) Migration
7 10 (15.87%) SCCM
8 9 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (12.70%) ITIL
10 7 (11.11%) Change Management
10 7 (11.11%) VMware
10 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 7 (11.11%) SLA
10 7 (11.11%) Office 365
11 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
11 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
11 6 (9.52%) Degree
12 5 (7.94%) WSUS
12 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.94%) Citrix
12 5 (7.94%) DHCP
12 5 (7.94%) SAP
12 5 (7.94%) DNS
12 5 (7.94%) Oracle
12 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
12 5 (7.94%) Change Control
12 5 (7.94%) PMO

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 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.35%) IBM Notes
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) SAS
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.17%) WordPress
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) DHCP
1 5 (7.94%) DNS
2 3 (4.76%) LAN
2 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.76%) VPN
2 3 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) Skype
4 1 (1.59%) FTP
4 1 (1.59%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MS Access
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MSI
2 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
2 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (3.17%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Administrator
5 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.35%) IT Support
6 4 (6.35%) Office 365 Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Project Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) IT Technician
7 3 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.76%) EDI
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) CryEngine
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Migration
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
3 8 (12.70%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Change Management
5 5 (7.94%) Change Control
5 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.35%) Break/Fix
6 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.35%) Data Entry
6 4 (6.35%) Dependency Management
6 4 (6.35%) Project Governance
6 4 (6.35%) Workflow
7 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) ERP
7 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (3.17%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.35%) HND
3 3 (4.76%) CCNA
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (7.94%) PMO
3 2 (3.17%) COSHH
3 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) WSUS
3 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) VMware
3 5 (7.94%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) SAP
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) Lotus
5 2 (3.17%) Apple
5 2 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec