Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 62 69 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.69% 5.04% 4.18%
As % of the Applications category 54.87% 53.91% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 54
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% +150.00%
10th Percentile £131 £120 £126
90th Percentile £548 £563 £434
North West median daily rate £350 £280 £310
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.68% +24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +35.56% -33.19%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £19.25 £21.00 £14.00
North West median hourly rate £13.72 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.25% +14.29% -6.74%

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 113 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.54% 9.34% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 89 111
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £155 £125 £163
90th Percentile £438 £530 £450
North West median daily rate £344 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +6.15% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +27.08% -25.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £9.49
90th Percentile £19.25 £21.00 £31.25
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +11.48%

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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 0 19 £400 -11.11% 4
Chester +11 12 £213 -50.00%
Crewe - 7 £313 - 2
Wilmslow +5 4 £138 -23.19%
Knutsford -13 4 £230 -37.84% 2
Alderley Edge -5 1 - -
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 1
Widnes - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (30.65%) Finance
4 18 (29.03%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) SharePoint
5 14 (22.58%) Migration
6 13 (20.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
7 12 (19.35%) PMO
8 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
9 9 (14.52%) Office 365
9 9 (14.52%) Project Management
9 9 (14.52%) SCCM
10 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
10 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
10 8 (12.90%) SQL
10 8 (12.90%) Dependency Management
11 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
11 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
11 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 7 (11.29%) Data Management
12 6 (9.68%) Banking
12 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
12 6 (9.68%) VMware
12 6 (9.68%) Change Management
12 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
12 6 (9.68%) Data Quality
13 5 (8.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (8.06%) PowerShell

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 14 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.23%) SAS
5 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.23%) WordPress
6 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Office 365
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Slack
3 4 (6.45%) Trello
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Big Data
1 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (6.45%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.45%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MSI
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Advertising
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (8.06%) Architect
3 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (6.45%) Administrator
3 4 (6.45%) Data Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Architect
3 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 3 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (4.84%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (4.84%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) IT Support
4 3 (4.84%) Junior
4 3 (4.84%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Project Administrator
4 3 (4.84%) Project Planner
4 3 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Software Packaging
1 4 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.45%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.23%) Android
6 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.61%) Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 9 (14.52%) Project Management
3 8 (12.90%) Dependency Management
3 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.29%) Data Management
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.45%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (6.45%) ETL
7 4 (6.45%) Master Data Management
7 4 (6.45%) Quality Management
7 4 (6.45%) Reference Data Management
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.45%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) HND
2 2 (3.23%) MCSA
2 2 (3.23%) MCSE
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.61%) CCDP
3 1 (1.61%) CCIE
3 1 (1.61%) CCNP
3 1 (1.61%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) PMO
2 6 (9.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.84%) SLA
4 2 (3.23%) COSHH
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) VMware
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 3 (4.84%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Capita
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Lotus
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat