Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 53 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.31% 6.14% 4.08%
As % of the Applications category 49.07% 60.77% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 53
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.55% +150.00%
10th Percentile £156 £120 £124
90th Percentile £675 £500 £425
North West median daily rate £333 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +10.83% - +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +18.60% -33.48%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £18.80 £21.00 £14.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year -6.71% +8.77% -7.32%

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 108 130 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.77% 10.10% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 109
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.90% +11.92% +24.40%
10th Percentile £186 £122 £163
90th Percentile £488 £530 £450
North West median daily rate £335 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -2.90% +6.15% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +10.87% -28.13%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.50 £9.49
90th Percentile £18.65 £21.00 £18.88
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.63% -8.57% +13.27%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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
Warrington -6 16 £400 -11.11% 15
Chester +6 13 £289 -16.30% 6
Crewe - 8 £300 - 2
Macclesfield -5 4 - - 4
Wilmslow +3 1 £275 +52.78% 1
Alderley Edge -8 1 - - 1
Knutsford -17 1 £170 -54.05%
Widnes - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (30.19%) Windows
3 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (24.53%) Finance
5 11 (20.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (20.75%) SharePoint
6 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 9 (16.98%) Office 365
6 9 (16.98%) PMO
7 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
7 8 (15.09%) Migration
8 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
9 6 (11.32%) Data Management
9 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.32%) DHCP
9 6 (11.32%) DNS
9 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
9 6 (11.32%) Dependency Management
9 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
10 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.43%) Android
10 5 (9.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) SQL
10 5 (9.43%) ITIL
10 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
10 5 (9.43%) Banking
10 5 (9.43%) SCCM

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 11 (20.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.66%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) Slack
2 4 (7.55%) Trello
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) DHCP
1 6 (11.32%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Big Data
1 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (7.55%) Data Mining
1 4 (7.55%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (3.77%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.77%) MS Access
2 2 (3.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Support Technician
3 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) IT Support
3 4 (7.55%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (5.66%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.66%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.66%) Junior
4 3 (5.66%) Project Planner
4 3 (5.66%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.43%) Android
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.89%) Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Data Management
3 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
3 6 (11.32%) Dependency Management
3 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 5 (9.43%) Project Management
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.55%) Data Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (7.55%) ETL
5 4 (7.55%) Master Data Management
5 4 (7.55%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.55%) Reference Data Management
5 4 (7.55%) Statistics
6 3 (5.66%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) MCSA
1 2 (3.77%) MCSE
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) CCDP
2 1 (1.89%) CCIE
2 1 (1.89%) CCNP
2 1 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) CISM
2 1 (1.89%) CISSP
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) MCP
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) PMO
2 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.66%) SLA
4 2 (3.77%) COSHH
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco
2 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 3 (5.66%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Capita
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Lotus
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat