Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 34 43
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 50 47 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.82% 4.43% 4.25%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% 56.63% 52.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 48
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +71.43%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £190
90th Percentile £499 £367 £438
North West median daily rate £325 £290 £313
% change year-on-year +12.07% -7.20% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +13.64% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £9.49
90th Percentile £17.75 £20.73 £14.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.63% +10.34% +3.57%

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 110 83 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.41% 7.82% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 48 97
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +5.83% -
10th Percentile £150 £105 £185
90th Percentile £503 £419 £440
North West median daily rate £350 £313 £320
% change year-on-year +12.00% -2.34% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +36.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £9.53
90th Percentile £17.75 £43.91 £14.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.18 £16.93
% change year-on-year -10.63% -4.43% +20.93%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -11 11 £150 +15.38% 10
Crewe -12 10 £300 - 5
Macclesfield +4 6 - -
Chester -8 6 £281 -22.95% 4
Wilmslow - 3 £97 -
Ellesmere Port -1 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 2 - - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
3 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 14 (28.00%) Office 365
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 8 (16.00%) Finance
9 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) MS Visio
11 6 (12.00%) Migration
12 5 (10.00%) Data Quality
12 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 5 (10.00%) Data Management
12 5 (10.00%) ITIL
12 5 (10.00%) DNS
12 5 (10.00%) DHCP
12 5 (10.00%) SQL
13 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
13 4 (8.00%) XML
13 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
13 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
13 4 (8.00%) ETL
13 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (8.00%) Citrix
13 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (8.00%) SLA

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (14.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) CA PPM
1 1 (2.00%) Line 50
1 1 (2.00%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.00%) Slack
3 4 (8.00%) Trello
4 2 (4.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) Skype
3 2 (4.00%) VoIP
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Big Data
1 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
1 4 (8.00%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (4.00%) MS Access
2 2 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (12.00%) IT Support
3 6 (12.00%) Support Technician
4 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.00%) Android
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Data Management
3 5 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.00%) ETL
4 4 (8.00%) Master Data Management
4 4 (8.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (8.00%) Reference Data Management
4 4 (8.00%) Statistics
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.00%) Service Management
5 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (4.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) PaperCut
3 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Apple
2 4 (8.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Lotus
4 2 (4.00%) McAfee
4 2 (4.00%) Sage
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Siemens
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec