Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 65 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.98% 4.90% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 47.45% 59.43% 50.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 43
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -9.09% +20.00%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £120
90th Percentile £400 £426 £563
North West median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £16.38 £11.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.51 £19.20 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +25.00% -31.34% +45.64%

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 137 106 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.51% 8.24% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 66 92
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £326 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.12% +6.92%
10th Percentile £156 £131 £138
90th Percentile £469 £416 £530
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.00 £19.05 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £17.88
% change year-on-year +22.81% -20.28% +8.33%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +2 18 £400 +128.57% 1
Macclesfield +9 12 - - 1
Warrington -5 10 £120 -60.00% 6
Crewe -11 6 £338 -3.57% 1
Alderley Edge - 4 - -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £325 - 1
Chester -12 2 - - 5
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 61 (93.85%) Microsoft
2 37 (56.92%) Windows
3 32 (49.23%) Office 365
4 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
5 25 (38.46%) Windows 10
6 19 (29.23%) Apple iOS
6 19 (29.23%) Windows 7
6 19 (29.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 18 (27.69%) Apple
7 18 (27.69%) Mac OS
7 18 (27.69%) Software Deployment
8 17 (26.15%) OneDrive
8 17 (26.15%) SCCM
9 16 (24.62%) ServiceNow
10 14 (21.54%) Asset Management
11 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
11 12 (18.46%) SLA
12 10 (15.38%) ITSM
13 9 (13.85%) A+ Certification
13 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (10.77%) Matrix Organization
14 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
14 7 (10.77%) Marketing
15 6 (9.23%) Information Security
16 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
16 5 (7.69%) ITIL
16 5 (7.69%) Banking
16 5 (7.69%) Skype
16 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business

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 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.54%) Confluence
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Line 50
1 1 (1.54%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 32 (49.23%) Office 365
2 17 (26.15%) OneDrive
3 4 (6.15%) SaaS
4 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.62%) Trello
5 2 (3.08%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Skype
2 4 (6.15%) DNS
2 4 (6.15%) LAN
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) Intranet
5 1 (1.54%) PSTN
5 1 (1.54%) SMTP
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.54%) MS Access
3 1 (1.54%) Power BI
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.77%) Marketing
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Finance
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Analyst
2 7 (10.77%) Desktop Support
2 7 (10.77%) Security Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) IT Support
6 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.62%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Windows
2 25 (38.46%) Windows 10
3 19 (29.23%) Apple iOS
3 19 (29.23%) Windows 7
4 18 (27.69%) Mac OS
5 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (1.54%) Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Software Deployment
2 14 (21.54%) Asset Management
3 10 (15.38%) ITSM
4 7 (10.77%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.23%) Information Security
6 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.69%) ITIL
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.15%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.62%) Data Architecture
8 3 (4.62%) Line Management
8 3 (4.62%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.62%) Security Architecture
9 2 (3.08%) Analytics
9 2 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) SDLC
9 2 (3.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) A+ Certification
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) QA
3 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.08%) GDPR
5 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) XenApp
2 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (26.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.54%) PaperCut
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 61 (93.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) Apple
3 16 (24.62%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.08%) Citrix
4 2 (3.08%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Lotus
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee
5 1 (1.54%) Mitel
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) Siemens
5 1 (1.54%) Symantec
5 1 (1.54%) Trustwave
5 1 (1.54%) Veeam
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Zscaler