The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Spreadsheet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Spreadsheets
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 76 65
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11  
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 9 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.70% 0.51% 0.87%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 4.50% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £95 £213 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +6.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £273 £225
% change year-on-year +19.26% +21.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.48 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00%  

Spreadsheet 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 54 111 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.21% 11.40% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 47
Median daily rate £295 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £197 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £454 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Median hourly rate £42.48 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.73% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.77 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

Spreadsheet
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Spreadsheet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Spreadsheet in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spreadsheet in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spreadsheet in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spreadsheet in Cheshire

Spreadsheet
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 Spreadsheet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 5 - -
Warrington - 3 - -
Chester +8 1 £95 -49.73%
Spreadsheet
North West

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 8 (61.54%) Business Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) VBA
4 5 (38.46%) MS Project
4 5 (38.46%) Logistic Regression
4 5 (38.46%) Neural Network
4 5 (38.46%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (38.46%) Infographics
4 5 (38.46%) Decision Tree
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) ECDL
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Advertising
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Back Office
6 3 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
6 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Earned Value Management
7 2 (15.38%) RIA
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control

Spreadsheet
Top Related 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Project
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Advertising
3 3 (23.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Project Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Assistant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Support Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Business Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Critical Path Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Decision Tree
3 5 (38.46%) Infographics
3 5 (38.46%) Logistic Regression
3 5 (38.46%) Neural Network
3 5 (38.46%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
4 3 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Earned Value Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ECDL
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft