The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 13 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.69% 4.64% 7.53%
As % of the Applications category 72.73% 50.00% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £230 £359 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.84% +19.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £417 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +96.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS Excel 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 Chester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 11 14 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 10.58% 9.27% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £365 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.73% -7.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.75% +48.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Chester

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Chester

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Chester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Chester

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Chester

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel 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 Chester region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) MS Office
3 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (41.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) SAS
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (17.65%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) MS Project
8 2 (11.76%) ITSM
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
8 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) MDX
8 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Network Design
8 2 (11.76%) Local Government
8 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 6 (35.29%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 7 (41.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (17.65%) MS Project
4 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Anycast
1 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Project Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Printer Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Printer Support
5 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (5.88%) COSHH
1 1 (5.88%) GAMP
1 1 (5.88%) GMP
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) F5
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP