The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Microsoft Excel
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.32% 2.70% 2.39%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 37.50% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £200 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -32.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +16.66%  

Microsoft 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 12 16 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 8.63% 7.21% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Median daily rate £125 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.96% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Chester

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Chester

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) SAS
4 5 (38.46%) SLA
4 5 (38.46%) Break/Fix
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) Hardware Maintenance
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) COSHH
7 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
7 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Swim Lanes
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring 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 5 (38.46%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ProC
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Printer Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) SAS Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Break Fix Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Printer Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Break/Fix
2 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Hardware Maintenance
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Swim Lanes
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SAS Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
2 3 (23.08%) COSHH
3 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle