Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 19 November 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 Office
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 12 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.69% 2.34% 4.56%
As % of the Applications category 46.15% 35.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Chester median daily rate £365 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +19.80% +29.00%
10th Percentile £225 £236 £286
90th Percentile £386 £483 £447
Cheshire median daily rate £315 £325 £268
% change year-on-year -3.08% +21.50% +114.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +25.00% -49.86%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.75% +8.93% -13.37%

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 Chester with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 26 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 12.32% 6.69% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 11
Chester median daily rate £363 £411 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.75% +5.32% +4.00%
10th Percentile £155 £171 £283
90th Percentile £400 £530 £469
Cheshire median daily rate £316 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -9.64% +7.69% +20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 8
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -4.11% -34.63%
10th Percentile £11.03 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £18.70 £17.50 £30.63
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.75% +8.93% -9.68%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Chester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Chester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Chester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Chester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) COSHH
4 4 (33.33%) SLA
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
4 4 (33.33%) Break/Fix
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) SAS
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Base SAS
7 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide

Microsoft Office
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 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Base SAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 2 (16.67%) Printer Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Printer Support
2 2 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Assistant
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Training Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 4 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) COSHH
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware