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 3 months to 26 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 Office
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 36 20
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 7 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.96% 2.74% 7.08%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 37.50% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £125 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +21.36%  

Microsoft Office 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 8.51% 7.31% 10.38%
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 £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 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 26 June 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) Lotus
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
5 3 (21.43%) SAS
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) SLA
5 3 (21.43%) EDI
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) COSHH
5 3 (21.43%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
6 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008

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 (21.43%) IBM Notes
1 3 (21.43%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Coordinator
2 3 (21.43%) Printer Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SAS Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
4 1 (7.14%) Printer Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
1 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
1 3 (21.43%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) COSHH
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Lotus