The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Office
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 25 22
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.83% 4.00% 4.64%
As % of the Applications category 60.00% 46.15% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £365 £282 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.66% -9.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

MS 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 10 13 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 9.71% 8.67% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £365 £282 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.66% -9.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.84% +48.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Chester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Chester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Chester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Chester

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (42.86%) SAS
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) Lotus
8 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) Case Management
9 1 (7.14%) Validation
9 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (7.14%) JIRA
9 1 (7.14%) Selenium
9 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.14%) Banking

MS 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 6 (42.86%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) SAS Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
5 1 (7.14%) Printer Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Printer Support
5 1 (7.14%) SAS Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Case Management
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (7.14%) COSHH
1 1 (7.14%) GAMP
1 1 (7.14%) GMP
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) VMware