The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 0.53% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 2.04% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £250 £463 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +65.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £293 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £463 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
200 196 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.25% 25.76% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 85
Average daily rate £450 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.13 £25.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.05% -29.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £250 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) MCITP
3 10 (66.67%) SCCM
4 9 (60.00%) Local Government
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) MCSA
5 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) DHCP
5 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) Office 365
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) Service Management
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
10 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
10 2 (13.33%) MCDST
10 2 (13.33%) Incident Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 9 (60.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Handset
1 2 (13.33%) iPad
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) E-Procurement
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCITP
2 9 (60.00%) MCSA
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) VMware