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 19 February 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 1.20% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 5.61% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £550 £250 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -45.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £19.00 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-15.31% +21.52%

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
75 196 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.15% 21.40% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 85 106
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £216 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.21 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £35.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) MCSE
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) NHS
5 4 (44.44%) Project Management
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) CCA
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) MCDST
7 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (11.11%) High Availability

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Support
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Network Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix