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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 2.49% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.34% 11.70% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£283 £265 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% +17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.80 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -8.25%
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
142 171 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.46% 21.32% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 58
Average daily rate £400 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £489 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 21
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.84 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% -51.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.50 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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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 -8 3 £225 - 1
Knutsford -7 2 - - 3
Warrington -7 1 £115 -75.00% 4
Nantwich - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 5 (33.33%) iPad
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Handset
7 3 (20.00%) MCDST
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Apple
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (20.00%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
1 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) NX-OS
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) FlexPod Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) iPad
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Handset
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) CMDB
5 1 (6.67%) iPhone
5 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) MCITP
3 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCDST
3 3 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) ACSP
5 1 (6.67%) NCIE
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Reuters
5 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
5 1 (6.67%) AppSense
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