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 27 May 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 0.61% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 3.90% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Median daily rate £305 £225 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -35.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £225 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.92 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
275 154 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.83% 15.65% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 79 84
Median daily rate £425 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.84 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.06% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester -1 8 £275 +22.22%
Warrington - 1 £539 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) ITIL
3 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) MCITP
5 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (41.67%) DNS
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (37.50%) Citrix
7 9 (37.50%) MCSA
7 9 (37.50%) IIS
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 8 (33.33%) MCSE
8 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (33.33%) Local Government
8 8 (33.33%) SCCM
9 7 (29.17%) Banking
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (29.17%) Office 365
9 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
9 7 (29.17%) DHCP
10 6 (25.00%) Unix
10 6 (25.00%) Oracle
10 6 (25.00%) Change Management
10 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
10 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (25.00%) Supplier Management
10 6 (25.00%) PowerShell

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (37.50%) IIS
2 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.50%) Apache
4 3 (12.50%) JBoss
4 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
1 8 (33.33%) Local Government
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Applications Support
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
1 3 (12.50%) WAMP
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
5 2 (8.33%) Server Hardening
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) MCITP
2 9 (37.50%) MCSA
3 8 (33.33%) MCSE
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (12.50%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) RHCE
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.17%) MCDST
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) UAG
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) SCCM
2 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (12.50%) Puppet
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (8.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Brocade
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) EMC