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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 1.00% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 4.91% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -10.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.92 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
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
150 163 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.46% 20.32% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 50
Average daily rate £425 £390 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £142 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.20 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 29 May 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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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 +9 5 £225 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) MCDST
5 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) Handset
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
5 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) ATM
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (18.18%) NX-OS
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) QlikView
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) FlexPod Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) ATM Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) JDBC
1 2 (18.18%) JSP
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) JMS
1 2 (18.18%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Handset
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) iPad
3 2 (18.18%) FlexPod
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) MCDST
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) NCIE
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) SCVMM
2 2 (18.18%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
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