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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.95% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 6.34% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £318 £283 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.38% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £365 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £15.77 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+42.66% +20.96%
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
209 142 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.87% 14.92% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 67 79
Median daily rate £425 £420 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +25.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £234 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.93% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -7 4 £240 +6.66%
Crewe - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £539 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 16 (80.00%) ITIL
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (45.00%) MCITP
4 9 (45.00%) IIS
5 8 (40.00%) MCSE
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) Banking
6 7 (35.00%) MCSA
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) Unix
7 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 6 (30.00%) Supplier Management
7 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (30.00%) Change Management
7 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
7 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (30.00%) SCCM
7 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Office 365
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (25.00%) Local Government
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange

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 (45.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) JBoss
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) SSL
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
1 3 (15.00%) WAMP
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (30.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Security Management
5 2 (10.00%) Server Hardening
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) MCITP
2 8 (40.00%) MCSE
3 7 (35.00%) MCSA
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (15.00%) MCTS
5 3 (15.00%) RHCE
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.00%) MCP
7 1 (5.00%) MCT
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) UAG
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) EMC