The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 19 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.08% - 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.00% - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 20.14% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 13
Average daily rate £250 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £180 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) Local Government
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) MCSA
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) DHCP
2 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (22.22%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
General
1 9 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (77.78%) MCITP
1 7 (77.78%) MCSA
2 2 (22.22%) MCDST
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) VMware