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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.36% 2.16% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 20.00% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
10 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.80% 10.79% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 17
Average daily rate £450 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £320 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £45.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.57% +167.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) iPad
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) MCDST
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Handset
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Local Government
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Vista
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) Handset
2 4 (57.14%) iPad
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCDST
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) Reuters
5 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
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