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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.26% 0.82% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £223 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.92 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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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
36 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.06% 10.29% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 7
Average daily rate £400 £263 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £223 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £19.05 £31.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.60 £46.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Handset
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Services Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya