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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.49% 2.84% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 14.63% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
18 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.43% 19.43% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 16
Average daily rate £310 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £404 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.84 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.22% -36.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) iPad
3 2 (50.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) MCDST
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) GSEC
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) CISA
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) RHCE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) CCTV
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) GPEN
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) RHCE
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
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