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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.83% 1.94% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.05% 14.81% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £240 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+43.83% +17.74%
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
19 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.72% 13.11% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Median daily rate £375 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 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 Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (58.33%) MCSE
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Change Management
5 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (50.00%) MCSA
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Unix
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) IIS
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (50.00%) Supplier Management
6 5 (41.67%) Local Government
6 5 (41.67%) MCITP
6 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) Office 365
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Change Management
2 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) MCSE
2 6 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (41.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (41.67%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) AppSense
3 1 (8.33%) EMC