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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.71% 1.24% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.13% 8.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £275 £225 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.92 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
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
32 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.75% 15.35% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 7
Average daily rate £305 £400 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £234 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £19.05 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 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 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 8 (57.14%) MCSA
4 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) Local Government
5 7 (50.00%) SCCM
5 7 (50.00%) MCITP
5 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) DHCP
5 7 (50.00%) Office 365
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (42.86%) MCSE
6 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
7 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
7 5 (35.71%) Banking
7 5 (35.71%) Unix
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) IIS
7 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
7 5 (35.71%) Shell Script

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Local Government
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 4 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Handset
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCSA
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (50.00%) MCITP
3 6 (42.86%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCDST
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
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