The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.63% 12.42% 6.08%
As % of the Vendors category 24.51% 23.26% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
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£295 £293 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.85% +138.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
102 86 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.52% 53.42% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 18
Average daily rate £400 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £45.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.57% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft 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.

1 24 (50.00%) Windows
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 20 (41.67%) MS Office
4 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
5 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
6 12 (25.00%) Local Government
7 11 (22.92%) Citrix
8 9 (18.75%) German Language
9 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (16.67%) CSS
10 7 (14.58%) SQL
10 7 (14.58%) SOA
10 7 (14.58%) SAML
10 7 (14.58%) Dutch Language
10 7 (14.58%) French Language
10 7 (14.58%) Russian Language
10 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
10 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (14.58%) Open Source
10 7 (14.58%) OAuth
10 7 (14.58%) CSS3
10 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
11 6 (12.50%) SCCM
11 6 (12.50%) Finance
11 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (41.67%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.08%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.08%) Eikon
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.42%) DHCP
2 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (6.25%) Wireless
5 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Local Government
2 9 (18.75%) German Language
3 7 (14.58%) Russian Language
3 7 (14.58%) Dutch Language
3 7 (14.58%) French Language
4 6 (12.50%) Finance
5 5 (10.42%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (8.33%) Turkish Language
6 4 (8.33%) Italian Language
7 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
7 2 (4.17%) Banking
7 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Service Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Architect
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) VBA Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Excel Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) CSS
2 7 (14.58%) SAML
2 7 (14.58%) OAuth
2 7 (14.58%) CSS3
3 1 (2.08%) WCF
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) DHTML
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Handset
3 3 (6.25%) iPad
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) GIS
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
3 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (14.58%) SOA
2 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
2 7 (14.58%) Open Source
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) ITSM
6 3 (6.25%) Workflow
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) SIEM
6 3 (6.25%) Web Development
6 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.25%) Stress Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBA
3 3 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) A+ Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (6.25%) CEH
3 3 (6.25%) MCDST
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCP
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 3 (6.25%) CCNP
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) CISSP
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) MiFID
2 2 (4.17%) EMIR
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Citrix
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Symantec
3 3 (6.25%) McAfee
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.17%) Sun
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) Reuters
5 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.08%) AppSense
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago