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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 3 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.51% 16.41% 9.15%
As % of the Vendors category 60.61% 43.75% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Median daily rate £263 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £247 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £315 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Median hourly rate £20.38 £23.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +69.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
33 48 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.48% 37.50% 49.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 44
Median daily rate £344 £342 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +44.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
3 9 (26.47%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) Windows
5 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.71%) .NET
6 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (11.76%) SCCM
7 4 (11.76%) Finance
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Internet
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) C#
7 4 (11.76%) SAS
7 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.76%) Local Government
8 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
8 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.82%) LAN

Microsoft
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 4 (11.76%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (26.47%) MS Office
3 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
2 3 (8.82%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) MPLS
3 2 (5.88%) VLAN
3 2 (5.88%) VPN
3 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.94%) Skype
4 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (8.82%) DBA
4 3 (8.82%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) MDX
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) Ember.js
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.94%) DHTML
4 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.88%) BYOD
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) MVC
4 2 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) CCNA
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) COSHH
1 1 (2.94%) PMO
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco
1 3 (8.82%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) AppSense
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.94%) Juniper
3 1 (2.94%) Lotus
3 1 (2.94%) NetApp
3 1 (2.94%) VMware