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 7 December 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.

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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.61% 7.81% 11.21%
As % of the Vendors category 35.90% 18.18% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Median daily rate £300 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.33% -3.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
39 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.14% 42.97% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 20
Median daily rate £388 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Local Government
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.00%) MDX
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (8.00%) Office 365
8 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Advertising
8 2 (8.00%) Active Directory

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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) nginx
1 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) MPLS
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (12.00%) Local Government
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) DBA
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
1 9 (36.00%) SQL DBA
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Business Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) MDX
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) DHTML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) BYOD
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Juniper
2 1 (4.00%) NetApp
2 1 (4.00%) Talend
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
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