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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.54% 10.23% 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 20.91% 20.95% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £225 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +83.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 £26.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.00 £41.31
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
110 105 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 45.64% 48.84% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 34 15
Average daily rate £401 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £24.05 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £52.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (48.65%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
4 14 (37.84%) Windows 7
5 13 (35.14%) MS Office
6 12 (32.43%) Local Government
6 12 (32.43%) Citrix
7 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
8 9 (24.32%) CSS
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) CSS3
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (18.92%) Open Source
10 7 (18.92%) OAuth
10 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
10 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
10 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (18.92%) SOA
10 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (18.92%) SAML
11 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
11 6 (16.22%) Dutch Language
11 6 (16.22%) German Language
12 5 (13.51%) Finance
12 5 (13.51%) Migration
12 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (13.51%) SCCM
13 4 (10.81%) DNS
13 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (35.14%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Local Government
2 6 (16.22%) Dutch Language
2 6 (16.22%) German Language
3 5 (13.51%) Finance
4 4 (10.81%) French Language
4 4 (10.81%) Russian Language
5 2 (5.41%) Turkish Language
5 2 (5.41%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Service Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Architect
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) VBA Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Excel VBA Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Excel Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Services Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) CSS
2 8 (21.62%) CSS3
3 7 (18.92%) OAuth
3 7 (18.92%) SAML
4 2 (5.41%) jQuery
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) DHTML
5 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Open Source
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Handset
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
2 7 (18.92%) SOA
2 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Web Development
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
6 2 (5.41%) SIEM
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Information Management
7 1 (2.70%) Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) ERP
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) VBA
2 3 (8.11%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) MCDST
2 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (8.11%) A+ Certification
2 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) MCSE
3 2 (5.41%) MCP
3 2 (5.41%) MCITP
3 2 (5.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) EMIR
1 2 (5.41%) MiFID
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Citrix
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.41%) Symantec
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) AppSense
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe
4 1 (2.70%) Sun
4 1 (2.70%) Avaya
4 1 (2.70%) Lotus
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