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 30 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.

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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.57% 10.25% 11.69%
As % of the Vendors category 32.00% 26.32% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
Average daily rate £363 £450 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +111.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -57.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.70 £19.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.74 £73.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
75 95 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.27% 38.93% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 39
Average daily rate £400 £413 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £20.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £21.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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
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 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 20 (51.28%) Local Government
4 19 (48.72%) Citrix
5 16 (41.03%) ITIL
5 16 (41.03%) Migration
6 14 (35.90%) VMware
6 14 (35.90%) SCCM
6 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (33.33%) Office 365
7 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
9 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (20.51%) MCSA
11 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
12 7 (17.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
12 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
12 7 (17.95%) SCOM
12 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 7 (17.95%) DHCP
12 7 (17.95%) DNS
12 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (17.95%) MCITP
13 6 (15.38%) IIS
13 6 (15.38%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
3 6 (15.38%) IIS
3 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) GeoServer
6 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
3 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DHCP
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) Skype
3 4 (10.26%) SSL
4 3 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) Network Security
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) Wireless
6 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) GIS
5 2 (5.13%) QGIS
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (51.28%) Local Government
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Dutch Language
4 2 (5.13%) French Language
4 2 (5.13%) German Language
4 2 (5.13%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.13%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (5.13%) Russian Language
4 2 (5.13%) Turkish Language
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Migration Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Architect
2 4 (10.26%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.13%) GIS Developer
4 2 (5.13%) ICT Support
4 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Senior ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (12.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
4 3 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.56%) Handset
5 1 (2.56%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) Android
6 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.13%) Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
1 16 (41.03%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 3 (7.69%) Change Management
3 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.13%) Open Source
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Scrum
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) System Testing
4 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.69%) PHP
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) VB
2 3 (7.69%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.51%) MCSA
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (17.95%) MCITP
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) MCDST
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) SCCM
2 7 (17.95%) SCOM
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Citrix
2 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Juniper
4 3 (7.69%) AppSense
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Avaya
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) PlateSpin
5 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau
5 1 (2.56%) Talend
5 1 (2.56%) Vertica
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