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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.92% 13.12% 7.30%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 22.66% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -43.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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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
54 128 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 44.63% 57.92% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 20
Average daily rate £400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £16.84 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 27 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (24.14%) Local Government
5 7 (24.14%) MS Office
6 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) VPN
7 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
7 5 (17.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (17.24%) XenApp
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) Lync
8 4 (13.79%) QlikView
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (13.79%) SAN
8 4 (13.79%) VMware
8 4 (13.79%) Service Management
8 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) ETL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (13.79%) Lync
4 3 (10.34%) MS Project Server
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS Project
4 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
1 5 (17.24%) VPN
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
4 2 (6.90%) SSL
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) QlikView
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) OLTP
3 3 (10.34%) OLAP
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) DTS
4 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 7 (24.14%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Packager
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) OOXML
1 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
1 2 (6.90%) XML
1 2 (6.90%) XSLT
2 1 (3.45%) WinForms
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Handset
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 3 (10.34%) iPad
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) CCTV
4 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.90%) Android
5 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Service Management
1 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) ETL
2 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
2 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Network Management
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Analytics
4 1 (3.45%) People Management
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
2 3 (10.34%) VB
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCDST
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.90%) CISSP
3 2 (6.90%) CISM
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Citrix
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) AppSense
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
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