The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.24% 6.96% 6.57%
As % of the Vendors category 25.35% 12.36% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 89 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.21% 56.33% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 19
Average daily rate £305 £339 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £378 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £40.57 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.49% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
Cheshire

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 11 (23.91%) Citrix
6 10 (21.74%) VBScript
6 10 (21.74%) VB
6 10 (21.74%) C#
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.39%) Firewall
7 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
7 8 (17.39%) DNS
8 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
8 7 (15.22%) SAN
8 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
8 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 7 (15.22%) IIS
8 7 (15.22%) Information Security
8 7 (15.22%) Local Government
8 7 (15.22%) XenApp
9 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.04%) MS Office
9 6 (13.04%) Java
9 6 (13.04%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) IIS
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (10.87%) Lync
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) MS Project Server
6 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
3 4 (8.70%) MS Project
4 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.70%) LAN
4 4 (8.70%) WAN
5 3 (6.52%) Internet
5 3 (6.52%) SSL
6 2 (4.35%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security
7 1 (2.17%) LDAP
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) MySQL
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) QlikView
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.52%) OLAP
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) OLTP
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) AdminStudio
2 3 (6.52%) MSI
General
1 7 (15.22%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Applications Packager
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) XML
3 5 (10.87%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) Web Services
5 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.52%) jQuery
5 3 (6.52%) JSP
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.52%) LAMP
6 2 (4.35%) XSLT
6 2 (4.35%) OOXML
6 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.17%) WPF
7 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.17%) WinForms
7 1 (2.17%) Ajax
7 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
1 5 (10.87%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
2 3 (6.52%) PKI
2 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) CCTV
4 1 (2.17%) Handset
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.87%) Linux
5 4 (8.70%) AIX
5 4 (8.70%) UNIX
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Information Security
2 6 (13.04%) Migration
2 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Web Development
3 5 (10.87%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 4 (8.70%) ETL
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) MVC
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.52%) OWASP
5 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Security Management
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) VBScript
2 10 (21.74%) VB
2 10 (21.74%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.04%) Java
5 5 (10.87%) C++
6 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.70%) C
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CISM
2 2 (4.35%) CISSP
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) XenApp
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Citrix
2 5 (10.87%) VMware
2 5 (10.87%) AppSense
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Akamai
4 3 (6.52%) McAfee
5 2 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
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