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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.06% 10.12% 5.07%
As % of the Vendors category 22.08% 16.83% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£281 £370 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.98% -22.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Average hourly rate £30.92 £31.56 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -27.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
77 101 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 54.61% 60.12% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 19
Average daily rate £375 £339 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 3
Average hourly rate £24.75 £31.56 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £37.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 8 (20.51%) SAN
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.95%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
5 7 (17.95%) Firewall
5 7 (17.95%) Information Security
5 7 (17.95%) Local Government
6 6 (15.38%) VMware
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.38%) C#
6 6 (15.38%) IIS
6 6 (15.38%) LAN
6 6 (15.38%) WAN
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
7 5 (12.82%) SCOM
7 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
7 5 (12.82%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (12.82%) Lync
7 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.38%) IIS
4 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (12.82%) Lync
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.69%) MS Project Server
6 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) SAN
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
4 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
6 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 3 (7.69%) SSL
6 3 (7.69%) Internet
7 2 (5.13%) Network Security
7 2 (5.13%) Wireless
8 1 (2.56%) LDAP
8 1 (2.56%) SMTP
8 1 (2.56%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) OLAP
4 3 (7.69%) OLTP
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 3 (7.69%) QlikView
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (17.95%) Local Government
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) JSP
1 3 (7.69%) XML
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) LAMP
2 2 (5.13%) jQuery
2 2 (5.13%) OOXML
2 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) WinForms
3 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (12.82%) PKI
2 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) NHS
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 2 (5.13%) CESG
4 2 (5.13%) Handset
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) CCTV
5 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) AIX
5 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) UNIX
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Information Security
2 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
3 5 (12.82%) Web Development
4 4 (10.26%) ETL
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.69%) OWASP
6 2 (5.13%) Network Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.13%) Security Management
6 2 (5.13%) MVC
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) MCDST
2 2 (5.13%) CISM
2 2 (5.13%) CISSP
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCOM
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Citrix
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) McAfee
3 3 (7.69%) Akamai
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Juniper
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp
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