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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.50% 6.35% 9.18%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 16.00% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£286 £155 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.67% -75.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +250.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
63 75 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.50% 39.68% 47.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 12
Average daily rate £376 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £43.50 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 7 (33.33%) MS Office
6 6 (28.57%) XenApp
7 5 (23.81%) Local Government
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (19.05%) AdminStudio
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (19.05%) AppSense
8 4 (19.05%) VBScript
8 4 (19.05%) VB
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
9 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
9 3 (14.29%) Dutch Language
9 3 (14.29%) German Language
9 3 (14.29%) Lync
9 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (9.52%) MSI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (14.29%) Lync
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) QlikView
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) DTS
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) AdminStudio
2 2 (9.52%) MSI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Local Government
2 3 (14.29%) Dutch Language
2 3 (14.29%) German Language
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) French Language
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Applications Packager
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Domain Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) People Management
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) VBScript
1 4 (19.05%) VB
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCDST
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) AppSense
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
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