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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 27 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.26% 12.64% 13.24%
As % of the Vendors category 9.88% 24.72% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 11
Median daily rate £310 £260 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £195 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
81 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.09% 51.15% 52.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 43 25
Median daily rate £413 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 8
Median hourly rate - £18.75 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
2 13 (37.14%) Local Government
3 12 (34.29%) Migration
4 11 (31.43%) VMware
4 11 (31.43%) SCCM
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 10 (28.57%) ITIL
6 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
6 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
6 9 (25.71%) Office 365
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.00%) .NET
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) SCOM
8 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.14%) IIS
9 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 5 (14.29%) Skype for Business
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
10 5 (14.29%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) IIS
3 5 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.71%) GeoServer
6 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
2 3 (8.57%) PaaS
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DHCP
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (8.57%) Skype
2 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 2 (5.71%) QGIS
4 2 (5.71%) Spatial Data
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (37.14%) Local Government
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Architect
2 4 (11.43%) DBA
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (11.43%) SQL DBA
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (8.57%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.71%) GIS Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.71%) Android
8 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
7 2 (5.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (5.71%) Open Source
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) System Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) VBScript
4 2 (5.71%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MCSA
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (11.43%) MCITP
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Citrix
2 11 (31.43%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) AppSense
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) PlateSpin
5 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) Tableau
5 1 (2.86%) Talend
5 1 (2.86%) Vertica
Chester, Cheshire
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