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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.46% 10.07% 9.63%
As % of the Vendors category 27.45% 18.67% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£355 £344 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -7.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Average hourly rate £15.42 £30.92 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.12% -2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £18.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £49.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
51 75 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.46% 53.96% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 28
Average daily rate £388 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 20
Average hourly rate £17.94 £38.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.11% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.55 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £44.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (55.26%) Windows
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (44.74%) MS Office
3 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 14 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 11 (28.95%) Citrix
5 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) Local Government
6 9 (23.68%) Windows XP
7 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (15.79%) CSS
9 6 (15.79%) DHCP
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) SCCM
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.16%) Open Source
10 5 (13.16%) OAuth
10 5 (13.16%) CSS3
10 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
10 5 (13.16%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (13.16%) Russian Language
10 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
10 5 (13.16%) VPN
10 5 (13.16%) A+ Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Office
2 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
3 1 (2.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 6 (15.79%) DNS
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (26.32%) Local Government
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (13.16%) Russian Language
4 4 (10.53%) French Language
4 4 (10.53%) German Language
4 4 (10.53%) Italian Language
4 4 (10.53%) Turkish Language
5 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
5 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 2 (5.26%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (2.63%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior ICT Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 5 (13.16%) OAuth
2 5 (13.16%) CSS3
2 5 (13.16%) SAML
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) DHTML
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) Handset
3 2 (5.26%) GIS
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.16%) SOA
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
2 5 (13.16%) Open Source
3 4 (10.53%) SIEM
3 4 (10.53%) Information Security
3 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.53%) Web Development
3 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.53%) Stress Testing
3 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (10.53%) ITSM
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 4 (10.53%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) Workflow
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) CRM
5 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) A+ Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CEH
3 4 (10.53%) MCDST
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) CISSP
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) MCP
4 3 (7.89%) MCSE
5 2 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
2 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Citrix
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Symantec
3 4 (10.53%) LANDesk
3 4 (10.53%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.89%) McAfee
4 3 (7.89%) Sun
4 3 (7.89%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) AppSense
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) Sage
6 1 (2.63%) Reuters
6 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
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