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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 4 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.81% 11.32% 6.90%
As % of the Vendors category 46.34% 26.67% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £321 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% +12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £382 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
41 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.59% 42.45% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 31
Median daily rate £365 £416 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.31% +10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £245 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +78.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.18 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
3 8 (24.24%) MS Office
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Windows
4 7 (21.21%) Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.12%) Internet
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
8 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (9.09%) SCCM
8 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Local Government
8 3 (9.09%) Finance
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco
8 3 (9.09%) SAS
8 3 (9.09%) LAN
8 3 (9.09%) WAN

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 3 (9.09%) SAS
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
3 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) MPLS
3 2 (6.06%) VLAN
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Maven
1 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) DBA
2 6 (18.18%) SQL DBA
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) Ember.js
2 2 (6.06%) MDX
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.03%) DHTML
3 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) BYOD
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) MVC
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) COBOL
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CCNA
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) COSHH
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) AppSense
3 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) Lotus
3 1 (3.03%) NetApp
3 1 (3.03%) Talend
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
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