The first table below looks at the demand for Migration skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Migration over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Migration
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Migration 4 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.01% 8.92% 6.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 12.07% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£320 £358 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% +19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £38.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +17.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
- -21.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 116 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.20% 73.89% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 34
Average daily rate £320 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £179 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £25.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Migration
Cheshire

Migration
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Migration across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Migration Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Migration
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Migration across the Chester region.

Migration Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Migration
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Migration across the Chester region.

Migration Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Migration
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Migration 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 Migration.

1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 7
3 17 (48.57%) SCCM
4 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 14 (40.00%) Citrix
6 12 (34.29%) DHCP
6 12 (34.29%) Local Government
7 11 (31.43%) Hyper-V
7 11 (31.43%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (28.57%) VMware
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (25.71%) AppSense
9 9 (25.71%) DNS
9 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.71%) XenApp
10 8 (22.86%) Project Planning
11 6 (17.14%) MSI
11 6 (17.14%) MS Office
11 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (17.14%) Application Packaging
11 6 (17.14%) Clustering
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 5 (14.29%) Project Management
12 5 (14.29%) Change Management
13 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX

Migration
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Migration 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 Migration. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS Project
4 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.71%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) DHCP
2 9 (25.71%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MSI
2 4 (11.43%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Local Government
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Packager
5 4 (11.43%) ICT Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) SCCM Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Storage Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Server Technician
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Project Planning
3 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (11.43%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow
7 2 (5.71%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Master Data Management
8 1 (2.86%) Data Management
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Test Management
8 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) VBScript
2 4 (11.43%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.86%) PMP
1 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Hyper-V
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (25.71%) XenApp
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Citrix
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) AppSense
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Kofax
5 2 (5.71%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec