Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - +28 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.57% - 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.27% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Chester median daily rate £296 - -
Cheshire median daily rate £319 £438 £213
% change year-on-year -27.14% +105.88% -34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Chester median hourly rate - - £35.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.66 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.88% -39.51% +92.99%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 22 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.10% 10.97% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 17
Chester median daily rate £280 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -21.25% +28.51%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £198
90th Percentile £319 £530 £513
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Chester median hourly rate £32.50 £32.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +30.22% +11.11%
10th Percentile £23.05 £30.78 £15.93
90th Percentile £33.75 £34.33 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.31 £17.77
% change year-on-year +18.15% +14.31% -2.98%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware