Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.73% 15.46% 14.86%
As % of the Vendors category 55.77% 34.48% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 22
Chester median daily rate £388 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £190 £99
90th Percentile £444 £389 £365
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 7
Chester median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.57% -17.65%
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -6.45% -8.82%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Chester.

All Vendors
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 52 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 35.37% 44.85% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 56 60
Chester median daily rate £363 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -11.56% -8.13%
10th Percentile £300 £190 £159
90th Percentile £528 £397 £476
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 9
Chester median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +8.57% -12.50%
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -19.12% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) .NET
4 8 (27.59%) CRM
4 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 7 (24.14%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) Data Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (10.34%) User Experience
9 3 (10.34%) VBScript

Microsoft
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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) DataStax
3 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) CRM Manager
4 3 (10.34%) CRM Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Public Sector Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) WinForms
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
5 1 (3.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) Pricing Data
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) CRM
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Data Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) BDD
6 3 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) SAS Macro
4 2 (6.90%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.45%) HDFS
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Ivanti
2 2 (6.90%) Splunk
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Altiris
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Tableau