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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.23% 13.91% 11.34%
As % of the Vendors category 51.28% 35.00% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Median daily rate £295 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £15.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 39 60 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 37.50% 39.74% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 48
Median daily rate £295 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £245 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
Median hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £35.00 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Chester

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 10 (27.78%) MS Office
3 10 (27.78%) Windows
4 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 8 (22.22%) Local Government
4 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (19.44%) SAS
6 6 (16.67%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco
6 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Citrix
7 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
7 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (11.11%) SCCM
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 4 (11.11%) C#
8 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
9 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi

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 7 (19.44%) SAS
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (27.78%) MS Office
3 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) LAN
1 6 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) LDAP
4 2 (5.56%) MPLS
4 2 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
5 1 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Local Government
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Officer
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Support
5 1 (2.78%) Printer Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) MDX
3 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.78%) DHTML
4 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.56%) BYOD
4 2 (5.56%) CESG
4 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.78%) Handset
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.56%) AIX
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
1 5 (13.89%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.33%) ETL
3 3 (8.33%) MVC
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 2 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Security Management
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) Scrum
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) COBOL
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCDST
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) COSHH
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.78%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 3 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.78%) AppSense
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Lotus
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
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