The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - - 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.24% +10.00%
Microsoft Certification
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
52 68 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 54.74% 47.89% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 22
Median daily rate £425 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) AMQP
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) AMQP
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCAD
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) MCPD
4 1 (25.00%) MCSD
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) VMware