The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheltenham 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 16 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.59% 1.39% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 3.57% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £309 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 28 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.10% 38.89% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 148
Average daily rate £425 £387 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £57.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £57.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense