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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.78% 0.82% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 2.38% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£415 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
84 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 58.33% 34.43% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 24 16
Average daily rate £415 £330 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £580 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £44.10 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) TOWER Software

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) SONET
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) DSL
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (25.00%) Ethereal
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (25.00%) NetQoS
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper