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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 30 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.21% 0.65% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 1.14% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £358 £678 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
58 88 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 61.05% 57.52% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 6
Average daily rate £425 £490 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.26% +88.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £423 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £661 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) AMQP
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) AMQP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) VRRP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) MCAD
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) MCPD
5 1 (20.00%) MCSD
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) VMware