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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.30% - 6.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% - 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£639 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.03%
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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
101 17 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 65.58% 28.33% 59.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 4 16
Average daily rate £478 £440 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +39.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £30.50 £39.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CCEA
4 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MCSD
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCEA
2 1 (25.00%) MCSD
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software