The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 19 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.68% 23.33% 17.17%
As % of the Vendors category 22.73% 48.28% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£428 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.80 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £30.00 £39.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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Gloucestershire

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

Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
66 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 42.58% 48.33% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 16
Average daily rate £429 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £30.50 £39.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft 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.

1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) MS Project
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) MS Office
4 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
4 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
5 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) Project Governance
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
8 4 (12.12%) SLA
8 4 (12.12%) UNIX
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) VMware
8 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
9 3 (9.09%) Project Planning

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project Server
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.03%) Drupal
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Project
2 9 (27.27%) MS Office
3 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
4 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Changepoint
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) BGP
2 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
2 2 (6.06%) MPLS
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) TACACS
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.03%) WinRunner
1 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Project Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Trainee Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Trainee
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
1 2 (6.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) JSF
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) COM
2 1 (3.03%) JSP
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) PDA
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) AIX
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.18%) Project Governance
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.09%) Change Control
4 3 (9.09%) Validation
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) Document Management
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Business Development
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C
3 1 (3.03%) COBOL
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) APMP
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) MCTS
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSD
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CCA
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Citrix
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Primavera
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Nokia
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.03%) Altiris
5 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas
5 1 (3.03%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £12000.00 - £13000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago