The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.90% 16.09% 15.69%
As % of the Vendors category 11.59% 29.17% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £272 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £333 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 59.48% 55.17% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 27
Average daily rate £359 £310 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.72% -34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £373 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £35.25 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.11% -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) VMware
5 8 (23.53%) Firewall
5 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (23.53%) Network Security
5 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) MS Office
7 6 (17.65%) DNS
7 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (14.71%) vSphere
8 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
8 5 (14.71%) SAN
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.71%) ISA Server
8 5 (14.71%) C
8 5 (14.71%) VB
8 5 (14.71%) DHCP
8 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
8 5 (14.71%) Network Design
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Drupal
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) MS Project
4 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
1 8 (23.53%) Network Security
2 6 (17.65%) DNS
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) OLTP
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) MSI
2 2 (5.88%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.88%) Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
5 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) XSLT
2 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 3 (8.82%) WPF
2 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
2 3 (8.82%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.82%) Clustering
1 3 (8.82%) SCADA
1 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Network Design
2 4 (11.76%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) ITSM
3 3 (8.82%) Workflow
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Document Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Campaign Management
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C
1 5 (14.71%) VB
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) C++
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) ISA Server
3 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) AppSense
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) PTC
5 2 (5.88%) Veritas
5 2 (5.88%) MKS
5 2 (5.88%) 3Com
5 2 (5.88%) Acronis
6 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.94%) Altiris
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) McAfee
6 1 (2.94%) Sophos
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Computer Futures
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Posted: 20 days ago