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 1 May 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.

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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 26 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.45% 22.52% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 10.20% 33.78% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £309 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -31.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.25 £31.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
49 74 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 33.79% 66.67% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 15
Average daily rate £400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £243 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 1 May 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) MS Project
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) IIS
5 2 (15.38%) COM
5 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Trainee Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Trainee
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technology Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) COM
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) SignalR
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) PDA
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
1 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Business Development
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) ETL
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cognos
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee
1 1 (7.69%) Infragistics
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas
1 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
1 1 (7.69%) VMware
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Rate: £749 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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