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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.21% 8.93% 18.52%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 14.29% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
66 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 49.25% 62.50% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 15
Average daily rate £415 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) SignalR
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
7 3 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (20.00%) Information Management
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (20.00%) MCITP
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Clustering
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (6.67%) FinalBuilder
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (20.00%) SignalR
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (6.67%) LINQ
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ETL
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Information Management
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (20.00%) ERP
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (13.33%) SDLC
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVVM
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) VC++
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) MCTS
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Firmware
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cognos
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) HP
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
1 3 (20.00%) JD Edwards
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) TOWER Software
3 1 (6.67%) Infragistics
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