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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.74% 13.76% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 24.19% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £151 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £435 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.25 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.31% +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
57 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 36.77% 56.88% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 13
Average daily rate £415 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
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 £18.00 £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
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 22 May 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 22 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 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (25.00%) MCTS
5 4 (25.00%) MCITP
5 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Clustering
5 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) Cognos
6 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.25%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos Report Studio
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
1 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 3 (18.75%) SignalR
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (18.75%) WinForms
3 1 (6.25%) COM
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
3 1 (6.25%) LINQ
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ERP
1 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) ETL
1 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (18.75%) Information Management
2 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) MCTS
2 4 (25.00%) MCITP
2 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) APMP
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Firmware
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) JD Edwards
3 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 1 (6.25%) Infragistics
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas
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