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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.57% 14.67% 13.54%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 27.50% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +31.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £325 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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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
77 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 66.96% 53.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 15
Average daily rate £365 £312 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% -19.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £694
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.90% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Migration
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
6 5 (18.52%) .NET
6 5 (18.52%) MS Office
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.11%) ISA Server
8 3 (11.11%) HP
8 3 (11.11%) HTTP
8 3 (11.11%) MS Project
8 3 (11.11%) XML
8 3 (11.11%) XSLT
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 3 (11.11%) C
8 3 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (11.11%) HTML
8 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (11.11%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (7.41%) MS Project Server
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) MS Project
4 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) IT Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) XSLT
2 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.11%) WPF
2 3 (11.11%) Silverlight
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
1 3 (11.11%) SCADA
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) Workflow
2 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Document Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
1 3 (11.11%) C++
1 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) ISA Server
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee
2 2 (7.41%) Sophos
2 2 (7.41%) Primavera
2 2 (7.41%) MKS
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) PTC
2 2 (7.41%) Altiris
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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