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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.83% 13.85% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 24.68% 23.68% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
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£388 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +27.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 64.17% 58.46% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 7
Average daily rate £365 £285 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.89% +21.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +16.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) MS Project
6 5 (18.52%) MS Office
6 5 (18.52%) .NET
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) HP
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) ISA Server
8 3 (11.11%) SLA
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
8 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (11.11%) Data Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project Server
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 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 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Project
3 5 (18.52%) MS Office
4 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) MPLS
2 2 (7.41%) BGP
2 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.70%) TACACS
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.11%) WPF
2 3 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 2 (7.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) JSF
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) JSP
4 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
1 3 (11.11%) SCADA
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.11%) Workflow
3 3 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Document Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) 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%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Primavera
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Altiris
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) Nokia
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee
3 2 (7.41%) Sophos
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Rackspace