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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 28 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.04% 25.30% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 7.50% 43.75% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £39.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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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
40 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.21% 57.83% 48.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 19
Average daily rate £413 £365 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £261 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -43.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £15.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £42.25 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) MS Project
3 8 (38.10%) MS Office
4 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Project Governance
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) UNIX
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) C
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) AIX
7 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) XenApp
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
8 2 (9.52%) Solaris
8 2 (9.52%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
2 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Project
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) VLAN
1 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) MPLS
1 1 (4.76%) BGP
1 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) SSL
1 1 (4.76%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
1 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Trainee Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Trainee
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) COM
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) PDA
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (14.29%) AIX
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (28.57%) Project Governance
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) APMP
3 1 (4.76%) CCA
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCEA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) Netcool
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Citrix
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) Primavera
3 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.76%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Nokia
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Sun
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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