The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheltenham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.55% 9.72% 7.94%
As % of the Vendors category 31.65% 26.92% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 13
Average daily rate £309 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.38% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £450 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
79 26 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.10% 36.11% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 113
Average daily rate £338 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.49% -4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Gloucestershire

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
4 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 9 (23.08%) Network Security
4 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (20.51%) MS Office
5 8 (20.51%) HTML
5 8 (20.51%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
5 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.95%) XML
6 7 (17.95%) C
6 7 (17.95%) VB
7 6 (15.38%) .NET
8 5 (12.82%) C#
8 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.82%) SQL
8 5 (12.82%) UNIX
8 5 (12.82%) DHCP
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 5 (12.82%) SAN
8 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
8 5 (12.82%) Network Design

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
1 9 (23.08%) Network Security
2 5 (12.82%) DHCP
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) OLTP
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.13%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Trainer
7 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) XML
3 6 (15.38%) .NET
4 4 (10.26%) XSLT
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) COM
6 2 (5.13%) CSS
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) LINQ
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.56%) Ajax
7 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) PDA
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.51%) Linux
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) UNIX
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Network Design
2 4 (10.26%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) Web Development
3 3 (7.69%) ITSM
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.56%) MVC
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.56%) TDD
4 1 (2.56%) Scrum
4 1 (2.56%) High Availability
4 1 (2.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) C
1 7 (17.95%) VB
2 5 (12.82%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VBScript
3 3 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) XQuery
5 1 (2.56%) XPath
5 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) AppSense
5 2 (5.13%) Acronis
5 2 (5.13%) PTC
5 2 (5.13%) 3Com
5 2 (5.13%) MKS
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.13%) Veritas
6 1 (2.56%) Compaq
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
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