The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cirencester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cirencester 20.00% 71.43% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 83.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
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£200 £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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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 Cirencester region.

Vendors Category
Cirencester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cirencester 20.00% 85.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate £130 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cirencester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cirencester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cirencester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cirencester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cirencester region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cirencester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cirencester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cirencester region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cirencester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cirencester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cirencester region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cirencester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cirencester

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cirencester 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 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) ODBC
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (12.50%) DTS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cirencester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cirencester 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) DTS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix