The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 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 Qualifications for the Gloucestershire 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 40 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.03% 2.42% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 4.57% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate £293 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £285 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £365 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 175 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.64% 53.03% 57.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 234
Average daily rate £360 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £29.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -4 3 £309 -17.66%
Gloucester - 1 £125 - 3
Stroud - - - - 3
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) MCSA
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 2 (28.57%) ITSM
6 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (28.57%) CCNP
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (28.57%) MCSM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) OLTP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) MCSM
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) CCENT
5 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) HP