The table below looks at the statistics 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 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.79% 0.39% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.93% 1.12% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 4
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£405 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
Microsoft Certification
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
227 89 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 47.79% 35.04% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 40 74
Average daily rate £405 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 26
Average hourly rate £42.75 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.09% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 8 £378 - 3
Cheltenham -9 2 £400 - 2
Berkeley - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 12 (54.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
6 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 8 (36.36%) Military
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 8 (36.36%) Remedy
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) MCTS
7 7 (31.82%) Service Management
8 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
8 6 (27.27%) MCSE
8 6 (27.27%) HP
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 5 (22.73%) UNIX
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) Migration
10 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
2 12 (54.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (13.64%) Lync
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (9.09%) IIS
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (36.36%) Military
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
1 7 (31.82%) Service Management
2 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VBScript
1 2 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) MCTS
4 6 (27.27%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Remedy
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) F5
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