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 26 May 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.69% 0.55% 5.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.43% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£415 £220 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.63% -41.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
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
216 140 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.43% 38.57% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 78 84
Average daily rate £450 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 11
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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
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 26 May 2015. 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
Cheltenham - 3 £415 - 2
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) TOWER Software
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) CESG
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CWNA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Dell