The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 4 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.

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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 32 4 17
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 65 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.64% 17.86% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 13.91% 34.95% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 12
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£434 £328 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.44% -27.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £175 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £12.43 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+242.05% -49.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.97%
Microsoft
South West

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

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
151 186 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.33% 51.10% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 105 72
Average daily rate £400 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £251 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £18.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
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 within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 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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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 0 10 £396 +21.92% 3
Cheltenham -22 5 £400 +29.55% 11
Filton - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
3 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
5 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 16 (28.57%) MS Office
6 14 (25.00%) .NET
7 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
7 13 (23.21%) Windows XP
7 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
7 13 (23.21%) Citrix
7 13 (23.21%) Finance
7 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
8 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (12.50%) VMware
9 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 7 (12.50%) HTML
9 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.50%) CSS
9 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 7 (12.50%) Apple iOS
10 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (10.71%) jQuery
10 6 (10.71%) MS Project
10 6 (10.71%) UML
10 6 (10.71%) C
10 6 (10.71%) C#
10 6 (10.71%) Migration
11 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
11 5 (8.93%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (28.57%) MS Office
3 6 (10.71%) MS Project
4 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) WAN
2 4 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) DHCP
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.79%) Network Security
5 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.79%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQLite
3 1 (1.79%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.79%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Administrator
4 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.36%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) HTML
2 7 (12.50%) CSS
3 6 (10.71%) jQuery
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) HTML5
6 3 (5.36%) WCF
7 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.57%) WPF
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.57%) COM
7 2 (3.57%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) XML
8 1 (1.79%) WinForms
8 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.79%) LINQ
8 1 (1.79%) SignalR
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.14%) Graphic Design
1 4 (7.14%) PDA
1 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.21%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.79%) UNIX
9 1 (1.79%) AIX
9 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) UML
1 6 (10.71%) Migration
2 4 (7.14%) 3D Rendering
2 4 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
2 4 (7.14%) Time Management
2 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 4 (7.14%) Change Management
2 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (7.14%) Workflow
3 3 (5.36%) Project Management
3 3 (5.36%) ITIL
3 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.57%) Line Management
4 2 (3.57%) Project Governance
4 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.71%) C
3 6 (10.71%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) PHP
4 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.36%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) VCP5
4 2 (3.57%) CCEE
4 2 (3.57%) CCAA
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.57%) MCITP
4 2 (3.57%) CCA
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CWNA
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) vSphere
3 3 (5.36%) XenApp
3 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) Netcool
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Citrix
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (3.57%) NetApp
3 2 (3.57%) Veritas
3 2 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee
4 1 (1.79%) Sophos
4 1 (1.79%) Juniper
4 1 (1.79%) Cognos
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) Acronis
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