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 16 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.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.29% 13.20% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 25.30% 26.40% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £318 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
249 125 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 52.53% 50.00% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 66 87
Average daily rate £375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £13.25 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £25.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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
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 16 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 0 22 £388 +9.15% 11
Cheltenham -3 17 £388 +25.20% 9
Cirencester -2 5 £125 -72.22% 1
Tetbury - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Berkeley - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 44 (40.00%) Windows
2 37 (33.64%) MS Excel
3 34 (30.91%) Security Cleared
4 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
4 26 (23.64%) Project Management
5 24 (21.82%) MS Office
6 22 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 21 (19.09%) VMware
8 20 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 18 (16.36%) Degree
10 17 (15.45%) Cisco
11 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
11 16 (14.55%) IIS
11 16 (14.55%) QA
11 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
11 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (13.64%) PRINCE2
13 14 (12.73%) MS Exchange
13 14 (12.73%) SQL
13 14 (12.73%) DV Cleared
14 13 (11.82%) MS Project
14 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (10.91%) MS Visio
15 12 (10.91%) HP
15 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (10.91%) Service Delivery
15 12 (10.91%) ITIL
15 12 (10.91%) Linux
16 11 (10.00%) DNS
16 11 (10.00%) NetApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 20 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.55%) IIS
3 14 (12.73%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.36%) Apache
5 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Node.js
7 3 (2.73%) MS Project Server
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.91%) Lync
9 1 (0.91%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (33.64%) MS Excel
2 24 (21.82%) MS Office
3 13 (11.82%) MS Project
4 12 (10.91%) MS Visio
5 6 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.00%) DNS
3 8 (7.27%) Firewall
4 7 (6.36%) LDAP
4 7 (6.36%) SMTP
4 7 (6.36%) SNMP
5 6 (5.45%) LAN
5 6 (5.45%) Internet
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (4.55%) MPLS
6 5 (4.55%) BGP
6 5 (4.55%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) SAN
8 3 (2.73%) VPN
9 2 (1.82%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.82%) Network Security
10 1 (0.91%) NAS
10 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.91%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.73%) DTS
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.82%) MS Access
6 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.82%) Toad
3 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Military
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (17.27%) Developer
2 16 (14.55%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.09%) Analyst
3 10 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (7.27%) Technical Project Manager
4 8 (7.27%) Technical Manager
4 8 (7.27%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Architect
5 6 (5.45%) PHP Developer
5 6 (5.45%) Consultant
5 6 (5.45%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.64%) QA Engineer
8 3 (2.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (2.73%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.73%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.73%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) MSMQ
2 6 (5.45%) Yii
2 6 (5.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.73%) WPF
4 3 (2.73%) Silverlight
4 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.82%) SOAP
5 2 (1.82%) HTML
5 2 (1.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.91%) Middleware
6 1 (0.91%) JSF
6 1 (0.91%) REST
6 1 (0.91%) Web Services
6 1 (0.91%) XML
6 1 (0.91%) ODBC
6 1 (0.91%) JSP
6 1 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (2.73%) SCADA
2 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.82%) NHS
3 2 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.91%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.91%) Linux
5 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.36%) CentOS
6 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.64%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.64%) UNIX
8 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.64%) Project Management
2 15 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 12 (10.91%) ITIL
3 12 (10.91%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.27%) Migration
5 7 (6.36%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (6.36%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.36%) Time Management
6 6 (5.45%) MVC
6 6 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.55%) Service Management
7 5 (4.55%) OO
7 5 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.64%) Supplier Management
8 4 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.64%) Scrum
9 3 (2.73%) Workflow
9 3 (2.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) SQL
2 10 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.27%) C#
3 8 (7.27%) PHP
4 7 (6.36%) Perl
4 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.36%) Ruby
5 6 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.45%) VBScript
6 4 (3.64%) VBA
6 4 (3.64%) Java
7 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.82%) Delphi
7 2 (1.82%) VB
7 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) C++
8 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) Degree
3 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.73%) DV Cleared
5 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (4.55%) PMP
7 5 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.64%) CCNP
9 3 (2.73%) MCSE
9 3 (2.73%) CCSP
10 2 (1.82%) CCNA
10 2 (1.82%) MCP
11 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.55%) QA
2 5 (4.55%) SLA
3 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.36%) NFS
3 7 (6.36%) Squid
3 7 (6.36%) qmail
4 6 (5.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.82%) XenApp
7 2 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) SCCM
2 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.82%) SCOM
3 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.91%) MOM
4 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) VMware
2 17 (15.45%) Cisco
3 12 (10.91%) HP
4 11 (10.00%) NetApp
5 8 (7.27%) Citrix
6 7 (6.36%) Oracle
6 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.45%) McAfee
7 6 (5.45%) Sophos
8 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.73%) Symantec
9 3 (2.73%) Primavera
9 3 (2.73%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.73%) Altiris
10 2 (1.82%) Lumension
10 2 (1.82%) Nokia
10 2 (1.82%) Juniper
11 1 (0.91%) SAP
11 1 (0.91%) AppSense
11 1 (0.91%) Teradata
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