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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.41% 12.01% 13.93%
As % of the Vendors category 16.95% 25.46% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 18
Average daily rate
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£329 £380 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% +22.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £265 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
177 216 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 37.82% 47.16% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 107 53
Average daily rate £413 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £216 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £145.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Gloucester -5 13 £315 -16.00% 6
Cheltenham -6 9 £400 - 6
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (58.49%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
4 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
5 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
7 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
8 12 (22.64%) .NET
9 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
9 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
9 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
10 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (16.98%) C#
12 8 (15.09%) C++
12 8 (15.09%) HTML
12 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
12 8 (15.09%) CSS
12 8 (15.09%) DNS
12 8 (15.09%) Migration
13 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
14 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
14 6 (11.32%) WCF
14 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
14 6 (11.32%) MS Office
14 6 (11.32%) HP
14 6 (11.32%) Citrix
15 5 (9.43%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.55%) MS Access
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (5.66%) FinalBuilder
3 2 (3.77%) Firebug
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) C++ Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Applications Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Django Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
2 8 (15.09%) CSS
2 8 (15.09%) HTML
3 6 (11.32%) WCF
4 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (7.55%) XML
6 3 (5.66%) MFC
6 3 (5.66%) WPF
6 3 (5.66%) WinForms
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.66%) HTML5
6 3 (5.66%) SignalR
7 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.77%) Ajax
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.77%) SOAP
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) NHS
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (58.49%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.43%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) UNIX
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (9.43%) MVC
3 5 (9.43%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) SDLC
4 4 (7.55%) Application Discovery
4 4 (7.55%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (7.55%) UML
4 4 (7.55%) ETL
4 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.66%) Information Management
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.66%) ERP
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.77%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) C++
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.55%) C
6 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.66%) VB6
7 3 (5.66%) VB
7 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.66%) VC++
8 2 (3.77%) Python
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) VBScript
9 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCTS
4 3 (5.66%) MCITP
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) WCAG
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.43%) vSphere
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) Firmware
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
1 6 (11.32%) Citrix
2 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Cognos
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.89%) Veritas
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Sophos
6 1 (1.89%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.89%) Acronis
6 1 (1.89%) Twitter
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago