The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Gloucestershire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 28 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.92% 8.48% 13.50%
As % of the Vendors category 33.00% 17.07% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 61
Average daily rate £326 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £308 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Average hourly rate £12.55 £24.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% -50.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
200 164 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 51.28% 49.70% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 91 237
Average daily rate £350 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £347 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -24.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £24.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
South West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +7 24 £309 -31.38% 12
Gloucester +1 16 £300 -40.00% 7
Cirencester - 1 £200 - 3
Stroud - - - - 2
Tewkesbury - - - - 3
Berkeley - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (65.81%) Windows
2 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (29.06%) SQL Server
4 33 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 30 (25.64%) MS Exchange
6 29 (24.79%) SCCM
6 29 (24.79%) VMware
7 28 (23.93%) MS Excel
8 27 (23.08%) SQL
8 27 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 24 (20.51%) Windows XP
9 24 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (19.66%) MS Office
11 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
11 22 (18.80%) Firewall
12 21 (17.95%) Windows 7
13 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (14.53%) Network Security
15 17 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (13.68%) Finance
16 16 (13.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 15 (12.82%) Linux
17 15 (12.82%) Migration
18 14 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2007
18 14 (11.97%) Cisco
19 13 (11.11%) ITIL
19 13 (11.11%) .NET
19 13 (11.11%) WSUS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.27%) IIS
6 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.71%) Lync
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (23.93%) MS Excel
2 23 (19.66%) MS Office
3 4 (3.42%) MS Project
3 4 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.80%) Firewall
2 17 (14.53%) Network Security
3 12 (10.26%) SAN
4 8 (6.84%) DNS
5 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.98%) DHCP
5 7 (5.98%) Internet
6 4 (3.42%) VPN
6 4 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.56%) HTTP
7 3 (2.56%) BGP
7 3 (2.56%) MPLS
8 2 (1.71%) FTP
8 2 (1.71%) LAN
8 2 (1.71%) WAN
8 2 (1.71%) SMTP
8 2 (1.71%) LDAP
9 1 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.85%) NAS
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.71%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Informix
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) DTS
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) OLTP
7 1 (0.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) MSI
3 2 (1.71%) PVCS
3 2 (1.71%) Subversion
3 2 (1.71%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Military
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (11.11%) Analyst
2 11 (9.40%) Developer
2 11 (9.40%) Technical Specialist
2 11 (9.40%) SCCM Specialist
3 10 (8.55%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Administrator
7 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Consultant
8 4 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) HTML
2 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.98%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) XSLT
4 4 (3.42%) Application Packaging
5 3 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (1.71%) CSS
7 1 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.85%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.85%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.85%) jQuery
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.85%) LINQ
7 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Fat Client
1 7 (5.98%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.56%) NHS
3 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.71%) Replication
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.85%) Open Source
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) CESG
4 1 (0.85%) iPhone
4 1 (0.85%) Wiki
4 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.85%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) PDA
4 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 77 (65.81%) Windows
2 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (20.51%) Windows XP
4 21 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.82%) Linux
8 7 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.42%) UNIX
10 3 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.71%) Solaris
12 1 (0.85%) CentOS
12 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.82%) Migration
2 13 (11.11%) ITIL
3 6 (5.13%) Service Management
4 5 (4.27%) Network Design
5 4 (3.42%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.42%) ITSM
5 4 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.56%) MVC
6 3 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (2.56%) Web Development
6 3 (2.56%) Project Management
7 2 (1.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (1.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.08%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) C#
3 8 (6.84%) C
4 7 (5.98%) VB
5 6 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.42%) C++
8 3 (2.56%) VBScript
9 2 (1.71%) Perl
9 2 (1.71%) Java
9 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.71%) VBA
10 1 (0.85%) R
10 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.85%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) XPath
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.27%) MCSE
4 5 (4.27%) CCNP
5 4 (3.42%) CCNA
5 4 (3.42%) MCSA
5 4 (3.42%) Degree
6 3 (2.56%) MCP
6 3 (2.56%) CCSP
7 2 (1.71%) ISEB
7 2 (1.71%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.71%) MCTS
7 2 (1.71%) MCITP
7 2 (1.71%) CCENT
7 2 (1.71%) MCSM
8 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.13%) vSphere
5 4 (3.42%) XenApp
6 3 (2.56%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.71%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.85%) qmail
8 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.85%) Squid
8 1 (0.85%) NFS
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 29 (24.79%) SCCM
2 16 (13.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (11.11%) WSUS
4 5 (4.27%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.85%) SCOM
6 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) VMware
2 14 (11.97%) Cisco
3 12 (10.26%) Citrix
4 11 (9.40%) HP
4 11 (9.40%) Oracle
5 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.27%) AppSense
6 5 (4.27%) IBM
6 5 (4.27%) Sophos
6 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.71%) NetApp
7 2 (1.71%) Veritas
7 2 (1.71%) McAfee
7 2 (1.71%) Sun
7 2 (1.71%) Sybase
7 2 (1.71%) PTC
7 2 (1.71%) 3Com
7 2 (1.71%) MKS
7 2 (1.71%) Acronis
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