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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 24 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.19% 13.66% 9.56%
As % of the Vendors category 18.37% 27.47% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £43.25 £11.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+281.05% -15.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
147 182 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.72% 49.73% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 101 53
Average daily rate £415 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% +26.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £23.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 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
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 29 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 -9 12 £400 +45.45% 11
Gloucester -1 11 £350 -6.66% 4
Filton - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 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 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (38.00%) SQL
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (28.00%) .NET
6 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
7 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
8 10 (20.00%) MS Office
8 10 (20.00%) Citrix
8 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 9 (18.00%) Finance
9 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
10 8 (16.00%) Migration
10 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (16.00%) HTML
10 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (16.00%) CSS
11 7 (14.00%) C#
11 7 (14.00%) DNS
11 7 (14.00%) VMware
12 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.00%) C
12 6 (12.00%) UML
12 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (12.00%) SDLC
13 5 (10.00%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) DHCP
3 3 (6.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) Modbus
4 1 (2.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQLite
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.00%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) Ant
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Applications Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (16.00%) CSS
3 5 (10.00%) WCF
4 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.00%) SignalR
5 3 (6.00%) HTML5
5 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.00%) jQuery
5 3 (6.00%) WinForms
6 2 (4.00%) MFC
6 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 2 (4.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) WPF
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.00%) LESS
7 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
1 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) PDA
3 1 (2.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) UML
2 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (12.00%) SDLC
3 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.00%) MVC
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.00%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Time Management
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Information Management
5 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) C#
3 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) C
4 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) VC++
6 2 (4.00%) VB6
7 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) MCTS
3 3 (6.00%) MCITP
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.00%) Firmware
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Citrix
2 7 (14.00%) VMware
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Cognos
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.00%) TOWER Software
5 2 (4.00%) NetApp
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter
6 1 (2.00%) Acronis
6 1 (2.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.00%) Sophos
6 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
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