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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.44% 12.64% 13.51%
As % of the Vendors category 26.13% 25.55% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 21
Average daily rate
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£319 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £146 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.50 £24.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.38% +53.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £24.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £24.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
199 227 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 39.96% 49.46% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 119 54
Average daily rate £399 £375 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +21.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.75 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £190.00 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -5 13 £275 -30.15% 8
Gloucester -9 13 £410 +2.50% 2
Tewkesbury - 5 £375 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 36 (45.57%) Windows
2 33 (41.77%) SQL Server
3 28 (35.44%) MS Excel
3 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
4 25 (31.65%) SQL
5 22 (27.85%) C#
6 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
7 18 (22.78%) .NET
8 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
9 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
11 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
11 14 (17.72%) WCF
11 14 (17.72%) WPF
12 13 (16.46%) C++
12 13 (16.46%) HTML
13 12 (15.19%) MS Office
13 12 (15.19%) Degree
13 12 (15.19%) MVVM
14 11 (13.92%) Finance
14 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
15 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
15 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
16 9 (11.39%) DV Cleared
16 9 (11.39%) CSS
16 9 (11.39%) DNS
16 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
16 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (8.86%) VB6

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) CMS
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (35.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.19%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.53%) MS Project
5 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Documaker
2 3 (3.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.39%) DNS
3 4 (5.06%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) HTTP
4 2 (2.53%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.06%) MS Access
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.53%) MySQL
6 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.27%) SQLite
7 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
2 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.80%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (2.53%) Firebug
5 2 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.27%) Ant
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Automotive
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Developer
2 10 (12.66%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.06%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (3.80%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) .NET
2 14 (17.72%) WCF
2 14 (17.72%) WPF
3 13 (16.46%) HTML
4 9 (11.39%) CSS
5 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.33%) HTML5
7 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.80%) CSS3
8 3 (3.80%) jQuery
8 3 (3.80%) SignalR
8 3 (3.80%) MFC
8 3 (3.80%) XML
8 3 (3.80%) WinForms
8 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.53%) Ajax
9 2 (2.53%) SOAP
9 2 (2.53%) ActiveX
9 2 (2.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) NHS
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (45.57%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
3 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.86%) Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) UNIX
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
2 12 (15.19%) MVVM
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Project Management
3 6 (7.59%) MVC
4 5 (6.33%) ETL
4 5 (6.33%) Migration
5 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.06%) SDLC
5 4 (5.06%) Application Discovery
6 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.80%) Information Management
6 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.80%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.80%) ERP
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.53%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 22 (27.85%) C#
3 13 (16.46%) C++
4 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) VB
5 7 (8.86%) VB6
6 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.33%) C
6 5 (6.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.80%) VC++
9 2 (2.53%) Python
9 2 (2.53%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) Degree
4 9 (11.39%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.80%) MCTS
5 3 (3.80%) MCITP
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.53%) HNC
6 2 (2.53%) HND
6 2 (2.53%) MAPM
7 1 (1.27%) CCENT
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) HL7
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.33%) vSphere
3 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.80%) Firmware
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) HP
2 5 (6.33%) Cisco
2 5 (6.33%) VMware
3 4 (5.06%) ESRI
3 4 (5.06%) Citrix
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) SAP
4 3 (3.80%) Cognos
4 3 (3.80%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.53%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.53%) Capita
6 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.27%) Acronis
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter
6 1 (1.27%) BT
6 1 (1.27%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Sophos
6 1 (1.27%) Veritas
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