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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 30 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.32% 13.51% 16.44%
As % of the Vendors category 25.93% 28.04% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 43
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £16.00 £12.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.12% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £12.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £20.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
243 107 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 51.37% 48.20% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 55 92
Average daily rate £365 £310 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -49.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £13.25 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £22.40 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +3 24 £375 +58.73% 12
Cheltenham -4 14 £394 +27.01% 5
Cirencester -8 5 £125 -72.22%
Tetbury - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Berkeley - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 34 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 28 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 25 (22.32%) Project Management
5 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 23 (20.54%) VMware
7 22 (19.64%) MS Office
8 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
10 18 (16.07%) Cisco
10 18 (16.07%) Degree
11 16 (14.29%) IIS
11 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
12 15 (13.39%) QA
13 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (12.50%) DV Cleared
14 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
15 12 (10.71%) ITIL
15 12 (10.71%) SQL
15 12 (10.71%) Service Delivery
15 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (9.82%) NetApp
16 11 (9.82%) HP
16 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (9.82%) MS Project
16 11 (9.82%) Linux
16 11 (9.82%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
3 16 (14.29%) IIS
4 7 (6.25%) Apache
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.68%) Node.js
8 2 (1.79%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.89%) Lync
9 1 (0.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 22 (19.64%) MS Office
3 11 (9.82%) MS Project
4 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.89%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Office 365
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.82%) DNS
3 9 (8.04%) Firewall
4 7 (6.25%) SMTP
4 7 (6.25%) SNMP
4 7 (6.25%) LDAP
5 6 (5.36%) Internet
5 6 (5.36%) LAN
6 5 (4.46%) Network Security
6 5 (4.46%) WAN
6 5 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.57%) SAN
7 4 (3.57%) BGP
7 4 (3.57%) MPLS
8 3 (2.68%) VPN
9 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.89%) NAS
9 1 (0.89%) HTTP
9 1 (0.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.68%) DTS
6 2 (1.79%) MS Access
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.89%) Toad
General
1 7 (6.25%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (16.07%) Developer
2 14 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 10 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (8.93%) Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 8 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (6.25%) Architect
6 6 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) PHP Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Consultant
7 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) .NET
2 6 (5.36%) MSMQ
2 6 (5.36%) Yii
2 6 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.68%) HTML
4 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.68%) WPF
4 3 (2.68%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.79%) SOAP
5 2 (1.79%) XML
6 1 (0.89%) REST
6 1 (0.89%) HTML5
6 1 (0.89%) J2EE
6 1 (0.89%) XSLT
6 1 (0.89%) ODBC
6 1 (0.89%) Web Services
6 1 (0.89%) JSP
6 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Clustering
2 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.68%) NHS
3 3 (2.68%) SCADA
3 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.82%) Linux
6 10 (8.93%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.25%) CentOS
7 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.89%) UNIX
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Project Management
2 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
3 12 (10.71%) ITIL
3 12 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.14%) Migration
5 7 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (6.25%) Time Management
6 6 (5.36%) MVC
6 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.46%) OO
7 5 (4.46%) Service Management
7 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.46%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.57%) Scrum
8 4 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.57%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.68%) Security Architecture
9 3 (2.68%) Change Management
9 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.68%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.14%) C#
3 8 (7.14%) PHP
4 7 (6.25%) Perl
4 7 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.25%) Ruby
5 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.36%) VBScript
6 4 (3.57%) VBA
6 4 (3.57%) Java
7 2 (1.79%) C
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) Delphi
7 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.79%) VB
7 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) Degree
3 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (4.46%) PMP
7 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.57%) CCNP
9 3 (2.68%) MCSE
9 3 (2.68%) CCSP
10 2 (1.79%) CCNA
10 2 (1.79%) MCP
11 1 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.39%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) SLA
3 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.25%) qmail
3 7 (6.25%) NFS
3 7 (6.25%) Squid
4 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.46%) ISA Server
6 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.79%) XenApp
9 1 (0.89%) vSphere
9 1 (0.89%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.79%) SCOM
3 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.89%) MOM
4 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) VMware
2 18 (16.07%) Cisco
3 11 (9.82%) NetApp
3 11 (9.82%) HP
4 9 (8.04%) Citrix
5 7 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.36%) McAfee
6 6 (5.36%) Sophos
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle
8 4 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.68%) Symantec
9 3 (2.68%) Altiris
10 2 (1.79%) Primavera
10 2 (1.79%) Lumension
11 1 (0.89%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.89%) F5
11 1 (0.89%) SAP
11 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.89%) Remedy
11 1 (0.89%) Juniper
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