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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 35 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.44% 13.89% 18.87%
As % of the Vendors category 25.70% 29.66% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 52
Average daily rate
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£381 £311 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £115 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £13.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.75 £14.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £18.75 £20.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
214 118 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 48.42% 46.83% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 53 126
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 9
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +6 31 £375 +219.14% 5
Cheltenham -8 9 £450 +45.16% 7
Cirencester -8 1 £125 -72.22%
Tetbury - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 58 (48.74%) Windows
2 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
3 34 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 34 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 33 (27.73%) VMware
5 26 (21.85%) MS Office
5 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (21.01%) MS Exchange
7 22 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 20 (16.81%) Windows 7
9 20 (16.81%) SharePoint
10 19 (15.97%) SQL
11 18 (15.13%) Project Management
12 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.61%) Cisco
13 15 (12.61%) Linux
13 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
13 15 (12.61%) DNS
13 15 (12.61%) Degree
13 15 (12.61%) SCCM
13 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
14 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (11.76%) Firewall
14 14 (11.76%) IIS
14 14 (11.76%) Citrix
15 13 (10.92%) QA
15 13 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (10.08%) DV Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.81%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.76%) IIS
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.04%) Apache
6 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.52%) Lync
7 3 (2.52%) Node.js
7 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 26 (21.85%) MS Office
3 11 (9.24%) MS Project
4 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
1 15 (12.61%) DNS
2 14 (11.76%) Firewall
3 11 (9.24%) SAN
3 11 (9.24%) Network Security
4 7 (5.88%) DHCP
5 6 (5.04%) SMTP
5 6 (5.04%) SNMP
5 6 (5.04%) LDAP
5 6 (5.04%) Internet
6 3 (2.52%) HTTP
6 3 (2.52%) LAN
6 3 (2.52%) WAN
7 1 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.84%) NAS
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.84%) FTP
7 1 (0.84%) VPN
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.68%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.68%) DTS
6 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.84%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) MS Access
7 1 (0.84%) Informix
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) PVCS
2 2 (1.68%) MSI
2 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Military
5 1 (0.84%) French Language
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (14.29%) Developer
2 12 (10.08%) Analyst
3 8 (6.72%) C# Developer
3 8 (6.72%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.04%) Architect
5 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Administrator
6 5 (4.20%) Consultant
6 5 (4.20%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) PHP Developer
7 4 (3.36%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.36%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.36%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.36%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) MSMQ
2 6 (5.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (4.20%) Yii
4 4 (3.36%) Application Packaging
4 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.36%) HTML
4 4 (3.36%) XML
5 3 (2.52%) HTML5
5 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.52%) XSLT
5 3 (2.52%) WPF
5 3 (2.52%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.84%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) Web Services
6 1 (0.84%) ODBC
6 1 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 7 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.36%) Clustering
3 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) NHS
4 3 (2.52%) SCADA
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Replication
5 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.84%) Open Source
6 1 (0.84%) iPad
6 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.84%) iPhone
6 1 (0.84%) EPoS
6 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (48.74%) Windows
2 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (16.81%) Windows 7
4 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (12.61%) Linux
6 13 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.08%) Windows XP
8 11 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.04%) CentOS
10 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.13%) Project Management
2 11 (9.24%) PRINCE2
2 11 (9.24%) ITIL
2 11 (9.24%) Service Delivery
2 11 (9.24%) Migration
3 7 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (5.04%) MVC
4 6 (5.04%) Service Management
5 5 (4.20%) OO
5 5 (4.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (4.20%) Network Design
6 4 (3.36%) Scrum
6 4 (3.36%) Change Management
6 4 (3.36%) ITSM
6 4 (3.36%) Time Management
6 4 (3.36%) Unit Testing
6 4 (3.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.97%) SQL
2 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.40%) C#
4 7 (5.88%) PHP
4 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.88%) VB
5 6 (5.04%) Ruby
5 6 (5.04%) VBScript
5 6 (5.04%) Perl
5 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.20%) C
7 4 (3.36%) C++
8 3 (2.52%) VBA
8 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.68%) Java
9 2 (1.68%) Delphi
9 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.61%) Degree
4 12 (10.08%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.36%) MCSE
8 3 (2.52%) PMP
8 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.68%) MCSA
9 2 (1.68%) MCP
9 2 (1.68%) CCNA
10 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.84%) CCNP
10 1 (0.84%) ISEB
10 1 (0.84%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) vSphere
3 7 (5.88%) ISA Server
4 6 (5.04%) Squid
4 6 (5.04%) NFS
4 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.04%) qmail
5 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.52%) XenApp
6 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.84%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (12.61%) SCCM
2 6 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (4.20%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.36%) WSUS
5 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.84%) MOM
6 1 (0.84%) SCOM
6 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) VMware
2 15 (12.61%) Cisco
3 14 (11.76%) Citrix
4 11 (9.24%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.40%) NetApp
6 9 (7.56%) HP
7 7 (5.88%) Oracle
8 6 (5.04%) AppSense
9 5 (4.20%) Sophos
9 5 (4.20%) McAfee
10 3 (2.52%) Symantec
11 2 (1.68%) 3Com
11 2 (1.68%) PTC
11 2 (1.68%) MKS
11 2 (1.68%) Altiris
11 2 (1.68%) Sybase
11 2 (1.68%) Sun
11 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.68%) Veritas
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