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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 58 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.62% 19.86% 8.67%
As % of the Vendors category 23.26% 34.73% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 10
Average daily rate
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£330 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £142 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £30.00 £39.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
215 167 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 41.35% 57.19% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 72
Average daily rate £375 £315 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 14
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.01 £41.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cheltenham -14 15 £428 +31.53% 10
Gloucester -6 8 £363 +31.81% 4
Cirencester -4 3 £200 - 3
Tewkesbury -4 1 £260 -35.00%
Stroud - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 53 (46.49%) Windows
2 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
3 36 (31.58%) MS Office
4 30 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 23 (20.18%) Active Directory
6 22 (19.30%) Finance
7 19 (16.67%) SQL
8 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
10 16 (14.04%) Project Management
10 16 (14.04%) VMware
10 16 (14.04%) MS Project
10 16 (14.04%) ITIL
11 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
11 15 (13.16%) Citrix
11 15 (13.16%) DV Cleared
12 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (11.40%) Internet
13 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (11.40%) Cisco
13 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
13 13 (11.40%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
13 13 (11.40%) Degree
14 12 (10.53%) .NET
15 11 (9.65%) Windows XP
15 11 (9.65%) MS Visio
15 11 (9.65%) WAN
15 11 (9.65%) Time Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.89%) IIS
2 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.51%) Apache
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.63%) MS Project Server
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.88%) Lync
6 1 (0.88%) Drupal
6 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 36 (31.58%) MS Office
3 16 (14.04%) MS Project
4 11 (9.65%) MS Visio
5 6 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Changepoint
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Internet
1 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.65%) WAN
3 10 (8.77%) LAN
3 10 (8.77%) Firewall
4 8 (7.02%) DNS
5 6 (5.26%) MPLS
5 6 (5.26%) BGP
5 6 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.51%) SAN
6 4 (3.51%) LDAP
7 3 (2.63%) Network Security
7 3 (2.63%) SMTP
7 3 (2.63%) SNMP
7 3 (2.63%) VPN
8 2 (1.75%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) MySQL
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.63%) DTS
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.63%) Toad
1 3 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.88%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Project Manager
2 17 (14.91%) Developer
3 16 (14.04%) Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Administrator
9 5 (4.39%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.51%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (2.63%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) HTML
3 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.51%) CSS
3 4 (3.51%) jQuery
3 4 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
4 2 (1.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.75%) Yii
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.88%) JSF
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) ODBC
5 1 (0.88%) JSP
5 1 (0.88%) COM
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) Clustering
2 4 (3.51%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (3.51%) PDA
2 4 (3.51%) Graphic Design
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.75%) CESG
4 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Wiki
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (46.49%) Windows
2 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (9.65%) Windows XP
5 10 (8.77%) Linux
6 6 (5.26%) UNIX
7 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) CentOS
9 3 (2.63%) AIX
10 2 (1.75%) Solaris
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.04%) Project Management
1 16 (14.04%) ITIL
2 13 (11.40%) PRINCE2
3 11 (9.65%) Time Management
4 8 (7.02%) Migration
4 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.14%) Change Management
6 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.26%) Project Governance
6 6 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 5 (4.39%) Service Management
8 4 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.51%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.51%) Workflow
8 4 (3.51%) Supplier Management
8 4 (3.51%) 3D Rendering
8 4 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.51%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.51%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) PHP
3 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) Perl
4 4 (3.51%) C
4 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.51%) VBScript
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
5 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.63%) VBA
5 3 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) Java
5 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.75%) VB
6 2 (1.75%) COBOL
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) Degree
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.39%) MCSE
5 5 (4.39%) PMP
5 5 (4.39%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.51%) CCSP
6 4 (3.51%) CCNP
6 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.63%) MCITP
7 3 (2.63%) MCP
7 3 (2.63%) CCNA
7 3 (2.63%) CCA
7 3 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.75%) CCEE
8 2 (1.75%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) XenApp
4 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.63%) vSphere
6 3 (2.63%) qmail
6 3 (2.63%) Squid
6 3 (2.63%) NFS
7 2 (1.75%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) SCCM
2 6 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) Netcool
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) MOM
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) VMware
2 15 (13.16%) Citrix
3 13 (11.40%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) HP
5 7 (6.14%) Oracle
5 7 (6.14%) NetApp
6 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.51%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.63%) McAfee
8 3 (2.63%) Primavera
8 3 (2.63%) Juniper
9 2 (1.75%) Nokia
9 2 (1.75%) Sophos
10 1 (0.88%) F5
10 1 (0.88%) Lumension
10 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.88%) Altiris
10 1 (0.88%) Teradata
10 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
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