The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 16 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 2.53% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £315 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7 45 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 14.29% 56.96% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 28
Median daily rate £365 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% -7.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -69.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham