The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 22 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.44% 7.97% 6.72%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 16.42% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £300 £400 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +88.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 57.72% 48.55% 59.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 28
Median daily rate £330 £415 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +32.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.23 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.88% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £42.50 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) Clustering
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
7 1 (10.00%) MCTS
7 1 (10.00%) MCITP
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCAD
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSD
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos