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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 10 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.44% 8.60% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 15.09% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £120 £233 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% -43.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +9.65%

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
18 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 40.00% 56.99% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 17
Median daily rate £390 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £100 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £12.00 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 28 February 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Advertising
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Threat Management

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) LINQ
4 1 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
1 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Innovation Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) MODAF
2 1 (10.00%) OOP
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Threat Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware