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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 17 26 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.21% 3.52% 23.64%
As % of the Vendors category 8.00% 10.20% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 14
Median daily rate £233 £400 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.87% +29.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £400 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £43.25 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
50 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 52.63% 34.51% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 39
Median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £12.74 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.02% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £42.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £43.25 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) Advertising
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (11.11%) Veeam

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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Kanban
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCAD
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSD
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Draytek
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
3 1 (11.11%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard