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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.04% 8.70% 9.65%
As % of the Vendors category 13.33% 18.75% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Median daily rate £308 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £314 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
45 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 37.82% 46.38% 64.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 36
Median daily rate £380 £408 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.74% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
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 25 August 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 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Innovation Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Intel Security