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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.85% 6.25% 6.29%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 9.23% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £120 £255 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% -40.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
13 65 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.00% 67.71% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 29
Median daily rate £390 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £110 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £500 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £41.20 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) Firmware
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Clustering
6 2 (18.18%) Time Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
1 2 (18.18%) Innovation Management
1 2 (18.18%) MVC
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) TDD
1 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Content Management
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (9.09%) MODAF
2 1 (9.09%) SDLC
2 1 (9.09%) Threat Management
2 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Firmware
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Apple