The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.55% 12.18% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 31.50% 24.80% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 21
Median daily rate £185 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £108 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £419 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.41 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Microsoft
South West

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

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
200 250 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.19% 49.12% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 114
Median daily rate £350 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £201 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 29
Median hourly rate £12.63 £27.51 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.10% +19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -1 11 £113 -66.66% 2
Cheltenham -8 8 £413 +275.00% 10
Cirencester +6 3 £130 -61.48%
Tewkesbury +3 3 £180 -
Filton -1 2 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 50 (52.08%) Windows
2 34 (35.42%) Security Cleared
3 32 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
5 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 23 (23.96%) MS Office
7 20 (20.83%) .NET
8 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
8 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
10 16 (16.67%) VMware
11 15 (15.63%) C#
12 14 (14.58%) SQL
12 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
13 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.54%) C
13 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
13 13 (13.54%) HP
13 13 (13.54%) Citrix
14 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (12.50%) Time Management
15 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (11.46%) MS Project
15 11 (11.46%) Finance
16 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
16 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
16 10 (10.42%) SLA
16 10 (10.42%) Cisco
16 10 (10.42%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.33%) IIS
3 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (23.96%) MS Office
3 11 (11.46%) MS Project
4 7 (7.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Primavera
1 3 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.04%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) DHCP
2 9 (9.38%) DNS
3 8 (8.33%) Internet
4 6 (6.25%) Firewall
5 5 (5.21%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (4.17%) Wireless
7 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.08%) SAN
8 2 (2.08%) SSH
8 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.04%) Skype
9 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.04%) VLAN
9 1 (1.04%) VPN
9 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) GIS
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.08%) JIRA
3 2 (2.08%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.04%) MSI
4 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Advertising
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Developer
2 13 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.33%) Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.25%) Consultant
5 6 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) IT Support
6 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.13%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Cabling Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 7 (7.29%) CSS
3 7 (7.29%) jQuery
4 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.25%) Web Services
5 5 (5.21%) HTML5
5 5 (5.21%) WCF
6 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.17%) JSON
6 4 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.13%) LINQ
7 3 (3.13%) SOAP
8 2 (2.08%) CSS3
8 2 (2.08%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.08%) REST
8 2 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.08%) CCTV
6 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.08%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
3 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.21%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.08%) Linux
11 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.04%) Unix
12 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.50%) Time Management
3 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.33%) Project Management
4 8 (8.33%) Scrum
5 7 (7.29%) DevOps
5 7 (7.29%) MVC
5 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.25%) Network Management
6 6 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.21%) Change Control
7 5 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.17%) Change Management
8 4 (4.17%) Service Management
8 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.13%) ITIL
9 3 (3.13%) ITSM
9 3 (3.13%) OO
9 3 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) C#
2 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.58%) SQL
3 13 (13.54%) C
4 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.04%) Scala
8 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.08%) ISEB
6 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) XenApp
5 4 (4.17%) vSphere
6 3 (3.13%) Firmware
7 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) VMware
2 13 (13.54%) Citrix
2 13 (13.54%) HP
3 10 (10.42%) Cisco
4 7 (7.29%) Apple
5 4 (4.17%) IBM
5 4 (4.17%) Remedy
6 3 (3.13%) BMC
7 2 (2.08%) Capita
7 2 (2.08%) Symantec
7 2 (2.08%) Twitter
8 1 (1.04%) CommVault
8 1 (1.04%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
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