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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 12 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.26% 10.42% 7.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.71% 22.93% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 20
Median daily rate £275 £356 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £121 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £473 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £41.89 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.96% +280.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £39.79 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £43.98 £50.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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 Gloucestershire region.

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
138 205 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 37.91% 45.45% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 107 98
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 19
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £38.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £42.70 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -4 10 £111 -65.76% 7
Cirencester +6 7 £275 -18.51% 1
Cheltenham +6 2 £120 -52.94% 5
Tewkesbury +3 2 £180 -
Filton -1 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 48 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 26 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 26 (27.08%) MS Office
4 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 23 (23.96%) .NET
6 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
7 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (19.79%) DV Cleared
9 18 (18.75%) C#
9 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 17 (17.71%) Time Management
11 15 (15.63%) VMware
12 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.58%) SharePoint
13 13 (13.54%) Internet
13 13 (13.54%) HP
13 13 (13.54%) SLA
13 13 (13.54%) Apple
14 12 (12.50%) Citrix
14 12 (12.50%) SQL
14 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (12.50%) DBS Check
15 11 (11.46%) Network Management
15 11 (11.46%) PowerShell
15 11 (11.46%) Service Delivery
16 10 (10.42%) T-SQL
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 14 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.25%) IIS
3 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (27.08%) MS Excel
1 26 (27.08%) MS Office
2 9 (9.38%) MS Project
3 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.21%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Primavera
2 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) Internet
2 10 (10.42%) DHCP
3 9 (9.38%) DNS
4 6 (6.25%) Wireless
5 5 (5.21%) Firewall
5 5 (5.21%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (3.13%) SSH
7 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.04%) SAN
8 1 (1.04%) Skype
8 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.04%) VLAN
8 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.29%) DTS
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) 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 18 (18.75%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) Support Engineer
3 15 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (10.42%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (7.29%) T-SQL Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) IT Support
8 4 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.96%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) AngularJS
3 8 (8.33%) HTML
4 7 (7.29%) Silverlight
5 6 (6.25%) CSS
6 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.21%) Web Services
7 4 (4.17%) HTML5
7 4 (4.17%) jQuery
8 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.13%) JSON
8 3 (3.13%) REST
8 3 (3.13%) SOAP
8 3 (3.13%) WCF
8 3 (3.13%) XML
9 2 (2.08%) CSS3
9 2 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.04%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Clustering
2 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.08%) CCTV
4 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
5 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.29%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 6 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.13%) Linux
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Time Management
2 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.46%) Network Management
3 11 (11.46%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.29%) Scrum
5 5 (5.21%) DevOps
5 5 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.17%) Change Control
6 4 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.17%) MVC
6 4 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 4 (4.17%) Project Management
7 3 (3.13%) BDD
7 3 (3.13%) Kanban
7 3 (3.13%) QMS
7 3 (3.13%) Service Management
7 3 (3.13%) Test Management
7 3 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) C#
2 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.50%) SQL
4 11 (11.46%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.33%) C
6 8 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.17%) Java
8 3 (3.13%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.79%) DV Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.13%) ISEB
5 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.54%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) XenApp
5 3 (3.13%) Firmware
5 3 (3.13%) vSphere
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) VMware
2 13 (13.54%) Apple
2 13 (13.54%) HP
3 12 (12.50%) Citrix
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco
4 7 (7.29%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) Remedy
6 2 (2.08%) BMC
6 2 (2.08%) Capita
6 2 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle
7 1 (1.04%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.04%) Twitter
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