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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 17 33 5
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 22 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.77% 4.66% 17.27%
As % of the Vendors category 19.90% 13.92% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 35
Median daily rate £288 £468 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.50% +43.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £162 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.25 £42.50 £11.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.52% +274.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
201 158 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 44.08% 33.47% 50.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 103
Median daily rate £358 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.26% +16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £31.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.01 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £43.75 £35.00
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 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 9 £131 -66.87% 2
Cheltenham +9 4 £233 -41.87% 11
Cirencester - 4 £400 - 2
Fairford - 1 £250 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £150 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 46 (54.12%) MS Excel
2 42 (49.41%) Security Cleared
3 34 (40.00%) Windows
4 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
4 28 (32.94%) DV Cleared
5 26 (30.59%) MS Office
6 22 (25.88%) Project Management
7 18 (21.18%) C
8 17 (20.00%) Finance
9 16 (18.82%) SQL
10 15 (17.65%) ITIL
10 15 (17.65%) Cisco
11 12 (14.12%) Citrix
11 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
12 11 (12.94%) DNS
12 11 (12.94%) LAN
12 11 (12.94%) WAN
12 11 (12.94%) DHCP
12 11 (12.94%) Primavera
12 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
13 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (11.76%) CCNA
13 10 (11.76%) MS Project
13 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.76%) VMware
13 10 (11.76%) QA
13 10 (11.76%) Coaching
13 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
13 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
14 9 (10.59%) ITIL V3

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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.18%) JBoss
4 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (54.12%) MS Excel
2 26 (30.59%) MS Office
3 10 (11.76%) MS Project
4 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.53%) InfoPath
5 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Primavera
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) DHCP
1 11 (12.94%) DNS
1 11 (12.94%) LAN
1 11 (12.94%) WAN
2 8 (9.41%) VPN
3 6 (7.06%) Internet
4 4 (4.71%) IP Telephony
4 4 (4.71%) VoIP
5 3 (3.53%) Firewall
5 3 (3.53%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.53%) SAN
5 3 (3.53%) SSL
5 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.53%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) SSH
6 2 (2.35%) WLAN
7 1 (1.18%) HTTP
7 1 (1.18%) IPv4
7 1 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) MS Access
5 1 (1.18%) QlikView
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Analyst
2 10 (11.76%) Developer
2 10 (11.76%) Programme Planner
3 8 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) Desktop Support
3 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (9.41%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Administrator
4 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (3.53%) CSS
3 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 3 (3.53%) jQuery
3 3 (3.53%) XML
4 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.35%) REST
4 2 (2.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.18%) Leaflet
5 1 (1.18%) MDX
5 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.18%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Clustering
3 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.35%) CMDB
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) PMI
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.18%) BYOD
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.88%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Project Management
2 15 (17.65%) ITIL
3 10 (11.76%) Coaching
4 9 (10.59%) ITIL V3
4 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.24%) Service Management
6 6 (7.06%) ITSM
6 6 (7.06%) Migration
6 6 (7.06%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.71%) Contingency Planning
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.71%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) C
2 16 (18.82%) SQL
3 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.88%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.53%) VBScript
7 2 (2.35%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) Java
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Security Cleared
2 28 (32.94%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) CCNA
3 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) Degree
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.88%) MCTS
6 4 (4.71%) CCNP
6 4 (4.71%) ISEB
6 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.71%) MCITP
6 4 (4.71%) MCP
7 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.53%) MCAD
7 3 (3.53%) MCSD
8 2 (2.35%) APMG
8 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) COSHH
3 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.88%) XenApp
4 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.71%) UAG
4 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.35%) Firmware
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.18%) MIIS
2 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Cisco
2 12 (14.12%) Citrix
3 10 (11.76%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) HP
5 5 (5.88%) Sophos
6 4 (4.71%) AppSense
6 4 (4.71%) Canon
7 3 (3.53%) Nortel
7 3 (3.53%) Polycom
8 2 (2.35%) Dell
8 2 (2.35%) Draytek
8 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.35%) Genesys
8 2 (2.35%) Meraki
8 2 (2.35%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) Siemens
8 2 (2.35%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.35%) Symantec
8 2 (2.35%) Veeam
8 2 (2.35%) WatchGuard