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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 18 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.55% 11.11% 13.18%
As % of the Vendors category 20.94% 29.35% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 47
Median daily rate £325 £347 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £259 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Median hourly rate £11.38 £28.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
191 184 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 40.81% 37.86% 52.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 108 145
Median daily rate £375 £375 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £215 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -60.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £43.00 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Cirencester - 11 £320 -
Gloucester -5 7 £143 -62.00% 4
Cheltenham -10 7 £406 +38.29% 5
Tewkesbury -3 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
3 35 (39.33%) MS Excel
4 26 (29.21%) DV Cleared
5 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
6 23 (25.84%) Windows Server
7 20 (22.47%) SQL
8 19 (21.35%) MS Office
9 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (16.85%) .NET
10 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (15.73%) DNS
11 14 (15.73%) Finance
11 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
12 13 (14.61%) VMware
12 13 (14.61%) C
13 12 (13.48%) DHCP
13 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
14 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
14 11 (12.36%) MS Project
15 10 (11.24%) Web Services
15 10 (11.24%) C#
15 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
15 10 (11.24%) Project Management
15 10 (11.24%) Citrix
15 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared

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 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.87%) IIS
4 6 (6.74%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.37%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.25%) Confluence
7 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.25%) GroupWise
7 2 (2.25%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (39.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (21.35%) MS Office
3 11 (12.36%) MS Project
4 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Primavera
2 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.12%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 5 (5.62%) SaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.25%) GitHub
4 2 (2.25%) IaaS
4 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) DNS
2 12 (13.48%) DHCP
3 6 (6.74%) SAN
3 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) Firewall
4 5 (5.62%) Internet
5 4 (4.49%) LAN
5 4 (4.49%) Skype
5 4 (4.49%) SSL
5 4 (4.49%) WAN
6 3 (3.37%) VPN
7 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.25%) IMAP4
7 2 (2.25%) POP3
7 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.25%) SMTP
7 2 (2.25%) SSH
7 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.12%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.12%) MS Access
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.37%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.25%) Selenium
6 2 (2.25%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) Hudson
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Developer
2 10 (11.24%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Consultant
4 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Programme Planner
6 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.37%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Office 365 Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) PMO Coordinator
7 3 (3.37%) Tester
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) .NET
2 10 (11.24%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) HTML
4 5 (5.62%) CSS
4 5 (5.62%) REST
5 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.49%) HTML5
5 4 (4.49%) jQuery
6 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.37%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.37%) LINQ
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
6 3 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.37%) WCF
6 3 (3.37%) WSDL
6 3 (3.37%) XML
6 3 (3.37%) XSD
7 2 (2.25%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Clustering
3 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.25%) BYOD
3 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.12%) Handset
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
4 1 (1.12%) PKI
4 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 23 (25.84%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.49%) Linux
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.25%) Unix
10 1 (1.12%) Android
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
3 10 (11.24%) Project Management
4 8 (8.99%) Programme Management
4 8 (8.99%) Scrum
5 7 (7.87%) Coaching
5 7 (7.87%) DevOps
5 7 (7.87%) ITIL
6 6 (6.74%) MVC
6 6 (6.74%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
7 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.62%) Migration
7 5 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.62%) MODAF
7 5 (5.62%) SOA
7 5 (5.62%) UML
8 4 (4.49%) OO
8 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (14.61%) C
4 10 (11.24%) C#
5 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.62%) C++
7 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.25%) Java
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.21%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) ISEB
5 5 (5.62%) Degree
6 4 (4.49%) CCNA
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CCNP
9 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.12%) MCDST
9 1 (1.12%) MCP
9 1 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (1.12%) MCSD
9 1 (1.12%) MCSE
9 1 (1.12%) MCTS
9 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.25%) COBIT
3 2 (2.25%) HL7
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 3 (3.37%) Firmware
4 3 (3.37%) Xen
5 2 (2.25%) Docker
5 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) XenApp
6 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 2 (2.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.12%) SCSM
4 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) VMware
2 10 (11.24%) Citrix
3 9 (10.11%) HP
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) Apple
7 2 (2.25%) Lotus
7 2 (2.25%) Novell
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) Twitter
8 1 (1.12%) BMC
8 1 (1.12%) CommVault
8 1 (1.12%) hybris
8 1 (1.12%) IBM
8 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.12%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.12%) Nortel
8 1 (1.12%) Polycom
8 1 (1.12%) Remedy
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