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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 25 7
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.23% 5.92% 13.94%
As % of the Vendors category 20.25% 17.81% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 31
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £300 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £43.25 £11.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +281.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
237 146 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 50.53% 33.26% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 92 102
Median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +165.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.27 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £43.40 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 31 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 31 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 -6 7 £156 -58.33% 4
Cirencester - 2 £400 - 2
Cheltenham -3 1 - - 10
Tewkesbury - 1 £150 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 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 50 (54.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (51.65%) MS Excel
3 40 (43.96%) Windows
4 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
4 31 (34.07%) DV Cleared
5 26 (28.57%) MS Office
6 20 (21.98%) SQL
7 19 (20.88%) C
8 18 (19.78%) Finance
9 17 (18.68%) Project Management
9 17 (18.68%) Windows Server
10 16 (17.58%) ITIL
11 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
12 14 (15.38%) DNS
12 14 (15.38%) Citrix
12 14 (15.38%) Coaching
13 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.19%) Primavera
14 12 (13.19%) Cisco
14 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
14 12 (13.19%) QA
14 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
14 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (12.09%) VMware
15 11 (12.09%) MS Exchange
15 11 (12.09%) WAN
15 11 (12.09%) LAN
15 11 (12.09%) DHCP
16 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (10.99%) CCNA

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 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.09%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.40%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.30%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.20%) Confluence
7 2 (2.20%) GroupWise
7 2 (2.20%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.20%) IIS
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (51.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (28.57%) MS Office
3 8 (8.79%) MS Project
4 2 (2.20%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Primavera
2 4 (4.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) SaaS
3 4 (4.40%) Office 365
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.20%) GitHub
5 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) DNS
2 11 (12.09%) DHCP
2 11 (12.09%) LAN
2 11 (12.09%) WAN
3 8 (8.79%) Internet
3 8 (8.79%) VPN
4 5 (5.49%) SSL
5 4 (4.40%) Firewall
5 4 (4.40%) SAN
5 4 (4.40%) SSH
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.40%) VoIP
6 3 (3.30%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.30%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.30%) Skype
6 3 (3.30%) Wireless
7 2 (2.20%) IMAP4
7 2 (2.20%) POP3
7 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) MS Access
5 1 (1.10%) QlikView
5 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.59%) JIRA
3 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.40%) Maven
4 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.40%) Zephyr
5 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.20%) Selenium
7 1 (1.10%) Hudson
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) Advertising
5 2 (2.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Analyst
2 12 (13.19%) Programme Planner
3 11 (12.09%) Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Desktop Support
6 8 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Architect
9 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (5.49%) Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Administrator
10 4 (4.40%) C++ Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) Web Services
2 7 (7.69%) REST
3 6 (6.59%) .NET
4 5 (5.49%) XML
5 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.40%) HTML
5 4 (4.40%) SOAP
6 3 (3.30%) CSS
6 3 (3.30%) WSDL
6 3 (3.30%) XSD
7 2 (2.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.10%) MDX
8 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.10%) WF
8 1 (1.10%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Clustering
2 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.30%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.20%) BYOD
3 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.20%) CMDB
3 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.10%) Handset
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
4 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.96%) Windows
2 17 (18.68%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.69%) Linux
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.20%) Unix
7 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Project Management
2 16 (17.58%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) Coaching
4 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.79%) ITIL V3
5 8 (8.79%) TOGAF
6 7 (7.69%) Migration
6 7 (7.69%) MODAF
6 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Service Management
7 6 (6.59%) SOA
7 6 (6.59%) UML
8 5 (5.49%) Defect Management
8 5 (5.49%) Kanban
8 5 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) C
3 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.49%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) Ruby
6 2 (2.20%) VBScript
7 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (54.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (34.07%) DV Cleared
3 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.99%) CCNA
4 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.89%) ISEB
6 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
8 4 (4.40%) CCNP
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 4 (4.40%) MCTS
9 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.30%) MCITP
9 3 (3.30%) MCP
9 3 (3.30%) MCSD
10 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) MCAD
10 2 (2.20%) MCSE
11 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.49%) SLA
3 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.20%) COBIT
4 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.20%) HL7
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.59%) XenApp
4 4 (4.40%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.40%) UAG
4 4 (4.40%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.30%) Xen
6 2 (2.20%) Docker
6 2 (2.20%) Firmware
6 2 (2.20%) vSphere
7 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.20%) SCSM
4 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.10%) MIIS
4 1 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Citrix
2 12 (13.19%) Cisco
3 11 (12.09%) VMware
4 9 (9.89%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) Sophos
6 4 (4.40%) AppSense
6 4 (4.40%) Canon
6 4 (4.40%) SAP
7 3 (3.30%) Nortel
7 3 (3.30%) Polycom
8 2 (2.20%) Apple
8 2 (2.20%) Dell
8 2 (2.20%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.20%) Genesys
8 2 (2.20%) Lotus
8 2 (2.20%) Meraki
8 2 (2.20%) Novell
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle
8 2 (2.20%) Siemens
9 1 (1.10%) Remedy
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