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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.25% 6.14% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 16.48% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 38
Median daily rate £400 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £18.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 - £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
230 176 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 47.13% 37.29% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 123 104
Median daily rate £380 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.70 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
Cheltenham +2 5 £308 -23.12% 5
Gloucester -6 5 £250 -20.63% 8
Cirencester - 4 £320 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 47 (51.09%) MS Excel
3 42 (45.65%) Windows
4 31 (33.70%) Active Directory
5 30 (32.61%) DV Cleared
6 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
6 22 (23.91%) SQL
7 18 (19.57%) MS Office
7 18 (19.57%) Finance
8 17 (18.48%) C
9 16 (17.39%) Project Management
10 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (15.22%) Citrix
11 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) ITIL
12 13 (14.13%) DNS
13 12 (13.04%) Cisco
13 12 (13.04%) Web Services
13 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
13 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
14 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
14 11 (11.96%) VMware
14 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
14 11 (11.96%) MS Project
14 11 (11.96%) LAN
14 11 (11.96%) PRINCE2
14 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
14 11 (11.96%) WAN
15 10 (10.87%) DHCP
15 10 (10.87%) Programme Management

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 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.35%) IIS
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.26%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.17%) Confluence
6 2 (2.17%) GroupWise
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (51.09%) MS Excel
2 18 (19.57%) MS Office
3 11 (11.96%) MS Project
4 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Primavera
2 4 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) SaaS
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.17%) GitHub
5 2 (2.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.17%) PaaS
6 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) DNS
2 11 (11.96%) LAN
2 11 (11.96%) WAN
3 10 (10.87%) DHCP
4 8 (8.70%) Internet
4 8 (8.70%) VPN
5 6 (6.52%) SAN
6 5 (5.43%) SSL
6 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.35%) Firewall
7 4 (4.35%) SSH
7 4 (4.35%) VoIP
8 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.26%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.26%) Skype
9 2 (2.17%) IMAP4
9 2 (2.17%) POP3
9 2 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.17%) SMTP
9 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) MS Access
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) QlikView
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.52%) JIRA
2 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) Maven
4 4 (4.35%) Zephyr
5 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.17%) Selenium
7 1 (1.09%) Hudson
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.35%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.61%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Programme Planner
5 6 (6.52%) Architect
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.43%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Tester
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) Web Services
2 7 (7.61%) .NET
2 7 (7.61%) REST
3 5 (5.43%) SOAP
4 4 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.26%) HTML
5 3 (3.26%) jQuery
5 3 (3.26%) WSDL
5 3 (3.26%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) XSD
6 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.17%) LINQ
6 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.17%) WCF
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.09%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.26%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.17%) BYOD
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.17%) Clustering
3 2 (2.17%) CMDB
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.09%) Handset
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.65%) Windows
2 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.61%) Linux
6 2 (2.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Project Management
2 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.13%) ITIL
4 11 (11.96%) PRINCE2
5 10 (10.87%) Coaching
5 10 (10.87%) Programme Management
6 8 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 8 (8.70%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.61%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.61%) MODAF
7 7 (7.61%) Scrum
7 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.52%) Change Management
8 6 (6.52%) Migration
8 6 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.52%) UML
9 5 (5.43%) Defect Management
9 5 (5.43%) ITSM
9 5 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) C
3 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.52%) C#
5 5 (5.43%) C++
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.17%) Java
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 30 (32.61%) DV Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) CCNA
4 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.70%) ISEB
5 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.35%) CCNP
6 4 (4.35%) Degree
6 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.26%) MCP
8 2 (2.17%) MCTS
9 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) MCDST
9 1 (1.09%) MCITP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSA
9 1 (1.09%) MCSD
9 1 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) SLA
3 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (2.17%) COBIT
5 2 (2.17%) HL7
6 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (33.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.43%) XenApp
4 4 (4.35%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.35%) UAG
4 4 (4.35%) vSphere
4 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.26%) Xen
6 2 (2.17%) Docker
6 2 (2.17%) Firmware
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.17%) SCSM
3 2 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.09%) MIIS
4 1 (1.09%) Nagios
4 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Citrix
2 12 (13.04%) Cisco
3 11 (11.96%) VMware
4 8 (8.70%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) Sophos
6 4 (4.35%) AppSense
6 4 (4.35%) Canon
6 4 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (3.26%) Nortel
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle
7 3 (3.26%) Polycom
8 2 (2.17%) Apple
8 2 (2.17%) Dell
8 2 (2.17%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.17%) Genesys
8 2 (2.17%) Lotus
8 2 (2.17%) Meraki
8 2 (2.17%) Novell
8 2 (2.17%) Siemens
9 1 (1.09%) Meru Networks
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