Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.00% 6.45% 11.76%
As % of the Vendors category 4.84% 17.65% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 17
Cheltenham median daily rate £300 £406 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% +30.00% -18.57%
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £275 £347
% change year-on-year +9.09% -20.69% -0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - £12.00 -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £39.27
% change year-on-year +40.00% -68.17% +170.83%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheltenham.

All Vendors
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 62 68 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 41.33% 36.56% 53.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 59
Cheltenham median daily rate £415 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% -1.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £249 £262 £181
90th Percentile £600 £563 £543
Gloucestershire median daily rate £408 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Cheltenham median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -52.94% +8.97%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.00 £40.20
90th Percentile £14.80 £79.50 £43.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -67.86% +18.31%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Business One
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (33.33%) Drupal
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Drupal Developer
1 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) B2B
1 1 (33.33%) Business Process Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) SAP