Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 21 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 9.52% 5.09% 4.75%
As % of the Vendors category 19.18% 10.38% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Cheltenham median daily rate £120 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -25.00% +29.55%
10th Percentile £115 £116 £263
90th Percentile £355 £332 £430
Gloucestershire median daily rate £313 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Cheltenham median hourly rate £15.25 £45.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.11% +4.05% +36.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £27.50 £41.48
90th Percentile £17.50 £62.50 £44.43
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% -72.94% +214.81%

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 73 106 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 49.66% 49.07% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 71
Cheltenham median daily rate £348 £340 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -16.56% +20.74%
10th Percentile £123 £295 £230
90th Percentile £438 £496 £487
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £375 £405
% change year-on-year -6.67% -7.41% +11.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
Cheltenham median hourly rate £15.75 £13.23 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% -68.88% +28.79%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.63 £41.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £44.13
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.77 £21.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -15.38% -26.96% +57.53%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 July 2017, 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Time Management
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Data Management
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 1 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (7.14%) Office 365
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (7.14%) Citrix
8 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (7.14%) SharePoint

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Build Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix