The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Microsoft Windows
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 7 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 36.54% 14.10% 10.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.48% 35.48% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 10
Median daily rate £165 £110 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -73.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.21% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 31 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 40.38% 39.74% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 29
Median daily rate £270 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.51% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Cheltenham

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Cheltenham

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Cheltenham

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
2 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
4 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
5 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.51%) Citrix
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) Internet
9 6 (14.63%) JIRA
9 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
9 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
10 5 (12.20%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
10 5 (12.20%) Android
10 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
10 5 (12.20%) Content Management
10 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
10 5 (12.20%) CMS
10 5 (12.20%) Firewall
10 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.76%) Linux
11 4 (9.76%) XML
11 4 (9.76%) .NET
11 4 (9.76%) MS Office
11 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
11 4 (9.76%) IBM
11 4 (9.76%) Scrum

Windows
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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.44%) Mule
2 1 (2.44%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Internet
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) ATM
4 1 (2.44%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) DSL
4 1 (2.44%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.44%) ISDN
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.44%) SONET
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) VLAN
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.88%) Ant
3 2 (4.88%) Gradle
3 2 (4.88%) Hudson
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) WiX
General
1 1 (2.44%) Advertising
1 1 (2.44%) Law
1 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Build Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (14.63%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support
3 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 4 (9.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Tester
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) XSLT
3 2 (4.88%) EJB
3 2 (4.88%) Java EE
3 2 (4.88%) JMS
3 2 (4.88%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) Node.js
4 1 (2.44%) React
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
3 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
4 5 (12.20%) Android
4 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
1 5 (12.20%) Content Management
1 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
1 5 (12.20%) Issue Tracking
1 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
2 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.76%) Scrum
3 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (7.32%) TDD
3 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
3 3 (7.32%) UML
4 2 (4.88%) High Availability
4 2 (4.88%) MapReduce
4 2 (4.88%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (4.88%) OO
5 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) Groovy
5 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CCIE
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.44%) CloudHub
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Citrix
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Juniper
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
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