Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 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.

Microsoft Windows
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 12.65% 16.67% 8.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 92.59% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 12
Cheltenham median daily rate £400 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -17.86% -15.66%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £128
90th Percentile £475 £388 £504
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £300 £331
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.43% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Cheltenham median hourly rate £11.78 £17.25 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +42.27% -6.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £12.39 £17.50 £13.00
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £14.85 £17.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -13.91% +38.00% -3.85%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 27 27 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 16.27% 18.00% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 35
Cheltenham median daily rate £253 £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.41% -26.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £185 £219
90th Percentile £423 £479 £538
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £315 £400
% change year-on-year +19.05% -21.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Cheltenham median hourly rate £27.14 £17.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.33% +40.82% -5.77%
10th Percentile £14.18 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.61 £17.50 £27.70
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year - +32.08% +1.92%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 5 (23.81%) Puppet
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (23.81%) DevOps
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) Migration
5 5 (23.81%) SCCM
5 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) ITSM
6 4 (19.05%) JMeter
6 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) C
6 4 (19.05%) Perl
6 4 (19.05%) Python
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (19.05%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Apache Accumulo
1 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
1 4 (19.05%) JMeter
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
1 4 (19.05%) WATIR
2 1 (4.76%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (19.05%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) ITSM
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
1 4 (19.05%) C
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) Python
1 4 (19.05%) Ruby
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.76%) Docker
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Salt
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) CyberArk
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.76%) Sophos