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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 33.78% 12.70% 14.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.15% 34.78% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 19
Median daily rate £120 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% -15.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £545 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 0
Median hourly rate £17.25 £12.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 26 46 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 35.14% 36.51% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 45
Median daily rate £250 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.92% -20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 0
Median hourly rate £17.25 £12.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 25 (59.52%) Windows 7
2 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) SQL
6 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.67%) Citrix
8 6 (14.29%) Internet
8 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (14.29%) Content Management
8 6 (14.29%) CMS
8 6 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.29%) JIRA
8 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (14.29%) Android
8 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 4 (9.52%) IBM
10 4 (9.52%) Time Management
10 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
11 3 (7.14%) IBM Sterling
11 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
11 3 (7.14%) Test Planning

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 6 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) GroupWise
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.38%) Advertising
1 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.38%) Law
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Analyst
1 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (11.90%) Build Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 3 (7.14%) Developer
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Technician
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
2 1 (2.38%) LINQ
2 1 (2.38%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (2.38%) OpenVZ
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
2 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows 7
2 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 6 (14.29%) Android
3 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Content Management
1 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 6 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
1 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
1 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Email Migration
6 1 (2.38%) High Availability
6 1 (2.38%) OOP
6 1 (2.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Isilon