Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 15.82% 13.38% 31.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.28% 73.08% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 19
Cheltenham median daily rate £500 £450 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +104.55% -37.14%
10th Percentile £411 £235 £114
90th Percentile £650 £475 £323
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £325 £220
% change year-on-year +30.77% +47.73% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 16
Cheltenham median hourly rate - £14.79 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.21% +23.47%
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +77.14% +7.69% +32.65%

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 72 26 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 24.24% 18.31% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 20
Cheltenham median daily rate £515 £271 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.86% +15.43% -41.25%
10th Percentile £424 £214 £114
90th Percentile £650 £475 £321
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £350 £265
% change year-on-year +35.71% +32.08% -33.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £17.80 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.81% +17.69% +19.80%
10th Percentile £42.50 £12.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.50 £38.56 £17.50
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +157.14% +1.45% +30.43%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019, 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 38 (80.85%) Security Cleared
2 32 (68.09%) DV Cleared
3 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
4 24 (51.06%) SCCM
5 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
6 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
7 19 (40.43%) Linux
8 18 (38.30%) VMware
9 17 (36.17%) Windows Server
10 16 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (34.04%) Python
11 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
11 14 (29.79%) Puppet
12 13 (27.66%) Citrix
13 12 (25.53%) Service Management
13 12 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (23.40%) Docker
14 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
14 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (21.28%) Service Delivery
15 10 (21.28%) ITIL
15 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
15 10 (21.28%) Bash Shell
16 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
16 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (19.15%) Web Services
16 9 (19.15%) DNS

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 (12.77%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.51%) JBoss
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.26%) Confluence
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon S3
3 6 (12.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (12.77%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (12.77%) CloudFront
3 6 (12.77%) Serverless
3 6 (12.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (10.64%) Azure Stack
4 5 (10.64%) IaaS
4 5 (10.64%) OpenShift
4 5 (10.64%) PaaS
5 3 (6.38%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (6.38%) Office 365
6 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) LAN
2 6 (12.77%) WAN
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) Network Security
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) IPv4
5 1 (2.13%) IPv6
5 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.13%) Skype
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) Vagrant
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium
5 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (6.38%) JMeter
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (6.38%) WATIR
6 2 (4.26%) TestRail
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
7 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
7 1 (2.13%) MSI
7 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Architect
2 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.77%) AWS Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) DBA
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Technical Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) Middleware
3 4 (8.51%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Linux
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) CentOS
5 6 (12.77%) Unix
6 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Service Management
3 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (21.28%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Service Delivery
5 8 (17.02%) DevOps
5 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
5 8 (17.02%) ITSM
5 8 (17.02%) Migration
5 8 (17.02%) Preventative Maintenance
6 6 (12.77%) Auto-Scaling
6 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
6 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.64%) Application Packaging
7 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) Data Deduplication
7 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Python
2 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
3 10 (21.28%) Bash Shell
4 8 (17.02%) C
5 5 (10.64%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) Perl
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 2 (4.26%) SQL
8 1 (2.13%) C#
8 1 (2.13%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (80.85%) Security Cleared
2 32 (68.09%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) CCA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
3 12 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (23.40%) Docker
5 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (17.02%) vSphere
7 6 (12.77%) LXC
8 5 (10.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (2.13%) XenApp
11 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (51.06%) SCCM
2 14 (29.79%) Puppet
3 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (17.02%) SCOM
5 7 (14.89%) SCVMM
6 5 (10.64%) Ansible
6 5 (10.64%) Kubernetes
6 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (10.64%) SCOrch
7 4 (8.51%) vRealize
8 1 (2.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.51%) Micro Focus
6 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow
7 3 (6.38%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle
8 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.26%) HP
9 1 (2.13%) Brocade
9 1 (2.13%) EMC
9 1 (2.13%) NetApp
9 1 (2.13%) Progress
9 1 (2.13%) Splunk