Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 19 November 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 12 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 105 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 9.47% 11.40% 10.90%
As % of the Vendors category 23.66% 26.52% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 59
Gloucestershire median daily rate £270 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.12% -2.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £148 £116 £173
90th Percentile £445 £566 £455
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.50 £12.50 £39.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.00% -68.17% +161.80%
10th Percentile £14.88 £10.20 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.58 £18.80 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £25.25 £18.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +40.28% -1.37% +10.61%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Gloucestershire.

All Vendors
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 262 396 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 40.00% 43.00% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 220 261
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.02% +6.40%
10th Percentile £185 £167 £213
90th Percentile £481 £575 £500
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 18
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £26.50 £14.00 £39.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.29% -64.68% +65.15%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £58.75 £43.75 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.72% -14.00% +25.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +7 27 £183 +52.08% 4
Cheltenham -2 4 £363 -10.77% 7
Cirencester -7 2 £210 -34.38% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.10%) SC Cleared
3 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
4 20 (32.26%) Windows
5 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
6 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
7 12 (19.35%) Cisco
8 11 (17.74%) ITIL
9 10 (16.13%) LAN
9 10 (16.13%) WAN
9 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
10 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
11 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
11 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
11 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.90%) Finance
12 7 (11.29%) Quality Management
12 7 (11.29%) DNS
12 7 (11.29%) Citrix
12 7 (11.29%) Remedy
12 7 (11.29%) Performance Improvement
12 7 (11.29%) Office 365
13 6 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (9.68%) Network Design
13 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
2 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.84%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.23%) SAS
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.61%) Drupal
6 1 (1.61%) FileNet
6 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.45%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.61%) Maximo
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) LAN
1 10 (16.13%) WAN
2 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.29%) DNS
4 6 (9.68%) DHCP
4 6 (9.68%) Firewall
5 5 (8.06%) Internet
5 5 (8.06%) Wireless
6 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
6 4 (6.45%) Network Security
6 4 (6.45%) RS-232
6 4 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 4 (6.45%) WLAN
7 2 (3.23%) Intranet
7 2 (3.23%) SAN
7 2 (3.23%) VoIP
8 1 (1.61%) SSL
8 1 (1.61%) VLAN
8 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (9.68%) Applications Support
1 6 (9.68%) Consultant
1 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) Architect
3 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Developer
3 4 (6.45%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Electrical Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Administrator
4 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) IT Support
4 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.23%) Applications Developer
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Support
5 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) CSS
1 4 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) Ajax
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.23%) jQuery
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (3.23%) WPF
2 2 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.84%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Social Network
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Solaris
6 3 (4.84%) Unix
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
3 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.29%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (11.29%) Quality Management
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.68%) Network Design
5 6 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.45%) CRM
7 4 (6.45%) Data Entry
7 4 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.84%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.84%) Scrum
8 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.84%) C
3 3 (4.84%) C#
3 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) VBA
4 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.10%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.06%) CCNP
6 4 (6.45%) HNC
7 2 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.61%) CCSA
8 1 (1.61%) CISSP
8 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Firmware
3 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.61%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Cisco
2 7 (11.29%) Citrix
2 7 (11.29%) Remedy
3 5 (8.06%) EMC
4 4 (6.45%) Nortel
4 4 (6.45%) Siemens
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 3 (4.84%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) Polycom
6 2 (3.23%) Teradata
7 1 (1.61%) CyberSource
7 1 (1.61%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.61%) Jitterbit
7 1 (1.61%) Lumension
7 1 (1.61%) NEC
7 1 (1.61%) Sage