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 3 months to 28 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.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 15 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 14.16% 8.87% 3.97%
As % of the Vendors category 30.13% 21.74% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 13
Median daily rate £275 £294 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +63.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -71.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 156 184 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 46.99% 40.80% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 91 97
Median daily rate £320 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £526 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 14
Median hourly rate £39.13 £12.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.04% -70.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +2 16 £120 -9.43% 1
Cirencester +2 7 £275 -21.98% 2
Filton - 4 - -
Cheltenham -2 3 £120 -14.28% 4
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 54 (53.47%) Windows
2 38 (37.62%) Security Cleared
3 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
4 29 (28.71%) Windows 7
5 28 (27.72%) SQL Server
6 26 (25.74%) MS Office
7 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
7 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
8 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (18.81%) Windows Server
10 18 (17.82%) DV Cleared
10 18 (17.82%) Internet
10 18 (17.82%) .NET
11 17 (16.83%) C#
11 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
12 16 (15.84%) Citrix
12 16 (15.84%) Apple
12 16 (15.84%) SLA
13 15 (14.85%) Time Management
13 15 (14.85%) DBS Check
14 13 (12.87%) VMware
14 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
15 12 (11.88%) Network Management
16 11 (10.89%) Apple iOS
16 11 (10.89%) DNS
16 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
16 11 (10.89%) SQL
17 10 (9.90%) Finance
17 10 (9.90%) Wireless
17 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure

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 17 (16.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.93%) IIS
3 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.96%) Apache
5 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.98%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (25.74%) MS Office
3 6 (5.94%) MS Project
4 5 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.95%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Primavera
2 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Office 365
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Internet
2 11 (10.89%) DNS
3 10 (9.90%) Wireless
4 9 (8.91%) DHCP
5 7 (6.93%) Firewall
6 5 (4.95%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.97%) LAN
7 3 (2.97%) SSH
7 3 (2.97%) WAN
8 2 (1.98%) SAN
8 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.98%) VPN
8 2 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.93%) DTS
4 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.98%) MS Access
7 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.99%) GIS
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Advertising
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.89%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (8.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Customer Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Customer Support Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) 1st Line Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) SQL Developer
6 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Consultant
7 7 (6.93%) T-SQL Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Administrator
8 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) IT Support
9 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) .NET
2 10 (9.90%) AngularJS
3 7 (6.93%) Silverlight
4 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.95%) HTML
6 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 4 (3.96%) jQuery
6 4 (3.96%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) XML
7 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.97%) REST
7 3 (2.97%) SOAP
7 3 (2.97%) WCF
8 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.98%) JSON
8 2 (1.98%) LINQ
8 2 (1.98%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.99%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.96%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.97%) Clustering
4 3 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) CCTV
5 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.99%) FMCG
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (53.47%) Windows
2 29 (28.71%) Windows 7
3 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (18.81%) Windows Server
5 11 (10.89%) Apple iOS
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.92%) Mac OS X
9 7 (6.93%) Mac OS
10 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.95%) Windows Vista
12 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.97%) Linux
13 3 (2.97%) Unix
14 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.85%) Time Management
2 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
3 12 (11.88%) Network Management
4 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.93%) Asset Management
5 7 (6.93%) Change Control
5 7 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.94%) Line Management
6 6 (5.94%) Project Management
7 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.96%) Demand Management
8 4 (3.96%) ITIL
8 4 (3.96%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.96%) Waterfall
9 3 (2.97%) Coaching
9 3 (2.97%) Data Transformation
9 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) C#
2 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.89%) SQL
3 9 (8.91%) C
3 9 (8.91%) T-SQL
4 8 (7.92%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.97%) Java
6 3 (2.97%) Ruby
7 2 (1.98%) Scala
8 1 (0.99%) Python
8 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (37.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.82%) DV Cleared
4 15 (14.85%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.97%) Degree
5 3 (2.97%) ISEB
5 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) PMO
3 3 (2.97%) QA
4 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) XenApp
4 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.98%) Netcool
2 2 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.98%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Apple
1 16 (15.84%) Citrix
2 13 (12.87%) VMware
3 8 (7.92%) HP
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco
4 7 (6.93%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.97%) IBM
5 3 (2.97%) Remedy
5 3 (2.97%) Veritas
6 2 (1.98%) BMC
6 2 (1.98%) Capita
6 2 (1.98%) EMC
6 2 (1.98%) Meridio
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle
6 2 (1.98%) Symantec
7 1 (0.99%) Nortel
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) Siemens
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