Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 67 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 11.38% 10.17% 10.79%
As % of the Vendors category 25.88% 24.36% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 53
Gloucestershire median daily rate £381 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% +9.09% -18.52%
10th Percentile £206 £163 £106
90th Percentile £568 £525 £515
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 15
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £19.65 £28.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.46% +126.00% -68.17%
10th Percentile £16.43 £10.95 £10.28
90th Percentile £40.34 £33.73 £18.10
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

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 340 275 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 43.98% 41.73% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 109 223
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +2.63% -4.88%
10th Percentile £290 £185 £158
90th Percentile £563 £525 £573
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 38
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £25.63 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.36% +28.57% -66.27%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.45 £46.00
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £24.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +72.98% +3.73% -9.26%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 -6 27 £325 +55.69% 16
Cheltenham +3 14 £400 +33.33% 16
Cirencester 0 6 £425 - 1
Filton - 1 £400 - 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 53 (60.23%) Windows
2 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
3 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
4 39 (44.32%) Windows Server
5 34 (38.64%) ITIL
6 30 (34.09%) DV Cleared
6 30 (34.09%) ITIL V3
7 27 (30.68%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (28.41%) SCCM
9 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 22 (25.00%) ITSM
10 22 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (19.32%) Service Management
12 17 (19.32%) Citrix
12 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
12 17 (19.32%) Windows 10
13 16 (18.18%) SQL
13 16 (18.18%) VMware
14 14 (15.91%) DNS
14 14 (15.91%) McAfee
15 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
15 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
16 12 (13.64%) XenApp
16 12 (13.64%) Firewall
16 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
16 12 (13.64%) DHCP
17 11 (12.50%) JavaScript

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 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.68%) IIS
5 3 (3.41%) Apache
5 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.27%) Confluence
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (7.95%) Primavera
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.68%) IaaS
4 5 (5.68%) Office 365
4 5 (5.68%) PaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) DNS
2 12 (13.64%) DHCP
2 12 (13.64%) Firewall
3 11 (12.50%) Network Security
4 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.68%) Internet
7 4 (4.55%) SAN
8 3 (3.41%) SSL
8 3 (3.41%) VLAN
8 3 (3.41%) VPN
9 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.27%) LAN
9 2 (2.27%) NAS
9 2 (2.27%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.27%) Skype
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.14%) VoIP
10 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Power BI
3 2 (2.27%) MS Access
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) DB2
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) MSI
3 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.41%) JIRA
4 3 (3.41%) Robot Framework
4 3 (3.41%) Selenium
5 2 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.27%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.14%) CodeSonar
6 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.14%) git-flow
6 1 (1.14%) jMock
6 1 (1.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.14%) Mockito
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
1 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (11.36%) Analyst
2 9 (10.23%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Security Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.55%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 4 (4.55%) PMO Planner
6 4 (4.55%) Programme Planner
6 4 (4.55%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.41%) Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) HTML
3 7 (7.95%) CSS
3 7 (7.95%) jQuery
4 6 (6.82%) HTML5
5 5 (5.68%) WCF
6 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.55%) Web Services
7 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.41%) Dapper ORM
7 3 (3.41%) JSON
7 3 (3.41%) LINQ
7 3 (3.41%) REST
7 3 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (3.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (2.27%) Node.js
8 2 (2.27%) SOAP
8 2 (2.27%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.09%) Clustering
3 8 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (60.23%) Windows
2 39 (44.32%) Windows Server
3 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.32%) Windows 10
5 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.55%) Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Unix
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.14%) Android
10 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.14%) CentOS
10 1 (1.14%) Fedora
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) ITIL
2 30 (34.09%) ITIL V3
3 22 (25.00%) ITSM
3 22 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.32%) Service Management
6 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (9.09%) Coaching
8 8 (9.09%) CRM
8 8 (9.09%) Security Patching
9 7 (7.95%) Decision-Making
9 7 (7.95%) Migration
9 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
9 7 (7.95%) Project Management
9 7 (7.95%) Workshop Facilitation
10 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.36%) C#
5 5 (5.68%) C
5 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) Python
7 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) Java
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.09%) DV Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.09%) Degree
6 7 (7.95%) MCSE
7 5 (5.68%) CCNA
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.68%) MCSA
8 4 (4.55%) MCP
9 2 (2.27%) CISSP
9 2 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.27%) ISEB
9 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.27%) SSCP
10 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.14%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) PMO
1 4 (4.55%) QA
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) DO-254
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.64%) XenApp
4 11 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (11.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (10.23%) vSphere
7 8 (9.09%) VMware Server
8 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
9 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.27%) Firmware
11 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (28.41%) SCCM
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (5.68%) SCOM
4 3 (3.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.41%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.27%) Netcool
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.27%) Puppet
5 2 (2.27%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.27%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.14%) Ansible
6 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.14%) Salt
6 1 (1.14%) WMI
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Citrix
2 16 (18.18%) VMware
3 14 (15.91%) McAfee
4 8 (9.09%) CommVault
4 8 (9.09%) NetApp
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) EMC
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (3.41%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) Twitter
6 3 (3.41%) Veritas
7 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Meridio
8 1 (1.14%) Adobe
8 1 (1.14%) BT
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) Sybase
8 1 (1.14%) Symantec