Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 64 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 9.95% 11.05% 13.18%
As % of the Vendors category 23.26% 28.32% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 65
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +31.82% -11.29%
10th Percentile £190 £230 £106
90th Percentile £663 £625 £438
South West median daily rate £409 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +16.79% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £33.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18.59 £12.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.50 £33.75 £16.18
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +11.67% -25.93% +19.12%

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 331 226 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 42.76% 39.03% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 106 213
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -5.66%
10th Percentile £245 £236 £125
90th Percentile £575 £566 £513
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 24 30
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £44.00 £32.75 £18.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.35% +73.42% -51.91%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +97.53% -47.40% +40.00%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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
Cheltenham -2 21 £500 +42.86% 11
Gloucester +1 19 £238 -13.64% 9
Cirencester 0 4 £350 +27.27% 1
Filton - 3 £400 -
Tewkesbury - 2 - - 1
Stroud -1 1 £400 +207.69%
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 47 (61.04%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
3 42 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 28 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
5 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (31.17%) SCCM
7 22 (28.57%) ITIL
8 20 (25.97%) Service Management
8 20 (25.97%) VMware
8 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
9 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (22.08%) DNS
10 17 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
11 16 (20.78%) ITIL V3
11 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (20.78%) ITSM
12 15 (19.48%) SCOM
12 15 (19.48%) SCVMM
13 14 (18.18%) Citrix
13 14 (18.18%) SQL
13 14 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (16.88%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (15.58%) Java
16 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
16 11 (14.29%) MCP

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 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.79%) JBoss
3 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.30%) Jadu
5 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (14.29%) IaaS
3 11 (14.29%) PaaS
4 10 (12.99%) Office 365
5 7 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (7.79%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) DNS
2 11 (14.29%) DHCP
2 11 (14.29%) Firewall
3 9 (11.69%) LAN
3 9 (11.69%) WAN
4 7 (9.09%) Network Security
4 7 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (7.79%) SAN
6 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.60%) VPN
9 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.30%) IPv4
9 1 (1.30%) IPv6
9 1 (1.30%) RS-232
9 1 (1.30%) Skype
9 1 (1.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.30%) VLAN
9 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) SSDT
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
1 5 (6.49%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.90%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Architect
1 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Technical Architect
3 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Developer
7 3 (3.90%) IT Support
7 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) J2EE
1 6 (7.79%) Middleware
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) Replication
4 4 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 47 (61.04%) Windows
2 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.39%) Linux
6 6 (7.79%) CentOS
6 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.79%) Solaris
6 6 (7.79%) Unix
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) ITIL
2 20 (25.97%) Service Management
3 16 (20.78%) ITIL V3
3 16 (20.78%) ITSM
4 14 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.99%) Migration
5 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.79%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (7.79%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (7.79%) Data Deduplication
7 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
8 5 (6.49%) Defect Management
8 5 (6.49%) Psychology
8 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.49%) Test Management
8 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.18%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) Java
4 7 (9.09%) C
5 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.49%) VB
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) C#
7 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
3 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (14.29%) MCP
5 10 (12.99%) MCSE
6 9 (11.69%) Degree
6 9 (11.69%) MCSA
7 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) OCP
8 5 (6.49%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (6.49%) SAP Certification
9 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.60%) HNC
11 1 (1.30%) CCA
11 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 14 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (16.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (7.79%) Docker
6 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.60%) XenApp
9 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) SCCM
2 15 (19.48%) SCOM
2 15 (19.48%) SCVMM
3 6 (7.79%) Ansible
3 6 (7.79%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (7.79%) Puppet
3 6 (7.79%) vRealize
4 5 (6.49%) HP ALM
4 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.49%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.90%) WSUS
6 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) VMware
2 14 (18.18%) Citrix
3 9 (11.69%) McAfee
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) Micro Focus
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.79%) ServiceNow
6 5 (6.49%) HP
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
6 5 (6.49%) SAP
7 2 (2.60%) Draytek
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) Proofpoint
7 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Progress