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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 13.27% 10.50% 5.70%
As % of the Vendors category 30.94% 21.19% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 23
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £162 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.25 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 139 236 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 42.90% 49.58% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 127 110
Median daily rate £333 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £570 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Cheltenham +15 12 £210 -30.00% 2
Gloucester +3 11 £340 +88.88% 4
Cirencester -3 4 £328 -18.12% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 48 (55.17%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
3 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
4 24 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 23 (26.44%) SQL Server
6 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
7 19 (21.84%) Finance
8 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
9 14 (16.09%) .NET
10 13 (14.94%) C#
11 12 (13.79%) Windows XP
12 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.49%) Citrix
12 10 (11.49%) Apple
12 10 (11.49%) UML
12 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
12 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (10.34%) BPMN
13 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (10.34%) Time Management
13 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (10.34%) BPEL
13 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
13 9 (10.34%) T-SQL

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 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
1 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 4 (4.60%) Apache
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (10.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.90%) Office 365
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) DNS
1 9 (10.34%) Internet
2 8 (9.20%) Wireless
3 7 (8.05%) DHCP
4 6 (6.90%) Firewall
5 4 (4.60%) LAN
5 4 (4.60%) WAN
6 3 (3.45%) VoIP
7 2 (2.30%) SAN
7 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.30%) WLAN
8 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.90%) DTS
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) Subversion
2 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Advertising
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.64%) .NET Developer
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.20%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Administrator
6 7 (8.05%) Consultant
6 7 (8.05%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) T-SQL Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.09%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.90%) Silverlight
4 4 (4.60%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) LINQ
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.45%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) jQuery
5 3 (3.45%) WCF
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.30%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (2.30%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 2 (2.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.15%) FMCG
3 1 (1.15%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.05%) Mac OS X
6 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.30%) Solaris
10 2 (2.30%) Unix
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (11.49%) UML
2 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.34%) BPEL
2 9 (10.34%) BPMN
2 9 (10.34%) Migration
2 9 (10.34%) Time Management
2 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (9.20%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 6 (6.90%) Network Management
4 6 (6.90%) Use Case
4 6 (6.90%) Waterfall
4 6 (6.90%) Workflow
5 5 (5.75%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.75%) Change Control
5 5 (5.75%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.75%) Project Management
6 4 (4.60%) Demand Management
6 4 (4.60%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) C#
2 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 9 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 8 (9.20%) SQL
4 7 (8.05%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.30%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) R
7 1 (1.15%) VBA
7 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.34%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.60%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) ISEB
6 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.15%) CCSA
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CISSP
7 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.15%) Docker
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
5 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.30%) Netcool
2 2 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.30%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Apple
1 10 (11.49%) Citrix
2 9 (10.34%) VMware
3 7 (8.05%) Cisco
4 6 (6.90%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.45%) Veritas
6 2 (2.30%) EMC
6 2 (2.30%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) Meridio
6 2 (2.30%) Nortel
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle
6 2 (2.30%) Siemens
6 2 (2.30%) Twitter
7 1 (1.15%) RedGate
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
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