The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.94% 14.65% 12.35%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 34.43% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £206 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
Average hourly rate £19.03 £22.69 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.13% +56.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.06 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £34.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Vendors Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
180 183 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 43.48% 42.56% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 135 135
Average daily rate £395 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 56 (42.42%) Windows
2 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 39 (29.55%) MS Excel
3 39 (29.55%) MS Office
4 34 (25.76%) SQL
4 34 (25.76%) Finance
5 29 (21.97%) ITIL
6 26 (19.70%) VMware
7 25 (18.94%) Windows XP
8 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
9 22 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 22 (16.67%) Banking
10 21 (15.91%) Retail
10 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 18 (13.64%) Migration
12 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
13 16 (12.12%) .NET
13 16 (12.12%) PRINCE2
14 15 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (11.36%) SCCM
15 14 (10.61%) McAfee
15 14 (10.61%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (10.61%) VBScript
16 13 (9.85%) VB
16 13 (9.85%) T-SQL
16 13 (9.85%) MS Project
16 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET
17 12 (9.09%) C#
17 12 (9.09%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.55%) Lync
3 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.03%) IIS
5 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.52%) Moodle
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (29.55%) MS Office
1 39 (29.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.85%) MS Project
3 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) Office 365
3 2 (1.52%) IaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) SAN
2 6 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (2.27%) DNS
3 3 (2.27%) Internet
3 3 (2.27%) DHCP
4 2 (1.52%) LAN
4 2 (1.52%) WLAN
4 2 (1.52%) WAN
5 1 (0.76%) SMTP
5 1 (0.76%) VoIP
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) VPN
5 1 (0.76%) Wireless
5 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.76%) Network Security
5 1 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.52%) MS Access
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
General
1 34 (25.76%) Finance
2 22 (16.67%) Banking
3 21 (15.91%) Retail
4 12 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (22.73%) Analyst
2 16 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.61%) Developer
4 11 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Programme Office Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.30%) Programme Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Senior DBA
9 5 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.12%) .NET
2 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.03%) CSS
3 4 (3.03%) RESTful
3 4 (3.03%) HTML
3 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.27%) Classic ASP
4 3 (2.27%) Ajax
5 2 (1.52%) WCF
6 1 (0.76%) jQuery
6 1 (0.76%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.76%) HTML5
6 1 (0.76%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.76%) CSS3
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.79%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.42%) Windows
2 25 (18.94%) Windows XP
3 22 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.97%) ITIL
2 18 (13.64%) Migration
3 16 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 12 (9.09%) Project Management
5 11 (8.33%) Change Management
6 9 (6.82%) Release Management
6 9 (6.82%) Change Control
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.30%) PRINCE
7 7 (5.30%) ETL
7 7 (5.30%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.30%) Web Development
8 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.79%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.79%) Database Security
9 5 (3.79%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.76%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) VBScript
3 13 (9.85%) VB
3 13 (9.85%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.09%) C#
5 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.27%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.03%) MCSE
7 2 (1.52%) MCSA
7 2 (1.52%) MOS
7 2 (1.52%) MCITP
7 2 (1.52%) Degree
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) CISM
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB
8 1 (0.76%) MCP
8 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.61%) VMware Workstation
3 10 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.52%) XenApp
6 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.76%) Snort
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 15 (11.36%) SCCM
2 7 (5.30%) SCOM
3 4 (3.03%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.27%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.27%) SCSM
5 2 (1.52%) WSUS
5 2 (1.52%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) VMware
2 14 (10.61%) McAfee
3 5 (3.79%) Citrix
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle
4 4 (3.03%) Google
5 3 (2.27%) LANDesk
5 3 (2.27%) SAP
5 3 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (1.52%) Remedy
6 2 (1.52%) AppSense
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco
6 2 (1.52%) Lotus
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) Symantec
7 1 (0.76%) Avaya
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.76%) Niku
7 1 (0.76%) Websense
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