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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 25 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 6.13% 14.13% 14.88%
As % of the Vendors category 15.60% 28.80% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 41
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
141 184 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 39.28% 49.07% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 140 121
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £15.00 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
2 18 (32.73%) Finance
3 16 (29.09%) MS Office
4 15 (27.27%) .NET
5 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
6 13 (23.64%) Windows
7 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
7 12 (21.82%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 10 (18.18%) MS Project
9 10 (18.18%) C#
9 10 (18.18%) SQL
9 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (16.36%) ITIL
10 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
10 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
11 8 (14.55%) IIS
11 8 (14.55%) Retail
12 7 (12.73%) ETL
12 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.73%) WCF
12 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
13 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
13 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
13 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
13 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.55%) IIS
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (29.09%) MS Office
3 12 (21.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (18.18%) MS Project
5 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.82%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (1.82%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
1 5 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.27%) Network Security
3 2 (3.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) Intranet
4 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (5.45%) PowerPivot
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.82%) DB2
7 1 (1.82%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) Power BI
7 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) NuGet
3 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Retail
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.27%) Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Advertising
5 2 (3.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Junior
4 4 (7.27%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Process Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Junior .NET Web Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Security Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Server Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.73%) WCF
4 6 (10.91%) AppFabric
4 6 (10.91%) HTML
4 6 (10.91%) Web Services
5 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
6 2 (3.64%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) jQuery
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
6 2 (3.64%) SOAP
6 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.82%) LINQ
7 1 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.45%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
2 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (12.73%) ETL
5 6 (10.91%) Change Management
5 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
5 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Test Planning
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 5 (9.09%) Information Security
6 5 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.27%) CRM
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) C#
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) VB6
5 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.09%) ISEB
3 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (5.45%) CISM
4 3 (5.45%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Snort
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) SAP
1 5 (9.09%) Sourcefire
2 4 (7.27%) Apple
3 3 (5.45%) Lotus
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco