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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.44% 16.00% 11.75%
As % of the Vendors category 35.91% 34.44% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 39
Average daily rate
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£399 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.60% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £161 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.22 £14.02 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.67% +64.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
181 151 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 40.22% 46.46% 51.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 119 156
Average daily rate £420 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.69 £14.02 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.89% +3.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £14.03 £63.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 40 (36.70%) Windows
2 34 (31.19%) Finance
3 27 (24.77%) Active Directory
4 22 (20.18%) MS Excel
4 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
5 21 (19.27%) MS Office
6 20 (18.35%) .NET
7 19 (17.43%) MS Project
7 19 (17.43%) Windows XP
8 17 (15.60%) Change Management
8 17 (15.60%) Banking
8 17 (15.60%) Retail
9 16 (14.68%) C#
10 15 (13.76%) Retail Banking
11 14 (12.84%) ITIL
12 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
12 13 (11.93%) SQL
12 13 (11.93%) Incident Management
12 13 (11.93%) VMware
13 12 (11.01%) SCCM
13 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET
14 11 (10.09%) DNS
14 11 (10.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (10.09%) Change Control
15 10 (9.17%) XenDesktop
15 10 (9.17%) Cisco
15 10 (9.17%) DHCP
15 10 (9.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (8.26%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (7.34%) CMS
1 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.50%) IIS
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (20.18%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.27%) MS Office
3 19 (17.43%) MS Project
4 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) DNS
2 10 (9.17%) DHCP
3 7 (6.42%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) WAN
5 5 (4.59%) LAN
6 4 (3.67%) VPN
7 3 (2.75%) SMTP
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.83%) Network Security
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.83%) VoIP
8 2 (1.83%) Intranet
8 2 (1.83%) Internet
9 1 (0.92%) SAN
9 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.92%) LDAP
9 1 (0.92%) ATM
9 1 (0.92%) Wireless
9 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.67%) MySQL
2 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) EDMS
4 1 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MSI
1 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.67%) Hudson
4 3 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.83%) Selenium
5 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 17 (15.60%) Banking
2 17 (15.60%) Retail
3 15 (13.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Analyst
2 17 (15.60%) Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Consultant
3 13 (11.93%) PMO Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Programme Office Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Programme Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Junior
7 6 (5.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) .NET
2 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.26%) XML
3 9 (8.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.50%) Web Services
5 5 (4.59%) jQuery
5 5 (4.59%) LINQ
6 4 (3.67%) HTML5
6 4 (3.67%) CSS3
6 4 (3.67%) JSON
6 4 (3.67%) LAMP
6 4 (3.67%) HTML
6 4 (3.67%) ADO.NET
6 4 (3.67%) CSS
7 3 (2.75%) SOAP
7 3 (2.75%) XSLT
7 3 (2.75%) WCF
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (1.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.75%) PMI
2 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.83%) PKI
3 2 (1.83%) CMDB
3 2 (1.83%) IVR
4 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.92%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.70%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
3 19 (17.43%) Windows XP
4 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.42%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.59%) UNIX
7 3 (2.75%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.75%) Linux
7 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Change Management
2 14 (12.84%) ITIL
3 13 (11.93%) Incident Management
4 11 (10.09%) Change Control
5 8 (7.34%) ITIL V3
5 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.42%) System Testing
7 6 (5.50%) Project Management
8 5 (4.59%) Content Management
8 5 (4.59%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.59%) ITIL V2
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps
9 4 (3.67%) MVC
9 4 (3.67%) Migration
9 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.75%) Service Management
10 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.75%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) C#
2 13 (11.93%) SQL
3 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.59%) VBScript
4 5 (4.59%) VB
4 5 (4.59%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.75%) Java
7 1 (0.92%) C
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
7 1 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.59%) MOS
3 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) MCSE
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.92%) CCA
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.92%) CISSP
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) CCNP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) CCSE
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.92%) MCTS
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.75%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (9.17%) XenDesktop
4 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (4.59%) XenApp
7 3 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.83%) XenServer
8 2 (1.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.83%) vSphere
8 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) SCCM
2 10 (9.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (6.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (5.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.92%) MIIS
6 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.92%) Salt
6 1 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) VMware
2 10 (9.17%) Cisco
3 8 (7.34%) EMC
4 7 (6.42%) Citrix
4 7 (6.42%) Symantec
4 7 (6.42%) Computacenter
5 5 (4.59%) McAfee
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle
6 3 (2.75%) IBM
6 3 (2.75%) SAP
6 3 (2.75%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.83%) AppSense
7 2 (1.83%) BMC
8 1 (0.92%) Niku
8 1 (0.92%) Remedy
8 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.92%) Lotus
8 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.92%) Dell
8 1 (0.92%) Adobe
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