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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.53% 12.79% 12.85%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 27.85% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 30
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£374 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -11.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £150 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £12.25 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.22% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £12.05 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £12.45 £12.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
184 158 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 42.11% 45.93% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 107 114
Average daily rate £450 £413 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.15 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.50 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 40 (37.04%) Finance
3 34 (31.48%) Banking
4 27 (25.00%) MS Project
4 27 (25.00%) MS Office
5 26 (24.07%) Change Management
6 25 (23.15%) Retail
6 25 (23.15%) Retail Banking
7 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
8 19 (17.59%) ITIL
8 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
9 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 18 (16.67%) .NET
10 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (13.89%) Windows 8
12 14 (12.96%) Apple iOS
12 14 (12.96%) C#
12 14 (12.96%) Mac OS X
13 13 (12.04%) SQL
13 13 (12.04%) Change Control
14 10 (9.26%) HTML
14 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
14 10 (9.26%) PRINCE2
14 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET
14 10 (9.26%) CSS
15 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
15 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
15 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
16 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) IIS
3 5 (4.63%) CMS
4 4 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (25.00%) MS Project
1 27 (25.00%) MS Office
2 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.85%) LDAP
3 2 (1.85%) 3G
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) WPA
4 1 (0.93%) NAS
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) VoIP
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
2 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.93%) OLAP
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.85%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 40 (37.04%) Finance
2 34 (31.48%) Banking
3 25 (23.15%) Retail
3 25 (23.15%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Analyst
2 17 (15.74%) Developer
3 14 (12.96%) PMO Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Programme Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Programme Office Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.19%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.63%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Programme Office Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) Programme Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET
2 10 (9.26%) CSS
2 10 (9.26%) HTML
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
3 5 (4.63%) Ajax
3 5 (4.63%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.70%) HTML5
4 4 (3.70%) CSS3
4 4 (3.70%) LAMP
4 4 (3.70%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.78%) WCF
6 2 (1.85%) jQuery
6 2 (1.85%) OAuth
6 2 (1.85%) XACML
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (1.85%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.85%) SOAP
6 2 (1.85%) XML
6 2 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.85%) IVR
1 2 (1.85%) PKI
1 2 (1.85%) CMDB
1 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
2 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
2 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
3 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (13.89%) Windows 8
5 14 (12.96%) Apple iOS
5 14 (12.96%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) Change Management
2 19 (17.59%) ITIL
3 13 (12.04%) Change Control
4 10 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.48%) Project Planning
6 5 (4.63%) Content Management
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.70%) Migration
7 4 (3.70%) Information Security
7 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.78%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.78%) Service Management
8 3 (2.78%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.78%) ITIL V2
8 3 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.85%) CAD
9 2 (1.85%) ETL
9 2 (1.85%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) C#
2 13 (12.04%) SQL
3 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.78%) VBScript
5 3 (2.78%) VB
6 2 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.78%) MOS
2 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.78%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) MCSE
3 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) MCSA
4 1 (0.93%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) FINREP
System Software
1 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.78%) XenApp
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.85%) UAG
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) SCCM
2 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.85%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.85%) MIIS
3 2 (1.85%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Cisco
1 7 (6.48%) VMware
2 5 (4.63%) Computacenter
3 4 (3.70%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.70%) Niku
4 3 (2.78%) Citrix
4 3 (2.78%) McAfee
4 3 (2.78%) IBM
5 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (0.93%) AppSense
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Unisys
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) Dell
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