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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.28% 13.35% 12.20%
As % of the Vendors category 23.04% 30.71% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 33
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£350 £351 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £288 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £497 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £12.15 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £12.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
191 140 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 44.63% 43.48% 52.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 103 138
Average daily rate £450 £405 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% +6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.15 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.33 £22.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 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 (38.53%) Windows
2 40 (36.70%) Finance
3 33 (30.28%) Banking
4 29 (26.61%) MS Office
5 27 (24.77%) MS Project
6 24 (22.02%) Change Management
6 24 (22.02%) Retail
6 24 (22.02%) Retail Banking
7 22 (20.18%) Active Directory
8 20 (18.35%) ITIL
8 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
9 19 (17.43%) .NET
9 19 (17.43%) Windows XP
10 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
10 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (13.76%) C#
11 15 (13.76%) Windows 8
12 14 (12.84%) SQL
12 14 (12.84%) Mac OS X
12 14 (12.84%) Apple iOS
13 13 (11.93%) Change Control
14 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
15 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET
15 10 (9.17%) CSS
15 10 (9.17%) HTML
15 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
16 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
16 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
16 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
17 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (8.26%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.50%) IIS
3 5 (4.59%) CMS
4 4 (3.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (26.61%) MS Office
2 27 (24.77%) MS Project
3 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) LAN
1 4 (3.67%) Firewall
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.83%) LDAP
3 2 (1.83%) 3G
4 1 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.92%) WPA
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.92%) NAS
4 1 (0.92%) FWSM
4 1 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.92%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) VoIP
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) MySQL
2 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) OLAP
4 1 (0.92%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.83%) Selenium
General
1 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 33 (30.28%) Banking
3 24 (22.02%) Retail
3 24 (22.02%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Developer
3 16 (14.68%) PMO Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Programme Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Programme Office Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Web Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.59%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.67%) Administrator
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Junior
10 4 (3.67%) Programme Office Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.43%) .NET
2 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET
2 10 (9.17%) CSS
2 10 (9.17%) HTML
3 5 (4.59%) Web Services
3 5 (4.59%) Ajax
3 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.67%) HTML5
4 4 (3.67%) CSS3
4 4 (3.67%) LAMP
4 4 (3.67%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.75%) WCF
6 2 (1.83%) jQuery
6 2 (1.83%) OAuth
6 2 (1.83%) XACML
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (1.83%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.83%) SOAP
6 2 (1.83%) XML
6 2 (1.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.83%) IVR
1 2 (1.83%) PKI
1 2 (1.83%) CMDB
1 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (1.83%) User Experience
1 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (0.92%) PMI
2 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.53%) Windows
2 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
3 19 (17.43%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (13.76%) Windows 8
6 14 (12.84%) Apple iOS
6 14 (12.84%) Mac OS X
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Change Management
2 20 (18.35%) ITIL
3 13 (11.93%) Change Control
4 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.50%) Project Planning
6 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.59%) Content Management
6 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (3.67%) Migration
7 4 (3.67%) Information Security
7 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.67%) ITIL V2
8 3 (2.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.75%) Service Management
8 3 (2.75%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.83%) Identity Management
9 2 (1.83%) Workflow
9 2 (1.83%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) C#
2 14 (12.84%) SQL
3 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.75%) VBScript
5 3 (2.75%) VB
6 2 (1.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.67%) MOS
3 3 (2.75%) ISEB
3 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) MCSA
5 1 (0.92%) CCNP
5 1 (0.92%) CISSP
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.92%) CCSE
5 1 (0.92%) MCP
5 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) FINREP
System Software
1 22 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.75%) XenApp
4 3 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.83%) UAG
6 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.83%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.83%) MIIS
3 2 (1.83%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) Cisco
2 7 (6.42%) VMware
3 5 (4.59%) Computacenter
4 4 (3.67%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.75%) McAfee
5 3 (2.75%) Niku
5 3 (2.75%) IBM
5 3 (2.75%) Citrix
6 2 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.83%) SAP
6 2 (1.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.92%) Unisys
7 1 (0.92%) F5
7 1 (0.92%) AppSense
7 1 (0.92%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.92%) BMC
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe
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