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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.66% 11.66% 14.80%
As % of the Vendors category 39.88% 29.05% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £171 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £430 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
163 179 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 44.29% 40.13% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 144 98
Average daily rate £388 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 3
Average hourly rate £20.12 £18.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% +30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.05 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 49 (37.98%) Windows
2 42 (32.56%) SQL
3 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
4 36 (27.91%) MS Office
4 36 (27.91%) Finance
5 27 (20.93%) ITIL
5 27 (20.93%) MS Excel
6 26 (20.16%) VMware
7 24 (18.60%) .NET
7 24 (18.60%) Retail
8 22 (17.05%) C#
8 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
9 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 19 (14.73%) Banking
11 18 (13.95%) MS Exchange
12 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (12.40%) E-Commerce
13 16 (12.40%) Windows XP
13 16 (12.40%) MS Project
13 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (11.63%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.63%) Change Management
15 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (10.08%) Windows 7
16 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
16 12 (9.30%) PRINCE
16 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (8.53%) Incident Management
17 11 (8.53%) Retail Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 18 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.98%) IBM Notes
4 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.55%) CMS
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.55%) Moodle
9 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (27.91%) MS Office
2 27 (20.93%) MS Excel
3 16 (12.40%) MS Project
4 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) Firewall
2 7 (5.43%) WAN
3 5 (3.88%) VPN
3 5 (3.88%) SAN
4 4 (3.10%) Network Security
4 4 (3.10%) DNS
5 3 (2.33%) LAN
5 3 (2.33%) VoIP
5 3 (2.33%) SMTP
5 3 (2.33%) DHCP
5 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.55%) Internet
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.55%) Hudson
2 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
General
1 36 (27.91%) Finance
2 24 (18.60%) Retail
3 19 (14.73%) Banking
4 11 (8.53%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (19.38%) Analyst
2 19 (14.73%) Developer
3 14 (10.85%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.75%) PMO Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Programme Office Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Technical Support
5 8 (6.20%) Programme Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Consultant
6 7 (5.43%) Architect
6 7 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.65%) Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) DBA
8 5 (3.88%) Senior DBA
8 5 (3.88%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.60%) .NET
2 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.20%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.20%) LINQ
3 8 (6.20%) jQuery
4 7 (5.43%) HTML
4 7 (5.43%) Ajax
4 7 (5.43%) CSS
5 6 (4.65%) SOAP
5 6 (4.65%) MSMQ
5 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (4.65%) Entity Framework
5 6 (4.65%) LINQ to SQL
5 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 6 (4.65%) WCF
6 5 (3.88%) XML
7 4 (3.10%) Web Services
8 2 (1.55%) XSLT
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.88%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.55%) User Experience
4 2 (1.55%) PMI
4 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.98%) Windows
2 16 (12.40%) Windows XP
3 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (10.08%) Windows 7
4 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.88%) Linux
6 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.10%) UNIX
8 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.33%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.40%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.63%) Change Management
5 12 (9.30%) PRINCE
6 11 (8.53%) Incident Management
7 10 (7.75%) Project Management
8 8 (6.20%) MVC
8 8 (6.20%) Change Control
8 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.43%) Migration
9 7 (5.43%) TDD
10 6 (4.65%) OO
10 6 (4.65%) OOD
10 6 (4.65%) ETL
10 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.65%) BDD
11 5 (3.88%) Performance Improvement
11 5 (3.88%) Release Management
11 5 (3.88%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.56%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) C#
3 15 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.20%) VBScript
5 6 (4.65%) VB
5 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.65%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.10%) C++
8 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) VB6
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) CCNA
3 4 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) MOS
5 2 (1.55%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.55%) Degree
5 2 (1.55%) MCSE
5 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CCEE
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) CCA
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) MCTS
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.33%) XenApp
6 2 (1.55%) XenServer
6 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.33%) SCOM
3 3 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.78%) SCSM
4 1 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) VMware
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle
3 9 (6.98%) Lotus
3 9 (6.98%) McAfee
4 7 (5.43%) Cisco
4 7 (5.43%) Citrix
5 6 (4.65%) EMC
6 4 (3.10%) AppSense
7 2 (1.55%) Computacenter
7 2 (1.55%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.55%) Remedy
7 2 (1.55%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) BMC
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Niku
8 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
Swindon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 19 days ago