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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 64 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.31% 13.82% 9.91%
As % of the Vendors category 25.50% 28.83% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 30
Median daily rate £350 £378 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £250 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.03 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -5.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
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
149 222 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 44.35% 47.95% 41.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 133 139
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 32 (32.99%) MS Office
3 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
4 24 (24.74%) MS Excel
5 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
5 21 (21.65%) SQL
6 20 (20.62%) .NET
7 19 (19.59%) Finance
8 17 (17.53%) Firewall
8 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
9 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
10 15 (15.46%) HTML
11 14 (14.43%) MS Visio
11 14 (14.43%) DHCP
11 14 (14.43%) DNS
12 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
13 12 (12.37%) Visual Studio
13 12 (12.37%) VPN
13 12 (12.37%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (11.34%) Wireshark
14 11 (11.34%) RESTful
14 11 (11.34%) Juniper
14 11 (11.34%) Cisco
14 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
14 11 (11.34%) Web Services
14 11 (11.34%) CheckPoint
14 11 (11.34%) VMware
14 11 (11.34%) tcpdump
14 11 (11.34%) Junos
15 10 (10.31%) Service Delivery

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 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.31%) IIS
4 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.12%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.09%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.03%) CMS
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (32.99%) MS Office
2 24 (24.74%) MS Excel
3 14 (14.43%) MS Visio
4 12 (12.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (5.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.03%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.03%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.25%) Office 365
2 4 (4.12%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) Firewall
2 14 (14.43%) DHCP
2 14 (14.43%) DNS
3 12 (12.37%) VPN
4 11 (11.34%) Junos
4 11 (11.34%) tcpdump
4 11 (11.34%) Wireshark
5 9 (9.28%) SSL
6 8 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (8.25%) HTTP
7 5 (5.15%) Internet
8 3 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.06%) WAN
10 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.03%) LAN
10 1 (1.03%) LDAP
10 1 (1.03%) TACACS
10 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.03%) DB2
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.03%) NuGet
3 1 (1.03%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (19.59%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Developer
1 18 (18.56%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.49%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.40%) Architect
4 12 (12.37%) Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) Network Engineer
5 11 (11.34%) Network Support
5 11 (11.34%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (8.25%) SQL Developer
7 8 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Network Support
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (7.22%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.15%) Exchange Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) .NET
2 15 (15.46%) HTML
3 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.34%) RESTful
4 11 (11.34%) Web Services
5 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (8.25%) JSON
6 5 (5.15%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.12%) jQuery
8 3 (3.09%) CSS
8 3 (3.09%) SOAP
9 2 (2.06%) Ajax
9 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.06%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.06%) HTML5
9 2 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.06%) XML
10 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.03%) CMDB
4 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.03%) Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.03%) Unix
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.31%) ITIL
1 10 (10.31%) Service Delivery
2 8 (8.25%) Migration
3 6 (6.19%) High Availability
3 6 (6.19%) Project Planning
3 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.15%) Service Management
5 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.12%) ETL
5 4 (4.12%) MVC
6 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.09%) CRM
6 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.09%) PRINCE
6 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.09%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (3.09%) Scrum
6 3 (3.09%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) VB.NET
3 8 (8.25%) C#
4 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.06%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) VB6
7 1 (1.03%) VBA
7 1 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CCNA
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) Degree
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.09%) SLA
4 1 (1.03%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.03%) Control-M
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.03%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.03%) SCSM
4 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) CheckPoint
1 11 (11.34%) Cisco
1 11 (11.34%) Juniper
1 11 (11.34%) VMware
2 4 (4.12%) Lotus
2 4 (4.12%) Qualys
2 4 (4.12%) SAP
3 3 (3.09%) HP
4 2 (2.06%) F5
4 2 (2.06%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.03%) Apple
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix
5 1 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.03%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Mitel
5 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow