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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.04% 15.64% 15.14%
As % of the Vendors category 26.87% 40.80% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 54
Median daily rate £344 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.50% +44.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
134 125 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 41.10% 38.34% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 80 147
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £561 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -32.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 40 (45.45%) Windows
2 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 24 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 23 (26.14%) .NET
5 22 (25.00%) VMware
5 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (18.18%) MVC
7 16 (18.18%) MS Office
8 15 (17.05%) HTML
8 15 (17.05%) ITIL
8 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
8 15 (17.05%) Migration
9 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
9 14 (15.91%) SQL
9 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (14.77%) C#
11 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 12 (13.64%) NetApp
11 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
11 12 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (12.50%) RESTful
12 11 (12.50%) Web Services

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 24 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.36%) IIS
5 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.14%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.14%) JBoss
9 1 (1.14%) Node.js
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Office
2 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) MS Project
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) BASE24
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) SaaS
2 7 (7.95%) Office 365
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (7.95%) DHCP
2 7 (7.95%) DNS
3 6 (6.82%) SSL
4 5 (5.68%) HTTP
5 3 (3.41%) LAN
5 3 (3.41%) WAN
6 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.27%) SAN
7 1 (1.14%) ATM
7 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.14%) Internet
7 1 (1.14%) MPLS
7 1 (1.14%) Skype
7 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.14%) VoIP
7 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.14%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Developer
2 11 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 11 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Architect
4 8 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) IT Support
7 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.55%) Digital Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.14%) .NET
2 15 (17.05%) HTML
3 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
4 11 (12.50%) RESTful
4 11 (12.50%) Web Services
5 10 (11.36%) CSS
5 10 (11.36%) jQuery
6 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.95%) XML
8 6 (6.82%) JSON
8 6 (6.82%) Spring
9 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (5.68%) CSS3
9 5 (5.68%) HTML5
9 5 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (5.68%) LESS
9 5 (5.68%) REST
10 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.68%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.41%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.27%) Tandem
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.45%) Windows
2 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) Linux
5 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.41%) Android
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.14%) Unix
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) MVC
2 15 (17.05%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) Migration
3 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
5 7 (7.95%) SOA
6 6 (6.82%) OO
6 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.68%) Multithreading
7 5 (5.68%) OOD
7 5 (5.68%) Open Source
7 5 (5.68%) Scrum
7 5 (5.68%) Time Management
7 5 (5.68%) Wireframes
8 4 (4.55%) Change Control
8 4 (4.55%) High Availability
8 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) C#
3 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.95%) Java
5 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.14%) C++
6 1 (1.14%) F#
6 1 (1.14%) Haskell
6 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.09%) MCSA
2 8 (9.09%) MCSE
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.55%) HND
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) ISEB
7 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) GMP
System Software
1 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.36%) VMware ESX
5 9 (10.23%) vSphere
6 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) WSUS
2 5 (5.68%) SCCM
3 3 (3.41%) SCOM
4 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.14%) Control-M
5 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) VMware
2 12 (13.64%) NetApp
3 6 (6.82%) Sophos
4 4 (4.55%) Apple
4 4 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (3.41%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) Lotus
6 2 (2.27%) SAP
6 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
7 1 (1.14%) Mitel
7 1 (1.14%) Remedy
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) Telerik
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