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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.77% 10.53% 12.79%
As % of the Vendors category 28.33% 25.99% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £19.03 £22.69 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.13% +85.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.25 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £33.00 £12.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
240 177 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 48.58% 40.50% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 130 106
Average daily rate £425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 8
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +14.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.71 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 43 (38.05%) Windows
2 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
3 35 (30.97%) Active Directory
4 29 (25.66%) MS Office
5 27 (23.89%) Finance
6 25 (22.12%) Security Cleared
7 22 (19.47%) ITIL
8 21 (18.58%) SQL
8 21 (18.58%) Windows XP
8 21 (18.58%) Windows 7
9 19 (16.81%) Migration
9 19 (16.81%) VMware
10 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
10 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (13.27%) Retail
11 15 (13.27%) SCCM
11 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
12 14 (12.39%) .NET
12 14 (12.39%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (10.62%) McAfee
14 12 (10.62%) T-SQL
14 12 (10.62%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (10.62%) Banking
15 11 (9.73%) VBScript
15 11 (9.73%) VB
15 11 (9.73%) DV Cleared
16 9 (7.96%) Change Control
16 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET
16 9 (7.96%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.19%) Lync
2 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) Moodle
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
2 29 (25.66%) MS Office
3 9 (7.96%) MS Project
4 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Tridion
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Office 365
3 3 (2.65%) IaaS
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.77%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Firewall
2 6 (5.31%) LAN
2 6 (5.31%) WAN
2 6 (5.31%) DNS
3 5 (4.42%) DHCP
4 3 (2.65%) SAN
4 3 (2.65%) Internet
4 3 (2.65%) WLAN
5 2 (1.77%) VPN
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.88%) NAS
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless
6 1 (0.88%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.88%) Network Security
6 1 (0.88%) SMTP
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.77%) QlikView
4 2 (1.77%) MS Access
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Retail
3 12 (10.62%) Banking
4 9 (7.96%) Retail Banking
5 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.54%) Marketing
7 2 (1.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Developer
3 12 (10.62%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Desktop Support
4 9 (7.96%) PMO Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Programme Office Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Programme Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.31%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Designer
9 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) .NET
2 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.54%) RESTful
3 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.65%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.77%) WCF
6 1 (0.88%) jQuery
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.88%) CSS3
6 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.54%) User Experience
2 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.77%) Clustering
4 2 (1.77%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) BYOD
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.05%) Windows
2 21 (18.58%) Windows XP
2 21 (18.58%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.77%) Linux
6 2 (1.77%) UNIX
6 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) ITIL
2 19 (16.81%) Migration
3 14 (12.39%) PRINCE2
4 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
4 9 (7.96%) Change Management
4 9 (7.96%) Change Control
5 8 (7.08%) Release Management
5 8 (7.08%) Project Management
6 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.54%) Programme Management
7 4 (3.54%) TDD
7 4 (3.54%) Web Development
7 4 (3.54%) Data Modelling
7 4 (3.54%) ETL
7 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.65%) MVC
8 3 (2.65%) Validation
8 3 (2.65%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) T-SQL
3 11 (9.73%) VBScript
3 11 (9.73%) VB
4 8 (7.08%) C#
5 2 (1.77%) C++
5 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.54%) MCSE
6 3 (2.65%) CCNP
6 3 (2.65%) CCNA
6 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.77%) Degree
7 2 (1.77%) CCSE
7 2 (1.77%) MCITP
7 2 (1.77%) CCDP
7 2 (1.77%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) CCIE
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) HND
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 35 (30.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.62%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.65%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.88%) Snort
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCCM
2 13 (11.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.08%) SCOM
4 4 (3.54%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.54%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.54%) SCSM
5 3 (2.65%) WSUS
5 3 (2.65%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.88%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) VMware
2 12 (10.62%) McAfee
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle
4 4 (3.54%) SAP
4 4 (3.54%) Citrix
4 4 (3.54%) Google
5 3 (2.65%) LANDesk
5 3 (2.65%) Juniper
5 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.77%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.77%) HP
6 2 (1.77%) Brocade
6 2 (1.77%) F5
6 2 (1.77%) Tableau
7 1 (0.88%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) Veeam
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) Websense
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