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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.39% 16.30% 13.23%
As % of the Vendors category 37.63% 40.00% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.53 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -27.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
186 150 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 43.56% 40.76% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 115 94
Average daily rate £375 £371 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Average hourly rate £18.25 £22.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £25.00 £38.15
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 42 (31.34%) Windows
2 39 (29.10%) Finance
3 36 (26.87%) SQL
3 36 (26.87%) MS Office
4 31 (23.13%) Active Directory
5 29 (21.64%) .NET
6 28 (20.90%) ITIL
7 26 (19.40%) C#
7 26 (19.40%) Retail
8 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
9 22 (16.42%) ASP.NET
10 21 (15.67%) Banking
11 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
11 19 (14.18%) Windows XP
12 18 (13.43%) MS Project
12 18 (13.43%) VMware
13 17 (12.69%) Change Management
13 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
15 15 (11.19%) Incident Management
15 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
16 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
16 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
17 13 (9.70%) Retail Banking
18 12 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (8.21%) DNS
19 11 (8.21%) Microsoft App-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.72%) IBM Notes
4 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.99%) CMS
7 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.24%) IIS
7 3 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (26.87%) MS Office
2 25 (18.66%) MS Excel
3 18 (13.43%) MS Project
4 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) DNS
2 10 (7.46%) DHCP
3 8 (5.97%) Firewall
4 7 (5.22%) WAN
5 5 (3.73%) VPN
5 5 (3.73%) SAN
6 4 (2.99%) Network Security
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.24%) SMTP
7 3 (2.24%) LAN
7 3 (2.24%) VoIP
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.49%) Intranet
8 2 (1.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.75%) FWSM
9 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.75%) EDMS
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) MSI
2 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.99%) Hudson
4 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
General
1 39 (29.10%) Finance
2 26 (19.40%) Retail
3 21 (15.67%) Banking
4 13 (9.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Back Office
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.88%) Analyst
2 22 (16.42%) Developer
3 13 (9.70%) PMO Analyst
4 12 (8.96%) Consultant
5 10 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.72%) Programme Office Analyst
6 9 (6.72%) Programme Analyst
7 7 (5.22%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.22%) Administrator
7 7 (5.22%) Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.73%) Senior DBA
9 5 (3.73%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Junior
9 5 (3.73%) DBA
9 5 (3.73%) Technical Support
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.64%) .NET
2 22 (16.42%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.72%) .NET Framework
3 9 (6.72%) LINQ
4 8 (5.97%) jQuery
4 8 (5.97%) XML
5 7 (5.22%) CSS
5 7 (5.22%) HTML
5 7 (5.22%) Ajax
6 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (4.48%) LINQ to SQL
6 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (4.48%) SOAP
6 6 (4.48%) MSMQ
6 6 (4.48%) WCF
7 5 (3.73%) Web Services
8 4 (2.99%) JSON
9 3 (2.24%) XSLT
10 2 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.73%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.24%) PMI
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.75%) PKI
5 1 (0.75%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (31.34%) Windows
2 19 (14.18%) Windows XP
3 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
4 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.22%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.73%) Linux
9 4 (2.99%) UNIX
9 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.24%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.90%) ITIL
2 17 (12.69%) Change Management
3 15 (11.19%) Incident Management
4 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.46%) MVC
7 9 (6.72%) Project Management
7 9 (6.72%) ITIL V3
7 9 (6.72%) Change Control
8 8 (5.97%) PRINCE
9 7 (5.22%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.22%) TDD
9 7 (5.22%) System Testing
10 6 (4.48%) ITIL V2
10 6 (4.48%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.48%) BDD
10 6 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.48%) OO
10 6 (4.48%) OOD
11 5 (3.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.87%) SQL
2 26 (19.40%) C#
3 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) Java
5 5 (3.73%) VBScript
5 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.73%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.99%) VB
7 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.24%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) MOS
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.99%) CCNA
6 3 (2.24%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.49%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
8 1 (0.75%) Degree
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.75%) CCSE
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB
8 1 (0.75%) CCA
8 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.75%) HND
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (23.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (6.72%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.49%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) XenServer
6 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (8.21%) SCCM
2 9 (6.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (5.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.24%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.24%) Puppet
5 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) WMI
6 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (13.43%) VMware
2 10 (7.46%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) Lotus
4 7 (5.22%) Citrix
4 7 (5.22%) Symantec
4 7 (5.22%) Cisco
5 6 (4.48%) EMC
5 6 (4.48%) McAfee
6 4 (2.99%) AppSense
7 3 (2.24%) SAP
8 2 (1.49%) Remedy
8 2 (1.49%) BMC
8 2 (1.49%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.75%) F5
9 1 (0.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.75%) Niku
9 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
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