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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 12.44% 16.05% 14.05%
As % of the Vendors category 32.65% 40.12% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 53 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 6
Average hourly rate £19.03 £37.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +158.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £43.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
147 162 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 38.08% 40.00% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 123 130
Average daily rate £383 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 11
Average hourly rate £19.03 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £26.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £41.25 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 54 (43.90%) Windows
2 48 (39.02%) Active Directory
3 41 (33.33%) SQL
4 33 (26.83%) MS Office
5 32 (26.02%) Finance
6 29 (23.58%) MS Excel
7 27 (21.95%) ITIL
8 26 (21.14%) VMware
9 24 (19.51%) Retail
10 22 (17.89%) .NET
11 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET
12 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
12 20 (16.26%) Windows XP
13 19 (15.45%) E-Commerce
13 19 (15.45%) C#
13 19 (15.45%) Banking
13 19 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (14.63%) Windows 7
15 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
16 14 (11.38%) Migration
16 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
17 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (9.76%) SCCM
18 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 12 (9.76%) MS Project
18 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.50%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.07%) Lync
5 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.25%) IIS
7 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.63%) Moodle
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (26.83%) MS Office
2 29 (23.58%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.76%) MS Project
4 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.94%) Office 365
3 2 (1.63%) IaaS
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) SAN
2 5 (4.07%) Firewall
3 3 (2.44%) DNS
3 3 (2.44%) DHCP
3 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.63%) WAN
4 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 2 (1.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) LAN
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
General
1 32 (26.02%) Finance
2 24 (19.51%) Retail
3 19 (15.45%) Banking
4 9 (7.32%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Marketing
6 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Analyst
2 18 (14.63%) Developer
3 17 (13.82%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.76%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.32%) Technical Support
5 9 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.32%) PMO Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Programme Office Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Programme Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Senior DBA
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) .NET
2 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.50%) CSS
3 8 (6.50%) HTML
4 7 (5.69%) Ajax
5 4 (3.25%) WCF
5 4 (3.25%) RESTful
5 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.44%) jQuery
6 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.44%) SOAP
6 3 (2.44%) Classic ASP
7 2 (1.63%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.63%) LINQ
7 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.63%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.63%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.07%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) User Experience
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 54 (43.90%) Windows
2 20 (16.26%) Windows XP
3 19 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) ITIL
2 19 (15.45%) E-Commerce
3 14 (11.38%) Migration
4 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.13%) PRINCE
6 9 (7.32%) Project Management
6 9 (7.32%) Change Management
7 7 (5.69%) MVC
7 7 (5.69%) ETL
7 7 (5.69%) TDD
7 7 (5.69%) Release Management
7 7 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.88%) Change Control
8 6 (4.88%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.88%) Web Development
9 5 (4.07%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.07%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (4.07%) Database Security
10 4 (3.25%) Information Security
10 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.33%) SQL
2 19 (15.45%) C#
3 11 (8.94%) VBScript
4 10 (8.13%) VB
4 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.07%) C++
6 2 (1.63%) Java
6 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.63%) MOS
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.81%) Degree
7 1 (0.81%) CISM
7 1 (0.81%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.63%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) Snort
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) SCCM
1 12 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.88%) SCOM
3 5 (4.07%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.44%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.44%) SCSM
5 2 (1.63%) WSUS
5 2 (1.63%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.81%) WMI
6 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 26 (21.14%) VMware
2 11 (8.94%) McAfee
3 8 (6.50%) Lotus
4 6 (4.88%) Oracle
5 4 (3.25%) Citrix
5 4 (3.25%) Google
6 3 (2.44%) AppSense
7 2 (1.63%) Remedy
7 2 (1.63%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.63%) HP
7 2 (1.63%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.81%) Tableau
8 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.81%) Apple
8 1 (0.81%) Niku
8 1 (0.81%) Sourcefire
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