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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.64% 15.14% 15.36%
As % of the Vendors category 39.84% 36.00% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £170 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £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
128 175 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 39.26% 42.07% 54.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 147 131
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 46 (38.02%) Windows
2 44 (36.36%) SQL
3 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
4 35 (28.93%) MS Office
5 31 (25.62%) Finance
6 27 (22.31%) MS Excel
6 27 (22.31%) Retail
7 25 (20.66%) .NET
8 24 (19.83%) VMware
9 23 (19.01%) ITIL
10 22 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 22 (18.18%) C#
11 21 (17.36%) E-Commerce
12 18 (14.88%) Banking
12 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (14.05%) Windows XP
14 16 (13.22%) MS Exchange
15 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
15 14 (11.57%) Windows 7
16 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
16 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (9.92%) MS Project
16 12 (9.92%) McAfee
17 11 (9.09%) Oracle
17 11 (9.09%) Office 365
18 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
18 10 (8.26%) VBScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 16 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.61%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.31%) IIS
6 3 (2.48%) Lync
7 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.65%) Moodle
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (28.93%) MS Office
2 27 (22.31%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.92%) MS Project
4 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (1.65%) IaaS
3 2 (1.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) Firewall
1 7 (5.79%) SAN
2 5 (4.13%) WAN
3 4 (3.31%) VPN
3 4 (3.31%) Network Security
4 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.48%) VoIP
5 2 (1.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
6 1 (0.83%) DHCP
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (25.62%) Finance
2 27 (22.31%) Retail
3 18 (14.88%) Banking
4 10 (8.26%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (19.01%) Analyst
2 20 (16.53%) Developer
3 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.26%) PMO Analyst
6 9 (7.44%) Technical Support
7 8 (6.61%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Programme Office Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.79%) Programme Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.96%) Administrator
9 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Senior DBA
10 5 (4.13%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.66%) .NET
2 22 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.61%) HTML
3 8 (6.61%) CSS
4 7 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (5.79%) WCF
4 7 (5.79%) jQuery
4 7 (5.79%) Ajax
4 7 (5.79%) SOAP
5 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 6 (4.96%) MSMQ
5 6 (4.96%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.96%) LINQ
5 6 (4.96%) Entity Framework
5 6 (4.96%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.65%) RESTful
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.02%) Windows
2 17 (14.05%) Windows XP
3 14 (11.57%) Windows 7
4 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.13%) Linux
7 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.65%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) ITIL
2 21 (17.36%) E-Commerce
3 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.26%) PRINCE
4 10 (8.26%) Change Management
5 9 (7.44%) TDD
5 9 (7.44%) MVC
5 9 (7.44%) Project Management
6 8 (6.61%) Migration
6 8 (6.61%) Release Management
7 7 (5.79%) Change Control
7 7 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.96%) SDLC
8 6 (4.96%) OO
8 6 (4.96%) OOD
8 6 (4.96%) ETL
8 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.96%) Web Development
8 6 (4.96%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.36%) SQL
2 22 (18.18%) C#
3 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.26%) VBScript
5 9 (7.44%) VB
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.96%) Java
7 5 (4.13%) C++
8 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.83%) VB6
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) CCNA
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) MCSE
5 2 (1.65%) HND
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.65%) MOS
5 2 (1.65%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.65%) Degree
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (7.44%) SCCM
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) WMI
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.83%) SCSM
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) VMware
2 12 (9.92%) McAfee
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle
4 8 (6.61%) Lotus
5 4 (3.31%) Cisco
5 4 (3.31%) Citrix
6 3 (2.48%) AppSense
7 2 (1.65%) HP
7 2 (1.65%) Remedy
7 2 (1.65%) Google
7 2 (1.65%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.83%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.83%) Apple
8 1 (0.83%) Niku
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
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