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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.73% 18.39% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 32.62% 42.31% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 44
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£375 £365 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £223 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £14.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.67% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.28 £14.18 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £15.35 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
187 130 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 45.17% 43.48% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 100 125
Average daily rate £375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.87% -6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.06 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £25.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (31.09%) Windows
2 31 (26.05%) Finance
3 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 28 (23.53%) .NET
4 26 (21.85%) MS Office
5 25 (21.01%) C#
6 24 (20.17%) ITIL
7 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 21 (17.65%) SQL
8 20 (16.81%) Retail
9 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
10 17 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 17 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 17 (14.29%) VMware
11 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
11 16 (13.45%) Windows 7
12 15 (12.61%) MS Project
12 15 (12.61%) Change Management
13 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
14 13 (10.92%) .NET Framework
14 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
15 12 (10.08%) Banking
15 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (9.24%) Retail Banking
16 11 (9.24%) Cisco
16 11 (9.24%) DNS
17 10 (8.40%) E-Commerce

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.72%) CMS
3 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.20%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.36%) IIS
6 3 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (21.85%) MS Office
2 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
3 15 (12.61%) MS Project
4 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) DNS
2 10 (8.40%) DHCP
3 8 (6.72%) WAN
3 8 (6.72%) Firewall
4 6 (5.04%) VPN
5 5 (4.20%) LAN
6 4 (3.36%) VoIP
6 4 (3.36%) Network Security
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.52%) SMTP
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.68%) Intranet
8 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.84%) ATM
9 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.84%) Internet
9 1 (0.84%) SAN
9 1 (0.84%) Wireless
9 1 (0.84%) NAS
9 1 (0.84%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.36%) MySQL
2 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) EDMS
4 1 (0.84%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 7 (5.88%) MSI
2 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.36%) Hudson
4 3 (2.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 20 (16.81%) Retail
3 12 (10.08%) Banking
4 11 (9.24%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Analyst
2 23 (19.33%) Developer
3 13 (10.92%) Consultant
4 12 (10.08%) PMO Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Programme Office Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Programme Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Administrator
8 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Junior
10 4 (3.36%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.53%) .NET
2 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.92%) .NET Framework
4 9 (7.56%) LINQ
4 9 (7.56%) jQuery
5 8 (6.72%) XML
6 7 (5.88%) CSS
6 7 (5.88%) HTML
7 6 (5.04%) WCF
7 6 (5.04%) MSMQ
7 6 (5.04%) SOAP
7 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (5.04%) LINQ to SQL
7 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (4.20%) Web Services
9 4 (3.36%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.36%) LAMP
9 4 (3.36%) JSON
9 4 (3.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.52%) PMI
3 2 (1.68%) IVR
3 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.68%) CMDB
4 1 (0.84%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.84%) User Experience
4 1 (0.84%) PKI
4 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.09%) Windows
2 17 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 16 (13.45%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.20%) Linux
7 4 (3.36%) UNIX
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.52%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.17%) ITIL
2 15 (12.61%) Change Management
3 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.40%) MVC
5 10 (8.40%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.40%) Change Control
6 8 (6.72%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.88%) System Testing
7 7 (5.88%) PRINCE
7 7 (5.88%) TDD
8 6 (5.04%) OOD
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 6 (5.04%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.04%) BDD
8 6 (5.04%) OO
9 5 (4.20%) ITIL V2
9 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.20%) Content Management
9 5 (4.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) C#
2 21 (17.65%) SQL
3 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.04%) Java
5 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.68%) C++
7 2 (1.68%) VBScript
7 2 (1.68%) VB
8 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.84%) C
8 1 (0.84%) VBA
8 1 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) MOS
3 5 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.36%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.68%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) CCNP
7 1 (0.84%) MCP
7 1 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.84%) ISEB
7 1 (0.84%) CCA
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCTS
7 1 (0.84%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.52%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.56%) XenDesktop
5 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.52%) XenApp
7 2 (1.68%) XenServer
7 2 (1.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.68%) vSphere
7 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.52%) Puppet
4 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.68%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.84%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (14.29%) VMware
2 11 (9.24%) Cisco
3 9 (7.56%) Oracle
4 8 (6.72%) EMC
4 8 (6.72%) Citrix
5 7 (5.88%) Symantec
6 5 (4.20%) Lotus
7 4 (3.36%) SAP
7 4 (3.36%) McAfee
8 3 (2.52%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.52%) AppSense
9 2 (1.68%) BMC
9 2 (1.68%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.84%) F5
10 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.84%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.84%) Remedy
10 1 (0.84%) Unisys
10 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
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