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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.05% 12.21% 16.55%
As % of the Vendors category 43.43% 30.00% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 41
Average daily rate
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£350 £327 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
175 160 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 46.17% 40.71% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 123 100
Average daily rate £375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.20 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 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 March 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 49 (34.75%) Windows
2 42 (29.79%) Finance
3 40 (28.37%) MS Office
4 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 37 (26.24%) SQL
6 30 (21.28%) .NET
6 30 (21.28%) ITIL
7 26 (18.44%) C#
8 25 (17.73%) MS Excel
8 25 (17.73%) Retail
9 24 (17.02%) ASP.NET
10 22 (15.60%) VMware
11 20 (14.18%) Banking
12 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
13 18 (12.77%) Windows XP
13 18 (12.77%) MS Exchange
14 17 (12.06%) MS Project
14 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (12.06%) Change Management
14 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
16 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
16 14 (9.93%) Windows 7
16 14 (9.93%) Incident Management
17 12 (8.51%) PRINCE
17 12 (8.51%) Retail Banking
17 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
17 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (7.80%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.38%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.84%) CMS
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.13%) IIS
8 2 (1.42%) Moodle
8 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (28.37%) MS Office
2 25 (17.73%) MS Excel
3 17 (12.06%) MS Project
4 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) DNS
2 9 (6.38%) DHCP
3 8 (5.67%) Firewall
4 7 (4.96%) WAN
5 5 (3.55%) VPN
5 5 (3.55%) SAN
6 4 (2.84%) Network Security
7 3 (2.13%) Internet
7 3 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.13%) SMTP
7 3 (2.13%) LAN
7 3 (2.13%) VoIP
8 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.71%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.71%) Intranet
9 1 (0.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MSI
2 5 (3.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.84%) Hudson
4 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.71%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (29.79%) Finance
2 25 (17.73%) Retail
3 20 (14.18%) Banking
4 12 (8.51%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Analyst
2 24 (17.02%) Developer
3 13 (9.22%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.80%) Consultant
4 11 (7.80%) PMO Analyst
5 10 (7.09%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.38%) Programme Office Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Programme Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Technical Support
8 7 (4.96%) Architect
8 7 (4.96%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.26%) Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) DBA
10 5 (3.55%) Senior DBA
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.28%) .NET
2 24 (17.02%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.38%) .NET Framework
3 9 (6.38%) LINQ
4 8 (5.67%) jQuery
4 8 (5.67%) XML
5 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 7 (4.96%) HTML
5 7 (4.96%) Ajax
6 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (4.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (4.26%) LINQ to SQL
6 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (4.26%) SOAP
6 6 (4.26%) MSMQ
6 6 (4.26%) WCF
7 5 (3.55%) Web Services
8 4 (2.84%) JSON
9 3 (2.13%) XSLT
10 2 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.55%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.42%) User Experience
3 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.42%) PMI
3 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.71%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 49 (34.75%) Windows
2 18 (12.77%) Windows XP
3 14 (9.93%) Windows 7
4 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.26%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.55%) Linux
9 4 (2.84%) UNIX
10 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.13%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) ITIL
2 17 (12.06%) Change Management
2 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.93%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
4 12 (8.51%) PRINCE
5 11 (7.80%) Project Management
6 10 (7.09%) MVC
7 9 (6.38%) Change Control
8 8 (5.67%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.96%) TDD
10 6 (4.26%) Migration
10 6 (4.26%) OO
10 6 (4.26%) OOD
10 6 (4.26%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.26%) BDD
10 6 (4.26%) System Testing
10 6 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.55%) Database Security
11 5 (3.55%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) SQL
2 26 (18.44%) C#
3 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.26%) Java
5 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.55%) VBScript
5 5 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.84%) VB
6 4 (2.84%) C++
7 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) MOS
4 4 (2.84%) CCNA
4 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.71%) HND
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.71%) CCA
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MCTS
7 1 (0.71%) Degree
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.71%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (7.09%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.42%) XenApp
6 2 (1.42%) XenServer
6 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) SCCM
2 8 (5.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.84%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.13%) Puppet
6 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.71%) WMI
7 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) VMware
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Lotus
4 8 (5.67%) Citrix
5 6 (4.26%) Cisco
5 6 (4.26%) Symantec
5 6 (4.26%) McAfee
5 6 (4.26%) EMC
6 5 (3.55%) AppSense
7 2 (1.42%) Computacenter
7 2 (1.42%) Remedy
7 2 (1.42%) SAP
7 2 (1.42%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) BMC
8 1 (0.71%) IBM
8 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.71%) Niku
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