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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 31 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.84% 8.18% 13.91%
As % of the Vendors category 26.28% 19.38% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 47
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £293 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £566 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £23.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -46.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £11.45 £18.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £12.50 £122.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
137 160 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 41.27% 42.22% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 115 128
Median daily rate £350 £345 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.75 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% +13.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £41.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 32 (39.02%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) MS Office
3 30 (36.59%) MS Excel
4 25 (30.49%) Finance
5 20 (24.39%) Windows Server
6 17 (20.73%) SharePoint
7 15 (18.29%) .NET
7 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
7 15 (18.29%) Firewall
7 15 (18.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (17.07%) DHCP
8 14 (17.07%) DNS
9 12 (14.63%) Cisco
9 12 (14.63%) SQL
9 12 (14.63%) ITIL
9 12 (14.63%) PRINCE2
9 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
10 11 (13.41%) Juniper
10 11 (13.41%) VPN
10 11 (13.41%) CheckPoint
10 11 (13.41%) Wireshark
10 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.41%) tcpdump
10 11 (13.41%) Junos
11 10 (12.20%) PCI DSS
11 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
11 10 (12.20%) MS Project
12 9 (10.98%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (20.73%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.98%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.88%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.22%) CMS
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (37.80%) MS Office
2 30 (36.59%) MS Excel
3 15 (18.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
4 10 (12.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Firewall
2 14 (17.07%) DHCP
2 14 (17.07%) DNS
3 11 (13.41%) Junos
3 11 (13.41%) tcpdump
3 11 (13.41%) VPN
3 11 (13.41%) Wireshark
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.66%) Network Security
7 2 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.44%) HTTP
7 2 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.44%) SSL
8 1 (1.22%) Intranet
8 1 (1.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.22%) TACACS
8 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.66%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (3.66%) PowerPivot
5 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.22%) DB2
7 1 (1.22%) MySQL
7 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) NuGet
4 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
General
1 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Retail
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Network Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Network Support
4 11 (13.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Support
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Support Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Deskside Support
8 4 (4.88%) Process Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Project Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.76%) HTML
4 7 (8.54%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) WCF
6 5 (6.10%) AppFabric
7 4 (4.88%) RESTful
8 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.44%) CSS
9 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.44%) HTML5
9 2 (2.44%) jQuery
9 2 (2.44%) JSON
9 2 (2.44%) SOAP
9 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.22%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (1.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.22%) CMDB
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.63%) ITIL
1 12 (14.63%) PRINCE2
1 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.76%) ETL
4 7 (8.54%) Workflow
5 6 (7.32%) Change Management
5 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.10%) PRINCE
6 5 (6.10%) Service Management
6 5 (6.10%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.10%) Test Planning
7 4 (4.88%) Defect Management
7 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.88%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 9 (10.98%) C#
2 9 (10.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) VB6
5 1 (1.22%) VBA
5 1 (1.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.10%) ISEB
5 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (2.44%) CISM
6 2 (2.44%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.10%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.22%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Snort
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (6.10%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 1 (1.22%) Ansible
3 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.22%) SCSM
3 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Cisco
2 11 (13.41%) CheckPoint
2 11 (13.41%) Juniper
3 6 (7.32%) VMware
4 5 (6.10%) SAP
5 4 (4.88%) Lotus
5 4 (4.88%) Qualys
5 4 (4.88%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.66%) Apple
6 3 (3.66%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) F5
7 2 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.22%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.22%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.22%) IBM