The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Swindon region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.78% 13.20% 15.60%
As % of the Vendors category 31.35% 26.40% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -14.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.69 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.48% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
185 197 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 43.94% 50.00% 56.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 129 133
Average daily rate £450 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 4
Average hourly rate £20.06 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 47 (40.87%) Finance
2 40 (34.78%) Windows
3 39 (33.91%) Banking
4 32 (27.83%) MS Project
4 32 (27.83%) Retail
5 31 (26.96%) Retail Banking
5 31 (26.96%) Change Management
6 29 (25.22%) MS Office
7 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 22 (19.13%) Windows XP
9 20 (17.39%) .NET
9 20 (17.39%) ITIL
10 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
10 19 (16.52%) Windows 7
10 19 (16.52%) Windows 8
11 16 (13.91%) Apple iOS
11 16 (13.91%) C#
12 15 (13.04%) Mac OS X
12 15 (13.04%) Change Control
12 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.17%) SQL
13 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
14 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
15 11 (9.57%) CSS
15 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
15 11 (9.57%) HTML
16 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
16 9 (7.83%) Project Planning
17 8 (6.96%) Content Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.96%) CMS
3 6 (5.22%) IIS
4 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.74%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.87%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) Railo
Applications
1 32 (27.83%) MS Project
2 29 (25.22%) MS Office
3 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Intranet
1 3 (2.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) 3G
2 2 (1.74%) LDAP
2 2 (1.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.48%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) MS Access
6 1 (0.87%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.74%) Selenium
2 2 (1.74%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.87%) Hudson
3 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
General
1 47 (40.87%) Finance
2 39 (33.91%) Banking
3 32 (27.83%) Retail
4 31 (26.96%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Publishing
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (32.17%) Analyst
2 20 (17.39%) Developer
3 17 (14.78%) PMO Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) Programme Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) Programme Office Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.43%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Programme Office Administrator
10 6 (5.22%) PMO Administrator
10 6 (5.22%) Programme Administrator
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.22%) Administrator
11 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
3 11 (9.57%) CSS
3 11 (9.57%) HTML
4 7 (6.09%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.35%) Web Services
5 5 (4.35%) CSS3
5 5 (4.35%) HTML5
5 5 (4.35%) Ajax
6 4 (3.48%) jQuery
6 4 (3.48%) LAMP
6 4 (3.48%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.61%) WCF
8 2 (1.74%) OAuth
8 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.74%) XACML
8 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (1.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.74%) PKI
2 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
2 1 (0.87%) EPoS
2 1 (0.87%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.78%) Windows
2 22 (19.13%) Windows XP
3 19 (16.52%) Windows 7
3 19 (16.52%) Windows 8
4 16 (13.91%) Apple iOS
5 15 (13.04%) Mac OS X
5 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.87%) UNIX
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) Change Management
2 20 (17.39%) ITIL
3 15 (13.04%) Change Control
4 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.83%) Project Planning
6 8 (6.96%) Content Management
7 5 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.48%) Web Development
8 4 (3.48%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.48%) Information Security
9 3 (2.61%) ETL
9 3 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.61%) Migration
9 3 (2.61%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.61%) Service Management
9 3 (2.61%) ITIL V2
9 3 (2.61%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.61%) Automated Testing
10 2 (1.74%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) C#
2 14 (12.17%) SQL
3 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.61%) Java
5 3 (2.61%) VBScript
5 3 (2.61%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.61%) ISEB
2 3 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.61%) MOS
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) CISSP
4 1 (0.87%) MCSE
4 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) FINREP
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.74%) XenApp
4 2 (1.74%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) SCCM
2 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.74%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.74%) MIIS
3 2 (1.74%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Niku
1 5 (4.35%) Computacenter
2 4 (3.48%) Sitecore
2 4 (3.48%) VMware
3 3 (2.61%) Cisco
3 3 (2.61%) McAfee
4 2 (1.74%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.74%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.87%) Citrix
5 1 (0.87%) HP
5 1 (0.87%) Apple
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle
5 1 (0.87%) AppSense
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