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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.15% 12.12% 16.71%
As % of the Vendors category 36.20% 35.48% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 53
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £465 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Median hourly rate - £19.61 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
163 124 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 47.38% 34.16% 40.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 82 120
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 £300 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -46.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 50 (53.19%) Windows
2 35 (37.23%) Windows Server
3 30 (31.91%) SQL Server
4 26 (27.66%) MS Exchange
4 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 24 (25.53%) VMware
6 22 (23.40%) MS Office
7 19 (20.21%) .NET
8 18 (19.15%) Firewall
8 18 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (18.09%) SQL
10 16 (17.02%) Migration
11 15 (15.96%) ITIL
11 15 (15.96%) DHCP
11 15 (15.96%) DNS
11 15 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (14.89%) RESTful
12 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
12 14 (14.89%) HTML
13 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
13 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
13 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (12.77%) PowerShell
14 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
14 12 (12.77%) MVC

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 26 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.64%) IIS
5 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
8 3 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.06%) JBoss
10 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (23.40%) MS Office
2 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) BASE24
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.06%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Office 365
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.38%) SaaS
4 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) Firewall
2 15 (15.96%) DHCP
2 15 (15.96%) DNS
3 9 (9.57%) SSL
3 9 (9.57%) VPN
4 8 (8.51%) HTTP
4 8 (8.51%) Junos
4 8 (8.51%) tcpdump
4 8 (8.51%) Wireshark
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 2 (2.13%) LAN
7 2 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.06%) ATM
8 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.06%) LDAP
8 1 (1.06%) SAN
8 1 (1.06%) Skype
8 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.06%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Developer
2 11 (11.70%) .NET Developer
2 11 (11.70%) Architect
2 11 (11.70%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Network Support
4 8 (8.51%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) SQL Developer
5 7 (7.45%) VB.NET Developer
5 7 (7.45%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Support
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) .NET
2 14 (14.89%) HTML
2 14 (14.89%) RESTful
3 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.70%) Web Services
5 9 (9.57%) JSON
6 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (7.45%) jQuery
7 7 (7.45%) XML
8 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.38%) CSS
8 6 (6.38%) Spring
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.13%) CSS3
10 2 (2.13%) HTML5
10 2 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (2.13%) LESS
10 2 (2.13%) REST
11 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.13%) Tandem
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.06%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.19%) Windows
2 35 (37.23%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.26%) Linux
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Unix
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Migration
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
3 12 (12.77%) MVC
4 10 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.51%) Project Planning
5 8 (8.51%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.38%) High Availability
7 6 (6.38%) OO
7 6 (6.38%) SOA
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.32%) Multithreading
8 5 (5.32%) OOD
8 5 (5.32%) Open Source
9 4 (4.26%) Change Control
9 4 (4.26%) Change Management
9 4 (4.26%) Release Management
10 3 (3.19%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 12 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.57%) VB.NET
4 8 (8.51%) C#
4 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.45%) Java
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) F#
6 1 (1.06%) Haskell
6 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) MCSA
2 8 (8.51%) MCSE
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (5.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) Degree
6 2 (2.13%) CCNA
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB
6 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) GMP
System Software
1 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.64%) VMware ESX
5 9 (9.57%) vSphere
6 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 7 (7.45%) WSUS
3 4 (4.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.06%) Control-M
5 1 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) VMware
2 11 (11.70%) NetApp
3 9 (9.57%) Cisco
4 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.51%) Juniper
5 6 (6.38%) Sophos
6 4 (4.26%) HP
6 4 (4.26%) Qualys
7 3 (3.19%) Forcepoint
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle
8 2 (2.13%) Citrix
8 2 (2.13%) IBM
8 2 (2.13%) Lotus
9 1 (1.06%) BMC
9 1 (1.06%) Mitel
9 1 (1.06%) Remedy
9 1 (1.06%) SAP
9 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
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