The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 131 79 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.95% 15.96% 13.17%
As % of the Vendors category 44.11% 38.35% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 50 54
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£355 £325 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.30 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.40 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.03 £27.25 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Microsoft
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Vendors Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
297 206 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 40.68% 41.62% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 140 214
Average daily rate £418 £393 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +58.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Wiltshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wiltshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -3 56 £365 +4.21% 26
Salisbury -1 29 £250 +13.63% 3
Chippenham +2 4 £200 - 4
Corsham -4 3 £575 +92.95%
Malmesbury - 2 £300 -
Marlborough - - - -
Melksham - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

1 112 (44.98%) Windows
2 99 (39.76%) MS Excel
3 83 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 64 (25.70%) ITIL
4 64 (25.70%) Active Directory
5 59 (23.69%) SC Cleared
6 57 (22.89%) Finance
7 42 (16.87%) MS Office
8 41 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (16.06%) DV Cleared
9 40 (16.06%) MS Project
10 39 (15.66%) Telecoms
11 38 (15.26%) Windows 7
12 37 (14.86%) VMware
13 36 (14.46%) SQL
14 35 (14.06%) .NET
15 33 (13.25%) SharePoint
15 33 (13.25%) Symantec
16 32 (12.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (12.85%) SCCM
16 32 (12.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 31 (12.45%) DNS
18 30 (12.05%) Windows XP
19 29 (11.65%) DHCP
20 28 (11.24%) HP
20 28 (11.24%) Banking
21 27 (10.84%) C#
22 26 (10.44%) SLA
23 25 (10.04%) Firewall
24 22 (8.84%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 33 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.42%) CMS
3 11 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.21%) IIS
6 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.01%) Lync
7 5 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.61%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.20%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.80%) SAS
10 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 99 (39.76%) MS Excel
2 42 (16.87%) MS Office
3 40 (16.06%) MS Project
4 10 (4.02%) Photoshop
4 10 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.20%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.80%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Maximo
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.45%) DNS
2 29 (11.65%) DHCP
3 25 (10.04%) Firewall
4 11 (4.42%) Intranet
5 8 (3.21%) VPN
6 6 (2.41%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.61%) LAN
8 3 (1.20%) LDAP
8 3 (1.20%) FTP
8 3 (1.20%) Internet
8 3 (1.20%) SAN
9 2 (0.80%) 3G
9 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.80%) Wireless
10 1 (0.40%) WPA
10 1 (0.40%) Network Security
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.40%) NAS
10 1 (0.40%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.22%) MS Access
3 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.01%) MySQL
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.40%) EDMS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.81%) MSI
2 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.20%) Selenium
3 3 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.80%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.80%) Hudson
5 1 (0.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 57 (22.89%) Finance
2 39 (15.66%) Telecoms
3 28 (11.24%) Banking
4 22 (8.84%) Retail
4 22 (8.84%) Retail Banking
5 11 (4.42%) Military
6 6 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.01%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (24.50%) Analyst
2 41 (16.47%) Developer
3 27 (10.84%) Administrator
4 21 (8.43%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (7.23%) PMO Analyst
6 17 (6.83%) Consultant
7 16 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 15 (6.02%) Service Analyst
8 15 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.22%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.22%) Programme Analyst
9 13 (5.22%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.22%) Programme Office Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) Architect
10 12 (4.82%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.82%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.02%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Database Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.06%) .NET
2 18 (7.23%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.43%) HTML
4 13 (5.22%) CSS
5 11 (4.42%) XML
6 9 (3.61%) Web Services
7 7 (2.81%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.41%) WCF
9 5 (2.01%) Software Packaging
9 5 (2.01%) HTML5
9 5 (2.01%) CSS3
9 5 (2.01%) LAMP
9 5 (2.01%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.01%) JSP
10 4 (1.61%) REST
10 4 (1.61%) Ajax
10 4 (1.61%) Silverlight
10 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.20%) XACML
11 3 (1.20%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.41%) Open Source
3 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.61%) PKI
3 4 (1.61%) User Experience
4 3 (1.20%) PDA
4 3 (1.20%) Social Media
4 3 (1.20%) iPad
4 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.20%) iPhone
4 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.80%) IVR
5 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.80%) CMDB
5 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.40%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 112 (44.98%) Windows
2 41 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (15.26%) Windows 7
4 32 (12.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (12.05%) Windows XP
6 18 (7.23%) Linux
7 14 (5.62%) Apple iOS
7 14 (5.62%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.22%) Mac OS X
9 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.02%) UNIX
11 7 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.80%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.40%) Solaris
13 1 (0.40%) Android
13 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (25.70%) ITIL
2 22 (8.84%) Change Management
2 22 (8.84%) Migration
3 15 (6.02%) Project Management
3 15 (6.02%) PRINCE2
3 15 (6.02%) Change Control
4 14 (5.62%) Capacity Management
5 13 (5.22%) Data Migration
6 12 (4.82%) ITIL V3
7 10 (4.02%) Content Management
8 9 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.61%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.21%) TOGAF
9 8 (3.21%) MVC
9 8 (3.21%) Web Design
10 7 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.81%) CRM
10 7 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.81%) System Testing
11 6 (2.41%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.46%) SQL
2 27 (10.84%) C#
3 15 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.61%) VB
5 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.81%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.81%) VBScript
7 5 (2.01%) C
8 3 (1.20%) Java
8 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.80%) R
9 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.40%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 59 (23.69%) SC Cleared
3 40 (16.06%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.41%) MOS
4 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.01%) CCNP
5 5 (2.01%) Degree
5 5 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.20%) ISEB
6 3 (1.20%) CISSP
6 3 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.80%) PMP
7 2 (0.80%) MCSE
7 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) MBA
8 1 (0.40%) CCSE
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.44%) SLA
2 6 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.41%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (25.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.22%) vSphere
3 10 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.21%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.61%) XenApp
7 4 (1.61%) UAG
8 3 (1.20%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (12.85%) SCCM
1 32 (12.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 20 (8.03%) HP SIM
2 20 (8.03%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (3.61%) SCOM
5 7 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.01%) WSUS
7 3 (1.20%) MIIS
7 3 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.80%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.80%) Puppet
8 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.80%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.40%) MOM
9 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (14.86%) VMware
2 33 (13.25%) Symantec
3 28 (11.24%) HP
4 14 (5.62%) Citrix
5 13 (5.22%) 3PAR
6 11 (4.42%) Cisco
7 5 (2.01%) Dell
7 5 (2.01%) EMC
7 5 (2.01%) McAfee
7 5 (2.01%) Lumension
7 5 (2.01%) Computacenter
7 5 (2.01%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.61%) Brocade
8 4 (1.61%) ProCurve
8 4 (1.61%) SAP
9 3 (1.20%) IBM
9 3 (1.20%) Avaya
10 2 (0.80%) Niku
10 2 (0.80%) AppSense
11 1 (0.40%) Blue Coat
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