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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 115 107 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 15.73% 15.11% 12.89%
As % of the Vendors category 38.08% 35.20% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 44
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£353 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £173 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
302 304 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 41.31% 42.94% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 198 137
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 3
Average hourly rate £20.06 £24.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.05 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £49.75 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 70 £350 +3.70% 21
Corsham -7 5 £363 +40.77%
Salisbury +2 2 £260 -5.63% 7
Trowbridge -1 2 £278 - 4
Chippenham - 1 £350 - 4
Calne - - - -
Malmesbury - - - - 1
Warminster - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 73 (35.61%) Windows
2 57 (27.80%) SQL
3 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
4 51 (24.88%) MS Office
5 47 (22.93%) MS Excel
6 45 (21.95%) Finance
7 43 (20.98%) SQL Server
8 39 (19.02%) C#
8 39 (19.02%) ITIL
8 39 (19.02%) Security Cleared
9 33 (16.10%) .NET
10 31 (15.12%) VMware
11 28 (13.66%) SC Cleared
12 26 (12.68%) MS Exchange
13 25 (12.20%) Retail
13 25 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (11.71%) ASP.NET
14 24 (11.71%) MS Project
15 22 (10.73%) Project Management
15 22 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (10.24%) Windows XP
16 21 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (9.76%) Banking
18 19 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
19 18 (8.78%) Visual Studio
19 18 (8.78%) Change Management
19 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 26 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.34%) IIS
4 12 (5.85%) IBM Notes
5 10 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.93%) Lync
9 5 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.46%) Moodle
11 3 (1.46%) CMS
12 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.49%) Apache
12 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (24.88%) MS Office
2 47 (22.93%) MS Excel
3 24 (11.71%) MS Project
4 10 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (4.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (5.85%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.46%) Maximo
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.80%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.80%) Firewall
2 13 (6.34%) WAN
2 13 (6.34%) DNS
3 11 (5.37%) DHCP
4 10 (4.88%) Internet
4 10 (4.88%) VPN
5 9 (4.39%) LAN
5 9 (4.39%) VoIP
6 6 (2.93%) SAN
7 5 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.44%) VLAN
8 4 (1.95%) Wireless
8 4 (1.95%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.95%) Network Security
8 4 (1.95%) WLAN
8 4 (1.95%) MPLS
9 3 (1.46%) SMTP
9 3 (1.46%) HTTP
9 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.49%) Xcelsius
8 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
8 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.98%) Hudson
4 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (21.95%) Finance
2 25 (12.20%) Retail
3 20 (9.76%) Banking
4 11 (5.37%) Retail Banking
5 10 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.95%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
7 2 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (17.07%) Developer
1 35 (17.07%) Analyst
2 18 (8.78%) Support Engineer
3 13 (6.34%) Consultant
3 13 (6.34%) Project Manager
4 12 (5.85%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.37%) PMO Analyst
6 10 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (4.88%) Architect
7 9 (4.39%) Technical Support
8 8 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.90%) Programme Office Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) Programme Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Administrator
9 7 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) DBA
10 6 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.10%) .NET
2 24 (11.71%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.83%) HTML
4 13 (6.34%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.85%) LINQ
6 11 (5.37%) jQuery
6 11 (5.37%) MSMQ
6 11 (5.37%) XML
6 11 (5.37%) CSS
7 10 (4.88%) LINQ to SQL
8 9 (4.39%) WCF
8 9 (4.39%) SOAP
9 8 (3.90%) Entity Framework
10 7 (3.41%) Ajax
11 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (2.93%) Web Services
12 4 (1.95%) XSLT
13 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.90%) Blackberry
1 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.98%) User Experience
4 2 (0.98%) PMI
4 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.98%) Handset
4 2 (0.98%) Clustering
4 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.49%) BYOD
5 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.49%) Derivative
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.49%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.49%) Social Network
5 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 73 (35.61%) Windows
2 25 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (10.24%) Windows XP
5 20 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.29%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.90%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.90%) Linux
8 7 (3.41%) UNIX
9 5 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.46%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.02%) ITIL
2 24 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.73%) Project Management
4 18 (8.78%) Change Management
5 17 (8.29%) E-Commerce
6 15 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.34%) PRINCE
7 13 (6.34%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.85%) Migration
8 12 (5.85%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.37%) ERP
10 10 (4.88%) MVC
11 9 (4.39%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.39%) TDD
11 9 (4.39%) Service Management
11 9 (4.39%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.39%) Change Control
12 8 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (3.90%) OOD
12 8 (3.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.80%) SQL
2 39 (19.02%) C#
3 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.88%) Java
4 10 (4.88%) VBScript
4 10 (4.88%) X++
5 9 (4.39%) VB
6 8 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.95%) C++
9 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.98%) C
11 1 (0.49%) COBOL
11 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (19.02%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.39%) MCSE
6 8 (3.90%) CCNA
7 6 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.46%) MOS
8 3 (1.46%) Degree
8 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.98%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.98%) APMP
10 1 (0.49%) CCEE
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.49%) MCTS
10 1 (0.49%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.49%) ISEB
10 1 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.98%) P3O
3 2 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) WCAG
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.46%) XenApp
8 2 (0.98%) XenServer
8 2 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.98%) vSphere
8 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.49%) Firmware
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
9 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) SCCM
2 7 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.93%) SCOM
4 3 (1.46%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.98%) WSUS
6 1 (0.49%) WMI
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 31 (15.12%) VMware
2 16 (7.80%) Oracle
2 16 (7.80%) Cisco
3 13 (6.34%) McAfee
4 12 (5.85%) Lotus
5 10 (4.88%) Citrix
6 6 (2.93%) EMC
7 5 (2.44%) HP
8 4 (1.95%) Avaya
8 4 (1.95%) Juniper
8 4 (1.95%) AppSense
8 4 (1.95%) SonicWALL
8 4 (1.95%) Polycom
9 3 (1.46%) IBM
9 3 (1.46%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.98%) SAP
10 2 (0.98%) Unisys
10 2 (0.98%) Symantec
10 2 (0.98%) Remedy
10 2 (0.98%) Computacenter
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago