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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 129 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.87% 15.19% 12.70%
As % of the Vendors category 39.21% 35.15% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 45
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£340 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £490 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.48% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £8.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £27.25 £27.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
329 239 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 45.57% 43.22% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 163 179
Average daily rate £413 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 31
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -2 44 £350 -0.14% 14
Salisbury -2 26 £120 -45.45% 6
Chippenham +4 3 £200 - 3
Corsham 0 3 £575 +92.95%
Malmesbury - 2 £300 - 2
Trowbridge -2 1 - -
Marlborough - - - -
Melksham - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 102 (44.35%) Windows
2 96 (41.74%) MS Excel
3 80 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 57 (24.78%) ITIL
5 54 (23.48%) Active Directory
5 54 (23.48%) Finance
5 54 (23.48%) SC Cleared
6 40 (17.39%) MS Project
6 40 (17.39%) MS Office
7 38 (16.52%) SQL
7 38 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (16.09%) DV Cleared
9 35 (15.22%) Banking
10 34 (14.78%) Telecoms
10 34 (14.78%) VMware
10 34 (14.78%) .NET
10 34 (14.78%) SharePoint
10 34 (14.78%) Windows 7
11 31 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (12.17%) HP
13 27 (11.74%) C#
14 24 (10.43%) Change Management
14 24 (10.43%) Retail
14 24 (10.43%) Windows XP
14 24 (10.43%) SLA
14 24 (10.43%) Symantec
14 24 (10.43%) SCCM
14 24 (10.43%) Retail Banking
15 23 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 23 (10.00%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (14.78%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.13%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (4.35%) IIS
5 9 (3.91%) CMS
6 8 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.61%) Lync
9 5 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.30%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.87%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.87%) SAS
11 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 96 (41.74%) MS Excel
2 40 (17.39%) MS Project
2 40 (17.39%) MS Office
3 13 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.91%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.87%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.87%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.00%) DNS
1 23 (10.00%) Firewall
2 20 (8.70%) DHCP
3 9 (3.91%) Intranet
4 8 (3.48%) VPN
5 7 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.17%) LAN
7 3 (1.30%) Internet
7 3 (1.30%) SAN
7 3 (1.30%) LDAP
7 3 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.87%) Wireless
8 2 (0.87%) FTP
8 2 (0.87%) 3G
9 1 (0.43%) DMZ
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) WPA
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.22%) MS Access
3 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.17%) MySQL
4 5 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) EDMS
8 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.30%) Selenium
4 2 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.87%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.43%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
General
1 54 (23.48%) Finance
2 35 (15.22%) Banking
3 34 (14.78%) Telecoms
4 24 (10.43%) Retail
4 24 (10.43%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.91%) Military
6 7 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (25.22%) Analyst
2 40 (17.39%) Developer
3 25 (10.87%) Administrator
4 19 (8.26%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (7.83%) PMO Analyst
6 17 (7.39%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.52%) Programme Analyst
8 14 (6.09%) Desktop Support
9 13 (5.65%) Service Analyst
9 13 (5.65%) Programme Office Analyst
9 13 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.22%) .NET Developer
10 12 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.78%) Storage Administrator
11 11 (4.78%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.35%) Designer
12 10 (4.35%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.35%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.78%) .NET
2 17 (7.39%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.96%) HTML
4 13 (5.65%) CSS
5 9 (3.91%) Web Services
6 8 (3.48%) XML
7 6 (2.61%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.17%) ADO.NET
8 5 (2.17%) JSP
8 5 (2.17%) LAMP
8 5 (2.17%) Ajax
8 5 (2.17%) Software Packaging
8 5 (2.17%) WCF
8 5 (2.17%) HTML5
8 5 (2.17%) CSS3
9 4 (1.74%) REST
9 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.74%) Silverlight
10 3 (1.30%) SAML
10 3 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.61%) Open Source
2 4 (1.74%) User Experience
2 4 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.30%) PDA
3 3 (1.30%) PKI
3 3 (1.30%) iPhone
3 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.30%) iPad
4 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.87%) Social Media
4 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.87%) CMDB
4 2 (0.87%) IVR
5 1 (0.43%) NHS
5 1 (0.43%) PMI
5 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 102 (44.35%) Windows
2 38 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (14.78%) Windows 7
4 31 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (10.43%) Windows XP
6 17 (7.39%) Linux
7 16 (6.96%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.52%) Apple iOS
9 14 (6.09%) Mac OS X
10 11 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.74%) UNIX
12 3 (1.30%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Solaris
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.78%) ITIL
2 24 (10.43%) Change Management
3 23 (10.00%) Migration
4 19 (8.26%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.52%) Change Control
6 13 (5.65%) Project Management
6 13 (5.65%) Data Migration
7 12 (5.22%) Capacity Management
8 11 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.91%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.48%) Content Management
10 8 (3.48%) Web Design
11 7 (3.04%) CRM
12 6 (2.61%) Project Planning
12 6 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.17%) CAD
13 5 (2.17%) UML
13 5 (2.17%) ETL
13 5 (2.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.52%) SQL
2 27 (11.74%) C#
3 15 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.48%) VB
6 7 (3.04%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.04%) VBScript
7 3 (1.30%) C
7 3 (1.30%) Java
8 2 (0.87%) R
8 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.43%) Perl
9 1 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 80 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.48%) SC Cleared
3 37 (16.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.17%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.17%) CCNP
6 4 (1.74%) Degree
6 4 (1.74%) MOS
6 4 (1.74%) ISEB
6 4 (1.74%) PMP
7 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.87%) MCSE
8 2 (0.87%) CISSP
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.43%) RHCE
9 1 (0.43%) MCP
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.43%) SLA
2 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.74%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) FINREP
System Software
1 54 (23.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.78%) vSphere
3 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.48%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.74%) UAG
7 4 (1.74%) XenApp
7 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.30%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.87%) vCloud
10 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (10.43%) SCCM
2 23 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 18 (7.83%) NetBackup
3 18 (7.83%) HP SIM
4 9 (3.91%) SCOM
5 6 (2.61%) WSUS
6 5 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.30%) MIIS
7 3 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.87%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.87%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.43%) MOM
9 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 34 (14.78%) VMware
2 28 (12.17%) HP
3 24 (10.43%) Symantec
4 13 (5.65%) Cisco
5 12 (5.22%) Citrix
6 11 (4.78%) 3PAR
7 6 (2.61%) Dell
7 6 (2.61%) McAfee
8 5 (2.17%) Computacenter
8 5 (2.17%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.17%) Lumension
9 4 (1.74%) ProCurve
9 4 (1.74%) Brocade
10 3 (1.30%) Niku
10 3 (1.30%) Avaya
10 3 (1.30%) IBM
10 3 (1.30%) SAP
11 2 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.87%) EMC
12 1 (0.43%) Remedy
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devizes, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Constabulary
Rate: £22875
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Salisbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Salisbury
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £360 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago