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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 93 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 15.75% 15.07% 13.50%
As % of the Vendors category 38.49% 33.57% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 40
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £159 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.19 £26.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +79.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £38.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
252 277 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 40.91% 44.89% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 195 156
Average daily rate £365 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £203 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 13
Average hourly rate £20.19 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.32% +125.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £52.00 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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
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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 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
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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 45 £350 +7.69% 18
Corsham -2 10 £338 +40.62%
Salisbury +9 4 £313 +72.41% 7
Chippenham - 4 £350 - 5
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 70 (34.83%) Windows
2 64 (31.84%) Active Directory
3 59 (29.35%) SQL
4 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
4 47 (23.38%) MS Office
4 47 (23.38%) MS Excel
5 44 (21.89%) C#
6 38 (18.91%) Security Cleared
7 37 (18.41%) .NET
7 37 (18.41%) Finance
7 37 (18.41%) VMware
8 32 (15.92%) ITIL
9 30 (14.93%) Retail
10 28 (13.93%) SC Cleared
11 27 (13.43%) ASP.NET
12 26 (12.94%) MS Exchange
12 26 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (11.94%) Windows 7
14 21 (10.45%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.95%) SharePoint
15 20 (9.95%) JavaScript
15 20 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (9.45%) Banking
16 19 (9.45%) Visual Studio
16 19 (9.45%) Windows XP
16 19 (9.45%) Project Management
17 18 (8.96%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.47%) IIS
4 11 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.47%) IBM Notes
5 10 (4.98%) Lync
6 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.49%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.49%) Moodle
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (23.38%) MS Office
1 47 (23.38%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.96%) MS Project
3 11 (5.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (6.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) Maximo
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.46%) Office 365
3 2 (1.00%) PaaS
3 2 (1.00%) IaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.46%) Firewall
2 9 (4.48%) SAN
3 8 (3.98%) WAN
4 6 (2.99%) VPN
4 6 (2.99%) DNS
5 5 (2.49%) Internet
6 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.99%) DHCP
6 4 (1.99%) LAN
6 4 (1.99%) VoIP
6 4 (1.99%) Network Security
7 3 (1.49%) HTTP
8 2 (1.00%) VLAN
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.50%) Multicast
9 1 (0.50%) NAS
9 1 (0.50%) WLAN
9 1 (0.50%) MPLS
9 1 (0.50%) SSL
9 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.00%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.00%) Xcelsius
8 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.00%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (18.41%) Finance
2 30 (14.93%) Retail
3 19 (9.45%) Banking
4 10 (4.98%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.99%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (20.40%) Developer
2 33 (16.42%) Analyst
3 20 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.47%) Consultant
5 13 (6.47%) Administrator
6 12 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.47%) PMO Analyst
7 11 (5.47%) Technical Support
8 10 (4.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.98%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Designer
11 7 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Programme Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.41%) .NET
2 27 (13.43%) ASP.NET
3 16 (7.96%) HTML
4 13 (6.47%) CSS
4 13 (6.47%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.97%) SOAP
5 12 (5.97%) jQuery
5 12 (5.97%) WCF
5 12 (5.97%) LINQ
5 12 (5.97%) LINQ to SQL
6 11 (5.47%) MSMQ
7 10 (4.98%) Entity Framework
8 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.98%) XML
9 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (3.48%) Ajax
11 4 (1.99%) Web Services
12 2 (1.00%) XSL
12 2 (1.00%) XSLT
12 2 (1.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.49%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.99%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.99%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.00%) Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) Social Network
5 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.00%) User Experience
6 1 (0.50%) BYOD
6 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) CCTV
6 1 (0.50%) Derivative
6 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 70 (34.83%) Windows
2 24 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (11.94%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.45%) Windows XP
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.98%) Linux
6 8 (3.98%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.00%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.92%) ITIL
2 26 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.45%) E-Commerce
4 19 (9.45%) Project Management
5 16 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (6.47%) MVC
6 13 (6.47%) TDD
7 12 (5.97%) Change Management
7 12 (5.97%) ERP
8 11 (5.47%) PRINCE
9 10 (4.98%) Migration
9 10 (4.98%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.48%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.48%) Release Management
11 8 (3.98%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.98%) OO
11 8 (3.98%) OOD
11 8 (3.98%) SDLC
11 8 (3.98%) BDD
11 8 (3.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.35%) SQL
2 44 (21.89%) C#
3 20 (9.95%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.97%) VBScript
4 12 (5.97%) X++
5 11 (5.47%) VB
6 10 (4.98%) Java
7 9 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.49%) C++
10 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (18.91%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.99%) MCSE
5 5 (2.49%) CCNA
6 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) Degree
7 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.00%) MOS
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.00%) HND
7 2 (1.00%) APMP
7 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.50%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) P3O
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (31.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.48%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.99%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) NFS
8 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (7.46%) SCCM
2 10 (4.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.99%) SCOM
4 3 (1.49%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.50%) SCSM
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (18.41%) VMware
2 17 (8.46%) Oracle
3 13 (6.47%) McAfee
4 11 (5.47%) Lotus
5 7 (3.48%) Cisco
5 7 (3.48%) Citrix
6 4 (1.99%) HP
6 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.49%) SAP
7 3 (1.49%) Symantec
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) AppSense
8 2 (1.00%) Google
8 2 (1.00%) Remedy
8 2 (1.00%) Unisys
8 2 (1.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.50%) Polycom
9 1 (0.50%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.50%) Niku
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