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 30 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 82 107 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.62% 16.74% 13.28%
As % of the Vendors category 31.54% 39.34% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 39
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£338 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £162 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.03 £27.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.51% +86.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £39.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
260 272 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 40.00% 42.57% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 174 164
Average daily rate £350 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 15
Average hourly rate £20.19 £28.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.17% +83.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -1 48 £350 +7.69% 13
Corsham -9 6 £325 +35.41%
Salisbury +8 4 £325 +79.31% 3
Chippenham - 3 £350 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 78 (38.81%) Windows
2 70 (34.83%) Active Directory
3 55 (27.36%) SQL
4 50 (24.88%) MS Excel
5 44 (21.89%) SQL Server
5 44 (21.89%) MS Office
6 41 (20.40%) C#
6 41 (20.40%) Security Cleared
7 39 (19.40%) Finance
8 38 (18.91%) VMware
9 34 (16.92%) ITIL
10 33 (16.42%) .NET
11 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (14.43%) Windows 7
12 29 (14.43%) SC Cleared
13 27 (13.43%) MS Exchange
13 27 (13.43%) Retail
14 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET
15 23 (11.44%) Windows XP
16 21 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (10.45%) SharePoint
17 20 (9.95%) Banking
17 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (9.45%) E-Commerce
18 19 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (8.96%) Project Management
19 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.97%) Lync
5 11 (5.47%) IBM Notes
6 10 (4.98%) IIS
7 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.49%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.00%) Moodle
11 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.50%) JBoss
12 1 (0.50%) Apache
12 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 50 (24.88%) MS Excel
2 44 (21.89%) MS Office
3 17 (8.46%) MS Project
4 10 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (3.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (6.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) Maximo
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.46%) Office 365
2 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.00%) PaaS
3 2 (1.00%) IaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) Firewall
2 9 (4.48%) SAN
3 7 (3.48%) DNS
4 6 (2.99%) WAN
4 6 (2.99%) DHCP
4 6 (2.99%) Internet
5 5 (2.49%) LAN
6 4 (1.99%) HTTP
6 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.49%) VPN
8 2 (1.00%) VoIP
8 2 (1.00%) WLAN
8 2 (1.00%) VLAN
8 2 (1.00%) Network Security
9 1 (0.50%) NAS
9 1 (0.50%) Multicast
9 1 (0.50%) Wireless
9 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.49%) Xcelsius
7 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.49%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.00%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.50%) SSDT
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.00%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) Toad
5 1 (0.50%) Hudson
5 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 27 (13.43%) Retail
3 20 (9.95%) Banking
4 9 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
5 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (18.41%) Developer
2 35 (17.41%) Analyst
3 22 (10.95%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.96%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.47%) Administrator
6 12 (5.97%) Consultant
7 11 (5.47%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.47%) Technical Support
7 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (4.98%) PMO Analyst
8 10 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.98%) Architect
10 8 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.48%) DBA
11 7 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.42%) .NET
2 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.46%) HTML
4 12 (5.97%) CSS
5 9 (4.48%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.48%) WCF
6 8 (3.98%) SOAP
6 8 (3.98%) LINQ
6 8 (3.98%) LINQ to SQL
7 7 (3.48%) Ajax
7 7 (3.48%) jQuery
7 7 (3.48%) XML
8 6 (2.99%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.49%) MSMQ
10 4 (1.99%) RESTful
10 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.49%) Web Services
11 3 (1.49%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.49%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.99%) User Experience
5 4 (1.99%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.99%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.00%) Social Network
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.50%) BYOD
8 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.50%) CCTV
8 1 (0.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 78 (38.81%) Windows
2 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (14.43%) Windows 7
4 23 (11.44%) Windows XP
5 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.99%) Linux
9 2 (1.00%) UNIX
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.92%) ITIL
2 21 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (9.45%) E-Commerce
3 19 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (8.96%) Project Management
5 17 (8.46%) Migration
6 12 (5.97%) ERP
6 12 (5.97%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.47%) Change Management
7 11 (5.47%) MVC
7 11 (5.47%) TDD
8 10 (4.98%) PRINCE
9 9 (4.48%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.98%) ETL
10 8 (3.98%) Release Management
10 8 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.48%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.48%) Information Security
12 6 (2.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.36%) SQL
2 41 (20.40%) C#
3 15 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.97%) X++
5 11 (5.47%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.47%) VBScript
6 10 (4.98%) VB
7 7 (3.48%) Java
8 5 (2.49%) C++
9 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (20.40%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.99%) MCSE
5 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) Degree
6 3 (1.49%) APMP
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.00%) CCNA
7 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.00%) MOS
8 1 (0.50%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.50%) MCITP
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) PMP
8 1 (0.50%) CISM
8 1 (0.50%) ISEB
8 1 (0.50%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.00%) P3O
3 1 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.48%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.49%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.50%) XenApp
9 1 (0.50%) NFS
9 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.50%) Snort
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (8.96%) SCCM
2 12 (5.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.48%) SCOM
4 5 (2.49%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.99%) WSUS
6 3 (1.49%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.49%) SCSM
7 2 (1.00%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.50%) WMI
8 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (18.91%) VMware
2 13 (6.47%) Oracle
3 12 (5.97%) McAfee
4 11 (5.47%) Lotus
5 6 (2.99%) Citrix
6 5 (2.49%) SAP
7 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco
7 4 (1.99%) HP
7 4 (1.99%) Google
8 3 (1.49%) AppSense
8 3 (1.49%) Symantec
9 2 (1.00%) Remedy
9 2 (1.00%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.50%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.50%) Polycom
10 1 (0.50%) Tableau
10 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.50%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.50%) Capita
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