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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 98 115 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 14.00% 16.96% 12.33%
As % of the Vendors category 32.56% 38.46% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 62 44
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£350 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £116 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 8
Average hourly rate £19.03 £21.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.97% +47.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
301 299 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 43.00% 44.10% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 179 170
Average daily rate £360 £424 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.99% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 22
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 64 £360 +10.76% 10
Corsham - 5 £325 - 1
Chippenham - 4 £255 - 4
Salisbury +1 3 £325 +209.52% 2
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 - -
Trowbridge - 1 £375 - 2
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 75 (37.50%) Windows
2 59 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 59 (29.50%) Active Directory
3 48 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 45 (22.50%) MS Office
5 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 39 (19.50%) SQL
7 37 (18.50%) Finance
8 35 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 34 (17.00%) VMware
10 32 (16.00%) Windows 7
10 32 (16.00%) ITIL
11 30 (15.00%) C#
11 30 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (13.50%) Windows XP
13 26 (13.00%) Migration
14 25 (12.50%) .NET
15 21 (10.50%) PRINCE2
15 21 (10.50%) SharePoint
15 21 (10.50%) Banking
15 21 (10.50%) Retail
16 20 (10.00%) SCCM
17 19 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (8.50%) Project Management
19 17 (8.50%) Visual Studio
20 16 (8.00%) MS Project
20 16 (8.00%) MS Exchange
20 16 (8.00%) Firewall
20 16 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 21 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.50%) Lync
4 9 (4.50%) IIS
5 7 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.00%) Moodle
10 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 45 (22.50%) MS Office
3 16 (8.00%) MS Project
4 10 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.00%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (7.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.50%) Office 365
2 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) PaaS
4 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.00%) Firewall
2 9 (4.50%) SAN
3 5 (2.50%) Internet
3 5 (2.50%) DNS
3 5 (2.50%) LAN
3 5 (2.50%) WAN
4 4 (2.00%) DHCP
4 4 (2.00%) HTTP
4 4 (2.00%) Skype
5 3 (1.50%) Network Security
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.00%) NAS
6 2 (1.00%) WLAN
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.50%) VPN
7 1 (0.50%) SMTP
7 1 (0.50%) VoIP
7 1 (0.50%) SSL
7 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.50%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.50%) Xcelsius
7 2 (1.00%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.00%) MS Access
8 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.50%) SSDT
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) Hudson
3 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) Toad
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 37 (18.50%) Finance
2 21 (10.50%) Banking
2 21 (10.50%) Retail
3 11 (5.50%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (17.00%) Developer
2 32 (16.00%) Analyst
3 17 (8.50%) Support Engineer
4 13 (6.50%) Desktop Support
5 12 (6.00%) Administrator
6 11 (5.50%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (5.50%) PMO Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Consultant
8 9 (4.50%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.50%) Designer
9 8 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.00%) Architect
11 6 (3.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.50%) .NET
2 15 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.00%) HTML
4 7 (3.50%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.50%) WCF
5 6 (3.00%) CSS
6 5 (2.50%) LINQ
6 5 (2.50%) jQuery
6 5 (2.50%) Entity Framework
6 5 (2.50%) LINQ to SQL
7 4 (2.00%) RESTful
7 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.00%) SOAP
7 4 (2.00%) XML
8 3 (1.50%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.50%) Web Services
8 3 (1.50%) Classic ASP
8 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.50%) HTML5
9 2 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.50%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.00%) Social Network
6 2 (1.00%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.50%) CCTV
7 1 (0.50%) Derivative
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.50%) Windows
2 32 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 30 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (13.50%) Windows XP
5 16 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.50%) Linux
7 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.00%) UNIX
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) ITIL
2 26 (13.00%) Migration
3 21 (10.50%) PRINCE2
4 18 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (8.50%) Project Management
6 13 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.00%) ERP
8 11 (5.50%) Change Management
9 10 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 10 (5.00%) Release Management
10 8 (4.00%) TDD
10 8 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.00%) Change Control
11 7 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.50%) MVC
11 7 (3.50%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.50%) ETL
11 7 (3.50%) PRINCE
11 7 (3.50%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.50%) SQL
2 30 (15.00%) C#
3 13 (6.50%) T-SQL
3 13 (6.50%) VBScript
4 12 (6.00%) VB
4 12 (6.00%) X++
5 7 (3.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.00%) Java
7 3 (1.50%) C++
7 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.00%) VBA
8 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) Delphi
9 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.00%) MCSE
7 3 (1.50%) Degree
7 3 (1.50%) APMP
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.00%) MCITP
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.00%) MCSA
8 2 (1.00%) CCNP
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) OCP
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) P3O
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 59 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.50%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.00%) XenApp
9 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.50%) Snort
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (10.00%) SCCM
2 14 (7.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.50%) SCOM
4 4 (2.00%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.50%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.50%) SCSM
5 3 (1.50%) WSUS
6 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.00%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (17.00%) VMware
2 13 (6.50%) McAfee
3 10 (5.00%) Oracle
4 6 (3.00%) SAP
4 6 (3.00%) HP
5 5 (2.50%) Citrix
5 5 (2.50%) Cisco
6 4 (2.00%) Symantec
6 4 (2.00%) Google
7 3 (1.50%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.00%) Remedy
8 2 (1.00%) AppSense
8 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.00%) Lotus
9 1 (0.50%) Borland
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.50%) Niku
9 1 (0.50%) Websense
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0000 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago