The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wiltshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 118 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.18% 12.30% 13.18%
As % of the Vendors category 40.83% 25.84% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 38
Average daily rate
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£331 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.69 £14.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.48% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £13.25 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £18.00 £24.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
289 267 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 44.53% 47.59% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 175 150
Average daily rate £400 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £252 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 27
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -31.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
Microsoft
South West

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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 +1 68 £325 - 26
Salisbury -7 6 £108 -64.16% 8
Trowbridge - - - - 6
Chippenham - - - - 4
Corsham - - - -
Melksham - - - - 3
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 87 (38.50%) Windows
2 82 (36.28%) MS Excel
3 63 (27.88%) Finance
4 51 (22.57%) MS Project
4 51 (22.57%) Security Cleared
5 50 (22.12%) ITIL
6 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
7 44 (19.47%) Banking
8 43 (19.03%) MS Office
9 38 (16.81%) SharePoint
10 36 (15.93%) SQL Server
10 36 (15.93%) Change Management
11 35 (15.49%) SC Cleared
11 35 (15.49%) Windows 7
12 34 (15.04%) Retail
13 32 (14.16%) .NET
13 32 (14.16%) Retail Banking
14 31 (13.72%) SQL
15 30 (13.27%) Windows XP
16 28 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (10.62%) PRINCE2
18 23 (10.18%) Project Management
18 23 (10.18%) HP
19 22 (9.73%) C#
20 21 (9.29%) DV Cleared
20 21 (9.29%) SCCM
20 21 (9.29%) Change Control
21 20 (8.85%) Windows 8
21 20 (8.85%) SLA
22 19 (8.41%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (16.81%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 17 (7.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (5.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.42%) CMS
7 9 (3.98%) Lync
7 9 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.54%) IIS
9 5 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.21%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.88%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.88%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.88%) Railo
Applications
1 82 (36.28%) MS Excel
2 51 (22.57%) MS Project
3 43 (19.03%) MS Office
4 13 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.54%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.77%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.33%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.33%) Maximo
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.64%) Firewall
2 13 (5.75%) Intranet
2 13 (5.75%) DNS
3 12 (5.31%) DHCP
4 5 (2.21%) SAN
5 3 (1.33%) LAN
5 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.33%) Internet
6 2 (0.88%) 3G
6 2 (0.88%) RFID
6 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) LDAP
6 2 (0.88%) HTTP
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) DMZ
7 1 (0.44%) WAN
7 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.44%) WPA
7 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.88%) MySQL
7 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.33%) Hudson
3 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.88%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.88%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.44%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 63 (27.88%) Finance
2 44 (19.47%) Banking
3 34 (15.04%) Retail
4 32 (14.16%) Retail Banking
5 19 (8.41%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.10%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Military
9 2 (0.88%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 71 (31.42%) Analyst
2 35 (15.49%) Developer
3 23 (10.18%) Support Analyst
4 20 (8.85%) Administrator
4 20 (8.85%) PMO Analyst
5 19 (8.41%) Desktop Support
5 19 (8.41%) Programme Analyst
6 16 (7.08%) Programme Office Analyst
7 14 (6.19%) .NET Developer
8 12 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.98%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.54%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Project Analyst
13 7 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.16%) .NET
2 13 (5.75%) ASP.NET
2 13 (5.75%) HTML
3 10 (4.42%) CSS
4 9 (3.98%) Web Services
5 6 (2.65%) JSP
5 6 (2.65%) WCF
6 5 (2.21%) Ajax
6 5 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.21%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.77%) HTML5
7 4 (1.77%) MDX
8 3 (1.33%) REST
8 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.33%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.33%) jQuery
8 3 (1.33%) XML
9 2 (0.88%) XHTML
9 2 (0.88%) SAML
9 2 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.65%) Open Source
2 5 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.33%) Wiki
4 2 (0.88%) CCTV
4 2 (0.88%) PKI
4 2 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.44%) W3C
5 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.44%) EPoS
5 1 (0.44%) PDA
5 1 (0.44%) IVR
5 1 (0.44%) Statistics
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) iPad
5 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 87 (38.50%) Windows
2 35 (15.49%) Windows 7
3 30 (13.27%) Windows XP
4 28 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.85%) Windows 8
6 19 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (7.08%) Apple iOS
8 15 (6.64%) Mac OS X
9 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.42%) Linux
11 6 (2.65%) UNIX
12 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.33%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.88%) Solaris
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.44%) VMS
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.12%) ITIL
2 36 (15.93%) Change Management
3 24 (10.62%) PRINCE2
4 23 (10.18%) Project Management
5 21 (9.29%) Change Control
6 15 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.31%) Migration
8 11 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.87%) ITIL V3
9 10 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.42%) Project Planning
10 8 (3.54%) MVC
10 8 (3.54%) Workflow
10 8 (3.54%) ETL
11 7 (3.10%) CRM
11 7 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.10%) Content Management
11 7 (3.10%) Data Protection
12 6 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.72%) SQL
2 22 (9.73%) C#
3 15 (6.64%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.42%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.54%) VB
7 6 (2.65%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.21%) VBScript
8 5 (2.21%) Java
9 3 (1.33%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (0.88%) Python
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
10 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (22.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.10%) Degree
6 5 (2.21%) PMP
6 5 (2.21%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.77%) ISEB
7 4 (1.77%) MCTS
8 3 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.33%) MOS
9 2 (0.88%) CISSP
9 2 (0.88%) HND
10 1 (0.44%) CCNP
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.85%) SLA
2 8 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.65%) QA
4 3 (1.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.44%) FINREP
6 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.31%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.10%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.21%) XenApp
4 5 (2.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (2.21%) vCloud
5 4 (1.77%) vSphere
6 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.88%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (9.29%) SCCM
2 16 (7.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 13 (5.75%) SCOM
4 11 (4.87%) HP SIM
4 11 (4.87%) NetBackup
5 9 (3.98%) WSUS
6 7 (3.10%) SCOrch
7 5 (2.21%) SCSM
7 5 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.77%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.88%) MIIS
9 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.44%) MOM
10 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 23 (10.18%) HP
2 19 (8.41%) VMware
3 16 (7.08%) Symantec
4 11 (4.87%) Citrix
5 9 (3.98%) Cisco
5 9 (3.98%) McAfee
6 7 (3.10%) 3PAR
7 5 (2.21%) Lumension
7 5 (2.21%) Computacenter
7 5 (2.21%) Niku
8 3 (1.33%) Talend
9 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.88%) Dell
9 2 (0.88%) Apple
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle
9 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.44%) Adobe
10 1 (0.44%) Juniper
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