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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 94 93 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 14.44% 18.27% 12.75%
As % of the Vendors category 33.69% 42.27% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 63
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£375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.41 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.25 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £25.75 £156.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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
279 220 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 42.86% 43.22% 43.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 140 180
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 15
Average hourly rate £22.69 £21.16 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.40 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -2 63 £375 +2.66% 18
Salisbury -1 5 £300 -29.41%
Trowbridge +1 4 £355 +9.23%
Corsham - 2 £405 -
Malmesbury - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 3
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 80 (35.24%) Windows
2 71 (31.28%) Security Cleared
3 69 (30.40%) MS Excel
4 59 (25.99%) SC Cleared
5 58 (25.55%) Active Directory
6 54 (23.79%) ITIL
7 50 (22.03%) SQL
8 45 (19.82%) Finance
9 39 (17.18%) .NET
9 39 (17.18%) MS Office
10 34 (14.98%) C#
11 33 (14.54%) VMware
12 32 (14.10%) MS Project
13 30 (13.22%) DNS
13 30 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (12.33%) Telecoms
15 27 (11.89%) DHCP
16 26 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (11.45%) MS Exchange
16 26 (11.45%) Firewall
17 25 (11.01%) SQL Server
17 25 (11.01%) DV Cleared
18 24 (10.57%) JavaScript
18 24 (10.57%) ASP.NET
19 23 (10.13%) Migration
20 22 (9.69%) Windows XP
20 22 (9.69%) Cisco
21 21 (9.25%) Project Management
21 21 (9.25%) Windows 7
22 20 (8.81%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.41%) CMS
3 10 (4.41%) IIS
4 9 (3.96%) IBM Notes
4 9 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.20%) Lync
8 4 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.76%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.32%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.88%) SAS
11 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 69 (30.40%) MS Excel
2 39 (17.18%) MS Office
3 32 (14.10%) MS Project
4 5 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.32%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.88%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Maximo
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.22%) DNS
2 27 (11.89%) DHCP
3 26 (11.45%) Firewall
4 16 (7.05%) VPN
5 12 (5.29%) WAN
6 10 (4.41%) VoIP
7 9 (3.96%) LAN
8 7 (3.08%) Internet
8 7 (3.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.64%) Wireless
10 5 (2.20%) Intranet
11 4 (1.76%) WLAN
11 4 (1.76%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.76%) VLAN
11 4 (1.76%) Network Security
11 4 (1.76%) MPLS
12 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.32%) SMTP
12 3 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.73%) MS Access
3 7 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.20%) MySQL
6 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) DB2
8 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.44%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.44%) EDMS
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 11 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.08%) MSI
4 5 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.76%) Hudson
6 3 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.32%) JIRA
6 3 (1.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (19.82%) Finance
2 28 (12.33%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.81%) Retail
4 12 (5.29%) Banking
5 10 (4.41%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.64%) Military
7 2 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.26%) Analyst
2 41 (18.06%) Developer
3 19 (8.37%) Consultant
4 16 (7.05%) Architect
5 15 (6.61%) Administrator
6 13 (5.73%) Service Analyst
6 13 (5.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.29%) PMO Analyst
8 11 (4.85%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.96%) Database Developer
9 9 (3.96%) Designer
9 9 (3.96%) Programme Office Analyst
9 9 (3.96%) Programme Analyst
10 8 (3.52%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.52%) Storage Administrator
10 8 (3.52%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.52%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.18%) .NET
2 24 (10.57%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.61%) .NET Framework
4 14 (6.17%) HTML
4 14 (6.17%) XML
5 13 (5.73%) CSS
6 10 (4.41%) jQuery
7 9 (3.96%) LINQ
7 9 (3.96%) Web Services
8 8 (3.52%) MSMQ
8 8 (3.52%) WCF
9 7 (3.08%) SOAP
10 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.64%) HTML5
10 6 (2.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (2.64%) LINQ to SQL
10 6 (2.64%) CSS3
10 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (2.20%) ADO.NET
11 5 (2.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.76%) Social Media
6 3 (1.32%) iPad
6 3 (1.32%) User Experience
6 3 (1.32%) PMI
6 3 (1.32%) iPhone
6 3 (1.32%) PDA
7 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) CMDB
7 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.88%) IVR
7 2 (0.88%) Handset
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (35.24%) Windows
2 30 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (9.69%) Windows XP
5 21 (9.25%) Windows 7
6 17 (7.49%) Linux
7 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.41%) UNIX
9 8 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.76%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.32%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.79%) ITIL
2 23 (10.13%) Migration
3 21 (9.25%) Project Management
4 18 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.05%) Change Management
6 14 (6.17%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.73%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
8 12 (5.29%) MVC
8 12 (5.29%) Data Migration
9 11 (4.85%) Change Control
10 9 (3.96%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.96%) Content Management
11 8 (3.52%) System Testing
11 8 (3.52%) TOGAF
11 8 (3.52%) PRINCE
11 8 (3.52%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.08%) TDD
13 6 (2.64%) Unit Testing
13 6 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.03%) SQL
2 34 (14.98%) C#
3 24 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.08%) Java
5 7 (3.08%) VBScript
6 6 (2.64%) C
6 6 (2.64%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.20%) VB
8 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.88%) C++
8 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.88%) R
9 1 (0.44%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 1 (0.44%) VB6
9 1 (0.44%) VBA
9 1 (0.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 71 (31.28%) Security Cleared
2 59 (25.99%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.01%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.52%) MCSE
6 8 (3.52%) CCNA
7 5 (2.20%) MOS
7 5 (2.20%) Degree
8 3 (1.32%) CCNP
8 3 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.88%) ISEB
9 2 (0.88%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.44%) MCTS
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) CCEE
10 1 (0.44%) CCA
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) SLA
2 5 (2.20%) QA
3 3 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) WCAG
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (25.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (4.41%) vSphere
4 9 (3.96%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.20%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.76%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.32%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.32%) XenApp
9 2 (0.88%) XenServer
9 2 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.44%) UAG
10 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (7.93%) SCCM
2 16 (7.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (3.96%) HP SIM
3 9 (3.96%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.76%) SCOM
6 3 (1.32%) Puppet
6 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (14.54%) VMware
2 22 (9.69%) Cisco
3 17 (7.49%) Symantec
4 15 (6.61%) HP
5 13 (5.73%) Citrix
6 9 (3.96%) Lotus
6 9 (3.96%) Oracle
7 8 (3.52%) EMC
7 8 (3.52%) McAfee
7 8 (3.52%) 3PAR
8 7 (3.08%) Avaya
9 5 (2.20%) SAP
9 5 (2.20%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.76%) Polycom
10 4 (1.76%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.76%) Dell
10 4 (1.76%) Juniper
11 3 (1.32%) IBM
11 3 (1.32%) Unisys
11 3 (1.32%) AppSense
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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