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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 81 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.81% 16.46% 13.58%
As % of the Vendors category 44.30% 37.85% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 52 55
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £164 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Average hourly rate £16.30 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.40 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.03 £27.25 £29.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -15.62%
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
298 214 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 40.22% 43.50% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 147 218
Average daily rate £425 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 28
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +58.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.20 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -2 58 £370 +5.56% 23
Salisbury -2 28 £288 +30.68% 4
Chippenham +1 4 £200 - 3
Corsham -4 3 £575 +92.95%
Malmesbury - 2 £300 -
Marlborough - - - -
Melksham - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 112 (45.53%) Windows
2 99 (40.24%) MS Excel
3 82 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 64 (26.02%) Active Directory
5 63 (25.61%) ITIL
6 58 (23.58%) SC Cleared
7 57 (23.17%) Finance
8 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (16.26%) DV Cleared
10 39 (15.85%) MS Project
10 39 (15.85%) MS Office
10 39 (15.85%) Telecoms
11 38 (15.45%) Windows 7
12 37 (15.04%) VMware
13 36 (14.63%) .NET
13 36 (14.63%) SQL
14 33 (13.41%) Symantec
15 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (13.01%) SharePoint
15 32 (13.01%) SCCM
15 32 (13.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 31 (12.60%) DNS
17 30 (12.20%) Windows XP
18 29 (11.79%) DHCP
19 28 (11.38%) C#
19 28 (11.38%) HP
20 27 (10.98%) SLA
20 27 (10.98%) Banking
21 25 (10.16%) Firewall
22 23 (9.35%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 32 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.47%) CMS
3 11 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.25%) IIS
6 7 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.63%) Lync
8 4 (1.63%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.22%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.81%) SAS
10 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 99 (40.24%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.85%) MS Project
2 39 (15.85%) MS Office
3 10 (4.07%) Photoshop
4 9 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.22%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.81%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.60%) DNS
2 29 (11.79%) DHCP
3 25 (10.16%) Firewall
4 11 (4.47%) Intranet
5 8 (3.25%) VPN
6 6 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.63%) LAN
8 3 (1.22%) LDAP
8 3 (1.22%) FTP
8 3 (1.22%) Internet
8 3 (1.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.81%) 3G
9 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.81%) Wireless
10 1 (0.41%) WPA
10 1 (0.41%) Network Security
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.41%) NAS
10 1 (0.41%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.28%) MS Access
3 5 (2.03%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.03%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.03%) MySQL
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.41%) EDMS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.85%) MSI
4 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.22%) Hudson
5 3 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.22%) Selenium
6 2 (0.81%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.41%) JIRA
7 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 39 (15.85%) Telecoms
3 27 (10.98%) Banking
4 21 (8.54%) Retail
4 21 (8.54%) Retail Banking
5 11 (4.47%) Military
6 6 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.03%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.39%) Analyst
2 42 (17.07%) Developer
3 26 (10.57%) Administrator
4 21 (8.54%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (7.32%) PMO Analyst
6 17 (6.91%) Consultant
7 16 (6.50%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.69%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.28%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.28%) Programme Analyst
9 13 (5.28%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.28%) Programme Office Analyst
10 12 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (4.88%) Architect
10 12 (4.88%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.88%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.07%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.66%) Database Developer
12 9 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.63%) .NET
2 19 (7.72%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.50%) HTML
4 13 (5.28%) CSS
5 12 (4.88%) XML
6 10 (4.07%) Web Services
7 8 (3.25%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.44%) WCF
9 5 (2.03%) Software Packaging
9 5 (2.03%) HTML5
9 5 (2.03%) CSS3
9 5 (2.03%) LAMP
9 5 (2.03%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.03%) JSP
10 4 (1.63%) XSLT
10 4 (1.63%) REST
10 4 (1.63%) Ajax
10 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.63%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.22%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.44%) Open Source
3 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.63%) PKI
4 4 (1.63%) User Experience
5 3 (1.22%) PDA
5 3 (1.22%) Social Media
5 3 (1.22%) iPad
5 3 (1.22%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.22%) iPhone
5 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.81%) IVR
6 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.81%) CMDB
6 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.41%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 112 (45.53%) Windows
2 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (15.45%) Windows 7
4 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 18 (7.32%) Linux
7 14 (5.69%) Apple iOS
7 14 (5.69%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.28%) Mac OS X
9 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.07%) UNIX
11 7 (2.85%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.81%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Android
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.61%) ITIL
2 23 (9.35%) Change Management
3 22 (8.94%) Migration
4 16 (6.50%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.10%) Change Control
6 14 (5.69%) Capacity Management
6 14 (5.69%) Project Management
7 13 (5.28%) Data Migration
8 11 (4.47%) ITIL V3
9 10 (4.07%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.07%) Content Management
10 9 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.25%) MVC
11 8 (3.25%) Web Design
11 8 (3.25%) TOGAF
12 7 (2.85%) System Testing
12 7 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (2.44%) CRM
14 5 (2.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.63%) SQL
2 28 (11.38%) C#
3 16 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.66%) VB
5 7 (2.85%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.85%) VBScript
5 7 (2.85%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.03%) C
7 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.22%) Java
9 2 (0.81%) R
9 2 (0.81%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.41%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.58%) SC Cleared
3 40 (16.26%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.03%) CCNP
5 5 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.03%) Degree
6 4 (1.63%) MOS
6 4 (1.63%) ISEB
7 3 (1.22%) CISSP
7 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 2 (0.81%) MCSE
9 1 (0.41%) MCSA
9 1 (0.41%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.41%) RHCE
9 1 (0.41%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.98%) SLA
2 7 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.44%) QA
4 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (26.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.28%) vSphere
3 10 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.66%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.25%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.63%) UAG
7 4 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.63%) XenApp
8 3 (1.22%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (13.01%) SCCM
1 32 (13.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 20 (8.13%) HP SIM
2 20 (8.13%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (3.66%) SCOM
5 7 (2.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.03%) WSUS
7 3 (1.22%) MIIS
7 3 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.81%) Puppet
8 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.41%) MOM
9 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (15.04%) VMware
2 33 (13.41%) Symantec
3 28 (11.38%) HP
4 14 (5.69%) Citrix
5 13 (5.28%) 3PAR
6 11 (4.47%) Cisco
7 5 (2.03%) EMC
7 5 (2.03%) McAfee
7 5 (2.03%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.03%) Computacenter
7 5 (2.03%) Lumension
8 4 (1.63%) Brocade
8 4 (1.63%) ProCurve
8 4 (1.63%) Dell
8 4 (1.63%) SAP
9 3 (1.22%) IBM
9 3 (1.22%) Avaya
10 2 (0.81%) Niku
10 2 (0.81%) AppSense
11 1 (0.41%) Blue Coat
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