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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 104 115 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 14.79% 18.70% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.99% 42.28% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 48
Average daily rate
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£365 £371 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £433 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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
289 272 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 41.11% 44.23% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 159 135
Average daily rate £375 £355 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -8.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.31 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.96% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.80 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 0 75 £375 +1.21% 17
Trowbridge -1 4 £278 -14.61% 1
Salisbury 0 3 £350 - 3
Corsham -10 2 £405 +47.27% 1
Malmesbury - - - -
Calne - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 5
Warminster - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (34.40%) Windows
2 62 (28.44%) Active Directory
3 56 (25.69%) SQL
4 53 (24.31%) MS Excel
4 53 (24.31%) Finance
5 52 (23.85%) Security Cleared
6 49 (22.48%) ITIL
7 44 (20.18%) SC Cleared
8 43 (19.72%) MS Office
9 36 (16.51%) .NET
10 32 (14.68%) VMware
11 31 (14.22%) C#
11 31 (14.22%) MS Project
11 31 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (12.39%) SQL Server
13 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (11.47%) Retail
15 24 (11.01%) DNS
15 24 (11.01%) MS Exchange
16 23 (10.55%) Windows XP
16 23 (10.55%) JavaScript
16 23 (10.55%) ASP.NET
16 23 (10.55%) Project Management
17 22 (10.09%) DHCP
17 22 (10.09%) Telecoms
18 21 (9.63%) Banking
18 21 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (9.63%) Firewall
19 19 (8.72%) Change Management
19 19 (8.72%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 24 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.50%) IBM Notes
4 10 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.13%) IIS
6 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.29%) CMS
8 5 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.38%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.38%) Joomla!
10 3 (1.38%) Lync
11 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.46%) SAS
12 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.46%) Moodle
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (24.31%) MS Excel
2 43 (19.72%) MS Office
3 31 (14.22%) MS Project
4 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.38%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Maximo
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.01%) DNS
2 22 (10.09%) DHCP
3 21 (9.63%) Firewall
4 13 (5.96%) WAN
5 10 (4.59%) VPN
6 9 (4.13%) LAN
6 9 (4.13%) VoIP
6 9 (4.13%) Internet
7 5 (2.29%) SAN
7 5 (2.29%) Intranet
8 4 (1.83%) VLAN
8 4 (1.83%) Network Security
8 4 (1.83%) MPLS
8 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.83%) WLAN
8 4 (1.83%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.83%) Wireless
9 3 (1.38%) SMTP
9 3 (1.38%) FTP
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.67%) MS Access
4 5 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.46%) DB2
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.21%) MSI
3 5 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.83%) Hudson
5 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.38%) JIRA
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
General
1 53 (24.31%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Retail
3 22 (10.09%) Telecoms
4 21 (9.63%) Banking
5 12 (5.50%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (18.35%) Analyst
2 32 (14.68%) Developer
3 20 (9.17%) Consultant
4 16 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.42%) Architect
5 14 (6.42%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Administrator
7 11 (5.05%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.05%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (3.67%) Programme Analyst
8 8 (3.67%) Programme Office Analyst
8 8 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.21%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.75%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.75%) Junior
10 6 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.51%) .NET
2 23 (10.55%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.88%) XML
4 14 (6.42%) HTML
5 12 (5.50%) CSS
6 11 (5.05%) .NET Framework
7 10 (4.59%) LINQ
7 10 (4.59%) jQuery
8 9 (4.13%) Web Services
8 9 (4.13%) WCF
9 8 (3.67%) SOAP
9 8 (3.67%) MSMQ
10 7 (3.21%) Ajax
10 7 (3.21%) LINQ to SQL
11 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (2.29%) XSLT
13 4 (1.83%) JSON
14 2 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.67%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.29%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.83%) Social Media
4 4 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.38%) PMI
6 2 (0.92%) User Experience
6 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.92%) Handset
6 2 (0.92%) Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.46%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.46%) PKI
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.40%) Windows
2 31 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (10.55%) Windows XP
5 18 (8.26%) Windows 7
5 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.50%) Linux
7 10 (4.59%) UNIX
8 7 (3.21%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.38%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.48%) ITIL
2 23 (10.55%) Project Management
3 21 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.72%) Change Management
4 19 (8.72%) Migration
5 16 (7.34%) Incident Management
6 15 (6.88%) E-Commerce
7 14 (6.42%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.96%) MVC
8 13 (5.96%) PRINCE
9 10 (4.59%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.13%) Change Control
10 9 (4.13%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.67%) System Testing
12 7 (3.21%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.21%) TDD
13 6 (2.75%) Waterfall
13 6 (2.75%) ITIL V2
13 6 (2.75%) BDD
13 6 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.69%) SQL
2 31 (14.22%) C#
3 23 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.59%) VBScript
5 9 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.21%) VB
6 7 (3.21%) Java
7 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.83%) C
9 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.38%) C++
10 1 (0.46%) COBOL
10 1 (0.46%) VBA
10 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.46%) VB6
10 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 44 (20.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.96%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.67%) CCNA
7 7 (3.21%) MOS
7 7 (3.21%) MCSE
8 5 (2.29%) VCP4
9 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.38%) Degree
10 2 (0.92%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.46%) MBA
11 1 (0.46%) CCSE
11 1 (0.46%) HND
11 1 (0.46%) CCA
11 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.46%) CISSP
11 1 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.59%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (28.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (4.13%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.21%) vSphere
6 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.92%) XenApp
8 2 (0.92%) XenServer
8 2 (0.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.46%) Firmware
9 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (5.96%) SCCM
2 12 (5.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.29%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.29%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.83%) SCOM
7 3 (1.38%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.38%) Puppet
8 1 (0.46%) WSUS
8 1 (0.46%) WMI
8 1 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (14.68%) VMware
2 15 (6.88%) Cisco
3 13 (5.96%) Symantec
4 12 (5.50%) Lotus
5 11 (5.05%) Oracle
6 10 (4.59%) Citrix
6 10 (4.59%) McAfee
7 8 (3.67%) HP
8 6 (2.75%) EMC
9 5 (2.29%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.83%) Polycom
10 4 (1.83%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.83%) Juniper
10 4 (1.83%) Avaya
10 4 (1.83%) AppSense
11 3 (1.38%) SAP
11 3 (1.38%) IBM
12 2 (0.92%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.92%) Remedy
12 2 (0.92%) BMC
Wiltshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £19 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £199.88 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £280 - £336 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £191.62 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago