The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chippenham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Wiltshire / Chippenham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 10 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chippenham 12.90% 3.70% 26.67%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 6.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £140 £700 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -80.00% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.31 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.28% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Chippenham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chippenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 15 15 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chippenham 48.39% 55.56% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 3
Median daily rate £348 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chippenham

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chippenham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Chippenham

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chippenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Chippenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Chippenham

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chippenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chippenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chippenham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chippenham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) MS Access
4 4 (36.36%) PHP
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (36.36%) High Availability
4 4 (36.36%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) Pascal
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Delphi
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chippenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MS Access
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Database Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) Delphi Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
1 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
1 4 (36.36%) ETL
1 4 (36.36%) High Availability
1 4 (36.36%) Issue Tracking
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Web Filtering
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Delphi
3 2 (18.18%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper
1 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
1 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds