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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wiltshire / Chippenham
Rank 4 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chippenham 26.92% 27.78% -
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 52.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £350 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 16 19 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chippenham 61.54% 52.78% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £120 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -65.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £120 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £250 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £39.25 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chippenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chippenham citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Chippenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chippenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chippenham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (46.67%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
5 7 (46.67%) High Availability
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (33.33%) MS Access
7 5 (33.33%) CRM
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 5 (33.33%) PHP
7 5 (33.33%) ETL
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) MS Access
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) MySQL
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Database Developer
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Delphi Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
1 7 (46.67%) High Availability
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 5 (33.33%) ETL
2 5 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Database Security
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
3 5 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) Delphi
4 2 (13.33%) Pascal
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds