The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salisbury 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 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 / Salisbury
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salisbury 15.79% 14.29% 22.73%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 33.33% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £403 £286 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.61% -11.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £223 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £349 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 Salisbury.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Salisbury
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3 15 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salisbury 15.79% 42.86% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 11
Median daily rate £365 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Salisbury

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salisbury 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 Salisbury

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Salisbury

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Salisbury

For the 6 months to 25 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 Salisbury region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 6 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) McAfee
6 3 (25.00%) Data Encryption

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salisbury 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:

Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
1 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Associate Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Information Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (25.00%) Data Encryption
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (25.00%) ISMS
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (25.00%) Network Segmentation
2 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Security Management
2 3 (25.00%) SIEM
2 3 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Aruba
1 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) Juniper
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe