The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 24 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 / Swindon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 12.05% 17.15% 12.12%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 36.20% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 28
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £304 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £670 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £19.61
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 Swindon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 150 163 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 45.18% 47.38% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 115 82
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +36.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Swindon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Swindon over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Swindon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (25.00%) Finance
4 13 (23.21%) .NET
5 11 (19.64%) C#
6 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.07%) MVC
7 9 (16.07%) Office 365
7 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
8 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (14.29%) Migration
8 8 (14.29%) SQL
8 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.50%) Retail
9 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
10 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (10.71%) SAP
10 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
10 6 (10.71%) ETL
10 6 (10.71%) Cisco
11 5 (8.93%) Citrix
11 5 (8.93%) Oracle

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 3 (5.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Office 365
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) LDAP
3 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) Power BI
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 5 (8.93%) Billing
3 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Marketing
5 2 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Architect
5 7 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Process Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.14%) SailPoint
4 4 (7.14%) WCF
5 2 (3.57%) CSS
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) jQuery
5 2 (3.57%) WPF
6 1 (1.79%) COM
6 1 (1.79%) JSON
6 1 (1.79%) LAMP
6 1 (1.79%) SAML
6 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) FlexPod
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.79%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Unix
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (16.07%) MVC
2 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 8 (14.29%) Project Management
3 6 (10.71%) ETL
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps
4 5 (8.93%) Process Architecture
4 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
4 5 (8.93%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL
5 4 (7.14%) Single Customer View
6 3 (5.36%) Analytics
6 3 (5.36%) Content Management
6 3 (5.36%) Content Writing
6 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.36%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.36%) Web Analytics
7 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) C#
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.36%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.36%) VBScript
6 1 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) MCSA
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (8.93%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (8.93%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.36%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.79%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCVMM
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.36%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco
1 6 (10.71%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Citrix
2 5 (8.93%) NetApp
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.36%) Sophos
4 2 (3.57%) Apple
4 2 (3.57%) Telerik
5 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) F5
5 1 (1.79%) Gemalto
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Juniper
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee
5 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
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