Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 10.52% 13.87% 11.07%
As % of the Vendors category 22.65% 30.06% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 91 66
Swindon median daily rate £355 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% -1.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £301 £185 £231
90th Percentile £498 £850 £570
Wiltshire median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -16.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £20.25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year +30.95% +10.35% -16.13%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Swindon.

All Vendors
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 340 316 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 46.45% 46.13% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 227 236
Swindon median daily rate £415 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -4.15% -1.57%
10th Percentile £303 £241 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 22
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -5.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £11.38
90th Percentile £32.13 £24.70 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -32.93% +86.36% -3.04%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Swindon over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 25 (32.47%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) .NET
2 21 (27.27%) Finance
3 20 (25.97%) Migration
3 20 (25.97%) C#
4 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (19.48%) SQL
5 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
5 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (16.88%) MVC
6 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
7 12 (15.58%) Office 365
7 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
7 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
7 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
7 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (15.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 10 (12.99%) Banking
10 9 (11.69%) Project Management
11 8 (10.39%) Scrum
11 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
11 8 (10.39%) Retail
11 8 (10.39%) Billing
11 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
11 8 (10.39%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (9.09%) PMO

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 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Apache
5 2 (2.60%) Jetty
5 2 (2.60%) Kentico
5 2 (2.60%) Mongrel
5 2 (2.60%) nginx
5 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Office 365
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.60%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.60%) Route 53
4 2 (2.60%) Serverless
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) NetScaler
2 4 (5.19%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) DHCP
3 2 (2.60%) DNS
3 2 (2.60%) FTP
3 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 2 (2.60%) IPsec
3 2 (2.60%) SSL
3 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.30%) Intranet
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) VLAN
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (3.90%) Power BI
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) Firebird
3 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.19%) JIRA
1 4 (5.19%) NUnit
1 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) ReSharper
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) NuGet
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (2.60%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.30%) FxCop
4 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Billing
3 8 (10.39%) Retail
4 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.69%) Architect
4 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
4 5 (6.49%) Consultant
4 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.49%) Process Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Author
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Migration Specialist
5 4 (5.19%) Office 365 Specialist
5 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Author
5 4 (5.19%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
2 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.09%) HTML
5 6 (7.79%) CSS
6 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.19%) WCF
8 3 (3.90%) jQuery
8 3 (3.90%) SOAP
8 3 (3.90%) Web Services
9 2 (2.60%) HTML5
9 2 (2.60%) J2EE
9 2 (2.60%) LINQ
9 2 (2.60%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (2.60%) RESTful
9 2 (2.60%) Servlets
9 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) PMI
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) Linux
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.60%) CentOS
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.30%) Unix
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Migration
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.88%) MVC
4 9 (11.69%) Project Management
5 8 (10.39%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
6 5 (6.49%) ETL
6 5 (6.49%) Process Architecture
6 5 (6.49%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
6 5 (6.49%) Web Development
7 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.19%) OO
7 4 (5.19%) OOP
7 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.19%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.19%) Time Management
7 4 (5.19%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) C#
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.90%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Delphi
6 2 (2.60%) Java
6 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) Python
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.60%) CISSP
4 2 (2.60%) PMP
5 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) CISA
5 1 (1.30%) CISM
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.30%) DCSE
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) MCITP
5 1 (1.30%) MCSE
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) PMO
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (6.49%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (6.49%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.60%) Docker
5 2 (2.60%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) GlusterFS
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Cisco
1 7 (9.09%) Citrix
2 5 (6.49%) NetApp
2 5 (6.49%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) VMware
4 2 (2.60%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Dell
5 1 (1.30%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) New Relic
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) Samsung
5 1 (1.30%) Sencha
5 1 (1.30%) Telerik
5 1 (1.30%) Trustwave