Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 17 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 54 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 10.07% 8.12% 11.73%
As % of the Vendors category 23.17% 20.45% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 60
Swindon median daily rate £418 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £163 £286
90th Percentile £600 £500 £507
Wiltshire median daily rate £395 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +12.86% -2.78% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 16
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +8.33% -40.18%
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +12.00% -27.54%

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 246 264 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 43.46% 39.70% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 169 218
Swindon median daily rate £435 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £264
90th Percentile £600 £551 £475
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £413 £363
% change year-on-year +3.03% +13.79% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.00% -28.57%
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -54.55% +81.18% +5.93%

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 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) Finance
5 17 (29.82%) Office 365
6 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (26.32%) Windows Server
7 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
7 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.81%) IIS
9 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 12 (21.05%) VMware
10 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
10 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
11 10 (17.54%) SCCM
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (15.79%) CSS
12 9 (15.79%) XML
12 9 (15.79%) HTML
12 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.79%) Migration
12 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
13 8 (14.04%) C#
14 7 (12.28%) .NET
14 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
14 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.28%) Windows 10
14 7 (12.28%) Software Delivery

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 13 (22.81%) IIS
2 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.82%) Office 365
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) SAN
1 5 (8.77%) Skype
2 3 (5.26%) Intranet
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) ADSL
4 1 (1.75%) MPLS
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) Power BI
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Automotive
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Cloud Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Developer
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Designer
4 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) CSS
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 7 (12.28%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.02%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.51%) jQuery
5 2 (3.51%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) WCF
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.75%) React
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.28%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.53%) Linux
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.77%) Unix
7 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.75%) AIX
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) Software Delivery
3 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (8.77%) Microservices
4 5 (8.77%) Software Deployment
5 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.02%) Coaching
6 3 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) Information Management
6 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.51%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (3.51%) ETL
7 2 (3.51%) MVC
7 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) C#
5 5 (8.77%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.26%) VBScript
7 2 (3.51%) R
7 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) CCNA
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) MCDST
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.77%) Xen
3 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) VMware
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco
3 5 (8.77%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) NetApp
3 5 (8.77%) Symantec
4 3 (5.26%) Sophos
4 3 (5.26%) Unisys
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.75%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat