Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 15 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 62 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 10.23% 9.25% 13.03%
As % of the Vendors category 25.54% 20.06% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 82
Swindon median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £234 £257
90th Percentile £600 £553 £918
Wiltshire median daily rate £418 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +19.29% -9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Swindon median hourly rate £18.25 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.38% +18.18% -42.20%
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £32.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +29.78% +132.73% -27.75%

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 278 309 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 40.06% 46.12% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 200 208
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% -9.06%
10th Percentile £263 £291 £250
90th Percentile £598 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -33.33% +2.47%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £13.50 £31.25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +63.04% +20.86%

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 18 August 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Swindon over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 36 (50.70%) Windows
2 24 (33.80%) SQL
2 24 (33.80%) Finance
3 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
3 22 (30.99%) Office 365
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
4 17 (23.94%) VMware
4 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
6 15 (21.13%) IIS
6 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
7 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (18.31%) SCCM
9 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
10 11 (15.49%) QA
10 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
10 11 (15.49%) .NET
11 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
12 9 (12.68%) Cisco
12 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
12 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.27%) Software Deployment
13 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
13 8 (11.27%) Skype
13 8 (11.27%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.27%) Symantec
13 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification

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 15 (21.13%) IIS
2 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Office 365
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Skype
2 5 (7.04%) SAN
3 3 (4.23%) Intranet
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
4 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) ADSL
5 1 (1.41%) MPLS
5 1 (1.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (4.23%) Power BI
3 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MSI
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) Automotive
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (12.68%) Architect
1 9 (12.68%) Consultant
2 7 (9.86%) Cloud Developer
2 7 (9.86%) Developer
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Developer
2 7 (9.86%) SharePoint Developer
2 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Analyst
3 5 (7.04%) Designer
3 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Administrator
4 4 (5.63%) Applications Packager
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) CSS
2 7 (9.86%) HTML
2 7 (9.86%) XML
3 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.04%) REST
5 3 (4.23%) .NET Core
5 3 (4.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.45%) Linux
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.04%) Mac OS
7 5 (7.04%) Unix
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
3 8 (11.27%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (11.27%) Software Deployment
3 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.86%) Software Delivery
5 6 (8.45%) Application Packaging
5 6 (8.45%) Microservices
5 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.63%) Coaching
7 4 (5.63%) Migration
7 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.23%) DevOps
8 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.23%) Information Management
8 3 (4.23%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) SQL
2 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.82%) R
6 2 (2.82%) VB
6 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) CCNA
2 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.23%) MCSE
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) MCDST
4 2 (2.82%) MCP
4 2 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) OCA
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) PMO
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.04%) Xen
3 3 (4.23%) Docker
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.04%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (7.04%) SCOM
4 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.41%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) VMware
2 9 (12.68%) Cisco
3 8 (11.27%) Symantec
4 5 (7.04%) Citrix
4 5 (7.04%) NetApp
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Unisys
6 2 (2.82%) BT
6 2 (2.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.41%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.41%) Google
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Juniper
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle