Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 55 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 10.58% 8.09% 10.93%
As % of the Vendors category 25.29% 20.07% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 60
Swindon median daily rate £375 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76% -2.00%
10th Percentile £284 £145 £260
90th Percentile £506 £488 £476
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £334 £350
% change year-on-year +12.36% -4.64% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +68.00% -40.48%
Wiltshire median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +23.61% +44.00% -37.69%

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 261 274 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 41.83% 40.29% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 182 253
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £284 £241 £263
90th Percentile £600 £525 £500
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 18
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +52.73% -25.68%
10th Percentile £15.70 £16.10 £11.55
90th Percentile £33.25 £41.50 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £22.25 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -42.21% +6.21% +59.76%

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 February 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 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 20 (30.30%) Migration
3 17 (25.76%) C#
3 17 (25.76%) .NET
4 15 (22.73%) Office 365
5 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
7 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 11 (16.67%) SQL
8 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 9 (13.64%) Scrum
10 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (12.12%) MVC
11 8 (12.12%) HTML
11 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
11 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
11 8 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (10.61%) PMO
12 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
12 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
12 7 (10.61%) Windows 7

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 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.09%) IIS
5 3 (4.55%) CMS
6 2 (3.03%) Apache
6 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.03%) Jetty
6 2 (3.03%) Kentico
6 2 (3.03%) Mongrel
6 2 (3.03%) nginx
6 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.52%) Confluence
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.03%) Google App Engine
5 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.03%) Route 53
5 2 (3.03%) Serverless
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) IaaS
6 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) DHCP
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
2 2 (3.03%) FTP
2 2 (3.03%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) IPsec
2 2 (3.03%) SSL
2 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) VLAN
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (3.03%) Firebird
4 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.03%) Power BI
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) NUnit
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) NuGet
3 2 (3.03%) ReSharper
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (3.03%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Billing
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Migration Specialist
3 4 (6.06%) Architect
3 4 (6.06%) Author
3 4 (6.06%) Consultant
3 4 (6.06%) Office 365 Specialist
3 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
3 4 (6.06%) Technical Author
3 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
4 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Planning Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Business Development Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Development Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (3.03%) PMO Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
2 8 (12.12%) HTML
3 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (9.09%) CSS
4 5 (7.58%) SOAP
4 5 (7.58%) Web Services
5 4 (6.06%) jQuery
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (4.55%) RESTful
6 3 (4.55%) WCF
7 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.03%) HTML5
7 2 (3.03%) JSON
7 2 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.03%) LINQ
7 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) PKI
3 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.58%) Linux
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.03%) AIX
9 2 (3.03%) CentOS
10 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.52%) Unix
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Migration
2 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.64%) Scrum
4 8 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (12.12%) MVC
5 5 (7.58%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Time Management
5 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.06%) Web Development
7 3 (4.55%) CRM
7 3 (4.55%) ETL
7 3 (4.55%) OO
7 3 (4.55%) OOP
7 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.55%) UML
7 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) C#
2 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (16.67%) SQL
4 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) Delphi
6 2 (3.03%) Java
6 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Docker
3 2 (3.03%) Xen
4 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.52%) GlusterFS
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) VMware
2 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.03%) Dynatrace
3 2 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix
4 1 (1.52%) New Relic
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Sencha
4 1 (1.52%) Sophos
4 1 (1.52%) Trustwave
4 1 (1.52%) Unisys