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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 26 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 39 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.65% 11.93% 19.10%
As % of the Vendors category 12.12% 28.26% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 46
Median daily rate £388 £366 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +1.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £311 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -23.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 132 138 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 38.37% 42.20% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 93 114
Median daily rate £413 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £322 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £31.50 £12.50 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.00% -23.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £23.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 24 (48.98%) MS Excel
2 17 (34.69%) Finance
3 12 (24.49%) PRINCE2
3 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (24.49%) MS Office
4 11 (22.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
6 9 (18.37%) MS Project
6 9 (18.37%) .NET
6 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
6 9 (18.37%) Retail
7 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
8 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.24%) IIS
9 6 (12.24%) SAP
9 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
9 6 (12.24%) ITIL
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
9 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
9 6 (12.24%) Change Management
9 6 (12.24%) Firewall
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
9 6 (12.24%) WCF
9 6 (12.24%) Data Protection

Microsoft
Top Related 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 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (48.98%) MS Excel
2 12 (24.49%) MS Office
3 11 (22.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (18.37%) MS Project
5 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.16%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) Intranet
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.04%) SAN
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (6.12%) PowerPivot
6 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.04%) Power BI
7 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Retail
3 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.20%) Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Billing
6 2 (4.08%) Advertising
7 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Process Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (6.12%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Security Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Server Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) AppFabric
2 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.24%) WCF
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) LAMP
4 1 (2.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) AIX
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) PRINCE2
2 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.24%) Change Management
4 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
4 6 (12.24%) ETL
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL
4 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
5 5 (10.20%) Information Security
5 5 (10.20%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (10.20%) Threat Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.16%) Process Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.12%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.20%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (6.12%) CISM
4 3 (6.12%) CREST Certified
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PMP
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.12%) PMO
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Snort
3 3 (6.12%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.04%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Sysprep
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) SAP
2 5 (10.20%) Sourcefire
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Sophos
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) F5
5 1 (2.04%) Gemalto
5 1 (2.04%) Juniper
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore