Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 71 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 7.45% 10.38% 13.83%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 21.58% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 88
Swindon median daily rate £411 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £268 £200
90th Percentile £610 £547 £873
Wiltshire median daily rate £500 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Swindon median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.64% +30.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.75 £24.70
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.14 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +56.87% +30.95% +10.35%

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 341 329 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 40.99% 48.10% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 230 219
Swindon median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £291 £241
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £415 £365
% change year-on-year +14.46% +13.70% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +30.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £35.50 £24.70
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.75 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +14.00% -8.54% +99.10%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 22 (35.48%) Windows
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
3 16 (25.81%) .NET
3 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) C#
4 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (19.35%) Microservices
6 12 (19.35%) Office 365
7 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 9 (14.52%) Kubernetes
8 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
8 9 (14.52%) QA
8 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
8 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (14.52%) SQL
8 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
9 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
10 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
10 7 (11.29%) Data Migration
10 7 (11.29%) REST
10 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
10 7 (11.29%) Migration
10 7 (11.29%) VMware
10 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (6.45%) IIS
1 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.84%) CMS
2 3 (4.84%) ColdFusion
2 3 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Office 365
2 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) GitHub
4 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Skype
2 2 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.84%) Couchbase
2 3 (4.84%) Power BI
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) DB2
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Grunt
2 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.23%) MSI
3 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.84%) Publishing
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Architect
2 8 (12.90%) Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Consultant
4 5 (8.06%) .NET Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Applications Packager
6 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.84%) Server Support
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server Support
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
3 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 7 (11.29%) REST
5 6 (9.68%) React
6 5 (8.06%) SOAP
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Core
7 3 (4.84%) CSS
7 3 (4.84%) HTML
7 3 (4.84%) HTML5
7 3 (4.84%) jQuery
7 3 (4.84%) OAuth
7 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.23%) JSON
8 2 (3.23%) Kafka
8 2 (3.23%) WCF
8 2 (3.23%) Web Services
9 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
5 5 (8.06%) Mac OS
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.35%) Microservices
3 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.29%) Data Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.68%) DevOps
7 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.45%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (6.45%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.84%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.84%) Security Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Server Management
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) C#
2 9 (14.52%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.23%) R
4 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) MCSE
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
3 2 (3.23%) OCA
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.61%) MCDST
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Docker
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (9.68%) SCCM
3 5 (8.06%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (3.23%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) VMware
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) IBM
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) Symantec
4 3 (4.84%) Unisys
5 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.23%) BT
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) NetApp