Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 7 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 10.98% 10.56% 8.18%
As % of the Vendors category 24.13% 25.68% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 46 43
Swindon median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £278 £284 £145
90th Percentile £575 £506 £488
Wiltshire median daily rate £439 £375 £334
% change year-on-year +17.00% +12.36% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Swindon median hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.11% -16.67% +68.00%
10th Percentile £13.93 £14.80 £15.70
90th Percentile £14.94 £28.75 £24.55
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +86.65% +23.61% +44.00%

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 460 257 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 45.50% 41.12% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 185 179
Swindon median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £241
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Swindon median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.67% +52.73%
10th Percentile £14.21 £15.70 £16.10
90th Percentile £35.63 £33.25 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £47.00 £22.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +111.24% -42.21% +6.21%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019, 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 42 (37.84%) Windows
2 38 (34.23%) Finance
3 37 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (29.73%) .NET
5 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (21.62%) C#
6 24 (21.62%) SQL
6 24 (21.62%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (20.72%) Office 365
8 20 (18.02%) SQL Server
9 17 (15.32%) TDD
10 16 (14.41%) CRM
10 16 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
10 16 (14.41%) Windows Server
10 16 (14.41%) Windows 10
11 15 (13.51%) Migration
12 14 (12.61%) SOAP
12 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
13 13 (11.71%) REST
13 13 (11.71%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
14 12 (10.81%) Microservices
15 11 (9.91%) SDLC
15 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
16 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (9.01%) Scrum
16 10 (9.01%) WCF
16 10 (9.01%) Serverless
16 10 (9.01%) Azure Functions
17 9 (8.11%) JSON

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 7 (6.31%) IIS
2 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.70%) CMS
3 3 (2.70%) ColdFusion
3 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (21.62%) Dynamics 365
3 23 (20.72%) Office 365
4 10 (9.01%) Azure Functions
4 10 (9.01%) Serverless
5 9 (8.11%) SaaS
6 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (3.60%) IaaS
7 4 (3.60%) PaaS
8 3 (2.70%) GitHub
8 3 (2.70%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (6.31%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (2.70%) Skype
4 2 (1.80%) Firewall
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.70%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.70%) DB2
4 3 (2.70%) Power BI
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.90%) MySQL
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) Grunt
2 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.80%) JIRA
3 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (34.23%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Electronics
2 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.50%) Marketing
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) French Language
4 1 (0.90%) German Language
4 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Developer
2 12 (10.81%) .NET Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Architect
4 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Designer
5 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Consultant
6 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (5.41%) Administrator
7 6 (5.41%) CRM Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.50%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (29.73%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) SOAP
3 13 (11.71%) REST
4 10 (9.01%) WCF
5 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (8.11%) JSON
6 7 (6.31%) .NET Core
7 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.50%) Middleware
9 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.60%) HTML
9 4 (3.60%) jQuery
9 4 (3.60%) React
10 3 (2.70%) CSS
10 3 (2.70%) HTML5
10 3 (2.70%) OAuth
10 3 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.70%) Web Services
11 2 (1.80%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) PKI
3 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) CESG
5 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.84%) Windows
2 16 (14.41%) Windows 10
2 16 (14.41%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (6.31%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.60%) Linux
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.32%) TDD
3 16 (14.41%) CRM
4 15 (13.51%) Migration
5 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
6 12 (10.81%) Microservices
7 11 (9.91%) SDLC
8 10 (9.01%) Scrum
8 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.11%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.21%) Data Migration
10 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (6.31%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.41%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (5.41%) Task Automation
12 6 (5.41%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.50%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.62%) C#
1 24 (21.62%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.80%) VBScript
4 1 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.80%) CISM
4 2 (1.80%) CISSP
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) ECDL
4 2 (1.80%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) CCNA
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) OCA
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.50%) SCCM
3 2 (1.80%) WSUS
4 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.90%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (7.21%) SAP
1 8 (7.21%) VMware
2 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.60%) IBM
4 3 (2.70%) Symantec
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco
5 2 (1.80%) Citrix
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.80%) Sophos
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.90%) Proofpoint
6 1 (0.90%) Teradata