Period
to 12 December 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 12 December 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 291 219 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 14.63% 12.11% 11.71%
As % of the Vendors category 29.91% 26.84% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 145 86
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +23.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £200 £218
90th Percentile £558 £588 £600
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +66.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £19.80 £20.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.20 £47.00 £34.15
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% -9.09% +15.79%

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 Wiltshire.

All Vendors
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 973 816 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 48.92% 45.13% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 504 359
Wiltshire median daily rate £465 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £260 £270 £305
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
South West median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 13
Wiltshire median hourly rate £44.25 £43.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +62.04% -29.87%
10th Percentile £25.50 £17.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.35 £38.00
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.22% +69.39% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Wiltshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Wiltshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +10 101 £356 -8.03% 26
Corsham +9 53 £450 -9.95% 4
Salisbury +2 50 £485 -7.62% 7
Chippenham -9 18 £433 +260.42% 14
Malmesbury +10 11 £120 +9.09%
Melksham - 4 £120 - 3
Trowbridge 0 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 162 (55.67%) Windows
2 136 (46.74%) Security Cleared
3 110 (37.80%) Active Directory
4 108 (37.11%) SC Cleared
5 77 (26.46%) Microsoft Office
6 75 (25.77%) Azure
7 69 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (22.34%) Windows Server
9 64 (21.99%) ITIL
10 56 (19.24%) SCCM
11 52 (17.87%) Windows 10
12 51 (17.53%) VMware
13 47 (16.15%) PowerShell
14 46 (15.81%) Windows 7
14 46 (15.81%) Office 365
15 45 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 44 (15.12%) DV Cleared
16 44 (15.12%) SQL
17 42 (14.43%) DNS
18 41 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (13.40%) DHCP
20 38 (13.06%) Public Sector
21 36 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
22 34 (11.68%) DevOps
23 32 (11.00%) Finance
24 31 (10.65%) SQL Server
25 30 (10.31%) Linux
25 30 (10.31%) AWS
26 29 (9.97%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.78%) Confluence
6 5 (1.72%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) IIS
9 1 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (26.46%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (4.47%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.72%) Acrobat
5 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.69%) Sketch
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 75 (25.77%) Azure
2 46 (15.81%) Office 365
3 30 (10.31%) AWS
4 17 (5.84%) Power Platform
5 13 (4.47%) GCP
6 11 (3.78%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.72%) Apigee
7 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Flow
8 3 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.69%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.69%) Serverless
10 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.43%) DNS
2 39 (13.40%) DHCP
3 27 (9.28%) SAN
4 24 (8.25%) Skype
5 11 (3.78%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.78%) WAN
6 9 (3.09%) Firewall
7 8 (2.75%) LAN
8 5 (1.72%) Internet
8 5 (1.72%) VPN
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (1.37%) NAS
9 4 (1.37%) Wireless
10 3 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.03%) SSL
10 3 (1.03%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.03%) VSAN
11 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.69%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.78%) Power BI
5 10 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.06%) MySQL
8 5 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.37%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.03%) DB2
10 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.47%) JIRA
3 10 (3.44%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.44%) Moq
4 9 (3.09%) Selenium
4 9 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (2.75%) Artifactory
5 8 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.03%) ERwin
8 2 (0.69%) MSI
9 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (13.06%) Public Sector
2 32 (11.00%) Finance
3 13 (4.47%) Banking
4 10 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.09%) Publishing
6 7 (2.41%) Electronics
6 7 (2.41%) Marketing
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) Military
9 2 (0.69%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (14.09%) Developer
2 40 (13.75%) Architect
3 31 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (8.59%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.56%) Analyst
6 12 (4.12%) Test Engineer
6 12 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (4.12%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (3.78%) C# Developer
7 11 (3.78%) Desktop Support
7 11 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (3.78%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.44%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (3.44%) Consultant
8 10 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (3.44%) IT Engineer
8 10 (3.44%) IT Support
8 10 (3.44%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.53%) .NET
2 17 (5.84%) RESTful
3 15 (5.15%) Web Services
4 14 (4.81%) XML
5 11 (3.78%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.44%) JSON
6 10 (3.44%) Middleware
6 10 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (2.75%) HTML
8 6 (2.06%) CSS
8 6 (2.06%) REST
8 6 (2.06%) Software Packaging
9 5 (1.72%) WPF
10 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.37%) jQuery
10 4 (1.37%) JSP
10 4 (1.37%) Kafka
10 4 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.37%) SOAP
10 4 (1.37%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (7.56%) PKI
2 20 (6.87%) Smartphone
3 19 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.81%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.78%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.44%) EPoS
7 9 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.75%) Clustering
8 8 (2.75%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.75%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.41%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.41%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.37%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (55.67%) Windows
2 65 (22.34%) Windows Server
3 52 (17.87%) Windows 10
4 46 (15.81%) Windows 7
5 45 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.31%) Linux
7 16 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.41%) CentOS
10 3 (1.03%) zOS
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.99%) ITIL
3 36 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (11.68%) DevOps
5 29 (9.97%) Service Management
6 26 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (7.90%) Change Management
7 23 (7.90%) Waterfall
8 21 (7.22%) ETL
8 21 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.87%) Data Modelling
9 20 (6.87%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.84%) Migration
11 15 (5.15%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.15%) Scrum
12 14 (4.81%) Functional Testing
12 14 (4.81%) Information Security
12 14 (4.81%) Project Management
12 14 (4.81%) Security Monitoring
13 12 (4.12%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.15%) PowerShell
2 44 (15.12%) SQL
3 20 (6.87%) C#
4 17 (5.84%) Java
5 12 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.09%) Python
7 6 (2.06%) C
8 4 (1.37%) C++
9 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) R
10 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 136 (46.74%) Security Cleared
2 108 (37.11%) SC Cleared
3 44 (15.12%) DV Cleared
4 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.15%) Degree
6 12 (4.12%) MCSE
7 11 (3.78%) MCSA
8 10 (3.44%) CCENT
8 10 (3.44%) ISTQB
9 9 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.41%) ISEB
10 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.06%) MCP
12 5 (1.72%) CCNA
13 4 (1.37%) CCNP
13 4 (1.37%) CISA
13 4 (1.37%) CISM
13 4 (1.37%) CISSP
13 4 (1.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.12%) SLA
2 7 (2.41%) NCSC
3 6 (2.06%) QA
4 4 (1.37%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.37%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.37%) HMG Infosec
4 4 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.37%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.78%) Docker
4 11 (3.78%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.37%) DFS Replication
7 4 (1.37%) vSphere
8 3 (1.03%) Firmware
9 2 (0.69%) NDS
9 2 (0.69%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 56 (19.24%) SCCM
2 19 (6.53%) SCOM
3 11 (3.78%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.44%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.75%) Kibana
5 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.72%) Ansible
6 5 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.37%) WSUS
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.69%) vRealize
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.34%) MIIS
9 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.34%) Puppet
9 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (17.53%) VMware
2 19 (6.53%) Cisco
2 19 (6.53%) HP
3 18 (6.19%) Oracle
4 13 (4.47%) Google
5 10 (3.44%) Tableau
6 9 (3.09%) Citrix
6 9 (3.09%) SAP
7 8 (2.75%) Adobe
7 8 (2.75%) Veracode
8 6 (2.06%) Symantec
9 5 (1.72%) Lotus
9 5 (1.72%) McAfee
9 5 (1.72%) Remedy
10 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.37%) Alteryx
10 4 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.37%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.37%) Progress