Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 127 126 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 12.20% 9.60% 14.39%
As % of the Vendors category 31.13% 22.87% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 138
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -4.64% -3.78%
10th Percentile £128 £158 £150
90th Percentile £572 £498 £491
South West median daily rate £360 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 16
Wiltshire median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.61% +44.00% -37.69%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.13 £24.25 £18.50
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.38 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.03% -5.07% +7.81%

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 408 551 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 39.19% 41.96% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 360 411
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £224
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.54% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 34
Wiltshire median hourly rate £22.25 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.21% +6.21% +59.76%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £32.65 £47.50 £45.60
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £24.14 £33.25
% change year-on-year +7.72% -27.41% +54.65%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +9 66 £375 +7.14% 15
Corsham +12 10 £563 +52.03% 2
Salisbury -5 9 £135 -54.62% 2
Chippenham +2 7 £281 -16.67% 8
Malmesbury +1 3 £110 -78.43% 1
Trowbridge -1 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 43 (33.86%) Windows
2 35 (27.56%) Security Cleared
3 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
3 29 (22.83%) Finance
4 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (21.26%) .NET
5 27 (21.26%) Migration
6 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
6 26 (20.47%) Office 365
7 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
8 21 (16.54%) Windows Server
9 20 (15.75%) C#
10 19 (14.96%) SQL
11 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
13 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
13 15 (11.81%) HTML
13 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Excel
14 14 (11.02%) MVC
14 14 (11.02%) Project Management
14 14 (11.02%) PowerShell
15 13 (10.24%) Windows 7
15 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
16 12 (9.45%) CRM
16 12 (9.45%) IIS
16 12 (9.45%) CSS
16 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework

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 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.45%) IIS
3 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
4 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.51%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.72%) CMS
7 4 (3.15%) Apache Solr
7 4 (3.15%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.36%) Apache
8 3 (2.36%) Jetty
8 3 (2.36%) Mongrel
8 3 (2.36%) nginx
8 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.57%) Kentico
10 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.79%) Confluence
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (7.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.47%) Office 365
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.15%) SaaS
5 3 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.36%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.36%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.36%) IaaS
5 3 (2.36%) Route 53
5 3 (2.36%) Serverless
5 3 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) DNS
1 6 (4.72%) Firewall
2 5 (3.94%) DHCP
3 4 (3.15%) SAN
3 4 (3.15%) VoIP
4 3 (2.36%) FTP
4 3 (2.36%) HTTP
4 3 (2.36%) IPsec
4 3 (2.36%) LAN
4 3 (2.36%) SSL
4 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.36%) VPN
4 3 (2.36%) WAN
5 2 (1.57%) Skype
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.79%) Network Security
6 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.57%) DB2
7 2 (1.57%) Firebird
7 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.57%) OLAP
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.57%) Power BI
8 1 (0.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.36%) JIRA
4 3 (2.36%) NUnit
4 3 (2.36%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.57%) NuGet
5 2 (1.57%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.57%) Subversion
5 2 (1.57%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.79%) MSI
6 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (22.83%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) Billing
4 4 (3.15%) Military
4 4 (3.15%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) Architect
3 15 (11.81%) Analyst
4 10 (7.87%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Consultant
6 7 (5.51%) Migration Specialist
7 6 (4.72%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Administrator
8 5 (3.94%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Author
9 4 (3.15%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (3.15%) Office 365 Specialist
9 4 (3.15%) Service Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Technical Author
9 4 (3.15%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) .NET
2 15 (11.81%) HTML
3 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
3 12 (9.45%) CSS
4 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET
4 10 (7.87%) Web Services
5 8 (6.30%) Entity Framework
5 8 (6.30%) WCF
6 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.51%) HTML5
6 7 (5.51%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.72%) Visualforce
8 5 (3.94%) jQuery
8 5 (3.94%) SOAP
8 5 (3.94%) WSDL
9 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.36%) J2EE
9 3 (2.36%) LINQ
9 3 (2.36%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) PKI
3 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.57%) User Experience
4 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
5 1 (0.79%) RIA
5 1 (0.79%) Robotics
5 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.86%) Windows
2 21 (16.54%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
4 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.24%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.09%) Linux
7 5 (3.94%) Unix
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.57%) AIX
10 2 (1.57%) Android
10 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.57%) CentOS
11 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.26%) Migration
2 16 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.02%) MVC
3 14 (11.02%) Project Management
4 12 (9.45%) CRM
5 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.09%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (7.09%) Data Modelling
6 9 (7.09%) Scrum
7 7 (5.51%) ETL
7 7 (5.51%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.94%) Content Management
8 5 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.94%) ITIL
8 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.94%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.94%) Time Management
8 5 (3.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) C#
2 19 (14.96%) SQL
3 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.02%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.09%) Java
6 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.72%) Apex Code
7 6 (4.72%) SOQL
8 5 (3.94%) SOSL
9 4 (3.15%) C
10 3 (2.36%) Python
10 3 (2.36%) Ruby
11 2 (1.57%) C++
11 2 (1.57%) Delphi
11 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (27.56%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.66%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.15%) Degree
5 4 (3.15%) MCSE
6 3 (2.36%) MCSA
6 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.57%) PMP
8 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) PMO
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) GxP
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) SEPA
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.36%) Xen
6 2 (1.57%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.57%) Docker
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.57%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) Puppet
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.57%) SCCM
2 2 (1.57%) SCOM
2 2 (1.57%) WSUS
3 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Nagios
3 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) VMware
2 6 (4.72%) Cisco
2 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle
4 4 (3.15%) Google
5 3 (2.36%) CA
5 3 (2.36%) Gemalto
5 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.57%) Apple
6 2 (1.57%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.57%) HP
6 2 (1.57%) Remedy
7 1 (0.79%) Capita
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.79%) Sencha
7 1 (0.79%) Sophos
7 1 (0.79%) Symantec
7 1 (0.79%) Unisys