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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Microsoft
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 110 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 10.64% 16.85% 12.85%
As % of the Vendors category 24.07% 39.43% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 54
Median daily rate £330 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £242 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £640 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.47% +17.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 295 279 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 44.23% 42.73% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 182 156
Median daily rate £380 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -6 40 £330 -5.71% 7
Chippenham +3 4 £140 -80.00%
Corsham -9 4 £400 -30.43% 1
Salisbury +2 3 £403 +40.61% 1
Malmesbury +2 2 £375 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 45 (38.46%) Windows
2 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 28 (23.93%) .NET
4 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 26 (22.22%) Finance
6 25 (21.37%) SQL
7 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
7 24 (20.51%) Migration
8 23 (19.66%) C#
9 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Excel
10 21 (17.95%) Project Management
10 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 20 (17.09%) Windows Server
12 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (12.82%) Oracle
15 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
17 12 (10.26%) Citrix
17 12 (10.26%) Management Information System
18 11 (9.40%) WCF
18 11 (9.40%) SAP
18 11 (9.40%) MS Exchange
18 11 (9.40%) ETL
18 11 (9.40%) LAN
18 11 (9.40%) WAN
19 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET
19 10 (8.55%) ITIL
19 10 (8.55%) MVC
19 10 (8.55%) NetScaler

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 11 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.56%) CMS
4 3 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.71%) Confluence
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (3.42%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.69%) Office 365
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) LAN
1 11 (9.40%) WAN
2 10 (8.55%) NetScaler
3 8 (6.84%) Firewall
4 6 (5.13%) DNS
4 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.27%) SSL
5 5 (4.27%) VPN
5 5 (4.27%) Wireless
6 3 (2.56%) SAN
7 2 (1.71%) WLAN
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.85%) Internet
8 1 (0.85%) LDAP
8 1 (0.85%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.85%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.13%) Power BI
4 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (4.27%) MS Access
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.71%) Hudson
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (1.71%) Maven
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.85%) Ant
5 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.85%) TestNG
5 1 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 26 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Retail
3 6 (5.13%) Marketing
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 5 (4.27%) Billing
4 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Avionics
5 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Developer
2 16 (13.68%) Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) Architect
4 12 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.40%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.84%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.84%) IT Support
6 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Coordinator
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Designer
9 5 (4.27%) Process Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) .NET
2 11 (9.40%) WCF
3 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.98%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (5.98%) WPF
5 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.13%) Entity Framework
6 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.42%) SailPoint
6 4 (3.42%) Web Services
7 3 (2.56%) CSS
7 3 (2.56%) HTML
7 3 (2.56%) jQuery
7 3 (2.56%) REST
7 3 (2.56%) WSDL
7 3 (2.56%) XML
8 2 (1.71%) COM
8 2 (1.71%) Middleware
8 2 (1.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.27%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.56%) User Experience
4 2 (1.71%) NHS
4 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) DataPower
5 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.46%) Windows
2 20 (17.09%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.13%) Linux
6 4 (3.42%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.71%) Android
8 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.85%) CentOS
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.85%) Unix
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) Migration
2 21 (17.95%) Project Management
3 16 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.40%) ETL
5 10 (8.55%) ITIL
5 10 (8.55%) MVC
6 9 (7.69%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 9 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 9 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
7 8 (6.84%) DevOps
8 7 (5.98%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.27%) Data Encryption
10 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.27%) Information Security
10 5 (4.27%) Information Security Management
10 5 (4.27%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.27%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.37%) SQL
2 23 (19.66%) C#
3 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.27%) PHP
7 3 (2.56%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.56%) VBScript
8 2 (1.71%) Delphi
8 2 (1.71%) Java
8 2 (1.71%) Pascal
9 1 (0.85%) F#
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) SANS
4 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) Degree
5 3 (2.56%) PMP
6 2 (1.71%) APMP
6 2 (1.71%) HNC
6 2 (1.71%) HND
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.71%) HL7
3 2 (1.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (4.27%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.27%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.71%) Xen
6 1 (0.85%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.27%) SCCM
2 5 (4.27%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.56%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle
2 12 (10.26%) Citrix
3 11 (9.40%) SAP
4 9 (7.69%) VMware
5 7 (5.98%) Cisco
5 7 (5.98%) Juniper
6 6 (5.13%) McAfee
7 5 (4.27%) Aruba
7 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.27%) NetApp
8 4 (3.42%) Pegasus
8 4 (3.42%) QAD
9 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.56%) Sitecore
9 3 (2.56%) Sophos
10 2 (1.71%) Apple
10 2 (1.71%) HP
10 2 (1.71%) Nintex
10 2 (1.71%) Telerik
11 1 (0.85%) Google
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