Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 266 132 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 14.19% 12.02% 11.34%
As % of the Vendors category 29.42% 30.34% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 79 96
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +16.36% -1.79%
10th Percentile £200 £128 £140
90th Percentile £588 £590 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £22.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.65% +5.95% +68.00%
10th Percentile £14.40 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £32.28 £30.20
South West median hourly rate £19.65 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +16.67% +9.09%

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 904 435 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 48.21% 39.62% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 284 354
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £284 £289 £201
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 27
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £22.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.07% -42.21% +18.46%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £38.38 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £23.14
% change year-on-year +66.32% +2.65% -15.86%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 87 £425 +13.33% 31
Salisbury +4 67 £525 +288.89% 16
Corsham +5 45 £463 -26.00% 4
Chippenham +3 12 £120 -20.00% 4
Trowbridge -2 6 £293 -
Malmesbury -7 1 £110 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 131 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 91 (34.21%) Windows
3 85 (31.95%) SC Cleared
4 64 (24.06%) Active Directory
4 64 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (22.93%) PowerShell
6 60 (22.56%) DV Cleared
6 60 (22.56%) Finance
7 58 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 55 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
9 46 (17.29%) Windows Server
10 45 (16.92%) .NET
11 42 (15.79%) Linux
12 41 (15.41%) SOAP
12 41 (15.41%) JSON
13 38 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 37 (13.91%) SCCM
15 36 (13.53%) Information Security
16 35 (13.16%) VMware
16 35 (13.16%) Cisco
17 34 (12.78%) SQL
17 34 (12.78%) C
17 34 (12.78%) C#
17 34 (12.78%) Office 365
18 33 (12.41%) Windows 10
18 33 (12.41%) Web Services
18 33 (12.41%) Critical Thinking
19 31 (11.65%) SQL Server
19 31 (11.65%) C++
19 31 (11.65%) TOGAF

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 29 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.64%) Confluence
4 12 (4.51%) IIS
5 9 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.26%) Apache
7 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.13%) CMS
8 3 (1.13%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (8.65%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (12.78%) Office 365
3 21 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (4.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.76%) Azure Functions
6 10 (3.76%) Serverless
7 9 (3.38%) SaaS
8 6 (2.26%) IaaS
8 6 (2.26%) PaaS
9 3 (1.13%) GitHub
9 3 (1.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.39%) Skype
2 11 (4.14%) SAN
3 9 (3.38%) Firewall
3 9 (3.38%) WAN
4 8 (3.01%) DHCP
4 8 (3.01%) DNS
4 8 (3.01%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
5 7 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.26%) LAN
6 6 (2.26%) VSAN
7 4 (1.50%) Internet
8 3 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.75%) VPN
10 1 (0.38%) IPv4
10 1 (0.38%) SSL
10 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.26%) Power BI
3 5 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.13%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.75%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.75%) DB2
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (6.02%) JIRA
2 13 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.50%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.13%) Grunt
5 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.75%) MSI
6 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.38%) TestRail
General
1 60 (22.56%) Finance
2 20 (7.52%) Banking
3 12 (4.51%) Military
4 8 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.63%) Marketing
6 6 (2.26%) Electronics
6 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (22.93%) Architect
2 42 (15.79%) Developer
3 39 (14.66%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (7.52%) Analyst
6 17 (6.39%) Consultant
7 15 (5.64%) Applications Architect
8 14 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 13 (4.89%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.14%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (3.76%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.76%) PowerShell Engineer
12 9 (3.38%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.38%) Service Analyst
13 8 (3.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 8 (3.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Developer
13 8 (3.01%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.92%) .NET
2 41 (15.41%) JSON
2 41 (15.41%) SOAP
3 33 (12.41%) Web Services
4 28 (10.53%) JSP
4 28 (10.53%) REST
4 28 (10.53%) XML
5 12 (4.51%) WCF
6 10 (3.76%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.76%) Software Packaging
7 9 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (2.63%) .NET Core
8 7 (2.63%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.63%) HTML
8 7 (2.63%) jQuery
8 7 (2.63%) OAuth
9 6 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.26%) CSS
10 5 (1.88%) HTML5
10 5 (1.88%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.52%) PKI
4 15 (5.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.88%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.88%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.50%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.50%) Replication
6 4 (1.50%) User Experience
7 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.75%) NHS
7 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) CMDB
8 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.38%) RIA
8 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 91 (34.21%) Windows
2 46 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 42 (15.79%) Linux
4 33 (12.41%) Windows 10
5 27 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (9.02%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.01%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.13%) Solaris
9 3 (1.13%) Unix
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 36 (13.53%) Information Security
4 33 (12.41%) Critical Thinking
5 31 (11.65%) TOGAF
6 30 (11.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (10.90%) Technical Architecture
8 28 (10.53%) DSDM
9 27 (10.15%) IT Strategy
10 25 (9.40%) Project Management
11 24 (9.02%) ITIL
12 22 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (7.89%) Migration
14 18 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (6.39%) CRM
15 17 (6.39%) Reverse Engineering
15 17 (6.39%) Scrum
15 17 (6.39%) SDLC
16 16 (6.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.93%) PowerShell
2 34 (12.78%) C
2 34 (12.78%) C#
2 34 (12.78%) SQL
3 31 (11.65%) C++
4 29 (10.90%) Java
5 28 (10.53%) Python
6 8 (3.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.75%) VB
7 2 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.38%) Perl
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 131 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 85 (31.95%) SC Cleared
3 60 (22.56%) DV Cleared
4 26 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.27%) MCSA
6 18 (6.77%) CCNA
6 18 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (6.77%) MCSE
7 15 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.51%) OCA
8 12 (4.51%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (2.26%) APMP
10 4 (1.50%) Degree
11 3 (1.13%) CCNP
12 2 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.75%) CISM
12 2 (0.75%) CISSP
12 2 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.38%) ISEB
13 1 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.53%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (10.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (10.53%) JSP 440
2 8 (3.01%) QA
3 7 (2.63%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.13%) PMO
5 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.75%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 64 (24.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.13%) Docker
6 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.75%) NDS
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (13.91%) SCCM
2 19 (7.14%) SCOM
2 19 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 12 (4.51%) PowerCLI
4 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.50%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.75%) vRealize
6 2 (0.75%) WSUS
7 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) Netcool
7 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (13.16%) Cisco
1 35 (13.16%) VMware
2 15 (5.64%) Atlassian
2 15 (5.64%) Oracle
3 11 (4.14%) Citrix
4 8 (3.01%) Facebook
4 8 (3.01%) Google
4 8 (3.01%) SAP
5 6 (2.26%) IBM
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.50%) Symantec
7 3 (1.13%) Apple
7 3 (1.13%) McAfee
8 2 (0.75%) CA
8 2 (0.75%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.75%) NetIQ
8 2 (0.75%) Novell
8 2 (0.75%) Ping Identity
8 2 (0.75%) Remedy
8 2 (0.75%) Veeam