Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 125 121 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.92% 9.07% 15.98%
As % of the Vendors category 28.94% 21.68% 36.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 85 156
Wiltshire median daily rate £411 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £204 £181 £168
90th Percentile £600 £500 £650
South West median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 21
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £37.69 £39.63 £24.50
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £38.00 £16.97
% change year-on-year -60.53% +123.92% +1.31%

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 432 558 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 41.18% 41.83% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 344 387
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.79% -3.33%
10th Percentile £249 £240 £230
90th Percentile £600 £556 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.73% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.55% +97.44% -2.79%
10th Percentile £16.60 £13.10 £12.20
90th Percentile £46.89 £46.15 £47.03
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £38.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -51.95% +54.00% +23.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +8 56 £425 +21.43% 16
Corsham +12 16 £450 -8.16% 3
Chippenham +3 14 £275 -40.54% 5
Salisbury -1 7 £320 +2.40% 2
Marlborough -2 1 - -
Trowbridge - 1 £110 - 2
Warminster - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 52 (41.60%) Windows
2 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 36 (28.80%) Active Directory
4 32 (25.60%) Office 365
5 28 (22.40%) SQL
6 27 (21.60%) Finance
6 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
7 26 (20.80%) SharePoint
8 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 24 (19.20%) Windows Server
10 23 (18.40%) VMware
11 22 (17.60%) Project Management
12 21 (16.80%) Windows 7
13 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (15.20%) IIS
15 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (12.00%) Cisco
17 15 (12.00%) Migration
17 15 (12.00%) SCCM
18 14 (11.20%) Linux
18 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (10.40%) Mentoring
19 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
19 13 (10.40%) DV Cleared
19 13 (10.40%) PowerShell
19 13 (10.40%) Windows 10
19 13 (10.40%) ITIL

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 26 (20.80%) SharePoint
2 19 (15.20%) IIS
3 6 (4.80%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.60%) Office 365
2 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) NuGet
5 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.60%) SAN
2 8 (6.40%) Skype
3 6 (4.80%) Firewall
4 5 (4.00%) DNS
4 5 (4.00%) Intranet
4 5 (4.00%) VoIP
5 4 (3.20%) DHCP
6 3 (2.40%) LAN
6 3 (2.40%) VPN
6 3 (2.40%) WAN
7 2 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.60%) Network Security
7 2 (1.60%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.80%) IPsec
8 1 (0.80%) Junos
8 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.60%) Power BI
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) Big Data
6 1 (0.80%) DB2
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.20%) MSI
3 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.80%) NUnit
4 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.80%) Subversion
4 1 (0.80%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (21.60%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Military
3 8 (6.40%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.20%) Marketing
6 3 (2.40%) Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Electronics
7 2 (1.60%) Automotive
7 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (13.60%) Architect
2 15 (12.00%) Developer
3 12 (9.60%) Analyst
4 10 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.60%) Cloud Developer
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.60%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.00%) Consultant
6 5 (4.00%) Designer
6 5 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 5 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
1 12 (9.60%) HTML
2 10 (8.00%) CSS
2 10 (8.00%) XML
3 6 (4.80%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.20%) jQuery
4 4 (3.20%) REST
4 4 (3.20%) SOAP
4 4 (3.20%) WCF
4 4 (3.20%) Web Services
5 3 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.40%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.60%) JSON
6 2 (1.60%) React
6 2 (1.60%) RESTful
7 1 (0.80%) Ajax
7 1 (0.80%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.40%) PKI
4 3 (2.40%) PMI
4 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.60%) NHS
5 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) Social Media
6 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (41.60%) Windows
2 24 (19.20%) Windows Server
3 21 (16.80%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (11.20%) Linux
5 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (10.40%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.20%) Unix
8 7 (5.60%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.60%) Android
9 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.80%) AIX
10 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.60%) Project Management
3 15 (12.00%) Migration
4 13 (10.40%) ITIL
4 13 (10.40%) Mentoring
5 11 (8.80%) Risk Management
6 9 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.20%) Microservices
6 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.20%) Scrum
7 7 (5.60%) Data Architecture
7 7 (5.60%) Programme Management
7 7 (5.60%) Software Delivery
7 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.00%) MVC
8 5 (4.00%) Service Management
8 5 (4.00%) Software Deployment
8 5 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 13 (10.40%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.60%) C#
4 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.80%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.20%) Java
6 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.40%) C
8 2 (1.60%) R
8 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.60%) VBScript
9 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.20%) APMP
5 4 (3.20%) CCNA
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.40%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.40%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PMP
6 3 (2.40%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (1.60%) MCSE
7 2 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.80%) MCDST
8 1 (0.80%) MCP
8 1 (0.80%) MCSA
8 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
3 2 (1.60%) GxP
3 2 (1.60%) RMADS
4 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.80%) SEPA
4 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (28.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.00%) Xen
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.60%) Docker
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.60%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) SCCM
2 8 (6.40%) SCOM
3 7 (5.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.80%) WSUS
5 4 (3.20%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (18.40%) VMware
2 15 (12.00%) Cisco
3 6 (4.80%) Citrix
3 6 (4.80%) Symantec
4 5 (4.00%) NetApp
4 5 (4.00%) SAP
4 5 (4.00%) Sophos
5 4 (3.20%) HP
5 4 (3.20%) Juniper
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle
6 3 (2.40%) Remedy
6 3 (2.40%) Unisys
7 2 (1.60%) Google
7 2 (1.60%) Scality
7 2 (1.60%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.80%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.80%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.80%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.80%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.80%) Veeam