Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 150 121 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 12.64% 9.06% 14.37%
As % of the Vendors category 30.74% 20.30% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 78 139
Wiltshire median daily rate £410 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.84% -8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £203 £209
90th Percentile £600 £508 £750
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £32.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.78% +166.67% -36.94%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £39.65 £24.50
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -52.86% +66.67% +20.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 488 596 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 41.11% 44.61% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 363 390
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.84% +3.93%
10th Percentile £250 £257 £230
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 17
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +69.57% +20.86%
10th Percentile £17.50 £19.90 £12.30
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £46.98
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -21.02% +57.00% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +4 67 £363 +3.57% 14
Corsham +17 19 £450 -
Salisbury +1 15 £500 +51.52% 4
Chippenham +4 13 £275 +96.43% 6
Trowbridge - 4 £325 - 1
Warminster - 1 - -
Marlborough - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 63 (42.00%) Windows
2 51 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 39 (26.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (22.67%) Finance
5 34 (22.67%) VMware
6 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
6 33 (22.00%) Office 365
7 32 (21.33%) SC Cleared
8 31 (20.67%) SQL
8 31 (20.67%) SQL Server
9 28 (18.67%) Windows Server
10 27 (18.00%) SharePoint
11 25 (16.67%) Cisco
11 25 (16.67%) Project Management
12 24 (16.00%) .NET
13 23 (15.33%) C#
13 23 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (14.67%) Windows 7
15 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (12.67%) SCCM
16 19 (12.67%) IIS
17 17 (11.33%) Migration
17 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (10.67%) PowerShell
18 16 (10.67%) ITIL
19 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (10.00%) Windows 10
20 14 (9.33%) Mentoring
20 14 (9.33%) DV Cleared

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 27 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 19 (12.67%) IIS
3 6 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.00%) Confluence
5 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.00%) Office 365
2 23 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.67%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) SAN
2 8 (5.33%) Skype
3 7 (4.67%) Firewall
4 6 (4.00%) DNS
4 6 (4.00%) Intranet
4 6 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (3.33%) WAN
6 4 (2.67%) DHCP
6 4 (2.67%) LAN
6 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.67%) VoIP
6 4 (2.67%) VPN
7 3 (2.00%) Junos
7 3 (2.00%) Network Security
8 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.67%) BGP
9 1 (0.67%) Internet
9 1 (0.67%) MPLS
9 1 (0.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.33%) Power BI
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.00%) JIRA
3 4 (2.67%) MSI
4 3 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.67%) NUnit
5 1 (0.67%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.67%) Subversion
5 1 (0.67%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (22.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Military
3 7 (4.67%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
6 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 2 (1.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.00%) Architect
2 17 (11.33%) Developer
3 12 (8.00%) Analyst
4 8 (5.33%) Consultant
4 8 (5.33%) Desktop Support
5 7 (4.67%) Cloud Developer
5 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (4.67%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.00%) Data Architect
6 6 (4.00%) Designer
7 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (2.67%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (2.67%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.00%) .NET
2 12 (8.00%) XML
3 11 (7.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (7.33%) HTML
4 10 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.67%) CSS
5 7 (4.67%) REST
6 6 (4.00%) React
7 5 (3.33%) SOAP
8 4 (2.67%) jQuery
8 4 (2.67%) WCF
8 4 (2.67%) Web Services
9 3 (2.00%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (2.00%) RESTful
10 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.33%) JSON
10 2 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.67%) PKI
4 4 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.00%) PMI
5 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.33%) iPhone
6 2 (1.33%) NHS
6 2 (1.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.33%) User Experience
6 2 (1.33%) Wiki
7 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.00%) Windows
2 28 (18.67%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.67%) Windows 7
4 15 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.67%) Linux
6 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.33%) Unix
9 4 (2.67%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.00%) Android
11 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.67%) Project Management
3 17 (11.33%) Migration
4 16 (10.67%) ITIL
5 14 (9.33%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.33%) PRINCE2
6 13 (8.67%) Microservices
7 11 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.33%) Risk Management
8 10 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 10 (6.67%) Scrum
8 10 (6.67%) Service Management
8 10 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.00%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.33%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.33%) DevOps
10 8 (5.33%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.33%) Validation
11 7 (4.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.67%) SQL
2 23 (15.33%) C#
3 16 (10.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.00%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.67%) C
6 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.00%) VBScript
8 2 (1.33%) C++
8 2 (1.33%) R
8 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.33%) CCNA
7 5 (3.33%) MCSE
8 4 (2.67%) APMP
8 4 (2.67%) MCSA
8 4 (2.67%) OCA
8 4 (2.67%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.00%) PMP
9 3 (2.00%) Server+ Certification
9 3 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.67%) QA
2 8 (5.33%) PMO
3 2 (1.33%) GxP
3 2 (1.33%) RMADS
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.00%) Docker
5 5 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.33%) Xen
6 3 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.33%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) SCCM
2 10 (6.67%) SCOM
3 7 (4.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.00%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.33%) WSUS
6 4 (2.67%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.00%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.67%) vMotion
9 1 (0.67%) vRealize
9 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (22.67%) VMware
2 25 (16.67%) Cisco
3 8 (5.33%) Citrix
4 6 (4.00%) SAP
4 6 (4.00%) Symantec
5 5 (3.33%) HP
5 5 (3.33%) NetApp
5 5 (3.33%) Sophos
6 4 (2.67%) Juniper
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle
7 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.00%) Unisys
8 2 (1.33%) BT
8 2 (1.33%) Lotus
8 2 (1.33%) Remedy
8 2 (1.33%) Scality
8 2 (1.33%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe
9 1 (0.67%) EMC
9 1 (0.67%) Pegasus