Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 176 144 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 12.04% 10.90% 15.16%
As % of the Vendors category 28.71% 24.12% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 91 141
Wiltshire median daily rate £500 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £138
90th Percentile £600 £600 £750
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.58% +2.27% +12.82%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £37.03 £27.60
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +48.84% +14.24%

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 613 597 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 41.93% 45.19% 45.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 379 375
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% +0.69%
10th Percentile £259 £290 £204
90th Percentile £613 £600 £558
South West median daily rate £410 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.13% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 12 17
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +63.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.05 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £38.14 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.98% +52.17% +13.95%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +2 73 £385 +10.00% 31
Salisbury +1 35 £525 +14.07% 11
Corsham +1 17 £500 -20.00% 5
Chippenham +7 11 £120 -17.24% 6
Trowbridge - 4 £325 - 5
Warminster - 1 - - 4
Marlborough - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 70 (39.77%) Windows
2 69 (39.20%) Security Cleared
3 46 (26.14%) Active Directory
4 44 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (22.73%) Finance
6 37 (21.02%) Cisco
6 37 (21.02%) Windows Server
7 36 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 34 (19.32%) DV Cleared
9 32 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 32 (18.18%) VMware
10 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (15.34%) Windows 7
11 27 (15.34%) PowerShell
11 27 (15.34%) SCCM
12 26 (14.77%) C#
13 25 (14.20%) SQL
13 25 (14.20%) Linux
13 25 (14.20%) SharePoint
14 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (13.07%) .NET
15 23 (13.07%) Project Management
16 22 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (12.50%) Office 365
17 20 (11.36%) ITIL
17 20 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Project
18 19 (10.80%) Migration
18 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering

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 25 (14.20%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.39%) IIS
3 12 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.11%) Confluence
6 3 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.70%) CMS
6 3 (1.70%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (12.50%) Office 365
3 20 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.70%) GitHub
4 3 (1.70%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.25%) Firewall
1 11 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
2 10 (5.68%) Skype
3 9 (5.11%) WAN
4 7 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (3.98%) Unified Communications
5 6 (3.41%) DNS
6 5 (2.84%) DHCP
6 5 (2.84%) SAN
7 4 (2.27%) Intranet
8 3 (1.70%) Internet
8 3 (1.70%) Junos
8 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.14%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.14%) LAN
9 2 (1.14%) Network Security
9 2 (1.14%) VPN
10 1 (0.57%) VSAN
10 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.70%) Couchbase
3 3 (1.70%) Power BI
4 2 (1.14%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.14%) DB2
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (6.82%) JIRA
2 9 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.84%) MSI
3 5 (2.84%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.70%) Grunt
4 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.57%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.57%) NUnit
General
1 40 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Military
4 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.70%) Publishing
6 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (26.14%) Architect
2 21 (11.93%) Developer
3 15 (8.52%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (6.82%) Consultant
5 11 (6.25%) Analyst
6 10 (5.68%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.11%) Data Architect
7 9 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.11%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.98%) Cloud Developer
10 6 (3.41%) Applications Architect
10 6 (3.41%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.84%) .NET Architect
11 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (2.84%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.84%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.07%) .NET
2 16 (9.09%) REST
2 16 (9.09%) XML
3 14 (7.95%) .NET Framework
3 14 (7.95%) AngularJS
3 14 (7.95%) SOAP
4 11 (6.25%) Web Services
5 9 (5.11%) CSS
5 9 (5.11%) HTML
5 9 (5.11%) JSON
5 9 (5.11%) React
6 8 (4.55%) JSP
7 4 (2.27%) jQuery
7 4 (2.27%) WPF
8 3 (1.70%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.70%) HTML5
8 3 (1.70%) OAuth
8 3 (1.70%) RESTful
8 3 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) PKI
4 6 (3.41%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.41%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.70%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) PMI
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) iPhone
7 2 (1.14%) RIA
7 2 (1.14%) Wiki
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (39.77%) Windows
2 37 (21.02%) Windows Server
3 27 (15.34%) Windows 7
4 25 (14.20%) Linux
5 17 (9.66%) Windows 10
6 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.11%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.84%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.27%) Unix
11 2 (1.14%) Android
11 2 (1.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.07%) Project Management
3 20 (11.36%) ITIL
4 19 (10.80%) Migration
4 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering
5 18 (10.23%) IT Strategy
5 18 (10.23%) Microservices
5 18 (10.23%) PRINCE2
5 18 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.95%) Data Protection
7 14 (7.95%) DevOps
7 14 (7.95%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.95%) TOGAF
8 13 (7.39%) Service Management
8 13 (7.39%) Test Automation
9 12 (6.82%) Data Migration
10 11 (6.25%) ITIL V3
11 10 (5.68%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.34%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.77%) C#
3 25 (14.20%) SQL
4 14 (7.95%) C
5 12 (6.82%) C++
6 9 (5.11%) Java
6 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.55%) Python
8 3 (1.70%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.14%) R
9 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.57%) VB
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (39.20%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.32%) DV Cleared
3 32 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.39%) CCNA
6 12 (6.82%) MCSE
7 11 (6.25%) MCSA
7 11 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.68%) OCA
8 10 (5.68%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (3.41%) APMP
10 4 (2.27%) Degree
10 4 (2.27%) PMP
10 4 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.70%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.70%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.70%) Server+ Certification
12 1 (0.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.52%) QA
2 8 (4.55%) HMG Infosec
2 8 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (4.55%) JSP 440
3 6 (3.41%) PMO
4 3 (1.70%) RMADS
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 46 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.11%) Docker
4 6 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.70%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.14%) vSphere
7 2 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (15.34%) SCCM
2 17 (9.66%) SCOM
3 14 (7.95%) vCenter Server
4 12 (6.82%) Kubernetes
5 8 (4.55%) PowerCLI
6 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.84%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.14%) vRealize
9 2 (1.14%) WSUS
10 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.57%) vMotion
10 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (21.02%) Cisco
2 32 (18.18%) VMware
3 10 (5.68%) Oracle
4 9 (5.11%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.11%) Symantec
5 6 (3.41%) Citrix
6 4 (2.27%) IBM
6 4 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.27%) SAP
7 3 (1.70%) HP
7 3 (1.70%) Juniper
7 3 (1.70%) Scality
7 3 (1.70%) Sophos
7 3 (1.70%) Unisys
8 2 (1.14%) BT
8 2 (1.14%) Lotus
8 2 (1.14%) McAfee
8 2 (1.14%) NetApp
9 1 (0.57%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) Palo Alto