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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 18 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 98 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 7.20% 14.92% 15.58%
As % of the Vendors category 17.76% 34.39% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 65
Median daily rate £300 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £20.00 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 259 285 277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 40.53% 43.38% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 183 164
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £269 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £491 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £16.00 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.62% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.35 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 -18 16 £388 +5.80% 7
Salisbury +2 9 £295 -6.34% 2
Chippenham -1 7 £350 +191.66% 1
Corsham - 4 £205 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 59 (47.58%) MS Excel
2 44 (35.48%) Finance
3 42 (33.87%) Security Cleared
4 37 (29.84%) Windows
5 35 (28.23%) SC Cleared
6 34 (27.42%) MS Project
7 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
8 28 (22.58%) SQL
9 25 (20.16%) MS Office
10 24 (19.35%) .NET
11 23 (18.55%) Project Management
12 22 (17.74%) Migration
13 19 (15.32%) Active Directory
14 18 (14.52%) Oracle
14 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (14.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (13.71%) Management Information System
15 17 (13.71%) ITIL
15 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
15 17 (13.71%) ERP
16 16 (12.90%) C#
17 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
17 15 (12.10%) ETL
17 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
18 14 (11.29%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
18 14 (11.29%) Resource Allocation
18 14 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
20 12 (9.68%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related 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 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.26%) IIS
3 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (47.58%) MS Excel
2 34 (27.42%) MS Project
3 25 (20.16%) MS Office
4 14 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (3.23%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (2.42%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.81%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Office 365
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.61%) IaaS
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.68%) Firewall
2 6 (4.84%) DNS
2 6 (4.84%) LAN
2 6 (4.84%) WAN
3 5 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.23%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.23%) Network Security
4 4 (3.23%) SSL
4 4 (3.23%) VPN
4 4 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.81%) DHCP
5 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.87%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.03%) MS Access
10 4 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.23%) MySQL
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.42%) PerformancePoint
11 3 (2.42%) PowerPivot
12 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.61%) Power BI
12 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (35.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Retail
3 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Advertising
5 4 (3.23%) Billing
5 4 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.61%) Avionics
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Military
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (17.74%) Developer
2 21 (16.94%) Analyst
3 15 (12.10%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.26%) Consultant
5 7 (5.65%) Coordinator
5 7 (5.65%) DBA
5 7 (5.65%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (4.84%) Administrator
6 6 (4.84%) IT Support
6 6 (4.84%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (4.84%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) Designer
7 5 (4.03%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Process Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.35%) .NET
2 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.65%) WCF
4 6 (4.84%) AppFabric
5 5 (4.03%) Web Services
6 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.61%) CSS
6 2 (1.61%) HTML
6 2 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.81%) Ajax
7 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.81%) HTML5
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
7 1 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.81%) LAMP
7 1 (0.81%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.81%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.42%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.61%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.84%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.23%) Linux
6 3 (2.42%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) AIX
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) Project Management
2 22 (17.74%) Migration
3 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.71%) ERP
4 17 (13.71%) ITIL
4 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
5 15 (12.10%) ETL
6 14 (11.29%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 14 (11.29%) Resource Allocation
7 12 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.06%) Data Migration
9 9 (7.26%) CRM
9 9 (7.26%) High Availability
9 9 (7.26%) Information Security
9 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.45%) Workflow
11 6 (4.84%) Change Management
11 6 (4.84%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.84%) Software Testing
11 6 (4.84%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) SQL
2 16 (12.90%) C#
3 12 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 12 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.84%) PHP
6 4 (3.23%) VBScript
7 3 (2.42%) VB
8 2 (1.61%) Delphi
8 2 (1.61%) Pascal
9 1 (0.81%) Java
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (33.87%) Security Cleared
2 35 (28.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.03%) APMP
5 5 (4.03%) ISEB
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.03%) SANS
6 3 (2.42%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (2.42%) CISM
6 3 (2.42%) CREST Certified
6 3 (2.42%) Degree
6 3 (2.42%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) HNC
7 2 (1.61%) HND
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) CCNP
8 1 (0.81%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) PCI DSS
1 6 (4.84%) PMO
2 5 (4.03%) SLA
3 4 (3.23%) GxP
3 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) P3O
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 19 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) Snort
4 3 (2.42%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.61%) Docker
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.81%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.23%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.42%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) Oracle
2 11 (8.87%) Hyperion
3 10 (8.06%) SAP
3 10 (8.06%) VMware
4 6 (4.84%) Juniper
5 5 (4.03%) Apple
5 5 (4.03%) Sourcefire
6 4 (3.23%) Aruba
6 4 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix
6 4 (3.23%) Intel Security
6 4 (3.23%) Pegasus
6 4 (3.23%) QAD
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
7 3 (2.42%) Sophos
8 2 (1.61%) HP
8 2 (1.61%) Nintex
8 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.81%) F5
9 1 (0.81%) Gemalto