Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 193 150 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.16% 12.21% 13.63%
As % of the Vendors category 25.46% 27.22% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 87 139
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £225 £135 £161
90th Percentile £588 £585 £710
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.27 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.33% +30.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £16.85 £13.00 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.30 £32.80
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £25.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.95% +40.28% -1.37%

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 758 551 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 43.84% 44.87% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 346 400
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £262 £288 £200
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 11 16
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -32.93% +86.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £38.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +44.45% +33.72% -14.00%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -12 60 £400 +14.29% 29
Salisbury +1 50 £525 +70.59% 11
Corsham -3 24 £375 -40.00% 3
Chippenham +1 9 £120 -17.24% 11
Trowbridge -1 9 £325 - 2
Malmesbury -6 1 £110 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 90 (46.63%) Security Cleared
2 76 (39.38%) Windows
3 50 (25.91%) Active Directory
4 48 (24.87%) SC Cleared
5 44 (22.80%) DV Cleared
6 43 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (20.73%) Finance
8 39 (20.21%) Cisco
8 39 (20.21%) PowerShell
8 39 (20.21%) Windows Server
9 38 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (18.13%) .NET
11 33 (17.10%) SQL Server
11 33 (17.10%) VMware
12 32 (16.58%) C#
12 32 (16.58%) Linux
13 28 (14.51%) Windows 10
14 26 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (13.47%) Software Engineering
15 25 (12.95%) Technical Architecture
15 25 (12.95%) SCCM
16 24 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (11.40%) REST
18 22 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (11.40%) SOAP
18 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
19 21 (10.88%) C
19 21 (10.88%) Migration

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 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.22%) Confluence
4 8 (4.15%) IIS
5 7 (3.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.55%) Apache
6 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.55%) CMS
6 3 (1.55%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.52%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.36%) Office 365
3 11 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.55%) GitHub
4 3 (1.55%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.18%) Software-Defined Networking
1 10 (5.18%) WAN
2 9 (4.66%) Firewall
2 9 (4.66%) Skype
3 8 (4.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (4.15%) Unified Communications
4 6 (3.11%) DNS
5 5 (2.59%) DHCP
5 5 (2.59%) LAN
5 5 (2.59%) SAN
6 4 (2.07%) Internet
6 4 (2.07%) VSAN
7 3 (1.55%) VPN
8 2 (1.04%) Junos
8 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.52%) Intranet
9 1 (0.52%) Network Security
9 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.55%) Couchbase
2 3 (1.55%) Power BI
3 2 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.04%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.04%) DB2
3 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.77%) JIRA
2 12 (6.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.55%) Grunt
5 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.04%) MSI
6 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
General
1 40 (20.73%) Finance
2 13 (6.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.63%) Military
4 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.07%) Electronics
5 4 (2.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (23.83%) Architect
2 28 (14.51%) Developer
3 23 (11.92%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (9.33%) Consultant
5 14 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.22%) Analyst
6 12 (6.22%) PowerShell Engineer
7 11 (5.70%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.18%) Applications Architect
9 9 (4.66%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.63%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (3.63%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.11%) Wintel Engineer
13 5 (2.59%) Desktop Support
13 5 (2.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.13%) .NET
2 22 (11.40%) REST
2 22 (11.40%) SOAP
3 20 (10.36%) JSON
4 19 (9.84%) Web Services
5 17 (8.81%) XML
6 15 (7.77%) JSP
7 13 (6.74%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.70%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.66%) React
10 7 (3.63%) HTML
11 6 (3.11%) CSS
11 6 (3.11%) jQuery
12 5 (2.59%) HTML5
12 5 (2.59%) OAuth
13 4 (2.07%) .NET Core
13 4 (2.07%) WCF
13 4 (2.07%) WPF
14 3 (1.55%) LINQ
14 3 (1.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.36%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.18%) PKI
5 6 (3.11%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.11%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) RIA
9 2 (1.04%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) iPhone
10 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.52%) NHS
10 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.38%) Windows
2 39 (20.21%) Windows Server
3 32 (16.58%) Linux
4 28 (14.51%) Windows 10
5 23 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.88%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.59%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.07%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.04%) Solaris
11 2 (1.04%) Unix
12 1 (0.52%) Android
12 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.47%) Software Engineering
3 25 (12.95%) Technical Architecture
4 22 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (10.88%) IT Strategy
5 21 (10.88%) Migration
6 20 (10.36%) TOGAF
7 19 (9.84%) Project Management
8 18 (9.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (8.81%) Critical Thinking
10 16 (8.29%) Data Protection
10 16 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (8.29%) ITIL
11 15 (7.77%) DSDM
11 15 (7.77%) Information Security
11 15 (7.77%) Microservices
11 15 (7.77%) Reverse Engineering
11 15 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.25%) DevOps
13 13 (6.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.21%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.58%) C#
3 21 (10.88%) C
4 20 (10.36%) SQL
5 19 (9.84%) C++
6 16 (8.29%) Java
7 15 (7.77%) Python
8 7 (3.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.04%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.52%) VB
11 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (46.63%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.87%) SC Cleared
3 44 (22.80%) DV Cleared
4 18 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (8.81%) MCSE
6 16 (8.29%) CCNA
6 16 (8.29%) MCSA
6 16 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (7.25%) OCA
7 14 (7.25%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.07%) Degree
9 3 (1.55%) APMP
9 3 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.52%) CCDP
11 1 (0.52%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.52%) MCDST
11 1 (0.52%) MCP
11 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.77%) HMG Infosec
1 15 (7.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 15 (7.77%) JSP 440
2 9 (4.66%) QA
3 7 (3.63%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) P3O
4 1 (0.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 50 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.15%) Docker
4 7 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.04%) vSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (12.95%) SCCM
2 18 (9.33%) SCOM
2 18 (9.33%) vCenter Server
3 12 (6.22%) PowerCLI
4 11 (5.70%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.59%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.55%) vRealize
8 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.04%) WSUS
9 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.52%) vMotion
9 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (20.21%) Cisco
2 33 (17.10%) VMware
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle
4 12 (6.22%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.63%) Facebook
5 7 (3.63%) Google
6 5 (2.59%) Citrix
6 5 (2.59%) SAP
7 4 (2.07%) IBM
7 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.07%) Symantec
8 3 (1.55%) Apple
9 2 (1.04%) BT
9 2 (1.04%) HP
9 2 (1.04%) McAfee
10 1 (0.52%) Lotus
10 1 (0.52%) Scality
10 1 (0.52%) Tableau
10 1 (0.52%) Unisys