Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

Microsoft
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 181 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 12.20% 13.77% 13.37%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 30.47% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 139 130
Wiltshire median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
10th Percentile £135 £161 £133
90th Percentile £585 £750 £544
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +10.35% -5.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.30 £32.80 £22.03
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +54.29% -4.11% +10.61%

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 561 594 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 45.32% 45.21% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 400 393
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £288 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South West median daily rate £395 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +6.04% -0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 34
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.93% +92.94% -6.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £47.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +45.24% -6.67% +12.50%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 0 75 £350 - 1
Corsham +5 22 £625 +23.46% 1
Salisbury -2 8 £308 +7.04% 3
Chippenham -3 6 £145 -17.14% 2
Malmesbury -3 4 £110 -65.63% 2
Trowbridge -1 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 46 (30.46%) Windows
2 43 (28.48%) Security Cleared
3 35 (23.18%) SC Cleared
4 32 (21.19%) Finance
5 31 (20.53%) SQL Server
6 28 (18.54%) .NET
6 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
6 28 (18.54%) Migration
7 27 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
9 25 (16.56%) C#
10 24 (15.89%) SQL
11 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Excel
12 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
13 18 (11.92%) Office 365
13 18 (11.92%) MVC
14 16 (10.60%) JavaScript
14 16 (10.60%) .NET Framework
14 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (9.27%) Project Management
16 13 (8.61%) Scrum
16 13 (8.61%) ASP.NET
16 13 (8.61%) CRM
16 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
16 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (7.95%) Entity Framework
17 12 (7.95%) AngularJS
17 12 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 11 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.97%) CMS
5 4 (2.65%) IIS
6 2 (1.32%) Confluence
6 2 (1.32%) Kentico
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (4.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.31%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.92%) Office 365
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.99%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) LAN
1 6 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (3.31%) Firewall
2 5 (3.31%) NetScaler
2 5 (3.31%) WAN
3 3 (1.99%) VLAN
3 3 (1.99%) VPN
4 2 (1.32%) SAN
4 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.32%) WLAN
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.66%) Internet
5 1 (0.66%) Intranet
5 1 (0.66%) Network Security
5 1 (0.66%) VoIP
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.64%) Power BI
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) DB2
7 2 (1.32%) Firebird
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.31%) JIRA
2 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.65%) NUnit
3 3 (1.99%) ReSharper
3 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.32%) Chocolatey
4 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.32%) Hudson
4 2 (1.32%) Maven
4 2 (1.32%) NuGet
4 2 (1.32%) Subversion
4 2 (1.32%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.66%) FxCop
5 1 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 32 (21.19%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.62%) Banking
4 8 (5.30%) Billing
4 8 (5.30%) Retail
5 7 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.65%) Electronics
6 4 (2.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.32%) Military
8 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (17.22%) Architect
1 26 (17.22%) Developer
2 22 (14.57%) Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Consultant
4 12 (7.95%) Desktop Support
5 7 (4.64%) Technical Architect
6 6 (3.97%) Desktop Specialist
6 6 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (3.97%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (3.31%) Administrator
7 5 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.31%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Specialist
7 5 (3.31%) Process Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Security Consultant
7 5 (3.31%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) .NET
2 16 (10.60%) .NET Framework
3 13 (8.61%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.95%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (7.95%) Entity Framework
4 12 (7.95%) HTML
5 11 (7.28%) CSS
6 9 (5.96%) Web Services
7 7 (4.64%) WCF
7 7 (4.64%) WSDL
8 6 (3.97%) HTML5
8 6 (3.97%) Visualforce
9 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.65%) jQuery
9 4 (2.65%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.99%) LINQ
10 3 (1.99%) REST
10 3 (1.99%) SOAP
11 2 (1.32%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.30%) Cyber Defence
3 8 (5.30%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.30%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.97%) PKI
5 5 (3.31%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.32%) NHS
7 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) RIA
8 1 (0.66%) Robotics
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.46%) Windows
2 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.28%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.62%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.97%) Linux
8 5 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.65%) Unix
9 4 (2.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.66%) AIX
12 1 (0.66%) Android
12 1 (0.66%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.54%) Migration
2 27 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.92%) MVC
4 14 (9.27%) Project Management
5 13 (8.61%) CRM
5 13 (8.61%) Scrum
6 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling
8 8 (5.30%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (5.30%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (5.30%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.64%) ETL
9 7 (4.64%) ITIL
9 7 (4.64%) Programme Management
10 6 (3.97%) Change Management
10 6 (3.97%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.31%) Content Management
11 5 (3.31%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (3.31%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.56%) C#
2 24 (15.89%) SQL
3 16 (10.60%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.97%) Apex Code
5 6 (3.97%) SOQL
6 5 (3.31%) SOSL
6 5 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.65%) C
8 2 (1.32%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) Delphi
8 2 (1.32%) Java
8 2 (1.32%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) Ruby
8 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (28.48%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) Degree
3 6 (3.97%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.65%) ISEB
5 3 (1.99%) CCNA
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.32%) CISSP
6 2 (1.32%) MCSE
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.32%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (1.32%) PMP
7 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.66%) CISA
7 1 (0.66%) CISM
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) PMO
2 4 (2.65%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) HL7
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.31%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.32%) vSphere
6 2 (1.32%) Xen
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (7.95%) VMware
2 11 (7.28%) Cisco
3 9 (5.96%) Citrix
3 9 (5.96%) SAP
4 8 (5.30%) Hortonworks
5 6 (3.97%) CA
5 6 (3.97%) Gemalto
5 6 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.31%) NetApp
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle
7 3 (1.99%) Juniper
8 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.32%) Symantec
9 1 (0.66%) Apple
9 1 (0.66%) Capita
9 1 (0.66%) Dell
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Sencha
9 1 (0.66%) Telerik