The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Aylesbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Aylesbury region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 16.13% 45.83% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 78.57% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £188 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +74.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Aylesbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 19.35% 58.33% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £188 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Aylesbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Aylesbury region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Aylesbury region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Aylesbury

Microsoft
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Aylesbury

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (80.00%) E-Learning
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aylesbury by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) SWIFT
1 4 (80.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
1 1 (20.00%) XenServer
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle