The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 167 185 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.50% 14.09% 14.30%
As % of the Vendors category 30.04% 34.71% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 45
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£305 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £159 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 38
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.85 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.25 £15.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
556 533 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 44.95% 40.59% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 262 195
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 48
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £12.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +19.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.04 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £20.50 £27.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 132 £300 -7.69% 27
High Wycombe +4 13 - - 12
Bletchley - 3 £250 -
Beaconsfield +1 2 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

1 169 (43.67%) MS Excel
2 122 (31.52%) Windows
3 114 (29.46%) ITIL
4 112 (28.94%) MS Office
5 100 (25.84%) Security Cleared
6 87 (22.48%) SC Cleared
7 80 (20.67%) Active Directory
8 78 (20.16%) Finance
9 67 (17.31%) SQL
10 56 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (13.70%) DV Cleared
12 47 (12.14%) SQL Server
13 45 (11.63%) VMware
14 44 (11.37%) HP
15 41 (10.59%) PRINCE2
16 40 (10.34%) .NET
17 39 (10.08%) Service Management
17 39 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (9.82%) Project Management
19 36 (9.30%) Hyper-V
20 35 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
22 33 (8.53%) Cisco
23 31 (8.01%) MS Exchange
23 31 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (8.01%) MS Project
23 31 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
24 29 (7.49%) CRM
24 29 (7.49%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 31 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (4.65%) Lync
4 13 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.10%) IIS
6 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.29%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.03%) Apache
8 4 (1.03%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.03%) SAS
9 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.52%) Moodle
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 169 (43.67%) MS Excel
2 112 (28.94%) MS Office
3 34 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (8.01%) MS Project
5 24 (6.20%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.52%) InDesign
8 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.81%) Primavera
3 3 (0.78%) assyst
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.62%) Office 365
2 12 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.65%) Internet
2 14 (3.62%) ATM
3 13 (3.36%) DNS
4 10 (2.58%) SAN
4 10 (2.58%) Firewall
5 8 (2.07%) LAN
5 8 (2.07%) WAN
6 7 (1.81%) Wireless
7 5 (1.29%) ADSL
7 5 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.29%) VPN
7 5 (1.29%) 3G
7 5 (1.29%) MPLS
8 4 (1.03%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.03%) BIG-IP
8 4 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.03%) Intranet
8 4 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.03%) MySQL
4 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.03%) MS Access
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.78%) Base SAS
5 3 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.52%) OLAP
6 2 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.29%) Selenium
3 4 (1.03%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.78%) PVCS
4 3 (0.78%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.52%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.52%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Moq
6 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 78 (20.16%) Finance
2 20 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.10%) Marketing
4 11 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.58%) Retail
6 9 (2.33%) Banking
7 6 (1.55%) Back Office
8 5 (1.29%) Automotive
9 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) German Language
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (30.23%) Analyst
2 34 (8.79%) Developer
3 30 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 29 (7.49%) Consultant
5 22 (5.68%) Administrator
6 14 (3.62%) Architect
7 13 (3.36%) Coordinator
7 13 (3.36%) Data Analyst
8 12 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (3.10%) BizTalk Administrator
9 11 (2.84%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.58%) Project Coordinator
11 9 (2.33%) Service Manager
11 9 (2.33%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.33%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.33%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (2.33%) Configuration Analyst
11 9 (2.33%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.34%) .NET
2 16 (4.13%) .NET Framework
3 14 (3.62%) XML
4 13 (3.36%) HTML
5 12 (3.10%) Web Services
6 10 (2.58%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.07%) REST
8 7 (1.81%) SOAP
8 7 (1.81%) XSLT
8 7 (1.81%) MSMQ
8 7 (1.81%) Middleware
8 7 (1.81%) LINQ
9 6 (1.55%) WCF
9 6 (1.55%) CSS
10 5 (1.29%) jQuery
10 5 (1.29%) HTML5
10 5 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (1.29%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.03%) X-Windows
11 4 (1.03%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.24%) CMDB
3 24 (6.20%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.39%) User Experience
6 13 (3.36%) Clustering
7 12 (3.10%) PKI
8 9 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.81%) Statistics
10 7 (1.81%) Social Media
10 7 (1.81%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.29%) e-Health
12 5 (1.29%) Data Integration
13 4 (1.03%) Data Extraction
13 4 (1.03%) BYOD
14 3 (0.78%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (31.52%) Windows
2 56 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.33%) UNIX
6 9 (2.33%) Linux
7 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (1.55%) Android
8 4 (1.03%) CentOS
8 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.78%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (29.46%) ITIL
2 41 (10.59%) PRINCE2
3 39 (10.08%) Service Management
4 38 (9.82%) Project Management
5 35 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (7.49%) CRM
7 25 (6.46%) ITSM
8 24 (6.20%) Change Management
8 24 (6.20%) Migration
9 23 (5.94%) ITIL V3
10 22 (5.68%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.43%) Data Analysis
12 17 (4.39%) Problem Management
12 17 (4.39%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.88%) ETL
13 15 (3.88%) Change Control
14 14 (3.62%) Logistics
15 12 (3.10%) Project Planning
16 11 (2.84%) Software Engineering
16 11 (2.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (17.31%) SQL
2 28 (7.24%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.68%) C#
4 14 (3.62%) VBA
5 13 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.84%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.58%) VBScript
8 4 (1.03%) VB
8 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.78%) Ruby
9 3 (0.78%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.26%) Java
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) X++
11 1 (0.26%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (25.84%) Security Cleared
2 87 (22.48%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.70%) DV Cleared
4 28 (7.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 23 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.36%) MCSE
6 13 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (3.10%) Degree
8 11 (2.84%) APMP
8 11 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.33%) CCNA
9 9 (2.33%) ISEB
10 7 (1.81%) HNC
10 7 (1.81%) HND
10 7 (1.81%) MCITP
11 6 (1.55%) MCTS
11 6 (1.55%) MCP
12 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.29%) CCA
12 5 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.94%) SLA
2 17 (4.39%) QA
3 5 (1.29%) BS25999
3 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) HL7
5 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.26%) TickIT
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 80 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 31 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.65%) vSphere
5 10 (2.58%) XenApp
5 10 (2.58%) ISA Server
6 9 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.03%) UAG
8 4 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.03%) NFS
8 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (7.49%) SCCM
2 26 (6.72%) OVSD
3 15 (3.88%) WSUS
4 13 (3.36%) SCOM
5 11 (2.84%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.81%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.29%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.03%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.78%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.52%) OpenView
10 2 (0.52%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (11.63%) VMware
2 44 (11.37%) HP
3 33 (8.53%) Cisco
4 28 (7.24%) Remedy
5 26 (6.72%) Citrix
6 18 (4.65%) NetApp
7 17 (4.39%) Oracle
8 11 (2.84%) Adobe
9 8 (2.07%) SAP
9 8 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.81%) F5
11 6 (1.55%) NetScout
11 6 (1.55%) BMC
11 6 (1.55%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.29%) Lumension
12 5 (1.29%) CA
12 5 (1.29%) Lotus
13 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.03%) Akamai
13 4 (1.03%) Symantec
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