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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 8 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 120 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.24% 12.11% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 38.28% 28.92% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 78 96
Median daily rate £400 £388 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £130 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £10.80 £14.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.25% -3.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.96 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £38.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
418 415 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.04% 41.88% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 213 268
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.59 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £60.00 £17.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Milton Keynes +3 123 £398 +1.98% 9
Aylesbury +1 10 - - 4
High Wycombe -1 4 £225 +2.27% 5
Iver - 4 £450 -
Marlow - 3 £300 - 3
Beaconsfield - 2 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 112 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 100 (34.25%) SC Cleared
3 94 (32.19%) Windows
4 82 (28.08%) MS Excel
5 78 (26.71%) MS Office
6 71 (24.32%) Active Directory
7 58 (19.86%) ITIL
8 57 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (17.81%) Finance
10 42 (14.38%) DV Cleared
11 39 (13.36%) SQL Server
12 36 (12.33%) Linux
12 36 (12.33%) WAN
13 35 (11.99%) CRM
13 35 (11.99%) .NET
13 35 (11.99%) VMware
14 32 (10.96%) Project Management
14 32 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
15 30 (10.27%) Oracle
16 28 (9.59%) Unix
16 28 (9.59%) SharePoint
17 27 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (8.90%) Office 365
18 26 (8.90%) MS Exchange
19 25 (8.56%) HP
20 24 (8.22%) PRINCE2
20 24 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (7.88%) SCCM
21 23 (7.88%) C#
21 23 (7.88%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 28 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.45%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.40%) Drupal
7 7 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.05%) Apache
8 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.71%) IIS
9 5 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.37%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (28.08%) MS Excel
2 78 (26.71%) MS Office
3 20 (6.85%) MS Project
4 19 (6.51%) MS Visio
5 13 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.34%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.90%) Office 365
2 13 (4.45%) IaaS
3 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.74%) SaaS
5 6 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.33%) WAN
2 20 (6.85%) LAN
3 16 (5.48%) SAN
4 14 (4.79%) Firewall
5 13 (4.45%) ATM
5 13 (4.45%) IPsec
6 11 (3.77%) Internet
6 11 (3.77%) SMTP
6 11 (3.77%) VPN
6 11 (3.77%) Wireless
7 7 (2.40%) ADSL
7 7 (2.40%) DHCP
7 7 (2.40%) DNS
7 7 (2.40%) MPLS
7 7 (2.40%) VoIP
7 7 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.05%) DMZ
8 6 (2.05%) NAS
8 6 (2.05%) WLAN
9 5 (1.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.08%) Power BI
3 7 (2.40%) DB2
3 7 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.37%) GIS
6 4 (1.37%) MS Access
6 4 (1.37%) MySQL
6 4 (1.37%) QGIS
7 3 (1.03%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.68%) SSDT
9 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.37%) ERwin
3 4 (1.37%) JIRA
3 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.03%) Introscope
5 2 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) NUnit
General
1 52 (17.81%) Finance
2 19 (6.51%) Retail
3 13 (4.45%) Banking
4 8 (2.74%) Advertising
5 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.37%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Marketing
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (16.78%) Analyst
2 46 (15.75%) Architect
3 33 (11.30%) Developer
4 20 (6.85%) Consultant
4 20 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (5.82%) Technical Architect
7 13 (4.45%) Administrator
8 10 (3.42%) CRM Developer
8 10 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 9 (3.08%) CRM Architect
9 9 (3.08%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.08%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.08%) IT Support
9 9 (3.08%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (2.74%) Lead Architect
10 8 (2.74%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.99%) .NET
2 23 (7.88%) HTML
3 21 (7.19%) .NET Framework
4 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET
5 17 (5.82%) CSS
6 13 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.77%) SailPoint
9 9 (3.08%) WCF
10 8 (2.74%) jQuery
10 8 (2.74%) XML
11 7 (2.40%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.40%) SAML
12 6 (2.05%) J2EE
13 4 (1.37%) Ajax
13 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (1.03%) HTML5
14 3 (1.03%) LINQ
14 3 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.14%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.11%) CESG
5 8 (2.74%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.05%) Clustering
7 6 (2.05%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.71%) e-Health
8 5 (1.71%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.71%) Replication
8 5 (1.71%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.03%) CMDB
9 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Social Media
9 3 (1.03%) User Experience
10 2 (0.68%) Handset
10 2 (0.68%) IVR
11 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 94 (32.19%) Windows
2 36 (12.33%) Linux
3 28 (9.59%) Unix
4 23 (7.88%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.53%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (5.82%) Windows Vista
8 15 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (4.79%) Android
9 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (3.77%) CentOS
11 11 (3.77%) Windows 10
11 11 (3.77%) Windows 8
12 10 (3.42%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.05%) Solaris
14 5 (1.71%) zOS
15 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.86%) ITIL
2 57 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (11.99%) CRM
4 32 (10.96%) Project Management
5 24 (8.22%) PRINCE2
6 21 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (6.51%) Logistics
8 18 (6.16%) Migration
9 17 (5.82%) Incident Management
10 16 (5.48%) Service Management
11 15 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.14%) MVC
11 15 (5.14%) Patch Management
12 13 (4.45%) ITIL V2
12 13 (4.45%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.11%) Capacity Management
13 12 (4.11%) Cryptography
13 12 (4.11%) Scrum
13 12 (4.11%) Time Management
14 11 (3.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.88%) C#
1 23 (7.88%) JavaScript
2 20 (6.85%) SQL
3 11 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.42%) VB
5 5 (1.71%) VBScript
6 4 (1.37%) Python
6 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.37%) VBA
7 2 (0.68%) C
7 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 100 (34.25%) SC Cleared
3 42 (14.38%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (4.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (4.11%) CISSP
6 11 (3.77%) APMP
7 10 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.74%) CEH
9 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.37%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.37%) MCSE
11 4 (1.37%) OSCP
12 3 (1.03%) MCP
13 2 (0.68%) ACCA
13 2 (0.68%) CCNA
13 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) SLA
2 7 (2.40%) RMADS
3 6 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.71%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) ISO19770
5 1 (0.34%) ISO22301
System Software
1 71 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.77%) vCloud
3 11 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.74%) Docker
6 6 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.71%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.71%) vSphere
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.68%) XenApp
8 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.88%) SCCM
2 11 (3.77%) WSUS
3 8 (2.74%) Puppet
3 8 (2.74%) SCOM
3 8 (2.74%) vRealize
4 7 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.05%) BladeLogic
5 6 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.71%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.03%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.03%) OVSD
7 3 (1.03%) vMotion
8 2 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.34%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (11.99%) VMware
2 30 (10.27%) Oracle
3 25 (8.56%) HP
4 17 (5.82%) Symantec
5 16 (5.48%) Citrix
5 16 (5.48%) Remedy
6 13 (4.45%) Cisco
6 13 (4.45%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.08%) SAP
8 6 (2.05%) Apple
8 6 (2.05%) Dell
9 5 (1.71%) Altiris
9 5 (1.71%) Avaya
9 5 (1.71%) CA
9 5 (1.71%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.71%) NCR
9 5 (1.71%) NetApp
10 4 (1.37%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.37%) Toshiba
10 4 (1.37%) Veeam
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