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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 7 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 142 113 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.55% 11.58% 17.81%
As % of the Vendors category 36.32% 27.36% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 63 86
Median daily rate £400 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £137 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 31
Median hourly rate £10.60 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.20 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £14.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
391 413 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.57% 42.32% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 188 267
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 37
Median hourly rate £10.80 £16.21 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.37% +8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.12 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +2 117 £400 +14.28% 17
High Wycombe -4 3 £225 +2.27% 3
Iver - 3 £500 -
Marlow - 3 £300 - 4
Aylesbury - 2 - - 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 95 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 90 (33.96%) Windows
3 85 (32.08%) MS Excel
4 81 (30.57%) SC Cleared
5 70 (26.42%) Active Directory
6 59 (22.26%) MS Office
7 47 (17.74%) ITIL
8 46 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (16.60%) Finance
9 44 (16.60%) SQL Server
10 36 (13.58%) DV Cleared
11 35 (13.21%) Linux
12 34 (12.83%) VMware
13 30 (11.32%) Unix
13 30 (11.32%) CRM
13 30 (11.32%) Oracle
14 29 (10.94%) MS Exchange
14 29 (10.94%) WAN
14 29 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (10.94%) Dynamics CRM
15 27 (10.19%) SharePoint
16 26 (9.81%) Project Management
17 25 (9.43%) .NET
17 25 (9.43%) SCCM
17 25 (9.43%) Windows Server
18 23 (8.68%) Migration
19 22 (8.30%) C#
20 21 (7.92%) HP
21 20 (7.55%) SQL
21 20 (7.55%) MS Project

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 29 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.53%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.02%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.64%) Drupal
6 7 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.26%) Apache
7 6 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.26%) IIS
7 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (32.08%) MS Excel
2 59 (22.26%) MS Office
3 20 (7.55%) MS Project
4 17 (6.42%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (10.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (4.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.38%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.17%) Office 365
2 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.40%) IaaS
4 6 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.94%) WAN
2 18 (6.79%) LAN
3 17 (6.42%) IPsec
3 17 (6.42%) SAN
3 17 (6.42%) SMTP
4 14 (5.28%) Firewall
5 13 (4.91%) Internet
6 11 (4.15%) ATM
6 11 (4.15%) DHCP
7 10 (3.77%) DNS
8 9 (3.40%) Wireless
9 8 (3.02%) MPLS
9 8 (3.02%) Skype
9 8 (3.02%) VoIP
10 7 (2.64%) ADSL
10 7 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.64%) FTP
10 7 (2.64%) SSH
10 7 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.40%) Power BI
4 8 (3.02%) DB2
5 6 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.13%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.13%) MS Access
7 3 (1.13%) MySQL
8 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.75%) SSDT
9 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.26%) ERwin
4 5 (1.89%) JIRA
5 4 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.13%) Selenium
6 3 (1.13%) Subversion
7 2 (0.75%) MSTest
7 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (16.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.42%) Retail
3 13 (4.91%) Banking
4 7 (2.64%) Advertising
5 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.51%) Legal
7 3 (1.13%) German Language
7 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (17.36%) Analyst
1 46 (17.36%) Architect
2 24 (9.06%) Consultant
3 22 (8.30%) Project Manager
4 21 (7.92%) Developer
5 16 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.04%) Technical Architect
6 11 (4.15%) Administrator
7 10 (3.77%) Data Analyst
7 10 (3.77%) Security Advisor
8 9 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.02%) CRM Architect
10 7 (2.64%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM Architect
10 7 (2.64%) Security Consultant
11 6 (2.26%) Active Directory Engineer
11 6 (2.26%) Agile Scrum Master
11 6 (2.26%) ETL Analyst
11 6 (2.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 6 (2.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.43%) .NET
2 16 (6.04%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (4.53%) HTML
4 11 (4.15%) SailPoint
5 10 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.02%) CSS
7 7 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (2.64%) jQuery
7 7 (2.64%) SAML
8 6 (2.26%) J2EE
9 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.51%) Ajax
10 4 (1.51%) XML
11 3 (1.13%) ADO.NET
11 3 (1.13%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.13%) HTML5
11 3 (1.13%) Web Services
12 2 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.42%) CESG
2 17 (6.42%) Cryptography
3 16 (6.04%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.15%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.77%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.26%) Clustering
6 6 (2.26%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.51%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.13%) PKI
8 3 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) Replication
8 3 (1.13%) Statistics
9 2 (0.75%) e-Health
9 2 (0.75%) IVR
9 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (33.96%) Windows
2 35 (13.21%) Linux
3 30 (11.32%) Unix
4 25 (9.43%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.55%) Windows Vista
6 18 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.91%) Android
11 12 (4.53%) Windows 7
12 11 (4.15%) CentOS
13 10 (3.77%) Windows 10
13 10 (3.77%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.64%) Solaris
14 7 (2.64%) Windows XP
15 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
15 6 (2.26%) zOS
16 3 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.74%) ITIL
2 46 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.32%) CRM
4 26 (9.81%) Project Management
5 23 (8.68%) Migration
6 20 (7.55%) PRINCE2
7 19 (7.17%) Logistics
8 18 (6.79%) Scrum
9 17 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (6.42%) ERP
9 17 (6.42%) Patch Management
10 16 (6.04%) Risk Management
10 16 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.66%) Information Assurance
12 14 (5.28%) Capacity Management
13 13 (4.91%) ITIL V2
13 13 (4.91%) MVC
14 10 (3.77%) Data Analysis
14 10 (3.77%) Data Migration
14 10 (3.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.30%) C#
2 20 (7.55%) SQL
3 13 (4.91%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.15%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.77%) VB
6 4 (1.51%) C
6 4 (1.51%) VBScript
7 3 (1.13%) Python
7 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.13%) VBA
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 81 (30.57%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.58%) DV Cleared
4 17 (6.42%) CESG Certified Professional
4 17 (6.42%) CISSP
5 12 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (4.15%) CEH
6 11 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (3.02%) APMP
8 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.51%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.51%) MCSE
9 4 (1.51%) OSCP
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.13%) ISEB
10 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.13%) MCP
11 2 (0.75%) CCNA
12 1 (0.38%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.15%) RMADS
2 9 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.02%) SLA
4 5 (1.89%) QA
5 3 (1.13%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.75%) BS25999
7 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.15%) vCloud
3 11 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.02%) Docker
6 7 (2.64%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.89%) vSphere
8 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (9.43%) SCCM
2 12 (4.53%) WSUS
3 8 (3.02%) Puppet
3 8 (3.02%) vRealize
4 7 (2.64%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.64%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.26%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.51%) SCOM
8 3 (1.13%) OVSD
8 3 (1.13%) vMotion
9 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.38%) Control-M
10 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.38%) OpenView
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (12.83%) VMware
2 30 (11.32%) Oracle
3 21 (7.92%) HP
4 19 (7.17%) Symantec
5 16 (6.04%) Cisco
5 16 (6.04%) Remedy
6 14 (5.28%) Citrix
7 13 (4.91%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.64%) SAP
9 6 (2.26%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.26%) MobileIron
10 5 (1.89%) Altiris
10 5 (1.89%) Avaya
10 5 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.51%) NetApp
12 3 (1.13%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.13%) Computacenter
12 3 (1.13%) Genesys
12 3 (1.13%) NCR
12 3 (1.13%) Veeam
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