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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 192 179 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.99% 17.33% 19.90%
As % of the Vendors category 36.02% 41.92% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 97 58
Average daily rate
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£301 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.49 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £28.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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
533 427 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 47.17% 41.34% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 224 133
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.26 £9.48 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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 -1 126 £275 -19.11% 30
High Wycombe +3 25 £303 +124.25% 5
Aylesbury - 2 £400 - 5
Newport Pagnell - 1 £300 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Olney - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - - 1
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 205 (51.12%) MS Excel
2 136 (33.92%) Windows
3 125 (31.17%) Security Cleared
4 119 (29.68%) MS Office
5 113 (28.18%) SC Cleared
6 100 (24.94%) Finance
7 94 (23.44%) ITIL
8 68 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
9 66 (16.46%) Active Directory
10 65 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (14.21%) VMware
12 54 (13.47%) Project Management
13 53 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 49 (12.22%) PRINCE2
15 48 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 47 (11.72%) MS Project
16 47 (11.72%) Service Management
17 45 (11.22%) DV Cleared
18 42 (10.47%) SLA
19 41 (10.22%) Citrix
19 41 (10.22%) MS PowerPoint
20 38 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
20 38 (9.48%) Change Management
21 36 (8.98%) SharePoint
21 36 (8.98%) MS Exchange
22 35 (8.73%) MS Visio
22 35 (8.73%) Service Delivery
23 34 (8.48%) MCSE
23 34 (8.48%) SQL
23 34 (8.48%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 36 (8.98%) SharePoint
1 36 (8.98%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.48%) IIS
3 24 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.75%) Lync
9 5 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.50%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.25%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 205 (51.12%) MS Excel
2 119 (29.68%) MS Office
3 47 (11.72%) MS Project
4 41 (10.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (8.73%) MS Visio
6 11 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.99%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.75%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.49%) Internet
2 20 (4.99%) Firewall
3 17 (4.24%) SAN
4 16 (3.99%) NAS
5 14 (3.49%) LAN
6 13 (3.24%) WAN
6 13 (3.24%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.49%) VoIP
8 7 (1.75%) ADSL
8 7 (1.75%) Broadband
8 7 (1.75%) DNS
8 7 (1.75%) MPLS
9 6 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.50%) ATM
10 5 (1.25%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (1.00%) DHCP
12 3 (0.75%) 3G
12 3 (0.75%) 2G
12 3 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (2.24%) MS Access
3 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.50%) MySQL
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.50%) OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) OLTP
7 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.50%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) NUnit
1 6 (1.50%) JIRA
1 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.75%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.50%) Toad
4 2 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.50%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) MSTest
5 1 (0.25%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 100 (24.94%) Finance
2 21 (5.24%) Banking
3 20 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.25%) Marketing
5 4 (1.00%) Retail
5 4 (1.00%) Advertising
6 3 (0.75%) Back Office
6 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (28.93%) Analyst
2 35 (8.73%) Administrator
3 30 (7.48%) 1st Line Support
4 29 (7.23%) Service Analyst
4 29 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (5.24%) Support Engineer
6 20 (4.99%) Coordinator
7 19 (4.74%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.74%) Developer
8 15 (3.74%) Support Analyst
9 14 (3.49%) Service Manager
10 13 (3.24%) Consultant
10 13 (3.24%) Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Team Leader
11 12 (2.99%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 11 (2.74%) CRM Analyst
12 11 (2.74%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 10 (2.49%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (2.49%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (2.49%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.23%) .NET
2 11 (2.74%) .NET Framework
3 9 (2.24%) CSS
3 9 (2.24%) HTML
4 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.75%) Web Services
5 7 (1.75%) XML
5 7 (1.75%) HTML5
5 7 (1.75%) CSS3
6 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (1.25%) WCF
7 4 (1.00%) WinForms
8 3 (0.75%) jQuery
9 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.50%) Java EE
9 2 (0.50%) Middleware
9 2 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.50%) J2EE
10 1 (0.25%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.74%) Clustering
4 12 (2.99%) User Experience
5 10 (2.49%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.75%) Statistics
8 5 (1.25%) IVR
8 5 (1.25%) e-Health
8 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.00%) CMDB
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.75%) NHS
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) PMI
11 2 (0.50%) Informatics
11 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (33.92%) Windows
2 65 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (8.48%) Windows 7
5 30 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.99%) UNIX
6 24 (5.99%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.49%) Linux
8 21 (5.24%) Windows 2000
9 18 (4.49%) Windows NT
10 16 (3.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (23.44%) ITIL
2 54 (13.47%) Project Management
3 49 (12.22%) PRINCE2
4 47 (11.72%) Service Management
5 38 (9.48%) Change Management
6 35 (8.73%) Service Delivery
7 33 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (7.48%) CRM
9 22 (5.49%) Migration
9 22 (5.49%) ITSM
10 19 (4.74%) Line Management
11 17 (4.24%) Change Control
12 15 (3.74%) People Management
12 15 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.74%) Test Scripting
13 14 (3.49%) Validation
14 13 (3.24%) Incident Management
15 12 (2.99%) PRINCE
15 12 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.48%) SQL
2 23 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.99%) C#
4 14 (3.49%) VBA
5 11 (2.74%) C
6 8 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.25%) Java
9 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) PHP
10 2 (0.50%) C++
10 2 (0.50%) VBScript
10 2 (0.50%) VB
10 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) X++
11 1 (0.25%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 125 (31.17%) Security Cleared
2 113 (28.18%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (11.22%) DV Cleared
5 34 (8.48%) MCSE
6 23 (5.74%) MCP
7 21 (5.24%) Degree
7 21 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (4.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (2.49%) HNC
9 10 (2.49%) HND
10 8 (2.00%) CCNA
10 8 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.75%) CCNP
12 3 (0.75%) ISEB
12 3 (0.75%) MCITP
13 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.47%) SLA
2 7 (1.75%) QA
3 6 (1.50%) HL7
4 4 (1.00%) DICOM
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) BS25999
6 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 66 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.24%) VMware ESX
5 19 (4.74%) ISA Server
6 15 (3.74%) Terminal Services
7 13 (3.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 12 (2.99%) Firmware
9 10 (2.49%) XenApp
10 8 (2.00%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.00%) vSphere
11 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.75%) UAG
12 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.24%) BladeLogic
2 15 (3.74%) SCCM
2 15 (3.74%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (3.24%) OVSD
4 13 (3.24%) SCOM
5 11 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.75%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.25%) SCSM
11 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (14.21%) VMware
2 41 (10.22%) Citrix
3 31 (7.73%) Oracle
4 23 (5.74%) Remedy
5 19 (4.74%) Cisco
6 18 (4.49%) McAfee
7 15 (3.74%) Intel
8 14 (3.49%) Lumension
9 12 (2.99%) Sophos
10 10 (2.49%) HP
11 7 (1.75%) F5
12 6 (1.50%) BMC
12 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.25%) CA
13 5 (1.25%) Avaya
13 5 (1.25%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.00%) IBM
14 4 (1.00%) NetApp
15 3 (0.75%) Lotus
15 3 (0.75%) Primavera
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