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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 211 174 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.41% 16.96% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 37.28% 39.91% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 90 61
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£320 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £139 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.05 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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
566 436 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.70% 42.50% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 220 146
Average daily rate £338 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 44
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £145.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 143 £300 -15.49% 51
High Wycombe +2 20 £350 -15.15% 17
Aylesbury +5 1 - - 4
Marlow - 1 £225 - 2
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - - 2
Newport Pagnell - - - - 1
Olney - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 211 (50.24%) MS Excel
2 147 (35.00%) MS Office
3 141 (33.57%) Windows
4 135 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 123 (29.29%) SC Cleared
6 110 (26.19%) ITIL
7 108 (25.71%) Finance
8 84 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 72 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (15.71%) Active Directory
11 56 (13.33%) PRINCE2
11 56 (13.33%) Project Management
12 55 (13.10%) VMware
13 53 (12.62%) Service Management
14 52 (12.38%) SQL
14 52 (12.38%) DV Cleared
15 50 (11.90%) MS Project
16 49 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 48 (11.43%) SQL Server
18 47 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
19 45 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (10.48%) SharePoint
21 43 (10.24%) Change Management
22 42 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
23 36 (8.57%) Windows 7
24 35 (8.33%) Hyper-V
24 35 (8.33%) SLA
25 34 (8.10%) .NET
26 33 (7.86%) MS Exchange
26 33 (7.86%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 44 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.86%) MS Exchange
3 24 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (3.81%) IIS
5 12 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.67%) Lync
9 5 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.19%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.48%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
10 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 211 (50.24%) MS Excel
2 147 (35.00%) MS Office
3 50 (11.90%) MS Project
4 47 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (7.38%) MS Visio
6 9 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (7.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.86%) Office 365
2 7 (1.67%) PaaS
3 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.48%) SaaS
5 2 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.43%) Internet
2 18 (4.29%) Firewall
3 17 (4.05%) LAN
4 16 (3.81%) WAN
5 12 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.62%) NAS
6 11 (2.62%) DNS
6 11 (2.62%) ATM
6 11 (2.62%) SAN
7 10 (2.38%) VoIP
7 10 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.14%) MPLS
8 9 (2.14%) ADSL
9 8 (1.90%) 3G
10 7 (1.67%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.43%) 4G
11 6 (1.43%) VPN
11 6 (1.43%) BIG-IP
12 5 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (1.90%) MS Access
2 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.43%) MySQL
5 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.71%) OLAP
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.48%) OLTP
8 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) JIRA
2 6 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.19%) Selenium
4 4 (0.95%) NUnit
5 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.71%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.24%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Moq
7 1 (0.24%) MSTest
General
1 108 (25.71%) Finance
2 21 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.29%) Banking
4 7 (1.67%) Marketing
5 5 (1.19%) Retail
6 4 (0.95%) Advertising
7 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 135 (32.14%) Analyst
2 31 (7.38%) Administrator
3 29 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 27 (6.43%) Developer
5 26 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 19 (4.52%) Consultant
8 18 (4.29%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.29%) Coordinator
9 16 (3.81%) Architect
10 13 (3.10%) Data Analyst
10 13 (3.10%) Service Manager
11 12 (2.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 12 (2.86%) Team Leader
12 11 (2.62%) Project Coordinator
12 11 (2.62%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 11 (2.62%) MI Analyst
12 11 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.10%) .NET
2 15 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.38%) HTML
3 10 (2.38%) Web Services
3 10 (2.38%) XML
3 10 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.38%) CSS
4 7 (1.67%) Middleware
5 6 (1.43%) REST
5 6 (1.43%) HTML5
5 6 (1.43%) SOAP
5 6 (1.43%) jQuery
6 5 (1.19%) CSS3
7 4 (0.95%) WCF
8 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.48%) WinForms
9 2 (0.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.57%) Clustering
4 13 (3.10%) User Experience
5 12 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.14%) Statistics
7 8 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.90%) CMDB
8 7 (1.67%) e-Health
9 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.19%) IVR
11 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.95%) NHS
11 4 (0.95%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.71%) PKI
12 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.71%) Social Media
12 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 141 (33.57%) Windows
2 72 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 29 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (5.95%) Linux
7 23 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 18 (4.29%) UNIX
9 17 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (4.05%) Windows 2000
10 15 (3.57%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.19%) CentOS
12 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (26.19%) ITIL
2 56 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 56 (13.33%) Project Management
3 53 (12.62%) Service Management
4 43 (10.24%) Change Management
5 33 (7.86%) CRM
6 29 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.19%) ITSM
9 24 (5.71%) Change Control
10 22 (5.24%) Line Management
11 20 (4.76%) Migration
12 15 (3.57%) Validation
12 15 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (3.33%) Project Planning
13 14 (3.33%) Incident Management
13 14 (3.33%) Data Analysis
14 13 (3.10%) Test Scripting
14 13 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.38%) SQL
2 25 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.71%) VBA
4 16 (3.81%) C#
5 12 (2.86%) C
5 12 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.19%) VB
8 4 (0.95%) PHP
8 4 (0.95%) Java
8 4 (0.95%) C++
9 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.71%) VBScript
10 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) X++
11 1 (0.24%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 135 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 123 (29.29%) SC Cleared
3 52 (12.38%) DV Cleared
4 49 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (6.90%) MCSE
6 25 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (5.48%) MCP
8 18 (4.29%) Degree
8 18 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (2.86%) CCNA
9 12 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.86%) HNC
9 12 (2.86%) HND
10 9 (2.14%) APMP
11 6 (1.43%) VCP4
12 5 (1.19%) ISEB
12 5 (1.19%) CCNP
13 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.95%) MCITP
14 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.33%) SLA
2 17 (4.05%) QA
3 6 (1.43%) HL7
4 4 (0.95%) DICOM
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) BS25999
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 66 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.05%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.10%) ISA Server
5 13 (3.10%) Firmware
6 9 (2.14%) XenApp
7 8 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.43%) vSphere
8 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.19%) NFS
10 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (3.81%) OVSD
2 15 (3.57%) SCCM
2 15 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (2.38%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.14%) SCOM
6 7 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
6 7 (1.67%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.71%) WSUS
9 3 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (13.10%) VMware
2 29 (6.90%) Citrix
3 28 (6.67%) Cisco
4 27 (6.43%) Remedy
5 21 (5.00%) Oracle
6 17 (4.05%) McAfee
7 14 (3.33%) Lumension
8 12 (2.86%) Sophos
9 11 (2.62%) HP
9 11 (2.62%) F5
10 10 (2.38%) Intel
11 7 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.67%) NetApp
11 7 (1.67%) CA
12 6 (1.43%) BMC
12 6 (1.43%) Primavera
13 5 (1.19%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.19%) Lotus
13 5 (1.19%) Avaya
14 4 (0.95%) Akamai
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Rate: 230-240 a day
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
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ComputAppoint
Posted: Yesterday
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Involved Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Mercedes Benz
Rate: Circa £30,000 pro rata plus10% Bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day + Overtime
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £180.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago