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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 207 178 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.25% 16.35% 14.87%
As % of the Vendors category 37.64% 38.70% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 88 54
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 26
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
550 460 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.83% 42.24% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 231 173
Average daily rate £350 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.47 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £98.60 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 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
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 27 March 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 27 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
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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 +1 147 £300 -25.00% 33
High Wycombe +1 18 £350 -21.12% 8
Aylesbury +6 2 - - 6
Marlow - 1 £225 -
Newport Pagnell - - - - 1
Olney - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - - 1
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Amersham - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 209 (49.53%) MS Excel
2 144 (34.12%) MS Office
3 129 (30.57%) Windows
3 129 (30.57%) Security Cleared
4 121 (28.67%) SC Cleared
5 114 (27.01%) ITIL
6 107 (25.36%) Finance
7 77 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (14.69%) Active Directory
10 58 (13.74%) SQL
11 55 (13.03%) PRINCE2
12 54 (12.80%) DV Cleared
13 52 (12.32%) SQL Server
13 52 (12.32%) Project Management
14 49 (11.61%) VMware
14 49 (11.61%) Service Management
14 49 (11.61%) MS Project
15 44 (10.43%) MS PowerPoint
16 43 (10.19%) SharePoint
16 43 (10.19%) Change Management
17 41 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 41 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (8.77%) CRM
20 35 (8.29%) SLA
20 35 (8.29%) Dynamics CRM
21 34 (8.06%) .NET
22 32 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
22 32 (7.58%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 43 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.87%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.32%) IIS
5 11 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.66%) Lync
9 6 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.47%) CMS
12 2 (0.47%) SAS
12 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.47%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (49.53%) MS Excel
2 144 (34.12%) MS Office
3 49 (11.61%) MS Project
4 44 (10.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (7.11%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (8.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.61%) Office 365
2 7 (1.66%) PaaS
3 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.92%) Internet
2 19 (4.50%) Firewall
2 19 (4.50%) LAN
3 18 (4.27%) WAN
4 14 (3.32%) ATM
5 12 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.61%) DNS
6 11 (2.61%) VoIP
7 10 (2.37%) ADSL
7 10 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (2.37%) MPLS
8 8 (1.90%) 3G
8 8 (1.90%) NAS
8 8 (1.90%) SAN
8 8 (1.90%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.42%) VPN
9 6 (1.42%) 4G
9 6 (1.42%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (1.90%) MS Access
2 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.42%) MySQL
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.71%) OLAP
6 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.47%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.47%) OLTP
7 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) JIRA
2 7 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.42%) Selenium
4 4 (0.95%) NUnit
4 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.71%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.24%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) MSTest
7 1 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 107 (25.36%) Finance
2 19 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.27%) Banking
4 9 (2.13%) Marketing
5 7 (1.66%) Retail
5 7 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.95%) Advertising
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 145 (34.36%) Analyst
2 29 (6.87%) Project Manager
2 29 (6.87%) Administrator
3 27 (6.40%) Developer
4 25 (5.92%) Service Analyst
4 25 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (5.45%) Consultant
6 20 (4.74%) 1st Line Support
6 20 (4.74%) Support Engineer
7 19 (4.50%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.03%) Architect
9 14 (3.32%) Coordinator
9 14 (3.32%) Data Analyst
9 14 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
10 13 (3.08%) Service Manager
10 13 (3.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 12 (2.84%) MI Analyst
12 11 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (2.61%) Desktop Support
13 10 (2.37%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.06%) .NET
2 15 (3.55%) .NET Framework
3 12 (2.84%) Web Services
4 11 (2.61%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.61%) HTML
5 10 (2.37%) CSS
5 10 (2.37%) XML
6 8 (1.90%) Middleware
7 7 (1.66%) SOAP
7 7 (1.66%) REST
8 6 (1.42%) jQuery
8 6 (1.42%) HTML5
9 5 (1.18%) CSS3
10 4 (0.95%) WCF
11 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.47%) WinForms
12 2 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.03%) User Experience
4 13 (3.08%) Clustering
5 11 (2.61%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.61%) CMDB
6 9 (2.13%) Statistics
7 8 (1.90%) e-Health
8 7 (1.66%) Social Media
8 7 (1.66%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.42%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.18%) IVR
11 4 (0.95%) NHS
11 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.71%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.71%) PKI
13 2 (0.47%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 129 (30.57%) Windows
2 65 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (7.58%) Windows 7
5 25 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.98%) Windows XP
6 21 (4.98%) Linux
7 16 (3.79%) UNIX
7 16 (3.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 14 (3.32%) Windows 2000
9 12 (2.84%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (27.01%) ITIL
2 55 (13.03%) PRINCE2
3 52 (12.32%) Project Management
4 49 (11.61%) Service Management
5 43 (10.19%) Change Management
6 37 (8.77%) CRM
7 32 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (6.16%) ITSM
9 26 (6.16%) Service Delivery
10 24 (5.69%) Change Control
11 21 (4.98%) Line Management
12 19 (4.50%) Migration
13 15 (3.55%) Data Analysis
13 15 (3.55%) Project Planning
14 14 (3.32%) People Management
14 14 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (3.08%) ITIL V3
15 13 (3.08%) ETL
16 12 (2.84%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.74%) SQL
2 24 (5.69%) VBA
2 24 (5.69%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.27%) C#
4 11 (2.61%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.37%) C
6 8 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.18%) VB
8 4 (0.95%) C++
8 4 (0.95%) Java
8 4 (0.95%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.71%) VBScript
9 3 (0.71%) Ruby
10 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) X++
11 1 (0.24%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.24%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 129 (30.57%) Security Cleared
2 121 (28.67%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.80%) DV Cleared
4 41 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 24 (5.69%) MCSE
7 20 (4.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 19 (4.50%) MCP
9 14 (3.32%) CCNA
9 14 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.32%) Degree
10 12 (2.84%) HNC
10 12 (2.84%) HND
11 10 (2.37%) APMP
12 6 (1.42%) CCNP
13 5 (1.18%) ISEB
14 4 (0.95%) MCSA
14 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.95%) MCITP
15 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.29%) SLA
2 18 (4.27%) QA
3 6 (1.42%) HL7
4 4 (0.95%) DICOM
4 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) P3O
6 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 62 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.32%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.61%) ISA Server
6 10 (2.37%) Firmware
7 9 (2.13%) XenApp
8 8 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.42%) vSphere
10 5 (1.18%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.18%) NFS
11 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (4.50%) OVSD
2 18 (4.27%) SCCM
3 12 (2.84%) SCOM
4 11 (2.61%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.90%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (1.66%) XenMobile
7 7 (1.66%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.42%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.71%) WSUS
10 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (11.61%) VMware
2 29 (6.87%) Remedy
2 29 (6.87%) Cisco
3 26 (6.16%) Citrix
4 20 (4.74%) Oracle
5 14 (3.32%) McAfee
6 13 (3.08%) HP
7 11 (2.61%) F5
8 9 (2.13%) Lumension
9 8 (1.90%) Sophos
9 8 (1.90%) CA
9 8 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.66%) NetApp
10 7 (1.66%) Intel
11 6 (1.42%) Primavera
11 6 (1.42%) BMC
12 5 (1.18%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.18%) Avaya
13 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.95%) IBM
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