The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 189 152 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.66% 14.69% 14.51%
As % of the Vendors category 34.18% 33.70% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 49 49
Average daily rate
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£308 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.47 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
553 451 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.90% 43.57% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 214 185
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
South East

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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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 +2 151 £320 -5.88% 33
High Wycombe +6 12 £275 +22.22% 8
Amersham -1 5 £325 - 1
Beaconsfield - 2 £283 -
Marlow - 1 £325 - 2
Aylesbury - - - - 5
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 136 (35.51%) MS Excel
2 133 (34.73%) Windows
3 95 (24.80%) Active Directory
4 91 (23.76%) MS Office
5 80 (20.89%) Security Cleared
6 70 (18.28%) SC Cleared
6 70 (18.28%) ITIL
7 67 (17.49%) Finance
8 56 (14.62%) MS Exchange
9 54 (14.10%) Oracle
10 47 (12.27%) SQL
10 47 (12.27%) MS Project
10 47 (12.27%) PRINCE2
10 47 (12.27%) Migration
11 44 (11.49%) Windows 7
12 42 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (10.97%) DV Cleared
13 40 (10.44%) Project Management
14 39 (10.18%) SQL Server
15 36 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (9.14%) VMware
17 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
18 32 (8.36%) .NET
19 31 (8.09%) Cisco
20 30 (7.83%) Windows XP
20 30 (7.83%) Blackberry
20 30 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
21 29 (7.57%) C#
21 29 (7.57%) Citrix
22 28 (7.31%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 56 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 30 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (6.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (5.22%) Lync
6 19 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.57%) IIS
10 6 (1.57%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (1.31%) CMS
12 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.04%) Content Management Server
12 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.52%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.52%) Kentico
13 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 136 (35.51%) MS Excel
2 91 (23.76%) MS Office
3 47 (12.27%) MS Project
4 28 (7.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (3.92%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.61%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.57%) Staffware
2 6 (1.57%) TIBCO iProcess
3 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.27%) Firewall
2 18 (4.70%) SAN
3 13 (3.39%) NAS
4 12 (3.13%) LAN
5 10 (2.61%) Internet
5 10 (2.61%) WAN
6 8 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (1.83%) SMTP
8 6 (1.57%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.31%) ICMP
9 5 (1.31%) VoIP
9 5 (1.31%) DNS
9 5 (1.31%) LDAP
10 4 (1.04%) MPLS
10 4 (1.04%) DSL
10 4 (1.04%) Network Security
10 4 (1.04%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.04%) MS Access
7 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.78%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.52%) MySQL
9 2 (0.52%) QlikView
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.70%) NUnit
3 4 (1.04%) Ant
4 3 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.52%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.26%) XMLUnit
6 1 (0.26%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.26%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (17.49%) Finance
2 26 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.35%) Retail
4 8 (2.09%) Banking
5 7 (1.83%) Back Office
6 4 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (27.68%) Analyst
2 27 (7.05%) Developer
3 25 (6.53%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.48%) Consultant
5 19 (4.96%) Support Analyst
6 15 (3.92%) Data Analyst
6 15 (3.92%) Administrator
6 15 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
6 15 (3.92%) Architect
6 15 (3.92%) Coordinator
7 12 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 11 (2.87%) Help Desk Support
8 11 (2.87%) Senior Developer
9 10 (2.61%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (2.61%) Messaging Engineer
10 9 (2.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (2.35%) PMO Analyst
10 9 (2.35%) ScrumMaster
10 9 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (2.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.36%) .NET
2 12 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (2.87%) .NET Framework
3 11 (2.87%) WCF
4 10 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.09%) Web Services
5 8 (2.09%) XML
5 8 (2.09%) Middleware
6 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.83%) HTML
7 6 (1.57%) Velocity
8 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (1.04%) CSS
10 3 (0.78%) jQuery
10 3 (0.78%) LINQ
10 3 (0.78%) HTML5
10 3 (0.78%) WinForms
10 3 (0.78%) XSL
10 3 (0.78%) REST
11 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.83%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.35%) CESG
4 9 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.09%) NHS
6 6 (1.57%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.31%) PKI
7 5 (1.31%) Clustering
8 4 (1.04%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.04%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.04%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.04%) Statistics
9 3 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.78%) PDA
9 3 (0.78%) PMI
10 2 (0.52%) EPoS
10 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 133 (34.73%) Windows
2 44 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 42 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (7.83%) Windows XP
6 21 (5.48%) UNIX
7 16 (4.18%) Android
8 10 (2.61%) Linux
9 9 (2.35%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (1.83%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.31%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.52%) AIX
13 2 (0.52%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.28%) ITIL
2 47 (12.27%) PRINCE2
2 47 (12.27%) Migration
3 40 (10.44%) Project Management
4 23 (6.01%) Scrum
5 22 (5.74%) TDD
6 19 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (4.70%) Problem Management
7 18 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (4.70%) Automated Testing
8 17 (4.44%) Change Management
9 16 (4.18%) Data Management
10 14 (3.66%) CRM
10 14 (3.66%) Test Scripting
11 13 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (3.39%) OO
11 13 (3.39%) SOA
12 12 (3.13%) Service Management
12 12 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.27%) SQL
2 29 (7.57%) C#
3 17 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.92%) VBScript
5 13 (3.39%) VB
5 13 (3.39%) Java
6 10 (2.61%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.04%) VBA
10 3 (0.78%) C
11 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 70 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 42 (10.97%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (3.66%) MCSE
7 10 (2.61%) ISEB
8 9 (2.35%) Degree
8 9 (2.35%) HNC
8 9 (2.35%) HND
9 8 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.83%) MCP
11 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.31%) MCITP
12 5 (1.31%) CCNA
12 5 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.78%) MCDST
13 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.78%) PMP
13 3 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.48%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) P3O
4 4 (1.04%) BS15000
5 2 (0.52%) BS25999
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.61%) vSphere
5 7 (1.83%) XenApp
6 5 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.04%) NLBS
7 4 (1.04%) Xen
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (5.74%) SCCM
2 11 (2.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (2.09%) OVSD
4 7 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.57%) TIBCO Hawk
5 6 (1.57%) SCOM
6 5 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.04%) WSUS
8 3 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.52%) SCSM
9 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.52%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 54 (14.10%) Oracle
2 35 (9.14%) VMware
3 31 (8.09%) Cisco
4 29 (7.57%) Citrix
5 20 (5.22%) HP
5 20 (5.22%) Symantec
6 19 (4.96%) MobileIron
6 19 (4.96%) Remedy
7 18 (4.70%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.87%) RightFax
8 11 (2.87%) IronPort
8 11 (2.87%) NetApp
8 11 (2.87%) SAP
9 9 (2.35%) IBM
10 8 (2.09%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.83%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.83%) Intel
12 6 (1.57%) Lumension
12 6 (1.57%) EMC
13 5 (1.31%) StorageTek
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