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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 202 183 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.43% 15.34% 13.87%
As % of the Vendors category 31.56% 36.02% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 86 47
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£300 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 30
Average hourly rate £10.04 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.73% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.25 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.75 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
640 508 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.71% 42.58% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 263 207
Average daily rate £388 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.85 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.57 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 0 178 £300 -2.51% 23
Beaconsfield +1 2 - -
High Wycombe -5 2 - - 8
Bletchley - 2 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 158 (42.82%) MS Excel
2 120 (32.52%) Windows
3 100 (27.10%) ITIL
4 83 (22.49%) Security Cleared
5 82 (22.22%) MS Office
6 79 (21.41%) Finance
7 72 (19.51%) Active Directory
8 69 (18.70%) SC Cleared
9 60 (16.26%) SQL
10 54 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (12.74%) DV Cleared
12 44 (11.92%) SQL Server
13 43 (11.65%) HP
14 42 (11.38%) .NET
14 42 (11.38%) VMware
15 39 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (10.30%) Project Management
17 37 (10.03%) MS PowerPoint
18 35 (9.49%) PRINCE2
18 35 (9.49%) CRM
18 35 (9.49%) Hyper-V
19 34 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (8.94%) SharePoint
21 31 (8.40%) Remedy
21 31 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
22 30 (8.13%) PowerShell
22 30 (8.13%) Service Management
22 30 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
22 30 (8.13%) SLA
23 29 (7.86%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 29 (7.86%) MS Exchange
3 26 (7.05%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (4.88%) Lync
5 15 (4.07%) IIS
6 12 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.17%) Apache
8 8 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.90%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.81%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.81%) CMS
13 2 (0.54%) SAS
13 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.54%) Moodle
13 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 158 (42.82%) MS Excel
2 82 (22.22%) MS Office
3 37 (10.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (7.59%) MS Project
5 25 (6.78%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.54%) InDesign
9 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.63%) Primavera
3 3 (0.81%) assyst
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (3.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) IaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) ATM
2 13 (3.52%) DNS
3 12 (3.25%) SAN
3 12 (3.25%) Firewall
4 11 (2.98%) Internet
5 7 (1.90%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.36%) NetScaler
6 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.36%) LAN
6 5 (1.36%) WAN
6 5 (1.36%) DHCP
7 4 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.08%) Wireless
8 3 (0.81%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.81%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.81%) VoIP
8 3 (0.81%) ADSL
8 3 (0.81%) MPLS
8 3 (0.81%) Intranet
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.81%) MS Access
8 2 (0.54%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.90%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.08%) Selenium
4 3 (0.81%) PVCS
4 3 (0.81%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.54%) MSI
5 2 (0.54%) Introscope
5 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.27%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 79 (21.41%) Finance
2 20 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.79%) Retail
4 13 (3.52%) Banking
5 10 (2.71%) Marketing
5 10 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.36%) Automotive
6 5 (1.36%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.08%) Back Office
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 3 (0.81%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) German Language
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 111 (30.08%) Analyst
2 31 (8.40%) Consultant
3 28 (7.59%) Project Manager
4 27 (7.32%) Developer
5 24 (6.50%) Administrator
6 17 (4.61%) BizTalk Administrator
7 16 (4.34%) Data Analyst
8 12 (3.25%) Architect
8 12 (3.25%) Test Analyst
9 11 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.71%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (2.71%) Service Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Coordinator
10 10 (2.71%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 9 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (2.44%) Configuration Analyst
11 9 (2.44%) Windows Administrator
11 9 (2.44%) Active Directory Consultant
12 8 (2.17%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.38%) .NET
2 19 (5.15%) .NET Framework
3 17 (4.61%) XML
4 14 (3.79%) HTML
5 11 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.71%) XSLT
7 9 (2.44%) MSMQ
7 9 (2.44%) Web Services
7 9 (2.44%) WCF
8 8 (2.17%) EDI
9 7 (1.90%) XSD
9 7 (1.90%) CSS
10 6 (1.63%) LINQ
10 6 (1.63%) HTML5
10 6 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (1.63%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.08%) X-Windows
11 4 (1.08%) Middleware
12 3 (0.81%) SAP Smart Forms
12 3 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.59%) CMDB
3 23 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.69%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.07%) User Experience
6 13 (3.52%) Statistics
7 12 (3.25%) PKI
8 10 (2.71%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.44%) Clustering
10 8 (2.17%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.36%) e-Health
12 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.08%) Social Media
13 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.81%) Replication
14 3 (0.81%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 120 (32.52%) Windows
2 54 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.79%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.71%) Linux
7 9 (2.44%) UNIX
8 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.36%) Android
9 3 (0.81%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.81%) Solaris
9 3 (0.81%) AIX
9 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.10%) ITIL
2 38 (10.30%) Project Management
3 35 (9.49%) PRINCE2
3 35 (9.49%) CRM
4 34 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (8.13%) Service Management
6 26 (7.05%) Migration
7 25 (6.78%) ITIL V3
8 24 (6.50%) Data Analysis
9 22 (5.96%) ITSM
10 20 (5.42%) Configuration Management
11 17 (4.61%) Service Delivery
12 16 (4.34%) Change Management
13 14 (3.79%) Change Control
14 13 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (2.98%) Incident Management
16 10 (2.71%) Project Planning
16 10 (2.71%) Logistics
16 10 (2.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.26%) SQL
2 30 (8.13%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.50%) C#
4 12 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.71%) VBScript
6 9 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.90%) VBA
9 4 (1.08%) Java
10 2 (0.54%) C
10 2 (0.54%) C++
10 2 (0.54%) Ruby
10 2 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) X++
11 1 (0.27%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 83 (22.49%) Security Cleared
2 69 (18.70%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.74%) DV Cleared
4 26 (7.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.98%) MCSE
7 9 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.44%) MCITP
7 9 (2.44%) Degree
8 8 (2.17%) MCTS
8 8 (2.17%) ISEB
9 7 (1.90%) CCA
9 7 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (1.90%) CCNA
9 7 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.63%) MCSA
10 6 (1.63%) VCP5
11 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.36%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.13%) SLA
2 8 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 8 (2.17%) QA
3 7 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.36%) BS25999
5 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.81%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.54%) HL7
7 2 (0.54%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 72 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.49%) Hyper-V
3 31 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.42%) vSphere
5 13 (3.52%) ISA Server
6 12 (3.25%) XenApp
7 11 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.08%) UAG
10 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.54%) Squid
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) NFS
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (7.05%) SCCM
2 21 (5.69%) OVSD
3 16 (4.34%) WSUS
3 16 (4.34%) SCOM
4 10 (2.71%) AirWatch
5 7 (1.90%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.36%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.54%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.54%) OpenView
10 1 (0.27%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 43 (11.65%) HP
2 42 (11.38%) VMware
3 31 (8.40%) Remedy
4 28 (7.59%) Citrix
5 25 (6.78%) Cisco
6 19 (5.15%) Oracle
7 16 (4.34%) NetApp
8 13 (3.52%) Adobe
9 8 (2.17%) SAP
9 8 (2.17%) BMC
10 7 (1.90%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.63%) NetScout
12 5 (1.36%) Lumension
12 5 (1.36%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.36%) CA
12 5 (1.36%) EMC
13 4 (1.08%) IBM
13 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.08%) F5
13 4 (1.08%) Symantec
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