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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 185 190 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.38% 15.43% 15.76%
As % of the Vendors category 35.24% 36.47% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 85 61
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.29% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £239 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 32
Average hourly rate £10.04 £13.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.80 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
525 521 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.64% 42.32% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 266 186
Average daily rate £329 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 134 £310 -10.28% 30
High Wycombe +4 18 £350 +16.66% 11
Beaconsfield 0 2 £283 -16.29%
Marlow 0 1 - - 1
Aylesbury -4 1 - - 5
Bletchley - 1 £250 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 184 (46.12%) MS Excel
2 144 (36.09%) MS Office
3 133 (33.33%) Windows
4 110 (27.57%) Security Cleared
5 104 (26.07%) ITIL
6 103 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 90 (22.56%) Finance
8 65 (16.29%) Active Directory
9 63 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (14.04%) SQL
11 55 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
12 50 (12.53%) PRINCE2
13 47 (11.78%) DV Cleared
14 46 (11.53%) SQL Server
15 44 (11.03%) CRM
15 44 (11.03%) VMware
16 43 (10.78%) Project Management
17 42 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
18 39 (9.77%) MS PowerPoint
18 39 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (9.52%) .NET
20 37 (9.27%) MS Project
20 37 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
20 37 (9.27%) Service Management
21 34 (8.52%) SharePoint
22 33 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
23 32 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (8.02%) Hyper-V
24 31 (7.77%) Remedy
24 31 (7.77%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.51%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.26%) Lync
5 11 (2.76%) IIS
6 10 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.00%) SAS
9 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.50%) CMS
10 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 184 (46.12%) MS Excel
2 144 (36.09%) MS Office
3 39 (9.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (9.27%) MS Project
5 17 (4.26%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.75%) Primavera
3 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.01%) Office 365
2 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.50%) PaaS
4 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.76%) Internet
2 11 (2.76%) ATM
2 11 (2.76%) LAN
2 11 (2.76%) WAN
2 11 (2.76%) DNS
3 10 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.51%) Firewall
4 7 (1.75%) Wireless
5 6 (1.50%) VPN
6 5 (1.25%) BIG-IP
6 5 (1.25%) 3G
6 5 (1.25%) MPLS
6 5 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.25%) ADSL
7 4 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.00%) VoIP
7 4 (1.00%) SAN
7 4 (1.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.25%) MySQL
4 5 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.75%) Base SAS
6 3 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.75%) MS Access
7 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.50%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.50%) OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.01%) JIRA
2 6 (1.50%) Selenium
2 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.75%) NUnit
5 3 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.25%) Moq
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
General
1 90 (22.56%) Finance
2 19 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.76%) Banking
4 9 (2.26%) Marketing
5 7 (1.75%) Retail
5 7 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.25%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.25%) Back Office
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (30.83%) Analyst
2 33 (8.27%) Developer
3 32 (8.02%) Administrator
4 30 (7.52%) Consultant
5 28 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.01%) BizTalk Administrator
7 17 (4.26%) Coordinator
8 14 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 14 (3.51%) Service Manager
9 13 (3.26%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.01%) Service Analyst
10 12 (3.01%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.01%) Project Coordinator
10 12 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (2.76%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.51%) Architect
13 9 (2.26%) MI Analyst
14 8 (2.01%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.52%) .NET
2 18 (4.51%) .NET Framework
3 15 (3.76%) HTML
4 11 (2.76%) XML
5 10 (2.51%) Web Services
5 10 (2.51%) CSS
6 9 (2.26%) HTML5
6 9 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.01%) Middleware
8 7 (1.75%) jQuery
8 7 (1.75%) SOAP
8 7 (1.75%) REST
9 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.25%) CSS3
10 4 (1.00%) LINQ
11 3 (0.75%) WCF
11 3 (0.75%) Ajax
11 3 (0.75%) XSLT
12 2 (0.50%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.01%) User Experience
4 17 (4.26%) CMDB
5 11 (2.76%) Clustering
6 8 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.75%) Social Media
7 7 (1.75%) PKI
7 7 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.50%) Statistics
9 5 (1.25%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.25%) e-Health
9 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.25%) NHS
10 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.75%) Open Source
11 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.33%) Windows
2 63 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.26%) Linux
7 15 (3.76%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.51%) UNIX
9 9 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.25%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.00%) Android
12 4 (1.00%) CentOS
12 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.50%) AIX
14 2 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (26.07%) ITIL
2 50 (12.53%) PRINCE2
3 44 (11.03%) CRM
4 43 (10.78%) Project Management
5 39 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (9.27%) Service Management
7 28 (7.02%) Change Management
8 21 (5.26%) ITSM
8 21 (5.26%) Migration
9 20 (5.01%) Change Control
10 19 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.26%) Project Planning
12 17 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (4.01%) ITIL V3
13 16 (4.01%) Configuration Management
13 16 (4.01%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.76%) Data Analysis
15 13 (3.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.04%) SQL
2 28 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.26%) VBA
4 17 (4.26%) C#
5 13 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.01%) VBScript
7 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.50%) VB
9 5 (1.25%) C
10 4 (1.00%) C++
11 3 (0.75%) Ruby
11 3 (0.75%) Java
11 3 (0.75%) PHP
11 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.25%) X++
13 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 110 (27.57%) Security Cleared
2 103 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 47 (11.78%) DV Cleared
4 27 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (5.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (4.01%) MCSE
7 15 (3.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (3.01%) APMP
9 11 (2.76%) MCP
10 9 (2.26%) Degree
10 9 (2.26%) HNC
10 9 (2.26%) HND
10 9 (2.26%) CCNA
10 9 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.50%) MCITP
12 5 (1.25%) MCTS
13 4 (1.00%) CCNP
13 4 (1.00%) CCA
13 4 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.76%) SLA
2 14 (3.51%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.00%) HL7
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) DICOM
5 1 (0.25%) TickIT
5 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 65 (16.29%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.02%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.76%) ISA Server
4 14 (3.51%) vSphere
5 12 (3.01%) XenApp
6 10 (2.51%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.75%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.50%) Firmware
9 5 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.00%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.00%) NFS
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.50%) UAG
12 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (5.01%) OVSD
2 18 (4.51%) SCCM
3 11 (2.76%) AirWatch
3 11 (2.76%) SCOM
4 7 (1.75%) SCOrch
4 7 (1.75%) XenMobile
5 6 (1.50%) WSUS
6 5 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 44 (11.03%) VMware
2 31 (7.77%) Remedy
2 31 (7.77%) Cisco
3 29 (7.27%) HP
4 23 (5.76%) Citrix
5 16 (4.01%) Oracle
6 15 (3.76%) NetApp
7 10 (2.51%) BMC
8 8 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.01%) McAfee
9 6 (1.50%) Lumension
9 6 (1.50%) IBM
9 6 (1.50%) NetScout
10 5 (1.25%) CA
10 5 (1.25%) Adobe
10 5 (1.25%) F5
11 4 (1.00%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.00%) Lotus
11 4 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.00%) SAP
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