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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 196 137 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.83% 14.21% 13.22%
As % of the Vendors category 33.50% 31.71% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 45
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £18.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
585 432 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 44.25% 44.81% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 207 166
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 34
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +1 151 £325 -7.14% 27
High Wycombe +6 12 £288 +27.77% 5
Amersham +1 7 £325 - 1
Marlow - 3 £325 - 1
Beaconsfield - 1 £283 -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 150 (37.31%) Windows
2 146 (36.32%) MS Excel
3 91 (22.64%) MS Office
3 91 (22.64%) Active Directory
4 82 (20.40%) Security Cleared
5 73 (18.16%) ITIL
6 71 (17.66%) Oracle
7 68 (16.92%) SC Cleared
8 64 (15.92%) Finance
9 62 (15.42%) SQL
9 62 (15.42%) MS Exchange
10 48 (11.94%) Migration
10 48 (11.94%) DV Cleared
10 48 (11.94%) Windows 7
11 47 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (11.19%) Project Management
12 45 (11.19%) PRINCE2
13 44 (10.95%) MS Project
14 41 (10.20%) VMware
15 40 (9.95%) SQL Server
16 39 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (9.20%) .NET
18 36 (8.96%) Windows XP
18 36 (8.96%) SharePoint
18 36 (8.96%) Cisco
19 32 (7.96%) C#
19 32 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
21 29 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (7.21%) Blackberry

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 62 (15.42%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (6.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (4.98%) Lync
6 18 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.74%) Content Management Server
10 6 (1.49%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (1.49%) CMS
11 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.24%) IIS
11 5 (1.24%) Kentico
12 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 146 (36.32%) MS Excel
2 91 (22.64%) MS Office
3 44 (10.95%) MS Project
4 30 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (3.98%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (1.49%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.49%) Staffware
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.25%) assyst
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.47%) Firewall
2 17 (4.23%) SAN
3 15 (3.73%) LAN
4 13 (3.23%) WAN
5 12 (2.99%) NAS
6 9 (2.24%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.24%) Internet
7 8 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (1.74%) DNS
8 7 (1.74%) SMTP
9 6 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.24%) VoIP
10 5 (1.24%) ICMP
11 4 (1.00%) MPLS
11 4 (1.00%) DSL
11 4 (1.00%) LDAP
11 4 (1.00%) VPN
11 4 (1.00%) Network Security
11 4 (1.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.49%) MS Access
6 6 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.75%) MySQL
9 3 (0.75%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) QlikView
10 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.47%) NUnit
3 20 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.00%) Ant
5 2 (0.50%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.50%) JIRA
5 2 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) Xcode
6 1 (0.25%) XMLUnit
6 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.25%) Moq
6 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 64 (15.92%) Finance
2 25 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.74%) Retail
4 7 (1.74%) Banking
5 4 (1.00%) Advertising
5 4 (1.00%) Back Office
6 3 (0.75%) French Language
6 3 (0.75%) German Language
6 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (26.62%) Analyst
2 30 (7.46%) Developer
3 29 (7.21%) Consultant
4 25 (6.22%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.47%) Architect
6 20 (4.98%) Support Analyst
7 18 (4.48%) Help Desk Analyst
8 16 (3.98%) Data Analyst
9 13 (3.23%) Administrator
10 12 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (2.99%) Senior Developer
10 12 (2.99%) ScrumMaster
11 11 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.74%) Coordinator
12 10 (2.49%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.49%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (2.49%) Messaging Engineer
12 10 (2.49%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (2.24%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.24%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.20%) .NET
2 13 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 13 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 12 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 11 (2.74%) WCF
5 10 (2.49%) XML
5 10 (2.49%) Middleware
6 9 (2.24%) Velocity
7 8 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.99%) HTML
8 7 (1.74%) Web Services
9 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (1.00%) jQuery
10 4 (1.00%) CSS
11 3 (0.75%) J2EE
11 3 (0.75%) SOAP
11 3 (0.75%) XSL
11 3 (0.75%) HTML5
11 3 (0.75%) LINQ
11 3 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.21%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.24%) CESG
3 9 (2.24%) N-Tier
3 9 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.99%) NHS
5 6 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.24%) PKI
7 4 (1.00%) Clustering
7 4 (1.00%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.00%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.00%) Statistics
7 4 (1.00%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.75%) PMI
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
8 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.75%) PDA
9 2 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 150 (37.31%) Windows
2 48 (11.94%) Windows 7
3 47 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (8.96%) Windows XP
6 22 (5.47%) UNIX
7 18 (4.48%) Android
8 11 (2.74%) Linux
8 11 (2.74%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.74%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.00%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.50%) AIX
15 2 (0.50%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.25%) zOS
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.16%) ITIL
2 48 (11.94%) Migration
3 45 (11.19%) PRINCE2
3 45 (11.19%) Project Management
4 27 (6.72%) Scrum
5 25 (6.22%) TDD
6 22 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (5.22%) Automated Testing
7 21 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.98%) SOA
9 17 (4.23%) Data Management
10 16 (3.98%) OO
11 15 (3.73%) Change Management
11 15 (3.73%) Problem Management
12 14 (3.48%) Asset Management
13 13 (3.23%) Project Planning
13 13 (3.23%) CRM
13 13 (3.23%) Change Control
14 12 (2.99%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.42%) SQL
2 32 (7.96%) C#
3 16 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.73%) Java
5 14 (3.48%) VBScript
6 13 (3.23%) VB
7 8 (1.99%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.00%) VBA
11 3 (0.75%) C
12 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.25%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 82 (20.40%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.94%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (3.23%) MCSE
7 10 (2.49%) ISEB
7 10 (2.49%) Degree
8 8 (1.99%) HNC
8 8 (1.99%) HND
8 8 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.74%) MCP
9 7 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.49%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.24%) MCITP
11 5 (1.24%) CCNA
12 3 (0.75%) MCSA
12 3 (0.75%) CCNP
12 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.98%) SLA
2 14 (3.48%) QA
3 5 (1.24%) P3O
4 4 (1.00%) BS15000
5 2 (0.50%) BS25999
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.49%) vSphere
5 7 (1.74%) XenApp
6 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.00%) Xen
6 4 (1.00%) NLBS
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.73%) SCCM
2 12 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (1.99%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (1.99%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.49%) OVSD
4 6 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.24%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (1.24%) SCOM
5 5 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.00%) OPNET
6 4 (1.00%) WSUS
6 4 (1.00%) OpenView
6 4 (1.00%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 71 (17.66%) Oracle
2 41 (10.20%) VMware
3 36 (8.96%) Cisco
4 29 (7.21%) Citrix
5 24 (5.97%) HP
6 22 (5.47%) IBM
7 21 (5.22%) Symantec
8 19 (4.73%) MobileIron
9 18 (4.48%) Remedy
9 18 (4.48%) Business Objects
10 11 (2.74%) SAP
10 11 (2.74%) NetApp
10 11 (2.74%) RightFax
10 11 (2.74%) IronPort
11 8 (1.99%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.74%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.49%) Lumension
13 6 (1.49%) Intel
14 5 (1.24%) StorageTek
14 5 (1.24%) Sun
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