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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 140 164 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.53% 13.50% 16.85%
As % of the Vendors category 35.62% 30.43% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 72 84
Median daily rate £400 £345 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £141 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 50
Median hourly rate £10.23 £11.82 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £19.00 £16.19
UK excluding London median 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
393 539 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.40% 44.36% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 230 266
Median daily rate £425 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 61
Median hourly rate £10.80 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.53% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +2 112 £400 +20.30% 14
High Wycombe 0 4 £225 -2.17% 2
Marlow - 2 £315 - 3
Aylesbury -2 1 - - 2
Amersham - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 96 (37.80%) Windows
2 88 (34.65%) MS Excel
3 79 (31.10%) Security Cleared
4 74 (29.13%) Active Directory
5 64 (25.20%) MS Office
6 63 (24.80%) SC Cleared
7 57 (22.44%) ITIL
8 47 (18.50%) SQL Server
9 43 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (16.14%) Finance
11 38 (14.96%) Linux
12 35 (13.78%) VMware
12 35 (13.78%) DV Cleared
13 33 (12.99%) Unix
14 32 (12.60%) Project Management
15 30 (11.81%) Oracle
15 30 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (10.63%) .NET
16 27 (10.63%) MS Exchange
17 26 (10.24%) C#
17 26 (10.24%) PRINCE2
18 25 (9.84%) Migration
19 24 (9.45%) Retail
19 24 (9.45%) MS Visio
19 24 (9.45%) Citrix
20 22 (8.66%) SharePoint
21 21 (8.27%) CRM
21 21 (8.27%) HP
21 21 (8.27%) SCCM
22 20 (7.87%) CISSP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (10.63%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.15%) IIS
3 8 (3.15%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.76%) Drupal
5 6 (2.36%) Apache
5 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.36%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (34.65%) MS Excel
2 64 (25.20%) MS Office
3 24 (9.45%) MS Visio
4 17 (6.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (5.91%) MS Project
6 4 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 19 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.72%) Office 365
3 9 (3.54%) IaaS
4 4 (1.57%) SaaS
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.87%) IPsec
2 18 (7.09%) Internet
2 18 (7.09%) SMTP
3 15 (5.91%) SAN
4 14 (5.51%) WAN
5 12 (4.72%) Firewall
5 12 (4.72%) LAN
6 11 (4.33%) FTP
6 11 (4.33%) SSH
7 10 (3.94%) DNS
8 9 (3.54%) DHCP
8 9 (3.54%) Wireless
9 8 (3.15%) MPLS
9 8 (3.15%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.15%) VoIP
10 7 (2.76%) ADSL
10 7 (2.76%) ATM
10 7 (2.76%) NAS
10 7 (2.76%) Network Security
10 7 (2.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.15%) DB2
3 8 (3.15%) Power BI
4 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.57%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.79%) SSDT
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.36%) ERwin
4 5 (1.97%) JIRA
5 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.57%) Selenium
6 3 (1.18%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.18%) Subversion
7 2 (0.79%) MSTest
8 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 41 (16.14%) Finance
2 24 (9.45%) Retail
3 16 (6.30%) Banking
4 6 (2.36%) Advertising
4 6 (2.36%) German Language
5 5 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.18%) Automotive
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Legal
6 3 (1.18%) Marketing
6 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.79%) French Language
7 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (20.47%) Analyst
2 26 (10.24%) Architect
3 25 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 24 (9.45%) Consultant
5 15 (5.91%) Developer
6 11 (4.33%) Security Advisor
7 10 (3.94%) Administrator
7 10 (3.94%) Data Analyst
7 10 (3.94%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.54%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 9 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (3.54%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.15%) Information Assurance Leader
9 8 (3.15%) VMware Specialist
10 7 (2.76%) Agile Scrum Master
10 7 (2.76%) Data Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.76%) Scrum Master
10 7 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.36%) ETL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.63%) .NET
2 15 (5.91%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (4.33%) SailPoint
5 9 (3.54%) HTML
6 7 (2.76%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.76%) CSS
6 7 (2.76%) jQuery
6 7 (2.76%) SAML
7 6 (2.36%) J2EE
7 6 (2.36%) XML
8 5 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.57%) Ajax
10 3 (1.18%) ADO.NET
10 3 (1.18%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.18%) HTML5
10 3 (1.18%) Web Services
11 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.87%) CESG
1 20 (7.87%) Cryptography
2 19 (7.48%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.51%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.76%) Clustering
6 6 (2.36%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.36%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.36%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.36%) PKI
7 4 (1.57%) Replication
7 4 (1.57%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.18%) IVR
8 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.79%) CMDB
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) e-Health
9 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 96 (37.80%) Windows
2 38 (14.96%) Linux
3 33 (12.99%) Unix
4 20 (7.87%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (6.69%) Windows Vista
7 14 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.12%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.33%) CentOS
9 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.94%) Android
11 7 (2.76%) Solaris
12 6 (2.36%) zOS
13 5 (1.97%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.18%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.44%) ITIL
2 43 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (12.60%) Project Management
4 26 (10.24%) PRINCE2
5 25 (9.84%) Migration
6 21 (8.27%) CRM
7 20 (7.87%) Scrum
8 19 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.09%) Information Assurance
10 17 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.69%) Risk Management
11 16 (6.30%) Logistics
12 15 (5.91%) ERP
12 15 (5.91%) Patch Management
13 14 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (5.12%) ITIL V2
14 13 (5.12%) ITIL V3
14 13 (5.12%) MVC
14 13 (5.12%) Penetration Testing
15 12 (4.72%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.24%) C#
2 18 (7.09%) SQL
3 11 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.15%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.97%) C
6 4 (1.57%) VB
7 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.79%) VBScript
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) R
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (31.10%) Security Cleared
2 63 (24.80%) SC Cleared
3 35 (13.78%) DV Cleared
4 20 (7.87%) CESG Certified Professional
4 20 (7.87%) CISSP
5 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.51%) CEH
7 13 (5.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.15%) APMP
8 8 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (2.76%) ISTQB
9 7 (2.76%) MCSE
9 7 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (2.36%) MCP
11 5 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.18%) CREST Certified
13 3 (1.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.12%) RMADS
2 11 (4.33%) SLA
3 9 (3.54%) Data Quality
4 8 (3.15%) QA
5 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.79%) BS25999
6 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.79%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 74 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.33%) Sendmail
4 11 (4.33%) vCloud
5 8 (3.15%) Docker
6 5 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.97%) vSphere
7 4 (1.57%) XenApp
8 3 (1.18%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (8.27%) SCCM
2 11 (4.33%) SCOM
3 8 (3.15%) Puppet
3 8 (3.15%) vRealize
4 7 (2.76%) OVSD
5 5 (1.97%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.97%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.57%) WSUS
7 3 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.18%) vMotion
8 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.39%) Control-M
9 1 (0.39%) OpenView
9 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (13.78%) VMware
2 30 (11.81%) Oracle
3 24 (9.45%) Citrix
4 21 (8.27%) HP
5 17 (6.69%) Remedy
5 17 (6.69%) Symantec
6 13 (5.12%) Cisco
7 11 (4.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.76%) SAP
8 7 (2.76%) Veeam
9 6 (2.36%) NetApp
10 5 (1.97%) Altiris
10 5 (1.97%) Avaya
10 5 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.97%) EMC
10 5 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.57%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.57%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.18%) F5
12 3 (1.18%) Genesys
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