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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 177 148 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.08% 14.10% 15.20%
As % of the Vendors category 34.84% 34.82% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 43 64
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £111 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 21
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £17.27 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
508 425 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.27% 40.48% 50.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 198 240
Average daily rate £330 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 34
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £190.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +6 146 £301 -10.96% 31
High Wycombe -1 7 £250 - 5
Beaconsfield 0 5 £279 - 1
Marlow - 3 £288 - 4
Amersham -4 2 - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Buckingham - - - - 2
Chesham - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 125 (32.89%) Windows
3 96 (25.26%) MS Office
4 93 (24.47%) Active Directory
5 80 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 76 (20.00%) Finance
7 70 (18.42%) ITIL
8 68 (17.89%) SC Cleared
9 58 (15.26%) Oracle
10 51 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (12.37%) MS Project
12 46 (12.11%) PRINCE2
13 44 (11.58%) Project Management
14 43 (11.32%) Windows 7
15 39 (10.26%) MS Exchange
16 38 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 37 (9.74%) Citrix
17 37 (9.74%) DV Cleared
18 36 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
18 36 (9.47%) SQL
18 36 (9.47%) VMware
19 35 (9.21%) Migration
20 31 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
21 30 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
22 29 (7.63%) SQL Server
23 28 (7.37%) .NET
24 27 (7.11%) C#
24 27 (7.11%) SharePoint
24 27 (7.11%) Telecoms
25 26 (6.84%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.95%) IIS
5 13 (3.42%) Lync
6 12 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.05%) Content Management Server
12 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.79%) CMS
13 2 (0.53%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.53%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Portal
14 1 (0.26%) Moodle
Applications
1 150 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 96 (25.26%) MS Office
3 47 (12.37%) MS Project
4 31 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (3.68%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.58%) Staffware
2 6 (1.58%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.58%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (1.58%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.26%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.26%) SAN
2 14 (3.68%) NAS
3 11 (2.89%) Firewall
3 11 (2.89%) LAN
4 9 (2.37%) WAN
5 6 (1.58%) Internet
5 6 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.32%) LDAP
7 4 (1.05%) DSL
7 4 (1.05%) MPLS
7 4 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.05%) Broadband
7 4 (1.05%) DNS
7 4 (1.05%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.05%) Network Security
8 3 (0.79%) VoIP
8 3 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.53%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.32%) MS Access
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.53%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.74%) NUnit
3 15 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.05%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.05%) Ant
5 2 (0.53%) Toad
5 2 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (20.00%) Finance
2 27 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.42%) Banking
4 7 (1.84%) Back Office
5 5 (1.32%) Retail
6 4 (1.05%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (29.47%) Analyst
2 25 (6.58%) Developer
3 22 (5.79%) Administrator
4 21 (5.53%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.00%) Consultant
6 18 (4.74%) Help Desk Analyst
7 17 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (4.21%) Coordinator
9 14 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (3.42%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.42%) Service Analyst
10 13 (3.42%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.16%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) Architect
13 9 (2.37%) ScrumMaster
13 9 (2.37%) Help Desk Support
13 9 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 9 (2.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.37%) .NET
2 9 (2.37%) WCF
2 9 (2.37%) ASP.NET
2 9 (2.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (2.11%) Middleware
3 8 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (1.84%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.84%) Web Services
5 6 (1.58%) HTML
5 6 (1.58%) Velocity
6 5 (1.32%) XML
6 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (1.05%) WinForms
7 4 (1.05%) HTML5
8 3 (0.79%) J2EE
8 3 (0.79%) CSS
9 2 (0.53%) CSS3
9 2 (0.53%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.53%) Java EE
9 2 (0.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 20 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.63%) Clustering
4 9 (2.37%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.05%) User Experience
6 4 (1.05%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.05%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.05%) NHS
6 4 (1.05%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.79%) PDA
7 3 (0.79%) PMI
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.53%) Replication
8 2 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 125 (32.89%) Windows
2 43 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 36 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (6.05%) Windows XP
6 20 (5.26%) UNIX
7 14 (3.68%) Android
8 13 (3.42%) Windows 2000
9 12 (3.16%) Windows NT
10 10 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (2.37%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.58%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.53%) Linux
15 2 (0.53%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.26%) CentOS
16 1 (0.26%) zOS
16 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.42%) ITIL
2 51 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.11%) PRINCE2
4 44 (11.58%) Project Management
5 35 (9.21%) Migration
6 21 (5.53%) Scrum
7 20 (5.26%) TDD
8 19 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (4.74%) Change Management
9 18 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.74%) Automated Testing
10 17 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.47%) CRM
11 16 (4.21%) Data Management
12 15 (3.95%) Service Management
13 14 (3.68%) Problem Management
13 14 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (3.16%) Waterfall
14 12 (3.16%) Coaching
14 12 (3.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.47%) SQL
2 27 (7.11%) C#
3 15 (3.95%) Java
4 12 (3.16%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.89%) VBScript
6 8 (2.11%) VB
6 8 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.79%) C
10 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.53%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 68 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (9.74%) DV Cleared
5 21 (5.53%) MCSE
6 19 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (4.74%) Degree
8 10 (2.63%) ISEB
9 9 (2.37%) HNC
9 9 (2.37%) HND
10 7 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.58%) MCP
12 5 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.79%) MCITP
14 3 (0.79%) CCNA
14 3 (0.79%) MCSA
15 2 (0.53%) PMP
15 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.58%) SLA
2 7 (1.84%) QA
3 5 (1.32%) P3O
4 4 (1.05%) BS15000
5 2 (0.53%) BS25999
6 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 93 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.47%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.42%) vSphere
5 12 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (2.89%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.63%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.58%) XenApp
9 5 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.05%) Xen
10 4 (1.05%) NLBS
11 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (6.84%) SCCM
2 11 (2.89%) SCOM
2 11 (2.89%) BladeLogic
3 8 (2.11%) OVSD
4 7 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.58%) TIBCO Hawk
6 5 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.05%) WSUS
8 3 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.79%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.79%) SCSM
9 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 58 (15.26%) Oracle
2 37 (9.74%) Citrix
3 36 (9.47%) VMware
4 23 (6.05%) Cisco
5 19 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 14 (3.68%) Symantec
7 13 (3.42%) Remedy
7 13 (3.42%) MobileIron
8 12 (3.16%) HP
8 12 (3.16%) Intel
9 9 (2.37%) NetApp
9 9 (2.37%) SAP
10 6 (1.58%) RightFax
10 6 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.58%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.58%) IronPort
11 5 (1.32%) IBM
11 5 (1.32%) EMC
12 3 (0.79%) Veeam
12 3 (0.79%) Lotus
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